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Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

Can gas in the stomach cause heart palpitations?

No: To be precise, gas in the stomach can not cause heart palpitations, but it can give the feeling like there is something happening to the heart when there is not. We frequently have patients who feel "palpitations" while wearing a heart monitor and we see no abnormalities of the heart rate or rhythm. So, the sensation can come from causes unrelated to the heart. ...Read more

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Could having gas have anything to do with heart palpitations?

Could having gas have anything to do with heart palpitations?

It's possible: In general the two conditions are separate. However it is possible that gassy pain is actually heart pain because the heart is not getting enough oxygen. If the gas happens with exertion or emotional stress, then this would be more likely. The gassy pain and heart palpitations could then both be related to one underlying heart condition. But more info is needed to really know. ...Read more

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My father died a few months ago. Since then, i've had some heart palpitations one or twice a day, gas, and general anxiety. Could it be gad? Should i worry about the palpitations?

My father died a few months ago. Since then, i've had some heart palpitations one or twice a day, gas, and general anxiety. Could it be gad? Should i worry about the palpitations?

Palpitations: I'm sorry for your loss. Grief can present in many ways, including physical symptoms. However, when you have new symptoms it's wise to have a checkup with your primary care physician to make sure you're in good physical health. Anxiety can cause the symptoms you mention also. Short-term psychotherapy may be of help, and there are specific talk therapies for general anxiety too. ...Read more

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Abdominal and back pain.Passing out gas.Heart palpitations?

Abdominal and back pain.Passing out gas.Heart palpitations?

See your doctor or: Go to the emergency department very, very soon. Loss of consciousness with palpitations is a significant combination of symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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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


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more