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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Heart Palpitations Feeling Faint

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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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Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...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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Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

See specialists: If your blood tests are normal you may need to see a cardiologist or neurologist for further testing. Your symptoms could be caused by many different conditions in your heart of nervous system. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and any stimulants like decongestants. ...Read more

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Persistent lightheadedness (7 months) that feels like a concussion with minmal/no pain. Gets worse standing up and better lying down. Nausea. Recent (1 WK) heart palpitations. Taking Zantac (ranitidine) 1 mth.

Persistent lightheadedness (7 months) that feels like a concussion with minmal/no pain.  Gets worse standing up and better lying down.  Nausea.   Recent (1 WK) heart palpitations. Taking Zantac (ranitidine) 1 mth.

Get it checked. : should have a full physical examination including checking Blood pressures in lying and standing position , blood tests, EKG with Holter monitor and possibly imaging studies of the brain such as CT scan or MRI of the head, ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

Get a monitor: The first thing is to diagnose the cause of the palpitaitons and make sure there is nothing seriously wrong. A monitor will help with this. ...Read more

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What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

Dysautonomia: This indicates that oxidative metabolism in the brainstem is biochemically compromised. Stop all forms of sugar, sweeteners, diet pop, candy etc. Etc. Get supplements of thiamine and magnesium + multivitamin from a health food store. Look up my blog "oxygen the spark of life" by googling. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations and lightheadedness, what's happening?

Heart palpitations and lightheadedness, what's happening?

SVT vs non sustained: Speak with your internist for a referral to a cardiac electrophysiologist.. You may need a holter/ event monitor followed by an electrophysiologic study and possible ablation. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, lightheadedness, should I be concerned?

Heart palpitations, lightheadedness, should I be concerned?

Palpitations: Yes. Certain kinds of heart arrhythmias causes palpitations, low BP and dizziness. Some are extremely dangerous. You need to consult your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. ?

I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. 


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Palpitations: Palpitations with lightheadedness upon standing - this could be due to something with the thyroid, electrolytes, heart rhythm abnormality. I suggest you do see a physician for a check of blood work, EKG and blood pressure prone and supine. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

May be heart rhythm: Causes for above episodes could include a heart rhythm problem, metabolic/endocrine problem, or possibly anxiety/panic related. An event monitor or holter monitor would be helpful to assess if was a rhythm problem. Your doctor can assess if lab testing or heart echocardiogram (to look at heart structure as a potential cause of rhythm problem) is needed. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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 is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light headed. Is this common?

Anxiety: You already have anxiety and depression and are on Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft which you should not be mixing with alcohol. I am certain that your doctors have advised you repeatedly against alcohol and nicotine abuse. You are on significant medications for serious diagnosis, you cannot smoke and drink. This reaction is expected. ...Read more

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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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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more