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Is Heart Flutter Sometimes Caused By Acid Reflux
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
Can acid reflux or other GI issues cause heart palpitations (PVCs) (e.g., via vagus nerve irritation)?
Can acid reflux cause a fluttering or quiver sensation in your chest? Or actually cause palpitations?
Esophageal spasm: Acid reflux, commonly known as gerd occurs when acid moves from your stomach and into your esophagus which usually causes discomfort the characteristic "heart burn". An irritated esophagus may also spasm which can causes a fluttering/quivering sensation and requires the same treatment as acid reflux. Palpitations may be mistaken a spasm of your esophagus. ...Read more
These past 2months i get heart flutters a week or so b4 period. Could it be hormonal? I suffer from anxiety as well, & have minor acid reflux.
Menstrual flutters: Many things can give a fluttering sensation in the chest, including several heart rhythm issues. Almost all these arrhythmias are benign (not dangerous) but can be annoying. The most common cause of fluttering is pvcs (single extra beats from the bottom chambers). It is common for such arrhythmias to come and go in the menstrual cycle. It is treatable and a heart monitor can make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Out of breath, palpitations, heart vibration and acid reflux after eating (n.B lately discovered I have a 3rd heart sound.) what could it be ?
Meds/diet: You should be seen by a doctor for this. First, are you sure this is not cardiac? I would want to make sure this is reflux and not cardiac. In the meantime, you can take a medication like Prilosec 20mg twice a day but you should go see a doctor in either case to get evaluated. These are this things you don't want to self treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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