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Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations Before Menstruation

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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

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 notice I regularly experience heart palpitations the week before menstruation. Could the palpitations be directly related to hormonal changes?

I notice I regularly experience heart palpitations the week before menstruation. Could the palpitations be directly related to hormonal changes?

P: Premenstrual dysphoric syndrome is a syndrome similar to PMS and can be associated with headaches, joint pain, mode swings, panic attacks, irritability and palpitations. It is due to hormonal changes which occur with ovulation. It is treated with drugs that suppress ovulation. ...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?

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

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Should I be worried? Heart palpitations all the time?

Should I be worried? Heart palpitations all the time?

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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What exactly does it mean to have heart palpitations?

What exactly does it mean to have heart palpitations?

Rapid heart beat.: Heart beat more than 100 per minute is called palpitation. During exercise it is normal. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about sporadic heart palpitations?

Should I be concerned about sporadic 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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Sometimes I have heart palpitations. Should I be worried?

Sometimes I have heart palpitations. Should I be worried?

Need more info: The best way to diagnose palpitations is to record them. Your doctor can prescribe a monitor that you can wear which will allow your heart rhythm to be recorded. The recorded rhythm during your symptoms will be very helpful in getting to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

What to do if heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce my frequent heart palpitations?

Is there any way to reduce my frequent 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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What is the definition or description of: Heart palpitations?

What is the definition or description of: Heart palpitations?

Abnormal sensation: 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 a ECG (heart trace). ...Read more

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Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to last?

Would it be unusual or concerning for heart palpitations to last?

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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I have been having what I think are heart palpitations, any help?

I have been having what I think are heart palpitations, any help?

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 do you advise for heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Get a diagnosis: If you have a monitor done, then, you can determine if this is a serious problem or needs speical treatment. Taht is the first step. ...Read more

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Randomly had loads of heart palpitations today, I'm so worried! What could this be?

Randomly had loads of heart palpitations today, I'm so worried! What could this be?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is an fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx - just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more

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Could milk give someone heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Probably not.
On a just theoretical basis, you could be allergic to milk and have an allergic reaction that could be associated with rapid heartbeat. But, there would be other symptoms as well... ...Read more

Menstruation (Definition)

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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