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I have been getting heart palpitations when I eat a low calorie diet - should I be concerned?

I have been getting heart palpitations when I eat a low calorie diet - should I be concerned?

Yes: Usually there is no connection between low calorie diet and heart beating. May be there is a problem with what you are eating. Change your diet. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I am experiencing low blood pressure and heart palpitations (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)).

I am experiencing low blood pressure and heart palpitations (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)).

It sounds like you: Could have a form of autonomic dysfunction. In general increasing the salt intake in your diet and maintaining good hydration is sufficient to resolve the problem. If you remain symptomatic see a specialist like a cardiologist or electrophysiologist for further management. On the internet check sites by Dr. Blair Grubb for further details and management suggestions. ...Read more

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I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

Blood test: You asked the wrong question. Why didn't the doctor explain to you why this (and other) labs were ordered by him/her? There is no excuse and don't be shy or scared. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

It should be: Possible to safely obtain the surgery you request either with local, twilight or general anesthesia. If the anesthesiologist is concerned, a preoperative cardiac evaluation could be obtained easily and confirmation of your normal heart obtained. ...Read more

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32 male. Have been experiencing pvcs and heart palpitations. Have a history of high blood pressure but have been making some lifestyle changes. Advice?

32 male. Have been experiencing pvcs and heart palpitations. Have a history of high blood pressure but have been making some lifestyle changes. Advice?

Cardiology eval.: Based on your symptoms and history of high BP, an evaluation by a Cardiologist would be recommended. This evaluation may include blood testing, stress testing and perhaps heart monitoring to identify the cause of these palpitations. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and heart palpitations n paradoxical vocal cord disorder. I wk full time. Everything plays up. What can I do?

I have high blood pressure and heart palpitations n paradoxical vocal cord disorder. I wk full time. Everything plays up. What can I do?

Medication plus: GERD testing: many VCD issues can be related to GERD, as well as stress, tension, anxiety panic or thyroid dysfunction. Please get checked for these disorders. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 160/100 - heart palpitations-numb feelings in left arm - ankles swollen - retaining water and thyroid appears swollen?

Blood pressure 160/100 - heart palpitations-numb feelings in left arm - ankles swollen - retaining water and thyroid appears swollen?

Needs evaluation!: You need to make your way to your Doctor's office or go to ER. This suggests semi-urgent/urgent evaluation. While the blood pressure of 160/100 is not extraordinarily high, concern is raised with the coexistence of your other symptoms. It may all be due to your thyroid (? thyroiditis), but heart issues must be excluded. You need a good history, exam, tests. Go Now. ..Stay well:) ...Read more

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Red blotch on my shin, no rash doesn't itch, just red I am a 69 year old female, as of lately my ankles and legs seem to be somewhat swollen. I take blood pressure meds. And meds to control non life threating heart palpitations.

Red blotch on my shin, no rash doesn't itch, just red I am a 69 year old female, as of lately my ankles and legs seem to be somewhat swollen. I take blood pressure meds. And meds to control non life threating heart palpitations.

If: If there is a red blotch on your skin, then it should be closely observed. If it became more red, bigger, had an advancing red line, was painful or associated with a fever then it would be reasonable to consult your physician regarding the rash. ...Read more

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Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure?

Can septic shock cause long term heart problems and low blood pressure?

No: Typically if a patient survives this life threatening severe infection once the severe infection resolves blood pressure returns to normal and the heart function should return to normal as well. ...Read more

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What could cause a fast heart/low blood pressure/cardizem?

What could cause a fast heart/low blood pressure/cardizem?

Cardizem: Cardizem is a calcium channel blocker that lowers BP & hr; it does not increase hr. ...Read more

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I have good heart condition but low blood pressure with symptoms, is it possible?

Yes: It is possible you have low intravascular volume. Suggest you see your primary doctor to evaluate for endocrine disorder, dehydration, blood loss and lack of nutrients in your diet. ...Read more

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Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Is low blood pressure a symptom of congestive heart failure?

Bad prognosis?: Low blood pressure in a pt. With CHF is a sign of bad prognosis and may be because the diuretics and ace inhibitors or other medications used to control hypertension before? If pt has too much fluid and the BP is low there is not much room to increase the dosis of the diuretics without causing collapse. ...Read more

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Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Is slow heart beat accompanied with high blood pressure or low blood pressure?

Depends.........: Depending on a lot of things including age, hydration, medications, fitness, current activity, pain, and many more, pulse and BP can both be high, both be low, one high and one low, or the other way. There's is not rule for that one - sorry. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

I'm just wondering, if you always have good normal, low blood pressure, are you likely absent of heart disease?

Not necessarily: Hypertension is just one of the risk factors for heart disease. If you have a normal blood pressure but weigh 300 pounds, smoke two packs per day, have diabetes, have a high cholesterol, and are a couch potato, the normal blood pressure will probably not be very protective. ...Read more

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I'm woken in the night by my heart racing so fast. What could this be. I have low blood pressure and have just started taken toprimate.

I'm woken in the night by my heart racing so fast. What could this be. I have low blood pressure and have just started taken toprimate.

Several things maybe: It could be anything from anxiety to nightmares to the thrill of having watched Peter Pan live on NBC the other night and realizing that two of the actors in the production were from Cleveland, Ohio (where I live). Or, it certainly could be a side effect of the topiramate if you have only been taking that medication for a few days or a few weeks and this started right after it. ...Read more

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Can low blood pressure give you a pounding heart?

Can low blood pressure give you a pounding heart?

Maybe: If your blood pressure is low, your heart rate will usually increase to compensate. There are many reasons you may feel your heart pound however. ...Read more

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Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

Is skipping heart beat feeling normal? I also have low blood pressure and have been ill?

PVC: Premature ventricular beats or PVC is one of the common causes for feeling skipping heart beat and is benign in most instances. However since you feel ill you should be see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

With heart failure do you get dizzy from low blood pressure or something else?

Possibly: Low blood pressure can occur with heart failure whether due to medications of the heat failure itself. Patients with heart failure are commonly treated with diuretics also which can cause dehydration and low blood pressure. Your treating physician can best guide you ...Read more

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I had very low blood pressure since morning till now/but I feel my heart is beating very fast and very cold, what's wrong..

I had very low blood pressure since morning till now/but I feel my heart is beating very fast and very cold, what's wrong..

Need to get cheked: Please see your doc or visit urgent care center or er
you might be in atrial fib
sign of low BP and fast heart rate is indicative of need of attention and evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more