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Heart Palpitations After Eating Sugar
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 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
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
Heavy heart palpitations after eating, generally healthly but severely consitpated. Is there any link between eating and feel palpitations?
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
12 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. Brought on by eating. Scared. What is going on?
Go to ER: This is better to be evaluated in a hospital setting. Rather be safe than sorry. ...Read more
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
I experience heart palpitations occasionally. They come at random times, exercise, resting, eating, studying, lying, sitting. Should they be random?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is my constant deep cough? Cough since 08/13. especially when exercising - shortness of breath too/Recently cough when eating/Heart palpitations
Wt: 318lbs 5'9". meds: 50mg atenolol-1x/day and 1x olmesartan 40mg. BP normal w/meds but have heart palpitations sometimes even when working out. Maybe its atentolol wearing out in evening. Happens when eating certain food then causes anxiety. Why?
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
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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