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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations after menopause?

Fairly common.: Hormonal changes can cause premature beats and runs of rapid beating. If they continue to recur, they merit a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including an EKG, complete history, physical exam and blood tests, including tests for anemia, kidney function and thyroid function. Treatment with beta blockers and other drugs can help whether there's another cause or simply hormonal changes. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Could heart palpitations be caused by menopause?

Heart palpitations: Yes. Changes in hormone levels with menopause can trigger heart palpitations, hot flushes, and other symptoms. You should see your doctor for evaluation if you are having heart palpitations. ...Read more

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How severe are heart palpitations for a woman going through menopause?

How severe are heart palpitations for a woman going through menopause?

Mostly just nuisance: It is extremely common for peri-menopausal women to develop heart palpitations. The overwhelming majority of these cases represent heart rhythms that are in no way dangerous, but can be uncomfortable and even sometimes intolerable due to the sensation of racing or fluttering pulse. The "severity" generally relates not to health risks, but to how much it interferes with your life. ...Read more

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How bad can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopause?

Severe : But, there are other causes of palpitations that may be related to the heart and have nothing to do with hormonal changes. Irregular rhythms of the heart is a major cause of palpitations and they can be serious. See your healthcare provider/cardiologist for an ekg and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more

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How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

How severe can heart palpitations be for a woman going through menopausal changes?

Different: Menopause is different for every woman. Many woman have to get help due to palpitations and other problems. This is when you need a trusted physician. ...Read more

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49 yr old menopausal symptoms. Began HRT, having heart palpitations on it, why cant Dr. tweak dosage? He wants to discontinue!

49 yr old menopausal symptoms. Began HRT, having heart palpitations on it, why cant Dr. tweak dosage? He wants to discontinue!

I am not sure: of your doctor's thoughts but it likely has something to do wit the fact that you are experiencing side effects. HRT has serious potential side effects. There are real pro's and con's. See: http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-hormone-therapy#1 ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more