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Health Heart Palpitations And Farting
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
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
It's possible: In general the two conditions are separate. However, it is possible that gassy pain is actually heart pain because the heart is not getting enough oxygen. If the gas happens with exertion or emotional stress, then this would be more likely. The gassy pain and heart palpitations could then both be related to one underlying heart condition. But more info is needed to really know. ...Read more
No: To be precise, gas in the stomach can not cause heart palpitations, but it can give the feeling like there is something happening to the heart when there is not. We frequently have patients who feel "palpitations" while wearing a heart monitor and we see no abnormalities of the heart rate or rhythm. So, the sensation can come from causes unrelated to the heart. ...Read more
I've had gas in my chest on and off for over a week. Burping doesn't seem to help it and occasionally I get heart palpitations with it. Thoughts?
See your doctor or: Go to the emergency department very, very soon. Loss of consciousness with palpitations is a significant combination of symptoms. ...Read more
My father died a few months ago. Since then, I've had some heart palpitations one or twice a day, gas, and general anxiety. Could it be gad? Should I worry about the palpitations?
Grieving heart: Sorry you lost your dad and please accept my sincere condolence. You should check these "palps" and GI symptoms with your primary care physician. They may be related to anxiety however it is better and safer to first make sure your physical health is sound. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Heavy heart palpitations after eating, generally healthly but severely consitpated. Is there any link between eating and feel palpitations?
I am 28 yrs old with no known health issues. I am 5'9 and weigh 180. I have seen cardiologist due to heart palpitations but all checked out normal.
NicelyStated-Noknown: Because artery disease present in 1/2 of US population by age 7 (by autopsy studies going back 5-8 decades) yet without symptoms or detection by all conventional medical methods for decades because in wall of arteries, http://goo.gl/aRhOU2 & little to no effect on blood flow. Palpitations commonly due to cardiac arrhythmias yet easily missed & called normal. Rec: medi-lynx.com & study my answers. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with heart palpitations. I am 40 y/o in good health, passed a heart stress test about 3-4 months ago. Should i be concerned?
I get heart palpitations all day. It scare me. My dr said not to worry about it ignore them. It's hard to ignore them. I exercise eat health are palps bad?
Not usually: Palpitations in young people usually aren't dangerous -- but they can be annoying. Exercise and stress reduction can help. Some people get palpitations because of thyroid disease, and you might want to have your thyroid level checked. If you are having problems with lightheadedness, fainting, or shortness of breath, those are signs it might be something more serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sometimes have constant heart palpitations, for ex when under stress, sadness, hungry or in hot/cold weather. How do these affect heart health?
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com YOU NEED TO DETERMINE THE TYPE OF ARRHYTHMIA FIRST. ...Read more
I have health anxiety. Recently went to ER w/chest pains. Lab work, XRay,and nuclear stress test all came back normal. Still, have heart palpitations. Why?
Sounds like you have: An anxiety disorder. Please see your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional who can help you deal w/this. Anxiety can express itself in many ways. Irrational health fears are but one. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis can be useful. See www.asch.net for referrals. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. ...Read more
Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...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
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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