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Does Heartburn Cause Heart Palpitations
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
Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definitely: Caffeine is a relatively potent stimulant, and as true with all stimulants, it can cause palpitations and a rise in one's heart rate. Should one experience multiple palpitations and/or an elevated heart rate for a prolonged period of time, be sure to see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)
Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more
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