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I'm having way too many heart palpitations (heart thumps really hard every 2 minutes) I'm only 22 years old. Never had a history of heart problems.

I'm having way too many heart palpitations (heart thumps really hard every 2 minutes) I'm only 22 years old. Never had a history of heart problems.

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

Dr. Gary Sandler
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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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Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Normally don't drink coffee, jittery/gives palpitations (heart was checked, I just get them) but can alot of caffeine leave u jittery for while after?

Yes: Caffeine is a stimulant which can cause the symptoms you are describing. This doesn't mean you have a heart problem, it just means you are quite sensitive to caffeine. It may make sense to switch to decaf or less caffeinated drinks. Be aware that tea is also heavily caffeinated. ...Read more

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When I was running on the treadmill I had a strong palpitation, heart skipped ad beated hard. And noticed a pain in kidney. What does that mean?

When I was running on the treadmill I had a strong palpitation, heart skipped ad beated hard. And noticed a pain in kidney. What does that mean?

Palpitation: If its only happened once it means it happened once. If this happens in whole or part more often then you ought to go see your dr. And get checked out. It may be nothing, one thing or a combination of things. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken.?

I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken.?

Palpitations: Palpitations with lightheadedness upon standing - this could be due to something with the thyroid, electrolytes, heart rhythm abnormality. I suggest you do see a physician for a check of blood work, EKG and blood pressure prone and supine. ...Read more

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I feel like my heart may try to beat faster to send more blood through my system, making me feel like heart is racing. Causing palpitations, heart pounding. Scared and nervous. Feel like I have to push it to keep it beating?

I feel like my heart may try to beat faster to send more blood through my system, making me feel like heart is racing. Causing palpitations, heart pounding. Scared and nervous. Feel like I have to push it to keep it beating?

Palpitations: It's important to note your actual heart rate (taking your pulse) when you feel palpitations to see whether your heart rate is truly abnormally fast at those times. Anxiety can make your heart beat forceably giving the sensation of being abnormally rapid. If indeed you have bouts of inappropriate rapid heart rates (over 100/min) at rest, then an evaluation by your physician with testing is needed ...Read more

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I haven't got a check up yet but I think I have heart palpitations. Heart beats irregularly mostly when on period. What should I do in the mean while?

I haven't got a check up yet but I think I have heart palpitations. Heart beats irregularly mostly when on period. What should I do in the mean while?

Palpitations: In a young person with a healthy heart, a good place to start the work up is an ECG followed by Holter monitoring and an echocardiogram. Hormonal alteration during your cycle may be contributing to the symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Symptoms: Your symptoms could be caused by a number of things some physiologic some psychologic. You should get checked out by a doc to evaluate your state. The third heart sound in you could be 'physiologic' or abnormal, another thing to check. ...Read more

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I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

Steroid injection: Steroid injection should not increase your heart rate for more than a few minutes usually. How long did your tachycardia last the previous injection? Are you having chest pain of any kind? Please let us know to see if this needs ER care. ...Read more

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Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

Good day. Saturday I went to the emergency room for heart palpitations. Heart rate was between 158 and 170 bpm. Numbness in hands and pain in chest and left arm. Dr put me on Bisoprolol. Still having chest and arm pain?

You need an: Additional evaluation to determine the nature of your fast heart beat and continued symptoms. Make an appointment for evaluation by a primary care health care worker. Potentially you will need referral to a specialist (cardiologist.) ...Read more

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Intense palpitations. Heart rate, ct scan, ekg w/pvc, blood work normal only slightly raised d dimer, also been sick with virus. Any ideas o/than anxiety?

Intense palpitations. Heart rate, ct scan, ekg w/pvc, blood work normal only slightly raised d dimer, also been sick with virus. Any ideas o/than anxiety?

Feel your pulse: Left wrist on thumb' s side. Get a rate, count over 1 minute or half a minute. Also feel if regular/ irregular. Your symptoms suggest mild dehydration if you had a recent viral illness. Tachycardia or a fast heart rate is expected in febrile states and/or dehydration. Anxiety will make it worse. Stay well hydrated, talk to your doctor about your symptoms, have numbers for your pulse. ...Read more

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Can burdock root cause palpitations and heart arythmias?

Can burdock root cause palpitations and heart arythmias?

Put it all together: & it spells "worthless." In folk medicine burdock root is used to treat (gasp) gout "rheumatism" ulcers acne eczema psoriasis SNAKEBITE RABIES pain dandruff & burns. It's used as a diuretic, "diaphoretic" & "blood-purifying" agent because it "purifies the blood" of "dangerous toxins." Some herbalist quacks claim it can inhibit cancer cells. Don't believe it. It pays to be a skeptic, not a sucker. ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Extra beats: You need a monitor to determine of you are having extra beats. They can feel like skipped beats. Many times, this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do you advise for heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

What do you advise for heart palpitations my heart skipped a beat?

Get a diagnosis: If you have a monitor done, then, you can determine if this is a serious problem or needs speical treatment. Taht is the first step. ...Read more

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Hey, I'm 38 y/o fm. I have been having weird palpitations..... sometimes heart rate going up into 120s and I haven't done anything to get that high?

Hey, I'm 38 y/o fm. I have been having weird palpitations..... sometimes heart rate going up into 120s and I haven't done anything to get that high?

Investiate: A recording of your heart rhythm (24 hours, 48 hrs, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks, etc) would be extremely useful for determining what's going on. You will be asked to keep a diary of your activities during symptoms. It's possible that your heart is beating normally but fast or, alternatively, in an abnormal rhythm. The causes and treatment of the 2 are different. ...Read more

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I was bending over yesterday, when I stood up my heart raced. Laid down, 5 min later intense palpitation and heart raced to 160 bpm. Any reason this would happen?

I was bending over yesterday, when I stood up my heart raced. Laid down, 5 min later intense palpitation and heart raced to 160 bpm. Any reason this would happen?

Arrhythmia: People develop arrhythmias at different ages. Or perhaps you had too much caffeine or stimulants that day. I suggest you follow up with a cardiologist who will check an EKG, and perhaps suggest a holter monitor to evaluate over time you hear rhythm. Your labs should be checked to make sure you are not low in potassium or magnesium and check your thyroid function tests. (all causes of arrhythmia ...Read more

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In mornings, 9/6 BP and 55 heart rate. Bf to go in bed I have 12/8, 80. During the day I feel palpitations, 120 heart rate sitting. Heart problems?

In mornings, 9/6 BP and 55 heart rate. Bf to go in bed I have 12/8, 80. During the day I feel palpitations, 120 heart rate sitting. Heart problems?

Positional symptoms: As the blood pools in the legs because of gravity when you sit or stand for a bit of time, your heart receives a signal to accelerate the heart rate so that there is an uninterrupted flow of blood to the brain. If you wore to get up quickly or abruptly, you may experience dizziness or even pass out! Try to walk or elevate your legs, avoid sitting or standing for long, stay hydrated, avoid caffeine ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) I only notice some when I'm in this position?

Is it normal to feel heart palpitations or heart skip beat/pause when laying on left side (side of heart) I only notice some when I'm in this position?

Yes: If you lay on your left side, your heart actually sits right on your chest wall, and it is much easier to feel/sense your heartbeat, which might have occasional skipped beats. ...Read more

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Been having heart palpitations skipped heart beats for the past 5 hrs on and off? Was stressed out earlier but now feel calm but having palpitations!?

Been having heart palpitations skipped heart beats for the past 5 hrs on and off? Was stressed out earlier but now feel calm but having palpitations!?

Palpitations: The feeling of skipping or racing heart beats can be quite distressing. Sometimes it is related to easily identified causes, like excess caffeine from coffee, tea, energy drinks, sodas. But if you have a long history of them you should see your doctor for blood tests, ecg, echocardiogram, and perhaps further testing with an event monitor and a cardiology evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel thumps on my chest all the time, n palpitations, missed heart beats. I'm under a lot of stress. No pain at all. Should I worried?

I feel thumps on my chest all the time, n palpitations, missed heart beats. I'm under a lot of stress. No pain at all. Should I worried?

A sign: You should not be worried, but you do need to respond to what your body is trying to communicate. See your doctor for a full medical evaluation first, then cut back on things that are stressing you out. Make sure you are getting enough rest and "down time." if you have trouble doing this on your own, see a counselor or therapist to help. It's important! ...Read more

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I stopped bisoprolol slowly and im having palpitations my heart beat feels its fluttering for a short time and thn I feel fine how can I relieve this?

I stopped bisoprolol slowly and im having palpitations my heart beat feels its fluttering for a short time and thn I feel fine how can I relieve this?

Palpitations: Need to follow up with your cardiologist for further management sharing the results of ECHO and Holter monitor will be helpful in offering an insight ...Read more

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Can anxiety stressed out make you have heart palpitations (skipped heart beats) hours after being worried or panicked out. Once took breath away?

Can anxiety stressed out make you have heart palpitations (skipped heart beats) hours after being worried or panicked out. Once took breath away?

Yes, it truly can: Anxiety can produce all types of symptoms, including physical ones like heart palpitations. Also there can be worry, panic, and overwhelming fear. Dry mouth; fast heart rate; rapid shallow breathing; dizziness; nausea; choking feelings; trembling; pins and needles sensation; etc. See your doctor for a medical evaluation; there are effective anxiety treatments with psychiatrists & therapists. ...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 had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been suffering with palpitations and heart rate keeps dropping to 43?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been suffering with palpitations and heart rate keeps dropping to 43?

Bradycardia: Your episodes of slow heart rate may not be related to your bursitis in your hip. If these episodes are obvious enough that they cause you a feeling of palpitations, they should be investigated. You should see your doctor for a work up, which will probably include EKG and maybe lab tests. Do not delay. Good luck. ...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


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