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Why Does My Heart Feel Like It Is Fluttering
Palpitations: You're having an unusual awareness of your heartbeat. The medical term for that is palpitations. Cardiologists, and in particular electrophysiologists deal with these problems all the time. The first step is an ekg, and then a wearable monitor to see what specific rhythm problem may be to blame. Good luck! ...Read more
Arrythmia?: Go get checked by a cardiologist, this could be likely an arrythmia, by odds most likely afib ...Read more
Fluttering: It means you should go to be seen to evaluate what is going on and what if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more
Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, etc. ...Read more
Flutter/palpitations: Palpitations/fluuters can come any time, and it can be scary for some folks. At times we don't know why, but sometimes there are reasons--anxiety/panic attacks, thyroid disease, medication side effects, drug/alcohol use/abuse, heart-attacks, fever/infections, heart-conductions problem, excessive caffeine/stimulants etc..If persistent/concerning to you, consult doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
It is: This doesn't sound abnormal to me but maybe you're having some special awareness of it today? ...Read more
Vagal reaction: The stomach is controlled by the vagus nerve. This nerve is a parasympathetic nerve. Parasympathetic nerves release acetylcholine which can cause the heart to slow down. Severe vagal reactions can cause the wart to slow enough that you can pass out from lack of sufficient blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head feeling odd?: Please send another question to healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you mean that you feel too much blood going to your head, or do you feel light-headed as if not enough blood is getting up there (may occur with a bit of dizziness and the vision graying out and then coming back)? New illnesses with fevers often cause such head sensations. Send us another question! thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart beats: Premature or late heart beats feel like a skipped or extra beat. The feeling of skipping one beat is very common and within the realm of normal. This symptom you describe happens to everyone! Sustained irregular heart beats that lead to fatigue, fainting and dizziness are unsafe and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Heart thumping in my ear... Makes me feel like my chest is pounding but I dont think this is... Is this heart or sinus?
Why does my heart sometimes feel so fast and hard? Even if I am just sitting.Sometimes it feels like it skips beats.
May not be a problem: Some people feel their heart beat, even when it's beating normally, like in a quiet environment. If there are episodic irregular beats, for whatever reason, those sensations can be magnified. Stress or fear, anxiety, caffeine can be benign causes, but medications (including over the counter) and diseases can create "flutters". Best to talk to your doctor for an ecg, ?Holter, ?Event monitor. ...Read more
My neck feels like my heart is beating so fast. It also feels shaky. What can this be? I feel it more when im laying down.
Neck Heart Beat: Is your heart beating fast? If so, you may hear your pulse. More importantly, why is your heart beating so fast? It's not likely this is a vascular tumor. See your doctor right away, if this persists. Unless you also note a growth in your neck, if so, see an ENT doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
??: Talk with your doctor -- you may need a 24hr ECG recording. ...Read more
I can feel my heart beating really hard in my chest. It's not beating fast, it just feels like it's pounding. What is this? I do have anxiety
Anxiety: Anxiety can cause a release of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the blood stream. One of the functions of Epinephrine is to increase the stroke volume of the heart - that is how hard the heart pumps. The problem with anxiety is that this may have happened just once or twice but now when you "notice" it you are worried and that prolongs the whole cascade! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be.: if u have a definite relationship between eating and PVCs, u should consult a cardiologist. Eating requires more blood for stomach and may cause myocardial ischemia causing PVCs, angina, sob and fatigue in significant heart disease. u should r/o cardiomyopathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why does it feel like my heart is racing but its not? My pulse is within normal range but it feels like a rush of adrenaline in my chest. Anxiety?
Panic Attacks?: There are a number of different types of anxiety disorders. A common type of anxiety reaction is a panic attack. These typically occur suddenly and can have a variety of symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, feeling hot, short of breath, shaky, chest discomfort, etc. Panic attacks sometimes occur in response to specific triggers, but often are completely random events with no identifiable cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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