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Doctor insights on: Heart Palpitations Caused By Anxiety

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Dr. Lori Semel
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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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Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Could heart palpitations be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Yes.: Palpitations, or feeling that the heart is pounding or racing is a fairly common symptom of hyperthyroidism. Other common symptoms include feeling hot, tremors or shakiness, feeling jittery, trouble sleeping, irritability, as well as either weight loss or weight gain, and tiring easily. ...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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Are heart diseases or heart attacks sometimes caused by merely anxiety?

Are heart diseases or heart attacks sometimes caused by merely anxiety?

Is possible: High levels of anxiety or stress that go untreated can put one at a greater risk of heart disease or heart attacks. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic attacks be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Can anxiety and panic attacks be caused by hyperthyroidism?

Panic attacks: can be influenced by thyroid imbalance. After consulting your doc and dealing w/the thyroid situation, if panic continues, please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can coronary spasms caused by stress? Cause a heart attack?

Can coronary spasms caused by stress? Cause a heart attack?

Yes: Some folks have coronary arteries that are particularly spasmotic which can lead to poor blood flow to the heart (a heart attack) - also known as prinzmetal's angina. Fortunately, this is rare. Emotional stress can also cause a cardiomyopathy - known as takotsubo, which is not a heart attack per sey but can lead to many of the same symptoms.That aside, stress = high BP = increased risk of attack. ...Read more

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Can irregular heart beats be caused by gastric problems?

Can irregular heart beats be caused by gastric problems?

Yes: Irregular heart beat and rhythm can be induced by heartburn and other GI problems. Has been confirmed on simultaneous 24 h EKG and 24 h esophageal pH probe (tests acidity). ...Read more

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Can Valium stop a panic attack caused by hyperthyroidism?

Can Valium stop a panic attack caused by hyperthyroidism?

No: It can reduce the symptoms, but to deal with the cause one must have the appropriate medical treatment. ...Read more

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Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Can a rapid heart rate be caused by insomnia?

Coffee?: Sudden runs of rapid heartbeat that may take your breath away is supraventricular tachycardia. If you are sleeping poorly and have svt, my first concern is too much caffeine. If your heart simply seems fast and you are not sleeping well, the cause may be anything from anxiety (which you recognize) to something more troublesome. More than 2 weeks, physician's office visit is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

Can anxiety cause a heart murmur?

No: Heart murmurs are caused mostly by diseases of the valves of the heart, but can also be caused by congenital heart disease with septal defects, or abnormal connections between the aorta and pulmonary artery. They can also be totally benign conditions due to vigorous blood flow through the heart, usually in kids and athletes. Those murmurs are known as pulmonary flow murmurs. ...Read more

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Dizziness, gas caused by anxiety?

Could be: Not sure what you mean by gas but dizziness can be caused by anxiety and many GI symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations caused by stress/anxiety be painful or painless?

Yes: Stress and a anxiety have direct relationship to arrhythmia and subsequent palpitations(symptomatic). Other patients can have arrhythmia and remain asymptomatic. If palpitation is present, there are a series of evaluation (physical examination, history, diagnostic tests and labs), which may be necessary to rule out any serious situations. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause heart palpitation such as skipped beats?

Can omeprazole cause heart palpitation such as skipped beats?

Rarely: In rare circumstances, particularly when the Omeprazole has been taken for a long time, low magnesium levels in the blood can occur, which can result in heart palpitations. If you feel that this situation may apply to you, i would recommend stopping the Omeprazole immediately and seeing your doctor for an evaluation, including having a magnesium level drawn. ...Read more

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All heart tests are normal. Can benign tachycardia caused by anxiety hr 120-130 be harmful?

All heart tests are normal. Can benign tachycardia caused by anxiety hr 120-130 be harmful?

Mistreatment: It's good your heart is healthy now. But nothing reacts well to long-term mistreatment. The chemicals/hormones released by chronic anxiety hurt every part of us and our outer lives too. Seek a good CBT therapist for skills to manage, reduce/avoid anxiety - w/ or w/out meds - it helps most and, no side effects! Find one you can work well w/. Best! ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Can anxiety attacks be caused by an aaa?

Anxiety/AAA: Not physically but the psychological strain can certainly lead to anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...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