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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read more

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What would cause my heart to pound hard and fast?

What would cause my heart to pound hard and fast?

Arrhythmia?: Would recommend further evaluation which may include a holter or event monitor. ...Read more

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What would cause my heart to pound rapidly when reasting?

What would cause my heart to pound rapidly when reasting?

Many possibilities: There are many possible causes of abnormally fast heartbeat, some medical and some psychological (e.g., anxiety or panic disorder). If it isn't clearly associated with being upset or anxious, you need a medical examination. ...Read more

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What causes your heart to increase to slightly over 100 and you can feel it race/pound when sitting and not changing position? Then it comes back down

What causes your heart to increase to slightly over 100 and you can feel it race/pound when sitting and not changing position? Then it comes back down

Atrial fibrillation: Tell your doc what you just mentioned and ask for either a holter or event/loop monitor. The former works best if you have symptoms daily while the latter works best if you have symptoms every few weeks to a month. Atrial flutter & frequent pvcs can also do this. But it's still best to see your doctor for analysis. ...Read more

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My heart keeps jumping and fluttering like it will beat normally then it'll pound once what causes this?

My heart keeps jumping and fluttering like it will beat normally then it'll pound once what causes this?

PACs or PVCs: Premature atrial or ventricular contractions. Usually benign and may be ignored. Anxiety and caffein can be causes. If frequent and symptomatic, should see a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I am 18 and now 100 pounds since I lost weight. Can losing a lot of weight cause problems with my heart because I have palpitations recently?

I am 18 and now 100 pounds since I lost weight. Can losing a lot of weight cause problems with my heart because I have palpitations recently?

Weight loss: Weight itself should not cause palpitations, but how or what you are doing to loss weight can. If you are taking a stimulant or caffeine containing supplement then yes you can get palpitations. Also if you are really restricting your diet this can can cause an imbalance of electrolytes which can cause heart palpitations. ...Read more

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26 year old male, drink about a 6 pack a night. Active, 6'1 200 pounds, non smoker. Can the beer I drink cause heart palpable and racing h.R.? No insu

26 year old male, drink about a 6 pack a night. Active, 6'1 200 pounds, non smoker. Can the beer I drink cause heart palpable and racing h.R.? No insu

Possible: Directly and indirectly. I agree directly as per my colleague dr rutledge. But also indirectly from being dehydrated causing the heart to compensate for loss in volume and become irritable. I would recommend a reduction in alcohol consumption and consider keeping an eye out for a health fair or find a freeclinic to get a health assessment and assess risks. If issues persists or worsens, b seen. ...Read more

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Exercising is so uncomfortable bc heart pounds so hard. Feels like it is trapped in a box and is banging against my neck/chest. Dizziness. Athlete. Cause?

Exercising is so uncomfortable bc heart pounds so hard. Feels like it is trapped in a box and is banging against my neck/chest. Dizziness. Athlete. Cause?

Palpitations: Can be a sign of disturbed heart rhythm or other cardiac problem, kindly hold exercising for now till sorted out by your doctor/cardiologist, best wishes ...Read more

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I'm 22 male, 130 pounds, vegan My resting heart rate is around 60-65, when I eat it goes up to 80-100 & causes anxiety. How can I eat free of anxiety?

I'm 22 male, 130 pounds, vegan My resting heart rate is around 60-65, when I eat it goes up to 80-100 & causes anxiety. How can I eat free of anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for a self-help tool. ...Read more

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I had a mild heart attack a few weeks ago. I also have copd, hypertension. What causes your heart to pound so hard it makes you feel like your shaking?

I had a mild heart attack a few weeks ago. I also have copd, hypertension. What causes your heart to pound so hard it makes you feel like your shaking?

Avoid too confident: It could be of multiple causes. You are on medicines that can cause palpitation such as albuterol, and nitroglycerin. But a previous event would cause me to caution to avoid too much self confidence. See your pmd and your cardiologist to make sure. ...Read more

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Cause of feeling heart pound in chest&stomach after exercise? Beats so forcefully that pulse visible when sit down. Very uncomfortable. Hr not racing

Cause of feeling heart pound in chest&stomach after exercise? Beats so forcefully that pulse visible when sit down. Very uncomfortable. Hr not racing

When you exercise: Your vessels expand, your cardiac output increases and you release hormones to improve cardiac function. It is not abnormal to feel your pulse more forcefully after exercise as your body readjusts to its resting state. Stay well hydrated as this might help in recovery. ...Read more

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Can release of hormones from fat cells cause hair loss and heart palpitations? I've lost 42 pounds, but I eat high protein and at least 1200 cals/day

Can release of hormones from fat cells cause hair loss and heart palpitations? I've lost 42 pounds, but I eat high protein and at least 1200 cals/day

Check your thyroid: You might have an over active thyroid. It might be used to having to manage the "larger" you, and now is just doing too much. Your family doc can do a simple blood test to check a tsh, t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) ; t4, and free T4 ; free t3 (liothyronine). That is a good place to start! Also, a basic ekg/ecg can investigate the palpitations to make sure they don't need additional work up, like an echo. Congrats on weight loss! ...Read more

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I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

I am 4'10 105 pounds. I am slim build in an effort to become thin I tried hydroxycut recommend dose. Can caffeine OD cause throat pain? (I had other symptoms last night such as insomnia, anxiety, chest tightness, irregular heart beat)

Caffeine can do: All the things you mentioned, but so can poor diet. Please see your doc because the symptoms you mention are dangerous. You also need to be evaluated for a possible eating disorder. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes a heart illness?

What causes a heart illness?

Heart disease: Many causes, metabolic, inherited, infectious, degenerative, inflammatory, atherosclerotic, toxic, and others ...Read more

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What causes a inlarge heart?

What causes a inlarge heart?

Cardiomegaly: Heart enlargement has many causes ranging from high blood pressure to various forms of cardiomyopathy and valvular diseases. See and md if this is a concern. ...Read more

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What causes a hole in the heart?

What causes a hole in the heart?

Septal defect: Fetal blood circulation requires a connection between the two sides of the heart. Normally, this closes during birth, but occasionally a communication remains after birth. ...Read more

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What causes the heart to enlarge?

What causes the heart to enlarge?

Many causes: All very fit athletes have big hearts, which is good, and all fat people have bit hearts which lets them carry the extra weight. The heart bulks like a bodybuidler's biceps when worked extra hard. High blood pressure and anemia are easy to understand, some hearts are malformed with dangerous enlargement as bumps in bad places. Many others. Clinical correlation required! ...Read more