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I have low testosterone 148. I have had heart attack and stroke 4 yes ago. Can I take aandrogel 1.62 safely?

I have low testosterone 148. I have had heart attack and stroke 4 yes ago. Can I take aandrogel 1.62 safely?

Yes.: As in any medication or substance, well-being is measured the level. Yes it has cardiovascular side effects which can be mitigated by giving a dose that is monitored as to the level in the body. A person's feeling of well-being is also important aspect in treatment and disease and would all have to be balanced. ...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 had low testosterone senc 8 yeras im now 48 years old. I have high blood pressure I on maximum dose of androgel how to avoid heart attack..

I had low testosterone senc 8 yeras im now 48 years old. I have high blood pressure I on maximum dose of androgel how to avoid heart attack..

Heart attack: I have not seen many patients on testosterone for so long. Did you have testosterone injections before androgel?
Regarding concern regarding heart attack, I doubt it is linked to testosterone.
Start with your pcp and see a cardiologist if he/she recommends it. ...Read more

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Is heart palpitations from low magnesium dangerous?

Is heart palpitations from low magnesium dangerous?

Usually not: They type of palpitations with low magnesium are usually more benign such as PACs and PVCs, but it does depend on the individual. Ideally having a monitor during the palpitations will help confirm if significant issue. ...Read more

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I have been getting heart palpitations when I eat a low calorie diet - should I be concerned?

I have been getting heart palpitations when I eat a low calorie diet - should I be concerned?

Yes: Usually there is no connection between low calorie diet and heart beating. May be there is a problem with what you are eating. Change your diet. ...Read more

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19 yr old female. Random heart palpitations. @ gym on low level elliptical 5 min: heart rate = 185, 14:40 min: heart rate = 194. Prickly skin. Why?

19 yr old female. Random heart palpitations. @ gym on low level elliptical 5 min: heart rate = 185, 14:40 min: heart rate = 194. Prickly skin. Why?

Normal: That's normal. The reason is: your exercise induces a large amount of endogenous catecholamine (adrenalin) which causes the heart to produce an occasional premature beat. This will be more frequent if you've been sweating as you lose potassium and magnesium through perspiration that must be replaced. Prickly skin is non-specific and and just an involuntary (autonomic) nervous system response. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more

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Rearended on tues. Have whiplash. Thurs. Had severe heart palpitations/almost fainted while sitting, twice. Doc says I have low BP - is this related?

Rearended on tues. Have whiplash. Thurs. Had severe heart palpitations/almost fainted while sitting, twice. Doc says I have low BP - is this related?

Possibly: A whiplash involving the upper neck/ base of the shull could cause muscle spasm of the deep muscles in the area. The vagus nerve is in the area. It can affect heart rate among other functions. That in turn could lower you blood pressure and affect heart rhythm.
You many need to see an osteopathic physician who does manual treatments. ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

I am experiencing heart palpitations and a low bp while on noratrytaline? I skipped last night but when I checked my bp was 87/66 HR138

Serious: These cardiovascular symptoms are serious and should be reported to your treating physician as soon as possible. Both palpitations and hypotension have been reported as side effects of nortriptyline. You may be referred for thyroid tests and to a cardiologist to determine the exact nature of your palpitations and for follow-up of your low blood pressure. ...Read more

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I've consistently had low K levels (around 3.2). Could that level be causing fatigue, heart palpitations, and severe constipation?

I've consistently had low K levels (around 3.2). Could that level be causing fatigue, heart palpitations, and severe constipation?

Yes: Yes. Low potassium may cause many of the symptoms. The more important question is why do you have persistently low potassium levels? This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have noticed heart palpitations more frequently. Every 30 seconds. Had before but not this often. Stimulant use very low. Should I be worried?

I have noticed heart palpitations more frequently. Every 30 seconds. Had before but not this often. Stimulant use very low. Should I be worried?

See your physician: Or other health care provider. There is no way to know whether you should be concerned without a full medical evaluation, which would include your complete history, review of systems, family history and a physical examination. Your PCP will probably want to do an electrocardiogram as well, and may want a 24 hour ECG recording called a Holter Monitor. In the meantime stop all caffeine/stimulant use ...Read more

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I am experiencing low blood pressure and heart palpitations (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)).

I am experiencing low blood pressure and heart palpitations (worsened by: caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea, soda, etc.)).

It sounds like you: Could have a form of autonomic dysfunction. In general increasing the salt intake in your diet and maintaining good hydration is sufficient to resolve the problem. If you remain symptomatic see a specialist like a cardiologist or electrophysiologist for further management. On the internet check sites by Dr. Blair Grubb for further details and management suggestions. ...Read more

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Low bp on home monitor 90/62 and bp at doctors while ago 130/70.which is accurate. Heart palpitations and chest pain, doc says anxiety 19 year old femal?

Low bp on home monitor 90/62 and bp at doctors while ago 130/70.which is accurate. Heart palpitations and chest pain, doc says anxiety 19 year old femal?

Both likely okay: You are likely more relaxed at home and the lower reading is likely to reflect that. At the office you are likely more anxious and that could raise it some. Make sure the batteries in your home unit are fresh & it is good to take you level 3 times over a 5 minute period & average the nuber. These devices are seldom as accurate as the ones at a docs office. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

I have low blood pressure and heart palpitations. Wondering if correcting only the tip re: rhinoplasty could be done w/ local anesthesia.

It should be: Possible to safely obtain the surgery you request either with local, twilight or general anesthesia. If the anesthesiologist is concerned, a preoperative cardiac evaluation could be obtained easily and confirmation of your normal heart obtained. ...Read more

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Fish oil help w palpitations. My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations. I take vitamin daily?

Fish oil help w palpitations. My doctor put me on low dose klonapin and it calms me down but doesn't help with heart palpitations. I take vitamin daily?

Magnesium: Magnesium is a supplement that helps with palpitations. You can also try taking some potassium. If you keep having them you should have your heart checked out. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations. EKG was ok. Low iron (not anemic anymore though). Could it be mild dehydration? Seems to improve after excess water intake.

I have heart palpitations. EKG was ok. Low iron (not anemic anymore though). Could it be mild dehydration? Seems to improve after excess water intake.

Yes: Dehydration is very bad for your body, 80% of your body is water, also water is essential for all chemical reactions in your body. So it is dehydration the cause of this heart palpitations ...Read more

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I have a cortisol level of 0.8. Can that cause weight gain, extreme fatigue, joint pain. Low bp, heart palpitations? What should I do?

I have a cortisol level of 0.8. Can that cause weight gain, extreme fatigue, joint pain. Low bp, heart palpitations? What should I do?

Complicated: Normal 8 am cortisol is 8-23 micrograms per deciliter. Since you don't use units, it's not clear if you're normal or not. Moreover, even if it's low as I think you're hinting, your Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) may have suppressed it. A cortrosyn stimulation test is needed. Finally, low cortisol could cause fatigue and low BP, but not the other symptoms. Clearly, you need to stay under your doctor's care! ...Read more

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I was told that I have mod. Blood in urine but no UTI, what can be an issue? I am having low back pain (pinching) & unusual heart palpitations.

I was told that I have mod. Blood in urine but no UTI, what can be an issue? I am having low back pain (pinching) & unusual heart palpitations.

Micro-hematuria: Microscopic hematuria is fairly common and often from a benign familial tendency. Unfortunately, blood in the urine is also often the only sign one gets from some conditions that need to be discovered, like bladder or kidney cancer or kidney stones. See a urologist for workup. It likely will involve an office cystoscopic exam and upper urinary tract imaging. ...Read more

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I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

I get LOW blood pressure, orthostatic intolerance, dizzy spells, &severe fatigue. NEVER heart palpitations. Why would my MD order catecholamine testing?

Blood test: You asked the wrong question. Why didn't the doctor explain to you why this (and other) labs were ordered by him/her? There is no excuse and don't be shy or scared. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D Deficiency. My lab results came back at 25. When I tried to supplement 1000iu of D3 I started getting heart palpitations, joint pain and anxiety. How else can I address low vitamin d.?

I have been diagnosed with a Vitamin D Deficiency. My lab results came back at 25. When I tried to supplement 1000iu of D3 I started getting heart palpitations, joint pain and anxiety. How else can I address low vitamin d.?

Sunshine & diet: Although physicians are very cautious about recommending sun exposure, studies have shown that 15-20 minutes of skin sun exposure provide up to 1000 IU of Vit D, and sunlight is helpful for mood disorders, but not every day is sunny or warm. Wild salmon, 3.5 oz serving, contains up to 988 iU, but farm salmon is 25% less. I have not heard of joint pain and anxiety from Vit D. Something else?? ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Heart palpitations, heavy heart, low iron, weak nails&teeth, easy scarring, unhealthy gums, trembling, white tongue, also some IBS type symptoms?

Your a mess: For starters you should have a nutritional workup done...Go to natdent. Com take the symptom survey this will give you some sense as to your main problems...You are to acidic and need nurtients if you like email me the results of that test at zeines @aol. Com. ...Read more

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Ana positive high titer homogeneous stain.... heart palpitations high bp and pulse. Low potassium. Trace WBC in urine. Could kidney n heart b involved?

Ana positive high titer homogeneous stain.... heart palpitations high bp and pulse. Low potassium. Trace WBC in urine. Could kidney n heart b involved?

+ ANA test low K: 34 F? ethnicity :ANA+, hi titer, HBP, heart palp & low potassium (K) takes BCPs. Asks "could kid and heart b involved." ANS: Yes If you have DX of lupus.
Consider BCPs as cause of HBP. Lo K is unusual in LE, so with K & HTN need more tests. Would do blood&urine K. If both low then you are not eating enoughK or losing in BM, sweat or vomit. I specialize in this. Recommend get my 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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


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