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Pounding heartbeat and don't know what it is. How do I figure out what's wrong?

Pounding heartbeat and don't know what it is. How do I figure out what's wrong?

See doc: An ekg will determine if this is a normal heartbeat. Blood work can check for anemia, thyroid abnormalities, and other disorders which may make you feel this way. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more


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Can you have a really pounding heartbeat for any reason?

Can you have a really pounding heartbeat for any reason?

Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. See your md. ...Read more

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Pounding heartbeat at night from metoprolol?

Pounding heartbeat at night from metoprolol?

Unlikely: People do have increased heart awareness but could also be premature beats or other arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What may cause the feeling of a pounding heartbeat on one or both sides of neck with lightheadedness?

What may cause the feeling of a pounding heartbeat on one or both sides of neck with lightheadedness?

Arrthymia: The carotid arteries on each side of the neck are the ones that throb with a rapid heart beat. Your dizziness with it is concerning. It may be a hot flash if you are perimenopausal, but i would call the doctor anyhow to check into any possible cardia problem. ...Read more

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What could be cause of a pounding heartbeat?

What could be cause of a pounding heartbeat?

Many reasons: There are many reasons, anxiety being the most common. However, anything involving your heart is worth checking out. Consider thyroid or adrenal diseases, dehydration, medications, chemical imbalances. Too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, drugs, stress, and not enough sleep are other big causes. See your md. ...Read more

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Racing or pounding heartbeat unexpected out of the blue?

Racing or pounding heartbeat unexpected out of the blue?

Palpitations: They could be normal heart beats (sinus rhythm) or pvcs, other possibilities include svt, atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation. Depending on the frequency, heart monitors might help in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a pounding heartbeat in my head?

I feel like I have a pounding heartbeat in my head?

Get it checked out: Sometimes its a simple explanation but sometimes its a serious problem. Don't worsen it by trying not to think about it. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up to a pounding heartbeat after I drink a lot?

Why am I waking up to a pounding heartbeat after I drink a lot?

Many things: If you mean drinking a lot of alcohol, the most likely reasons are dehydration, low blood sugar, and/or that alcohol, for all its pleasant side effects, is still a kind of poison. Asian & first nations heritage also holds a genetic defect that makes alcohol even more toxic.It also does not play will with other medications, especially for depression or anxiety. Ask your doc. Don't drink until then. ...Read more

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Fast, pounding heartbeat and short of breath. Time for exam?

Fast, pounding heartbeat and short of breath. Time for exam?

Yep.: Though anxiety is a common cause , so are other more serious things. Decrease your worry by getting it properly checked ou. ...Read more

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Pounding heartbeat in head when I stand up immediately after alcohol and a large amount of food. What could this be? Not a hangover.

Pounding heartbeat in head when I stand up immediately after alcohol and a large amount of food. What could this be? Not a hangover.

Maybe migraine: Potential triggering of glutamate brain neurotransmitters by alcohol and the food you ingest, but also, a trigger might involve an orthostatic blood pressure drop. Your doctor can readily sort all of this out. ...Read more