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What causes a rapid heartbeat even when i'm feeling relaxed?

What causes a rapid heartbeat even when i'm feeling relaxed?

Several things: Being not relaxed is just one of many things that affects heart rate and rhythm. You could have an overactive thyroid for instance. Fever can make you heart beat faster or being dehydrated. Some times the heart rhythm can just become abnormal such as when a person gets atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Cigarette & tachy.: Many of the ingredients in cigarettes are stimulants, not to mention the 42 carcinogens of course. The stimulants can raise your heart rate, and can trigger rhythm disturbances in those prone to such otherwise. ...Read more

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Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Depends: Certain drugs and venoms cause reversible or irreversible blockade of acetylcholine receptors. Some cause rapid heart rate. If you're receiving such a drug, it's under the supervision of a physician, so put your trust in that person. Whether the increased heart rate is injurious depends on the specifics of your health history and condition. ...Read more

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What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

Vtach: this is called ventricular tachycardia and is caused by ischemia, inflammation,toxins, electrolyte disturbances, electric shock, medications and more.... ...Read more

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What can I do if Adderall causes a rapid heartbeat?

What can I do if Adderall causes a rapid heartbeat?

Talk to doctor: If Adderall is causing tachycardia or palpitations, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, contact your doctor asap and stop the medicine until you do so. ...Read more

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Does Lipitor cause rapid heartbeat?

Does Lipitor cause rapid heartbeat?

Not usually: Lipitor does not commonly affect the heart rate or rhythm. Rarely, patients are allergic… patients who take Lipitor may have other associated cardiac conditions that may themselves be the cause of the rapid heart beat. The best recommendation is to have an ekg done and perhaps wear a 24 hour cardiac (holter) monitor. That will help you and your doctor determine the cause of your rapid heart beat. ...Read more

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Can testosterone cause a rapid heartbeat?

Can testosterone cause a rapid heartbeat?

Yes, rarely: Although rare, rapid heart beat has been described with testosterone use. One mechanism of this is that rarely testosterone can cause a drop in blood sugar. This can result in a rapid hearbeat as the body releases adrenaline in response to the low blood sugar level. ...Read more

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