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Could Sadness Cause Heart Flutter
Unlikely directly: But if you have sleep apnea contributing to your sadness, and 20% of people with sleep apnea have depression and vice versa, then you could have sleep apnea causing difficulties with your heart rhythm as well as with your mood. Abnormal thyroid such as hyperthyroidism could do the same. ...Read more
I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness, hungry or in hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart health?
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com YOU NEED TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF ARRHYTHMIA FIRST. ...Read more
New data: There is new data that suggests that long term endurance athletes are at increased risk for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter later in life, possibly due to stretching of the top chambers of the heart. But this is far from conclusive, and a healthy lifestyle is still known as the best way to prevent heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Palpitations are common in menopause and are related to changes in hormone levels. Hormones are commonly given to women to treat those symptoms. Palpitations are just the fluttering sensations in the chest most commonly caused by the heart skipping, or beating faster or more forcefully. Sometimes the fluttering sensation is due to something else and the heart rhythm is normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress, an overactive thyroid gland, medications, caffeine, lung diseases, viral infections, and/or previous heart surgeries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Well we hate to say never in medicine, but i never heard of heat causing atrial flutter. Perhaps if you were overheated you could get symptoms of your heart skipping, but I am talking about the rhythm called atrial flutter. There are many causes such as hypertension, overactive thyroid, valve problems, and alcohol, but not heat to my knowlege. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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