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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

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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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! Dr Z ...Read more

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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more