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What Can Cause Irregular Heart Beat
Many causes: Electrolyte imbalance, especially low potassium or low magnesium. Hypoxia (low oxygen). Lack of circulation (ischemia). Structural anomalies (like mitral stenosis or by-pass tract.)abnormal cardiac function (like cardiomyopathy). Infection (like myocarditis). Ph imbalance (acidosis or alkylosis). Cardiac stimulation (like nicotine, caffeine, cocaine, adrenalin). Fatigue, stress, anxiety, aging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production. Used as a dietary supplement for muscle building. Some people experience digestive issues following use like gas, bloating, cramps, headaches and irritability. If you heart is irregular see a physician for ekg and physical exam. If happen after the whey stop it and see a doctor. ...Read more
Usually 3.3 or lower: This depends on other health issues. Other electrolyte disorders that are present might make a person more sensitive to low potassium. Certain meds, most critically digoxin, increase sensitivity to low potassium as well. Perhaps most important is the reason why postassium is low; if the abnormality is caused by a systemic illness then problems might occur even at a level of 3.4 to 3.6 or so. ...Read more
No: B12 is involved in blood cell formation and nervous system function. Its deficiency can result in macrocytic (large blood cell size), and a host of neurological and GI symptoms. Some feel stamina and energy level might be affected. No connection to irregular heartbeat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For sure!: Your heart responds to Adrenalin and a scary dream can pump a lot of it into your circulation. In the most extreme of circumstances, it's actually possible to be "scared to death" - this is the mechanism of so-called "voodoo death" in which a pre-scientific person is so scared of black magic directed against them, that they have a serious arrhythmia and die. Nightmares are usually harmless though. ...Read more
Can these medications cause irregular heart beat? omeprazole,clarithromycin, amoxicillan doctor has me on them for h pylori?
No-yes-no: Omeprazole and amoxicillin: NO but Clarithromycin can cause PVCs, prolonged QT interval, and Torsades de pointes tachycardia. You should have an EKG done before your next dose to rule this out (prolonged QT which can lead to Torsades is the only dangerous one and easily diagnosed. Some people are born with sensitivity to this class of drugs). ...Read more
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