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I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

I have all the signs of anemia, but i'm worried about my heart palpitations.I do have gastritis, how does that make anemia more likely to be present?

Stressor: Gastritis , menstruation , hemorrhoids etc can cause blood loss and chronic anemia . This is a stressor on the heart. The heart senses the blood loss with not only volume loss but blood carries oxygen too. So the heart try's to circulate the blood it does have as quickly as possible .This can precipitate an arrhythmia ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Had severe anemia, Hgb 7.5, 8 months later at 12.3. Still get heart palpitations. Is this something that can continue even after Hgb normal?

Depends: If there is another cause for palpitations, then correcting anemia may not relieve you of this. Try getting of the various medications you may be on, other than iron pills, especially benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more