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What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

What causes my heart to skip beats during exercise?

Arrhythmia: Have a doctor check you out - some of those may be benign, but the stress of exercise may bring out some heart problems that need treatment to avoid sudden problems later. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Can gastric problems cause interruption during exercise (heart palpitations etc)? If so, what types of problems can cause this?

Not normally : Heart palpitation is normal during exercise. Can be exaggerated if you eat just before exercising, get dehydrated during exercise or if you use some supplements that increase metabolism. Also long runners sometimes develop diarrhea that could be associated with an exaggerated response. Hope this help. ...Read more

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Would using Claritin (loratadine) d cause rapid heart rate during exercise?

Would using Claritin (loratadine) d cause rapid heart rate during exercise?

Yes, any "D" drug : The "d" in claritin-d, or Mucinex (guaifenesin) - d and others, all stand for decongestant. Decongestants are medications that stimulate the adrenaline system and can cause higher blood pressure and heart rate. While not bad for short time, may cause problems if used chronically. Check with your dr. If you have high blood pressure or heart rhythm problems before using these medications. ...Read more

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Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cardiac evaluation: preferably a basic exam, baseline EKG, exercise stress echo test and other imaging based on findings, I suggest a cardiology consultation ASAP or ER if symptoms are worrisome. ...Read more

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How high should heart rate go after one flight of stairs in terms of % of max?Also,what could be cause of pvcs/pacs during exercise for young athlete?

How high should heart rate go after one flight of stairs in terms of % of max?Also,what could be cause of pvcs/pacs during exercise for young athlete?

U must B more-: -specific. Depends on the work done which involves weight, how fast slow, 2 @ a time. In a young kid if U develop PVC's U need 2 talk 2 Ur parents about it & U should C Ur PCP 4 starters & get referrals if needed. Ur parents R the gate keepers of Ur health care. But such symptoms R not normal 4 a17y/o kid ...Read more

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During exercise my heart beats for 187 times in a minute. Normal?

During exercise my heart beats for 187 times in a minute. Normal?

Maximal heart rate: Calculate your maximal heart. Roughly 220-age. If your heart is healthy your heart can go there during high intensity aerobic exercise. Then review your target training zones and go and have fun loosing weight or training for a marathon or sprinting event. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your heart beats too fast during exercise?

Too fast?: If you have an episode of supraventricular tachycardia or something similar while you're exercising, you feel your heart go off like an alarm clock and it takes away your wind. This is best treated by your physician and is seldom a major issue. Otherwise, there's really no "too fast" -- speed allows for greater total output, . ...Read more

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I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

I've been feeling rapid heart beats that go really fast and hit my rib cage, and it worries and much. This happens during. Exercise, what is this?

Hard to say: But I'd be worried about a possible arrhythmia, as in irregular heart beat. It's possible that these sensations are related to benign extra heart beats, like PACs or PVCs, but nonetheless, you need to be formally evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to see/feelyour heart beat forcefully through your clothes?its unusually noticeable and Ive been experiencing elevated HR during exercise

Is it normal to see/feelyour heart beat forcefully through your clothes?its unusually noticeable and Ive been experiencing elevated HR during exercise

@ Ur age it's not-: -normal 4 U 2 B feeling Ur heart rate thru Ur clothes unless U R putting Ur hand 2 feel 4 it. It's normal 4 it 2 elevate with exercise, but @ rest it could B a sign of elevated blood pressure. That's what U should C Ur PCP 4. Talk 2 Ur parents, they R the gatekeepers of Ur health care. ...Read more