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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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Everyday muscle twitching all over and heart palpitations.?

Everyday muscle twitching all over and heart palpitations.?

See your MD: 24 year old gentleman with muscle twitching and heart palpitations. You may be experiencing side effects from drug exposure, an electrolyte disturbance, or other problems. The only way to know for sure is for you to be seen in person for a full history and physical exam, lab tests. Please get seen right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Is there a common description of heart palpitations? Could they be consistent with regular twitching in the upper left side of the chest?

Palp: I have many different descriptions...The only description I can give from personal experience is a hard pounding that feels slow (random occurrence) or a light fluttering that feels fast (often when I lay on left side).... I have never had an ekg, echo, or any other heart eval though. I am the doc here just describing personal experience. Too much caffeine. ...Read more

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Weird sensation where whole left peck twitch vigorously not had palpitations for a while can heart palpitations do that?

Weird sensation where whole left peck twitch vigorously not had palpitations for a while can heart palpitations do that?

No: It is not likely caused by the heart. Muscle spasm that occur spontaneously are curious but normal unexplaind phenomena. It is not enought to worry about yet ...Read more

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My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

My neck veins bulge a lot when I talk, laugh, lie down, or sometimes stand upright. Is this related to heart palpitations or how my neck veins twitch?

Normal variant: As long as you have normal blood pressure and no prior cardiac history, this is most likely a normal variant. If you are having palpitations, make sure you get that checked, that should be unrelated to prominent neck veins. ...Read more

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I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

I have panic attacks, heart palpitations, & severe anxiety. Could I have hyperthyroidism? I'm only 16! I also feel a pulse/twitch in my leg constantly

Need an exam: Your symptoms can be due to psychological factors, but may also be due to physical disorder. You need to see your MD for a physical exam. A simple blood test (T3, T4, TSH) can determine if you have a thyroid disorder. Your leg twitch may be due to panic/anxiety, but may be due to electrolyte imbalance (again blood test will tell). If physical exam is normal, then see a psychologist using CBT. ...Read more

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I occasionally experience heart palpitations as well as twitches under my eyes when I am concentrating and relaxing, what could be the cause?

I occasionally experience heart palpitations as well as twitches under my eyes when I am concentrating and relaxing, what could be the cause?

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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Gastrologist intestinal issues, heart palpitations, and transient acute ligament/bursa/muscle pain by joints. What do all these have in common?

Gastrologist intestinal issues, heart palpitations, and transient acute ligament/bursa/muscle pain by joints. What do all these have in common?

Not sure: Where the palpitations fit into the picture, but gastrointestinal changes (bloating, diarrhea, pain, blood in stools) associated with arthritic complaints is significant enough to discuss with your doctor. It may be nothing but it is best you discuss in detail with your physician. ...Read more

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My symptoms are numbness all over body, heart palpitations, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, can this be postpartum thyroid problem? Is it dangerous?

My symptoms are numbness all over body, heart palpitations, muscle spasms, extreme fatigue, can this be postpartum thyroid problem? Is it dangerous?

Not specific: Hi. Your symptoms are not specific for any one condition. In answer to your question, yes, a thyroid problem could account for some of your symptoms. You should see your doctor for an appropriate history, physical exam, and diagnostic tests. We do not have enough information to tell you if it is dangerous. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?

Nondiagnostic: These multiple symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to release of hormones by tumors such as carcinoid, pheochromocytoma or conditions like hyperthyroidism or even anxiety. Your physician would take a detailed history, perform a thorough physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. If needed, a referral to a specialist will be made. ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. Diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. Anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. Diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. Anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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Can a twisted spine cause heart disturbances? Like palpitations, ectopics, hard beats. Have a lot of twitching sensations in upper back and ribs also

Can a twisted spine cause heart disturbances? Like palpitations, ectopics, hard beats. Have a lot of twitching sensations in upper back and ribs also

Palpitations: 27 F UK asks can twisted spine cause palpitations? Need more info? Born with twisted spine or recently twisted spine or in accident? ANS-not likely but may be due to meds u are taking for pain if recently twisted spine. Your Dr knows u best so tell and ask them and then discuss with them. ...Read more

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If you have a high heart rate and muscle twitching will you be ok? Its been about an hour since the last drink of caffeine and it got better for a min

If you have a high heart rate and muscle twitching will you be ok? Its been about an hour since the last drink of caffeine and it got better for a min

Fast rate: It takes longer than an hour for the heart rate to return to normal (55 -90) if a significant amount of caffeine was ingested. Alcohol also affects the heart rate. For some people 55 is a normal rate and for others, 90 would be normal. ...Read more

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I have a high heart rate, muscle twitching, shaking, and am lightheaded. I drank too much caffeine it got better for a minute then came back. Wil I be ok?

I have a high heart rate, muscle twitching, shaking, and am lightheaded. I drank too much caffeine it got better for a minute then came back. Wil I be ok?

If you are worried: Go to an urgent care center, especially if you are feeling lightheaded. Caffeine can do all the things you are experiencing, and you need to avoid using that much caffeine in the future. Despite the fact that there is caffeine in coffee, the amount in some of these energy drinks is much higher, and can have some nasty effects. ...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

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Heart palpitations past week non stop?

Go see your Dr: Right away or go to urgent care and get checked for arrhythmia, thyroid condition etc. Cut down on soda, ccaffeine intake. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-palpitations/ds01139. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

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Can exercise help ease heart palpitations?

Can exercise help ease heart palpitations?

Depends on cause!: Regular exercise decreases circulating catecholamines, which increase the risk of common palpitations. But there are some types, where exercise should pose a danger. I would recommend a hoter monitor test to decide if it is a pat vs pvc!
talk to doc! ...Read more

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Can you help me with my heart palpitations?

Can you help me with my heart palpitations?

Electrophysiology: Usually palpitations are caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. Electrophysiologists are cardiologists that specialize in this field. There are many different types of arrhythmias, some of which are benign and some require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do some people have heart palpitations?

Why do some people have heart palpitations?

Awareness: The specific definition of palpitations is feeling your heart beat - which in general is good :-) it can range from feeling the pulse when in a quiet room - to actual abnormal beats - extra beats from a sensitive spot - to extra circuits conducting beats, or the top part of the heart going out of rhythm and beating chaotically - depends on what is going on as to the cause ...Read more

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What can be done to stop heart palpitations?

See your doctor: Palpitations usually are a fluttery or pounding feeling in the chest. It can be caused by anything minor, like anxiety, all the way to life threatening abnormalities of the heart beat. You cannot tell how dangerous it is without a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations all day?

What could cause heart palpitations all day?

Premature beats: Premature beats is most common cause but there can be other arrythmias do get checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Can frequent heart palpitations be dangerous?

Possibly: There are many types of palpitations. Some can be dangerous or even fatal. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get heart palpitations upon exertion?

Tough to say...: There are certain rhythm problems that only come on with exertion. Palpitations however, are an unnatural awareness of your heartbeat, so even being severely deconditioned can do it. I'd find a cardiologist or cardiac electrophysiologist and have them run you on a treadmill while wearing ekg. If that doesn't work, we'd get you an "event monitor" to record the palpitations. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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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