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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. Milroy Samuel
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitation is also known as Pounding heartbeat. 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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I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

I have heart palpitations and a constant pressure in my chest. It's not painful rather uncomfortable?

Palpitations: If you have such persistent symptoms, you might want to get checked. It could be something serious you may be ignoring, ventricular tachycardia, psvt, a. Fib etc. ...Read more

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Any herbal supplements that help with heart palpitations?

Any herbal supplements that help with heart palpitations?

Hawthorne and...: Hawthorne berries have been used in folk medicine for over 2000 years; research confirms it's many benefits though more research on its use for palpitation is needed. See http://www.Herbwisdom.Com/herb-hawthorn-berry.Html motherwort is another good choice. Magnesium and taurine may help as well. Palpitations are a common side effect of adderall. I advise considering herbal alternatives for adhd! ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest. What could this be?

Having heart palpitations and tightness in left side of chest.  What could this be?

Likely Anxiety : At your age, i'd consider it as anxiety. Unless you are at high risk of suffering from heart attack. Family history of sudden deaths from heart disease, obesity, cholesterol problems, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases can all increase the likelihood of heart disease even in young people like you...Being physically active and healthy food habits are to be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Is preeclampsia very rare in healthy people? Do benign heart palpitations increase my chance of preeclampsia when I am pregnant?

Preeclampsia: You are not spared the risk of preeclampsia even if you are "healthy". Preeclampsia is relatively common, especially in 1st pregnancies. Heart palpitations do not make it more likely. Some things that increase your chances. Are diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, kidney disease or a family history of it. Most women who get preeclampsia during pregnancy are normal women with normal pregnancies. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

Heart palpitations, left arm pain, chest pressure, shortness of breath. What are these symptoms of?

It can be signs and: Symptoms of coronary artery disease. If symptoms worse during activities and improve with rest the probability of heart problem increase. Do u have any risk factors? Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure and chol, family history, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, kidney problems? Each of the above will increase probability too. Get doctor evaluation asap for a better history and physical. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms that are considered an emergency with heart palpitations?

What are symptoms that are considered an emergency with heart palpitations?

Other symptoms: If the palpitations make you short of breath for more than an instant, or you pass out or get very woozy, or if they are accompanied by real pain. These make it worth the medical workup. Your first step is going off coffee if you feel you can do this. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations is also known as Pounding heartbeat. 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