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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

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


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I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

Need a monitor: Although the palpitations you are experiencing may be a kind of "allergic" response, that is not likely unless there are other manifestations (like a skin rash) as well. It may be that you have an underlying arrhythmia or short circuit in the heart that is exacerbated by eating tomatoes. A cardiac monitor with a good tomato feast would help provide the answer. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

Avoid stimulants: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, and if still getting palpitations, then go see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

Arrythmia: Whenever you feels palpitations especially with history of thyroid cancer you must rule out cardiac arrythmias. Although palpitations simply can be felt with normally fast heart beat. ...Read more

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After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties. I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties. I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

Palpitations: There are several causes of palpitations, so the evaluation of your heart should include blood testing, ECG, echocardiogram, and possibly some additional cardiac testing. Since you also have coughing you should have a chest X-ray. The food related issue makes allergy response or aspiration both possible problems. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

Could be worrisome: But if the palpitations are not persistent I would expect it to be a side effect of the postpartum fluid and hormonal shifts. You should follow-up soon with your OB. At the least you need your vitals checked, and possibly some blood tests and EKG. ...Read more

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Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

No Salt: Edema has many causes. Basically, if you are overweight, have high BP and /or eat salty foods often, you probably will develop edema. Please check with your doctor re these conditions. You are very young to have anything seriously wrong with your heart, but watch your blood pressure ...Read more

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Please help with my heart palpitations. They come when I am hungry and when I eat sugar?

Please help with my heart palpitations. They come when I am hungry and when I eat sugar?

Possible: Hypoglycemia or metabolic imbalance PLUS palpitations deserves a thorough medical examination, blood testing and EKG with cardiac evaluation. Get seen a test ASAP. ...Read more

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If I eat something sugary (candy, chocolate) I get heart palpitations. What are some things to eat to get rid of that sugar craving.

If I eat something sugary (candy, chocolate) I get heart palpitations. What are some things to eat to get rid of that sugar craving.

Splenda: Try slicing up an apple or pear and sprinkling it with splenda - there are no calories except for the fruit (which is very good for you) and delicious. Blueberries are even lower in calories. It will eliminate your craving for sweet. Another option is low fat yogurt. If that's not sweet enough, you can add a little splenda to that too. ...Read more

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Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should I continue?

Why do diet pills and sugar blockers cause me heart palpitations and anxiety. These were prescribed by a doc. Should I continue?

Diet pills: You did not say what diet pills you are taking but many are similar to amphetamines, which can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure. Some people are very sensitive to amphetamines & need a smaller dose. Also, they are contraindicated in people w/ cardiac problems or who have a family history cardiac problems. Perhaps another doc can address the "sugar blockers" part of your question. ...Read more

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Can eating make heart palpitations subside?

Can eating make heart palpitations subside?

Palpitations: Not necessarily and in fact depending on what you eat may actually worsen. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I experience heart palpitations (pvcs) every time my body temperature increases--showering, exercising, eating, etc?

What does it mean if I experience heart palpitations (pvcs) every time my body temperature increases--showering, exercising, eating, etc?

It may be normal: Reaction if any other symptoms associated or if you have any risk factor for heart disease. Looks like you already now it's pvc's. I had the same problem just after aerobic exercise. A stress echocardiogram recommended by a cardiologist. Neg results. And I still have some pvcs. Consult your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with eating disorders have heart palpitations?

Can you please explain how and why with eating disorders have heart palpitations?

Electrolyte imbalanc: The heart's rhythm is highly sensitive to small changes in potassium and magnesium - both of these electrolytes are altered with diarrhea, vomiting, and restrictive diets - all typical of people with eating disorders. ...Read more

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I experience heart palpitations occasionally. They come at random times, exercise, resting, eating, studying, lying, sitting. Should they be random?

I experience heart palpitations occasionally. They come at random times, exercise, resting, eating, studying, lying, sitting. Should they be random?

Palpitations: Normally, you can feel palpitations during exertion or stress but random occurrence is unusual. Blood work, EKG, Holter may be needed. Please see a heart specialist. ...Read more

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I have trouble breathing and get heart palpitations when eating. Is this an allergic reaction?

Possibly: A thorough evaluation by an allergy & immunology specialist might be able to accurately exclude this possibility. Pulmonary function testing would likely be needed for this diagnosis. Do not seek an allergists opinion without bringing a dietary diary recording the foods that were eaten prior to the onset of your symptoms. Food allergy testing would be dictated by your diary. ...Read more

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What is my constant deep cough? Cough since 08/13. especially when exercising - shortness of breath too/Recently cough when eating/Heart palpitations

What is my constant deep cough? Cough since 08/13. especially when exercising - shortness of breath too/Recently cough when eating/Heart palpitations

See MD: Sounds like you should see a physician for a proper diagnosis. Could be a viral infection, pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis or heart problem. Hard to tell without an examination. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations especially moving from cold to hot environemnt, eating exericese etc. My echocardiogram and EKG are ok. What should I do?

I have heart palpitations especially moving from cold to hot environemnt, eating exericese etc. My echocardiogram and EKG are ok. What should I do?

Monitor: Ask your health care provider to provide you with a monitor so that you can define the nature of your arrhythmia and correlate your symptoms with your heart function. Diagnosis comes first then treatment. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

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 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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Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can heart palpitations be dangerous?

Yes: Yes they can be, but most are benign. You should see a doctor about them to determine if they are dangerous or not. ...Read more

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How can you stop heart palpitations?

How can you stop heart palpitations?

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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Can robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Can robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Not likely: Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, urticaria, pruritus, rash, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, blurred vision, headache, fever, seizures, syncope, flushing are known side effects. ...Read more

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How can I calm down heart palpitations?

How can I calm down heart palpitations?

Meds or relaxation: Depends on the type of palps you have. Please see a cardiologist! ...Read more

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How can I stop having heart palpitations?

How can I stop having heart palpitations?

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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Hello can one die from heart palpitations?

Hello can one die from heart palpitations?

Rarely: There are very dangerous heart rhythms that might cause symptoms like palpitations when they occur. So the heart palpitation is the symptom however the cause of the heart palpitation, very rarely, might be fatal.

In most cases, heart palpitations are quite benign. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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


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