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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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How to treat heart palpitation, shortness of breath in a 16 year old?

How to treat heart palpitation, shortness of breath in a 16 year old?

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 more

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Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

Will I have a heart attack from heart palpitations due to hyperthyroidism? And will I gain weight when I start taking the medicine to treat it?

Depends: On your underlying cardiac status...If ur young and have no blockages in ur heart, unlikely heart attack- but if ur older and have blockages, maybe, bc too much thyroid hormone makes ur heart work harder than necessary- if heart doesn't get enuf blood/oxygen to do that work, that's a heart attack. Ur metabolism is higher bc of the extra thyroid horm, so if u cont to eat the way u r, u might gain. ...Read more

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Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron. Sometimes i awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Had Lyme 3 years ago and was treated with 28 days of rocephron.  Sometimes i awake with heart palpitations and sweating. 65 female, everything checksok?

Lyme disease: If you were treated as you describe for acute lyme disease then it is not likely that your current issues are related to that prior infection. Without knowing what you mean by "palpitation" or "checks out ok" cannot comment further, but hopefully you have been seen by a cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that cure heart palpitations?

Palpitations: None curative but many causative such as caffeine. Found in sodas coffee tea chocolate. Abstinence from these agents beneficial. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

How can you get rid of heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Simple steps to try are cutting out coffee, tea, smoking and alcohol, learning to meditate and if these don't work, consult your doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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Tablets giving me heart palpitations. Help?

Tablets giving me heart palpitations. Help?

Need further info: Different types of medication can result in side effects or can alter electrolytes, thyroid function, or kidney function which can then predispose to palpitations. ...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