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Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

Could obesity itself cause constant tachycardia (fast heart rate, even resting), heart flutters, and palpitations?

No: Other things cause increase in heart rate. obesity alone does not. Food that contain caffeine, diet supplements, stress, anxiety all can cause increase in heart rate. Hormonal imbalance can also be a cause. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia? Stress test 2-3 wks ago and passed just fine. What other tests may I need? What could be the cause?

I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia? Stress test 2-3 wks ago and passed just fine. What other tests may I need? What could be the cause?

BP and HR: There could be a variety of reasons for having high blood pressure with high heart rate. Please kindly see your doctor to discuss, evaluate with blood tests and imaging studies as indicated to get to the right diagnoses. There are medicines that can lower blood pressure and heart rate. ...Read more

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I'm obese (bmi=41).I felt dispnea during light exercise (walking), but now also during rest. I have periods with tachycardia. Is it due to my obesity?

I'm obese (bmi=41).I felt dispnea during light exercise (walking), but now also during rest. I have periods with tachycardia. Is it due to my obesity?

Tachycardia: It is not normal to have tachycardia at rest. Tachycardia means heart rate more than 100. if that's the case you need to consult your physician asap. ...Read more

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I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia?

I'm tachycardic. Resting rate goes from 75 to 120-130 upon standing. I do have high blood pressure & I am obese. How to permanently fix tachycardia?

Talk to your doctor: Lots of possible factors. Make sure your are well hydrated (you need some salt with the water you drink and probably up to 3 grams of sodium/day is safe). Stop caffeine. Eat a "real food" diet - make sure you cut out all of the processed foods (even things like whole wheat bread). Stick with lots of veggies/fresh meats/limited fresh fruit. See your doctor to R/O serious problems. Exercise gently. ...Read more

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What causes deglutition tachycardia?

What causes deglutition tachycardia?

Not well understood: There are several theories proposed for deglutition tachycardia. One is direct stimulation of the left atrium by the distention of the esophagus as the swallowed substance passes. Another is that swallowing activates part of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetic or parasympathetic) to cause a direct increase in heart rate, or cause premature complexes that initiate rentrant tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can bronchodilators cause tachycardia?

Medication SEs: Yes. Of course. This side effect is probably number one on the list that comes with your prescription. ...Read more

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Can brainstem problems cause tachycardia?

Can brainstem problems cause tachycardia?

Possibly: The autonomic cardiovascular centers are located in the hypothalamus & brainstem. Baroreceptor signals travel through the 9th and 10th cranial nerves into the central nervous system to contact neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract in the medulla (lower brainstem). Lesions/irritation in the medulla can result in cardiovascular changes. Http://www. Cvphysiology. Com/Blood%20Pressure/BP008.htm ...Read more

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What causes supraventricular tachycardia?

What causes supraventricular tachycardia?

Multipe reasons: Usually one is born with an extra 'circuit' or a propensity to have rapid firing in the upper chambers of the heart. Svt can in some cases be exacerbated by activity, stress, stimulants etc. ...Read more

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Can amitiza (lubiprostone) cause tachycardia?

Possibly: Amitiza (lubiprostone) has active ingredients of Lubiprostone commonly reported side effects of Amitiza (lubiprostone) include breathing difficulty, nausea, chest pain, pain, constipation.

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tachycardia has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, schizophrenia, pain, and osteoporosis who use this drug. Advise your physician of any adverse reactions. ...Read more

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What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

What is cause of supraventricular tachycardia?

Good question: With no simple answer. There are many triggers like caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, excess thyroid hormone, anxiety, stress, decongestants eg pseudoephedrine, direct stimulants eg cocaine, etc. But you also have to have potential electrical connections in your heart that you're born with or acquire eg from rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

What could cause supraventricular tachycardia?

See List: Stmulants Cocaine amphetamines meth caffeine idiopathic aberrant electrical track called WPW syndrome. ...Read more

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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more

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What are the causes of supraventricular tachycardia?

: Hardening of the arteries, heart failure, thyroid disease, pneumonia, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, stress, substance abuse, smoking and/or too much caffeine could all cause supraventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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What causes postural orthostatic tachycardia syndromes?

POTS: Syndrome of high adrenergic stimulation with standing. ...Read more

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Is nicotine a vasoconstrictor, does it cause tachycardia?

Is nicotine a vasoconstrictor, does it cause tachycardia?

Yes: Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor and cause angina, tia, peripheral vascukar disease. It also causes the heart to race due to its stimulant effects. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Can dehydration cause postural orthoststic tachycardia syndrome?

Dehydration effects: Dehydration can certainly cause the symptoms in your question. It depends on how severely dehydrated the person was whether or not the person will have those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can nsaids cause tachycardia? If so will the tschycardia go away when u stop the nsaids?

Can nsaids cause tachycardia? If so will the tschycardia go away when u stop the nsaids?

NSAIDS: Tachycardia, which is a rapid heartbeat, is a common NSAID side effect associated with long-term usage, especially in patients already afflicted with cardiac health issues. Low blood pressure and light headedness often accompany NSAID induced tachycardia. ...Read more

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For 2.5 years have suffered with tachycardia daily/nightly. Past two weeks have had bradycardia (as low as 38bpm). Strange? What can cause this?

Brady/tachy: Details including ECG matter in differentiating several potential causes, you are strongly urged to further evaluation ...Read more

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Can being on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 15 years be the cause of my daily tachycardia? I no longer take it but was wondering if this is a long term effect?

Can being on ritalin (methylphenidate) for 15 years be the cause of my daily tachycardia? I no longer take it but was wondering if this is a long term effect?

Possible: There are numerous examples of medications which cause side effects that we know are precipitated by the drug and yet when we stop the medication side effects do not go away. Therefore, I believe it's possible that chronic use of stimulant drugs such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause the pacemaker in the heart to reset. All the same, get a full cardiac ; physical eval before settling on this conclusion. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more

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What actually causes long term tachycardia?

Tachycardia: Tachycardia is caused by many factors, and there is sinus tachycardia which can be caused due to anxiety, panic attacks, exercising of any kind, certain medications, overactive thyroid.Then there is supraventricular or atrial tachycardia due to defect in the rhythm process of heart for which you need to find the cause and treatment through cardiologist. I f you have long term tachycardia see your md. ...Read more

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Can cushings be dangerous? Can it cause tachycardia?

Can cushings be dangerous? Can it cause tachycardia?

Yes: Cushing disease is different than cushing syndrome. First, make sure the diagnosis is correct. Find out the cause of the cushing syndrome. Appropriate treatment depends on the cause. Tachycardia is one symptom of cushing syndrome. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Can alcohol cause tachycardia?

Could: There are many reasons why alcohol consumption may be associated with tachycardia. Alcohol withdrawal can cause tachycardia. If it causes significant weakening of the heart muscle it can cause tachycardia. Dehydration can cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Does an elevated hgb cause tachycardia?

No: However, the usual cause of a mildly elevated hemoglobin is dehydration and this may cause tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can tachycardia cause you to lose weight?

No: However, the tachycardia may be reflective of another condition, such as hyperthyroidism, which can cause weight loss. You should see your pcp. ...Read more

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What can cause sleep induced tachycardia nightly?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is linked to atrial fibrillation, or other tachycardias, & may be more likely to occur at night. In some cases, the supine, or prone, position of your body may lead to irritation of the heart that sparks an abnormally fast heart rhythm. Always consider medications that could be wearing off, or stimulating the heart, at night. See your doctor for a thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Continue to have nightly tachycardia that keeps me up alot of the night. Daytime and nightime feeling of being on high doses of speed. What the heck can cause this? Never relaxed!

Continue to have nightly tachycardia that keeps me up alot of the night. Daytime and nightime feeling of being on high doses of speed. What the heck can cause this? Never relaxed!

Hormone problems: Sounds like you may need evaluated for these feeling. Write down your heart rate, blood pressure, time and date. Bring that log with you and get an examination by your primary doctor ...Read more

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Can GERD cause tachycardia?

Can GERD cause tachycardia?

No direct link: It is possible however that some patients have an exaggerated heart rate response to pain or irritation in the esophagus induced by the acid reflux. The heart rate response maybe related an autonomic system response or secondary to anxiety. ...Read more

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Does sertraline cause tachycardia?

Tachycardia: (rapid heart rate) is a possible side effect from zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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Can ventricular tachycardia cause blackout?

Can ventricular tachycardia cause blackout?

Yes: Black-outs (or syncope) are often caused by transient reductions in blood flow to the brain from a variety of causes. With ventricular tachycardia, the abnormal rhythm may be associated with a reduction in cardiac output and a temporary reduction in brain blood flow that can lead to syncope. ...Read more

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What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

What causes pulseless ventricular tachycardia?

Not really pulseless: When VT occurs at a fast enough rate, there is inadequate time for ventricular filling, cardiac output falls, and blood pressure falls. You may not be able to palpate a pulse but an arterial line would show a waveform that is reduced in amplitude. Rate is the key. As tissue perfusion fails, acidosis, hypoxemia and hyperkalemia result leading to ventricular fibrillation and death. ...Read more

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What could cause poor circulation and tachycardia?

What could cause poor circulation and tachycardia?

Chicken or egg?: Depends on what you mean by "poor circulation. Rapidly beating hearts may pump blood inefficiently, reducing circulation in limbs & organs thus causing symptoms & complications. Or, clogging and hardening of the arteries may reduce blood flow to the heart, causing irregular rhythms like tachycardia. There are other more complex diseases that can also cause both. ...Read more

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Does dysautonomia cause tachycardia and dizziness?

Does dysautonomia cause tachycardia and dizziness?

Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia refers to an abnormality of function of the autonomic nervous system. There are two divisions of the autonomic nervous system: the sympathetic and the parasympathetic. Although the latter occasionally may be involved, abnormal function of the sympathetic division produces the most striking symptoms of dysautonomic syndromes. The term orthostatic hypotension is often used as a synonym. ...Read more

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Does paraneoplastic neurological syndrome cause tachycardia?

Well it can.: Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system usually can have varying symptoms of all kinds depending on the body part being injured. One of the things that can be injured is known as Dysautonomia. This means injury to the body functions that are involuntary that includes heart rate. ...Read more

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How uncommon us atrial tachycardia and what causes it to start?

Common: It's surprisingly common and can occur in normal hearts in the absence of heart disease. It can be caused by cardiac stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, amphetamine, alcohol, and certain medicines like bronchodilators, atropine, and adrenalin. Thyroid excess can cause it. Stress and lack of sleep can contribute. It occurs for no recognized reason in some. ...Read more