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I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day. Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

I Had a sleep study last night with CPAP and have been experiencing heart palpitations most of the day.  Can initial CPAP cause Vagus nerve irritation?

Typically no: That does not usually happen. It can trigger changes in your level of carbon dioxide since with apnea you tend to retain more and CPAP will force you to blow that out. If this is persistent go get an EKG. Heart arrhythmia is common in apnea including heart block, PVCs and atrial fibrillation. Some can be dangerous. ...Read more

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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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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Get an Xray/MRI if pain lasts more than 4 weeks
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See a spine/pain specialist if pain doesn't improve
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Could a infected nerve in your tooth cause heart palpitations. I will be getting a root canal sometime this week.

Could a infected nerve in your tooth cause heart palpitations. I will be getting a root canal  sometime this week.

Usually not.: Although bacteria can enter your blood stream and effect your heart, this is really very rare. You do need to clear up the infection and an antibiotic may be suitable for you. Contact your dentist and tell her/him your concerns and what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Exercise and stretch
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Use NSAIDs for pain relief
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Get an Xray or MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist after 6 weeks
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Felt heart palpitations(extrabeats)while hiking heartbeat was already beating fast never felt this.Could it be that i'm worried about my pinched nerve?

Felt heart palpitations(extrabeats)while hiking heartbeat was already beating fast never felt this.Could it be that i'm worried about my pinched nerve?

Yes: A palpitation is just an abnormal awareness of your own heartbeat. The usual reason is that you have an abnormal beat or run of beats, but if you're paying particular attention to yourself it may be a novel thing to note how forcefully the heart is beating at the stress of your exercise. ...Read more

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I have been having heart palpitations, loss of feeling in arm, nerve pain on right shoulder and right leg as well as neck plus extreme fatigue.

I have been having heart palpitations, loss of feeling in arm, nerve pain on right shoulder and right leg as well as neck plus extreme fatigue.

See your doctor: For a comprehensive treatment which includes medications, mind therapy, possibly physical therapy or injections based on an accurate diagnosis, conformed with imaging. ...Read more

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Treating a Pinched Nerve (Checklist)

Don't try home or OTC remedies. See a doctor.
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Determine cause, if possible, don't just treat symptoms
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Try a range of motion massage
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Consider physical therapy
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Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Heart as an organ: The heart is a sensitive organ and as such likes a certain mileu. Acid reflux (heart burn) is not a comfortable condition with acid in an otherwise alkaline mileu (esophagus), hence can cause GI pain and/or masquerade as chest pain. This perturbs the heart and has been associated with atrial fibrillation and/or simple extra beats. This is the explanation that is believed presently. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more

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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

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