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Do Smells Make Heart Flutter
It is possible: It is possible that a particular smell could cause a "heart flutter" in an individual. Heart flutter refers to a palpitation. If a person becomes anxious because of a certain smell, this could cause a flutter. Palpitations are associated with atrial flutter, whick can be cause by a large number of causes(drugs, illicit drugs, caffeine) as well as diseases(abnormalities of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get flutters n heart palpitations n missed heart beats when i make love, when i'm anxious or nervous. No pain, nothing. Is this normal?
Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Fast heart rate: When someone's heart rate is fast (more than 100 beats per minute), it can feel like heart fluttering. It can have different causes from very benign, no needing treatment to life threatening. The term 'atrial flutter' describes an abnormally fast rhythm where the electricity in the upper chamber of the heart goes round and round a large circle. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?
Sugar:Fast Heartbeat: Excessive and rapid intake of sugar, as occurs when drinking sugared drinks, causes Insulin spikes which causes the blood sugar level to drop quickly to the point where the heart (& body) are metabolically stressed, causing Epinephrine release, which increases heart rate. Low glycemic index foods release sugar slower, so this effect is limited and not as noticeable. ...Read more
Get a diagnosis: If you have a monitor done, then, you can determine if this is a serious problem or needs speical treatment. Taht is the first step. ...Read more
Yes: Stress and anxiety can result in symptoms that we usually consider physical, even when we are not feeling "stressed" or "anxious" at the time. Chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and palpitations are very common "stress" symptoms. Also, symptoms due to actual physical problems can be worsened by stress and anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: An ECG is a simple, easily accessible and reliable test to diagnose problems with your heart rhythm. Many perfectly healthy people experience "skipped" beats (which in reality are usually "extra" beats) or a fluttering sensation in the chest at one time or another but this should not be a reason to not obtain a medical opinion as to the nature of your sensations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast?: The normal response to exercise would be a relatively rapid rise in your heart rate from a typical resting, near 70 bpm, to ~140 bpm, over 1-5 minutes. If the heart rate seems to jump to suddenly, to a fast rate, or the rate is over 184, with peak exercise, it may be an "arrhythmia". Many arrhythmias are triggered by exercise, so it's difficult to tell the difference. See cardiologist ASAP. ...Read more
Rapid heart rate: Alcohol is known to have vasodilator properties, as a reflex the heart rate can go up transiently. But if you have been drinking for quite sometime, it damages the heart muscle, you will end up in congestive heart failure and that can also increase the heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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