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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

Tough to say: Over the computer is is tough to say, but with any heart palpitations and dizziness you need to be evaluated and properly diagnosed to assure at the least that you have no abnormal heart issues causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best type of magnesium to take to help with my heart palpitations?

What is the best type of magnesium to take to help with my heart palpitations?

Magnesium: Elemental Mg is hard to absorb with a daily limited GI capacity, excess intake causes osmotic effects with looser stooling;hence its use as a laxative (Milk of Magnesia).Focus on foods with natural Mg sources. Palpitations need independent evaluation as to underlying cause. ...Read more

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Are there any foods that cure heart palpitations?

Are there any foods that cure heart palpitations?

Palpitations: None curative but many causative such as caffeine. Found in sodas coffee tea chocolate. Abstinence from these agents beneficial. ...Read more

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Having crazy heart palpitations don't know what is wrong?

Having crazy heart palpitations don't know what is wrong?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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I don't know if im having a heart palpitations or not because im constantly aware of my heartbeat. I also have anxiety so anxiety symptoms mimic hd?

I don't know if im having a heart palpitations or not because im constantly aware of my heartbeat. I also have anxiety so anxiety symptoms mimic hd?

Symptoms of a panic: Attack can sometimes mimic heart disease. The best way to differentiate anxiety / panic from medical causes is through a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

I have been having to heart palpitations that make me cough ill lose breath for a second and after I cough ill be back to normal. I don't smoke drink?

Most likely: Premature atrial or ventricular contractions which are common but could also be arrhythmia. ..May want to discuss with your physician if troublesome. ...Read more

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I usually get heart palpitations normally and tests say my heart is "perfectly normal"i don't see how but anyway why do they get worse in cold weather?

I usually get heart palpitations normally and tests say my heart is "perfectly normal"i don't see how but anyway why do they get worse in cold weather?

Healthy life style: 1. Evaluation of cardiac structure, function
2. Holter monitoring to r/o arrhytmia
3. Stress testing to evaluate BP nad hr during exercise
4. Tsh, k, mg anemia r/o
4. Sleep enough, be happy. ...Read more

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Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Experiencing what I believe are heart palpitations. I didn't vigorously exercise, just mildly. It flutters and hurts mostly when I walk. Is it serious?

Heart flutter: Heart flutter is from a rapidly beating heart or from arrhythmia. It is normal with even mild exercise, but should not cause chest pain if it is normal. Chest pain with heart flutter is very serious and could indicate a lack of blood flow/oxygenation to the heart muscle caused by arrhythmia and warrants an ER visit urgently. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

Palpitations: You need to discuss this with your doctor. Depending on what workup you've had, you could have many things going on. If you've had the appropriate cardiac workup and nothing is documented, you may have anxiety or else are calling something palpitations that is not a heart palpitation. People use words that may be understood differently by other people. ...Read more

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Earlier I had heart palpitations then right after I had an anxiety attack now it won't go away what do I do and should I worry?

Earlier I had heart palpitations then right after I had an anxiety attack now it won't go away what do I do and should I worry?

See a doctor: Anxiety or panic attacks and heart attacks can have very similar symptoms. The description of persisting symptoms is atypical for a classic panic attach, which tends to peak quicly and dissipate within 15-20 minutes or so. What you should do depends on diagnosis, which only an examination can do - with cardiac symptoms generally immediate and prompt evaluation is needed. Don't mess around c a doc. ...Read more

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I never had heart palpitations till my kid was born and I suffured from stres and anxiety they thought she wasn't gonna make it its ben 3 years?

I never had heart palpitations till my kid was born and I suffured from stres and anxiety they thought she wasn't gonna make it its ben 3 years?

Anxiety treatment: If physiological causes of the palpitations have been ruled out, then it sounds like you need treatment for anxiety. Seek a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I've been feeling anxious and nervous at the office these days. I don't feel anything during the day but feel heart palpitations at bed. Need to worry?

I've been feeling anxious and nervous at the office these days. I don't feel anything during the day but feel heart palpitations at bed. Need to worry?

Nighttime common: People are much more prone to feel irregularity in their heart beat at night when they're quiet and not distracted. Lying in bed is often the time and especially lying left side down. Nerve and stress are significant causes. Those are common symptoms and, if you're otherwise healthy, I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Palpitation (Definition)

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


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

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