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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