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Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations And Phlegm Coughing

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24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

24 wk pregnant, pains on/off in centre& left side of chest, heart palpitations. Have been coughing up phlem as of this morning. Heartrate 41 now 88?

Watch for pneumonia: Most likely a cold but with increased heart rate and a productive cough and chest pain the chief concern is pneumonia. Take your temperature.--if elevated or if phlegm has yellow or green color or pain persists see your md to be certain that there is no infection. ...Read more

Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Phlegm (Definition)

Phlegm is the thick, sticky mucus secreted by the surface of the respiratory tract during a cold or other respiratory infection. The respiratory tract includes the nose and sinuses, throat, voice box, bronchi, and lungs. Phlegm is mucus that may contain bacteria, viruses, respiratory surface cells, and inflammatory cells. Normal mucus is not phlegm, but a protective layer secreted ...Read more


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What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

Arrhythmia: Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other causes of palpitations like a supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, these are more serious and should be investigated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and get a holter monitor to find put what is causing them. ...Read more

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I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

Most likely: Premature atrial or ventricular contractions which are common but could also be arrhythmia. ..May want to discuss with your physician if troublesome. ...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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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 hadn't eaten in like 3 days because if a stomach bug and today I ate but I felt heart palpitations is that normal? I still have a cough too

I hadn't eaten in like 3 days because if a stomach bug and today I ate but I felt heart palpitations is that normal? I still have a cough too

Dehydration?: If you had vomiting and diarrhea most probably you are dehydrated. Drink plenty of water and gaterode if possible. Stop smoking won't help with the cough. Follow with your physician. ...Read more

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Have had sudden horrible asthma for a couple weeks and heart palpitations. Today I started coughing up mucus. Can it be caused from asthma?

Have had sudden horrible asthma for a couple weeks and heart palpitations. Today I started coughing up mucus. Can it be caused from asthma?

Yes., ..: Bronchospasm and inflammation in the airways can cause the symptoms you describe. The mucous is typically from both the bronchospasm and airway inflammation. The heart palpitations can be the result of shortness of breath due to asthma, low oxygen level or even the bronchodilator inhaler medications commonly prescribed. If symptoms are worsening, see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...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

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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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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

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Why do I have heart palpitations sometimes?

Why do I have heart palpitations sometimes?

Breathing: heart palpitations could be due to hyperventilation. be observant of your breathing habits. Keep your lips closed during the day at all times unless speaking and eating. Try not to sigh, chew gum. cough and sneeze with your lips together. At night use paper medical tape to keep the lips together. Restoring the carbon dioxide reserve levels will calm smooth muscle and can regulate the heart rate. ...Read more

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What to do if keep getting heart palpitations?

What to do if keep getting heart palpitations?

Depends: If you have had a work up for your palpitations and was ok, you should not worry. If you have not checked with your doctor, please do.
The clinical significance of palpitations depends on what kind of arrhythmia is causing the palpitations and if the heart is normal or not.
In a normal heart, palpitations are usually not important. ...Read more

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How does heart palpitations normally feel like?

Jump: Feel like a sack of worms under your chest and or episodes of jumps at the center of the chest. ...Read more

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How to stop heart palpitations? Is this normal?

How to stop heart palpitations? Is this normal?

No See your doctor: There are many causes of heart palpitations, some serious. Please see your healthcare provider / cardiologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been getting heart palpitations everyday?

Needs evaluation: A good evaluation by your doctor, can understand the types of palpitations and identify rare, but dangerous associated conditions. Most palpitations are a result of stress, disrupted sleep, caffeine, certain foods, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, over-the-counter and prescription dietary supplements or medications (especially stimulants), and environmental/work place causes. ...Read more

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What are the meds to stop my heart palpitations?

What are the meds to stop my heart palpitations?

Various approaches: First, you need an evaluation to determine the type and to see if there is an identifiable cause:different meds for different types. If you smoke or use caffeine, stop. Electrolytes are corrected if necessary. Improve sleep, remove stress if indicated. Drugs: betablockers are often used first. There r antiarrhythmic drugs but all have side effects, r expensive, and best avoided unless necessary. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and have heart palpitations, can you help me?

I'm 18 and have heart palpitations, can you help me?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations or something worse?

What to do if heart palpitations or something worse?

You need a monitor: If you ar having palpitations a heart monitor can determine the cause of the problem or at least determine if it is serious or not. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations lasting for hours.?

What to do if heart palpitations lasting for hours.?

See your doctor: This is highly unusual. You should get checked out with an EKG and possibly a monitor. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more