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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

Should acid reflux ever cause heart palpitations? If so how is it possible?

GERD can Cause Palp: The esophagus sits immediately posterior to the heart. Acidic irritation in the esophagus could elicit palpitations by local inflammation and irritation as well as by increasing adrenergic tone because of associated pain and anxiety. ...Read more

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Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be?

Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be caused by a number of things some physiologic some psychologic. You should get checked out by a doc to evaluate your state. The third heart sound in you could be 'physiologic' or abnormal, another thing to check. ...Read more

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I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

This needs: An evaluation by a Gastroenterologist. You may have GERD and structural abnormalities in your lower esophagus (gullet). Endoscopy and Acid studies will probably be indicated. In the meantime you could add OTC PEPCID (famotidine) AC but see the expert!!!!!!
Good Luck
Hope this helps you!

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What can I do? : acid reflux and heart palpitation?

What can I do? : acid reflux and heart palpitation?

Associated diet?: Caffeine is the most common substance associated with heart arrhythmias (palpitations). Some people feel heart palpitations when they drink coffee or tea or eat chocolate. Red wine and eating too much can bring about symptoms in others. These rhythm problems are rarely serious. Most of these foods also cause reflux, but by a different mechanism. See primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Heart as an organ: The heart is a sensitive organ and as such likes a certain mileu. Acid reflux (heart burn) is not a comfortable condition with acid in an otherwise alkaline mileu (esophagus), hence can cause GI pain and/or masquerade as chest pain. This perturbs the heart and has been associated with atrial fibrillation and/or simple extra beats. This is the explanation that is believed presently. ...Read more

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Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes.: Ginseng can also cause nervousness, anxiety, agitation and high blood pressure. Several other herbs have a similar effect, like ephedra and ginkgo-biloba. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few: Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more

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What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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I've been having heart palpitations, occasional skiped beats, breathing deeply seems to alleviate them, what causes this?

Many causes: A good history and physical very important to find out the cause. Could be just nothing. Many people have skipped beats that after the million dollar work up turn to be benign. I have those. But, possible causes are anxiety, psychosocial stressors, caffeine, energy drinks, hyperthyroid, heart disease, asthma, side effects from medications. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Yes it can: And can also cause headache, high blood pressure etc. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196. ...Read more

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Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Tea: If you consume lots of green or black tea, palpitations can result. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Yes: A posture that increases intra abdominal pressure can cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read more

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Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Yes: It probably happens more often than we realize. We know that certain viruses, like echo and coxsackie viruses have a predilection for the heart and there may be others that are not as well recognized. ...Read more

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Why would epinephrine cause heart palpitations?

That's it's job: Epinephrine is supposed to increase heart rate, blood pressure and the force of contraction. That's what palpations are. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more