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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does heartburn or acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Dyspepsia and am on Nexium (esomeprazole). I have been experiencing heart palpitations when I lie down (day or night). Is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with Dyspepsia and am on Nexium (esomeprazole). I have been experiencing heart palpitations when I lie down (day or night). Is this normal?

No: Having heart palpitations anytime is not normal. Indigestion and/or Nexium (esomeprazole) do not cause heart palpitations either. If you're having heart palpitations, you should see your doctor to be sure that they are not signs of a cardiac problem. Do not delay seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

I take prilosec daily but have recently been feeling breakthrough heartburn, reflux in my throat and frequent heart palpitations. What else can I do?

This needs: an evaluation by a Gastroenterologist.. You may have GERD and structural abnormalities in your lower esophagus (gullet). Endoscopy and Acid studies will probably be indicated. In the meantime you could add OTC PEPCID (famotidine) AC but see the expert!!!!!! Good Luck Hope this helps you! Dr Z ...Read more

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Does GERD causes Heart Palpitations (my heart is pumping fast when I'm active but slows down when I lay on my bed but still pumping alittle hard)?

Does GERD causes Heart Palpitations (my heart is pumping fast when I'm active but slows down when I lay on my bed but still pumping alittle hard)?

Yes it can: Palpitations is the word patient use to describe a fluttering sensation in the chest caused by skipped heart beats or rapid heartbeats. Patients with no heart disease can often experience palpitations. Sometimes they are brought on by anxiety, fatigue, caffeine and cough and cold medicines.Beta blockers are sometimes prescribed if the palpitations are annoying or very frequent. SEE bit.ly/1vlj5 ...Read more

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I ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations. Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

I ate flaxseed months ago and had heart palpitations.  Now today I ate chia seeds in a recipe and now having heart flutters again. Do these cause this?

Possible allergy: I've never heard of either flax or chia seeds causing heart palpitations. This could be a coincidence (just because you eat something and then get a symptom does not mean that was the cause of the symptom). It is possible you are allergic to flax and chia seeds, as palpitations can be caused by food allergies. Try these again (separately).If every time you eat them you get palpitations then avoid. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal cause heart palpitations? I went from 10mg to 5mg for one week, then quit. Bad palps since.

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal cause heart palpitations?  I went from 10mg to 5mg for one week, then quit. Bad palps since.

Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal: Depending on dose & length of time being on lexapro, (escitalopram) usually there is gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, as well as nervousness & headaches, as well as "brain zaps". All in all, compared to other antidepressants, those symptoms are usually mild. ...Read more

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When i asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

When i asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant amount of nicotine. However, palpitations can also result from underlying heart problems or metabolic problems, so don't assume it's the nicotine until you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...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