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Are palpitations after eating common, and what causes this to happen?

Are palpitations after eating common, and what causes this to happen?

Palpitation: palpitation after food is not common. Check with your doctor about getting EKG TO RULE out any heart problems. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

What should I do to stop heart palpitations after eating?

Avoid stimulants: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, illicit drugs, and if still getting palpitations, then go see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

I sometimes get heart palpitations after eating tomatoes. Why?

Need a monitor: Although the palpitations you are experiencing may be a kind of "allergic" response, that is not likely unless there are other manifestations (like a skin rash) as well. It may be that you have an underlying arrhythmia or short circuit in the heart that is exacerbated by eating tomatoes. A cardiac monitor with a good tomato feast would help provide the answer. ...Read more

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Could palpitations after eating be due to hyper insulinism? My blood glucose always drops next with also cold chills and I turn pale and purple

Could palpitations after eating be due to hyper insulinism? My blood glucose always drops next with also cold chills and I turn pale and purple

Yes: You list severe reactive hypoglycemia in your conditions so this applies to you, not to everyone: excess insulin stimulates a catecholamine response. In other words, it stimulates secretion of adrenalin. Adrenalin can, in fact, precipitate extra beats in susceptible people. So it is possible. ...Read more

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❤ palpitations after eating a healthy vegan meal. Very obese, I drink veg/green smoothies for bkfst & lunch, no trouble until my full meal at dinner.

Might be normal issu: Random palpitations can be a normal issue if they happen from time to time or if you are taking in stimulants like coffee, alcohol, tobacco or over-the-counter medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang. So it might be something in the smoothies, try removing one ingredient everyday and see if it comes back. ...Read more

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What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

Arrythmia: Whenever you feels palpitations especially with history of thyroid cancer you must rule out cardiac arrythmias. Although palpitations simply can be felt with normally fast heart beat. ...Read more

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4 mo llq pain on palpitation, epigastric & umbilical pain after eating, eustachian tube blocked, turbid urine w/white flakes. Swollen glands. Ideas?

4 mo llq pain on palpitation, epigastric & umbilical pain after eating, eustachian tube blocked, turbid urine w/white flakes. Swollen glands. Ideas?

Symptoms: I hope you are seeing your doctor for this problem, several possibilities come to mind and you need a history, exam and likely some testing to work the problem. ...Read more

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My vision is blurry after eating breakfast sandwich and coffee palpitations also?

My vision is blurry after eating breakfast sandwich and coffee palpitations also?

Go to ER: I doubt breakfast has anything to do with your problem. Go to er for evaluation of palpitations. ...Read more

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After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties. I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

After eating I have heart palpitations that make me cough and cause me breathing difficulties. I checked my heart and results came ok. What could it be?

Palpitations: There are several causes of palpitations, so the evaluation of your heart should include blood testing, ECG, echocardiogram, and possibly some additional cardiac testing. Since you also have coughing you should have a chest X-ray. The food related issue makes allergy response or aspiration both possible problems. See your doctor for further eval. ...Read more

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10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

10 days postpartum and having heart palpitations since delivery. They come and go, but usually happen for a few hours every day. Worse after eating.

Could be worrisome: But if the palpitations are not persistent I would expect it to be a side effect of the postpartum fluid and hormonal shifts. You should follow-up soon with your OB. At the least you need your vitals checked, and possibly some blood tests and EKG. ...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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Anxiety causing palpitations, or having a true heart problem? I take xanax (alprazolam). But it helps, but some nights. After eating a full meal. I get insomia

Anxiety causing palpitations, or having a true heart problem? I take xanax (alprazolam). But it helps, but some nights. After eating a full meal. I get insomia

Assess then treat: No individual advice can be given here, but in general ifan individual is receiving anxiety medication and also is having palpitations or cardiac symptoms a cardiology consults would be advised. Its generally good to rule out medical things before we start assuming things. Eating too late can cause insomnia - but this can also be caused by medication schedules. In such cases, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Lately after eating I get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Lately after eating I get phlegm-like fluid in throat, cough a bit and get palpitations sometimes, not sure if related. Any causes of these symptoms?

Phelgm in throat: Your symptoms are suggestive of gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd). Speak to your physician (p) about it. If you have no physician, consider taking prilosec, 20 mg daily. If that does not help, see a p for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

Edema on both lower extremities after eating salty food. Depigmented/white small spots on lower extremeties, heart palpitations randomly even at rest?

No Salt: Edema has many causes. Basically, if you are overweight, have high BP and /or eat salty foods often, you probably will develop edema. Please check with your doctor re these conditions. You are very young to have anything seriously wrong with your heart, but watch your blood pressure ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...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