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Heart Feels Like Its Fluttering
Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, etc. ...Read more
Pulsatile aorta: This could be a pulsatile aorta which is common in young & thin individuals bit if present in older patients needs to be screened via ultrasound of abdominal aorta to rule out enlargement. ...Read more
Rest assured that...: ...your kidney, for as many years as it sits in the back of your body attached to a bladder full of wet urine, perhaps always trying to absorb the shock of your poor posture as well as when your babies were squishing the heck out of them while you were pregnant....that they are not looking to move down the street by jumping out of your body and slithering away. Twitching's for MUSCLES not beans! ...Read more
Sometimes my heart feels like its beating faster. When im lying down or standing. Sometimes. Doesn't feel like a panic attack. What could it be?
Palpitations: You're having an unusual awareness of your heartbeat. The medical term for that is palpitations. Cardiologists, and in particular electrophysiologists deal with these problems all the time. The first step is an ekg, and then a wearable monitor to see what specific rhythm problem may be to blame. Good luck! ...Read more
Muscle twitch: You are probably having twitches of your chest wall muscles. Generally not a cause for concern but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Palpitation: An occasional skipped beat can be normal, as in athletes. If there are more than a few beats per minute a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. Also if you have any sense of dizziness associated with the skipped beats. Though the condition may be intermittent, still a doctor visit would be the best plan ...Read more
Heart feels like irs being constricted i feel constricted around my lips, dizzy and my teeth feel numb, feels like heart stops weird rythum i'm 24.?
Depends: Burning chest pain can be related to gastrointestinal problems or to problems with the circulation to the heart. The term "heartburn" implies actually that it is gastrointestinal. But it is easy to confuse the two even for the doctor. So if you have burning chest pain, you need to get appropriate tests as the heart involvement is potentially very serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart beat feels like every thump is heavy & forceful like it's really pumping hard, but I checked my heart rate with a pulsoxy an it's 79BPM causes?
May be true?: You need an echocardiogram. If you have certain valvular issues, (e.g. severe aortic insufficiency or severe mitral regurgitation) or a rare entity called "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy", you may be feeling an unusually forceful heat beat. Alternatively, you may have "cardiac awareness." An echo will sort this out. The treatments are different. ...Read more
Lately I can feel my heart pulsing in my chest. It's not beating faster, but feels like it's beating harder. I'm 35. Resting heart rate is 52.
"Cardiac awareness": If there is no irregularity to the heart beat, neither is it racing, then you are probably experiencing a well-recognized yet poorly understood phenomenon called "cardiac awareness". This can be triggered by some subconscious alarm over an anxiety provoking medical condition in another loved one or acquaintance or some media exposure to a heart related event. But often no trigger can be identified ...Read more
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