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What could be cause of a pounding heartbeat?

What could be cause of a pounding heartbeat?

Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. See your md. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

Exertion headache: The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and lasts 15 minutes to a few hours. However, in certain cases the exertion headaches can last up to two days. See your PCP for diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, and. treatment. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up to a pounding heartbeat after I drink a lot?

Why am I waking up to a pounding heartbeat after I drink a lot?

Many things: If you mean drinking a lot of alcohol, the most likely reasons are dehydration, low blood sugar, and/or that alcohol, for all its pleasant side effects, is still a kind of poison. Asian & first nations heritage also holds a genetic defect that makes alcohol even more toxic.It also does not play will with other medications, especially for depression or anxiety. Ask your doc. Don't drink until then. ...Read more

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What could be cause of a pounding heartbeat?

Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. See your md. ...Read more

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Racing or pounding heartbeat unexpected out of the blue?

Racing or pounding heartbeat unexpected out of the blue?

Palpitations: They could be normal heart beats (sinus rhythm) or pvcs, other possibilities include svt, atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation. Depending on the frequency, heart monitors might help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pounding heartbeat and don't know what it is. How do I figure out what's wrong?

Pounding heartbeat and don't know what it is. How do I figure out what's wrong?

See doc: An ekg will determine if this is a normal heartbeat. Blood work can check for anemia, thyroid abnormalities, and other disorders which may make you feel this way. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a pounding heartbeat in my head?

I feel like I have a pounding heartbeat in my head?

Get it checked out: Sometimes its a simple explanation but sometimes its a serious problem. Don't worsen it by trying not to think about it. ...Read more

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Can you have a really pounding heartbeat for any reason?

Can you have a really pounding heartbeat for any reason?

Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. See your md. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up to a pounding heartbeat after I drink a lot?

Many things: If you mean drinking a lot of alcohol, the most likely reasons are dehydration, low blood sugar, and/or that alcohol, for all its pleasant side effects, is still a kind of poison. Asian & first nations heritage also holds a genetic defect that makes alcohol even more toxic.It also does not play will with other medications, especially for depression or anxiety. Ask your doc. Don't drink until then. ...Read more