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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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I get heart palpitations every morning after working a night shift?

Why do I get heart palpitations every morning after working a night shift?

You Must See Your Dr: Night shift workers have more palpitations and heart problems than non-shift workers. Partly this may be due to increased stress and sleep deprivation associated with night shift work. But also the night shift interferes with your bodies biological clock (circadian rhythm); which in turn is synched to daylight and darkness. SEE:http://bbc.in/1vdbWw1, http://bbc.in/1vdcmT9,http://bit.ly/1vANPJ1 ...Read more

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My heart palpitations are becoming more frequent , especially after a night of heavy drinking. What should I do about these?

Avoid triggers: Alcohol and certain foods can trigger palpitations. Avoid caffeine containing products including sodas, chocolates, coffee and teas. Also, see your doctor who may refer you for a heart monitor to determine what your rhythm is with these symptoms. If they continue to worsen or persist, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained ?

I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained  ?

NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

Been having constant heart palpitations (beating at 60bpm) worst at night with a throbbing pains around the body. What would be the cause of this?

See doctor: Your heart rate is at the lower limit of normal yet your heart is pounding quite hard. Although I suspect that this may be from anxiety, you do need to rule out a cardiac problem just to be sure and calling your doctor would be the first step. Whether he would refer you to a cardiologist is up to him. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Why do I have bad heart palpitations whenever I am drifting off to sleep at night?

Because its quiet.: Palpitation usually aren't really more frequent at night, just more noticeable. When you lay down and are still and quiet, the irregular heart beats are often more noticeable. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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