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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
75 Doctors shared insights

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 sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting that's worrisome. Start by seeing an internal medicine or cardiology doctor; depending on what else turns up, some tests are in order. ...Read more

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Bad leg (calf)cramps. Racing heart. Palpitations. Shaky. Anxiety. Headaches. Tired all the time. No energy. Going 2 cardiologist nxt wk 2 b safe. What is this?

Bad leg (calf)cramps. Racing heart. Palpitations. Shaky. Anxiety. Headaches. Tired all the time. No energy. Going 2 cardiologist nxt wk 2 b safe. What is this?

See your doctor: There are many things that can these symptoms and you may be suffering from more than one condition. It is unusual for a woman of your age to be feeling this way, especially during a stage in your life when you could be super busy. Consider your lifestyle. Are you always on the go, not sleeping or having time to eat right? Are you stressed? Your doctor can help rule out the most dangerous causes. ...Read more

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My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.

Potassium: Levels can be bad for arrhythmia of the heart, with low levels liable to cause more rhythm problems and issues with muscle spasms. At that level K 3.2 it should not be too bad. Eat more bananas and drink more pineapple juice. ...Read more

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IBS-DX x4 days severe abd. Pain nausea vomiting diarrhea pain get worse 7-8out of 10 when eat/drink racing heart/palpitations Meds no help next step?

IBS-DX x4 days severe abd. Pain nausea vomiting diarrhea pain get worse 7-8out of 10 when eat/drink racing heart/palpitations Meds no help next step?

Concerned not IBS: Your symptoms are not typical of irritable bowel syndrome. Pain, especially 7-8 out of 10 and vomiting are unusual. Also, the racing heart/palpitations may be a sign that you are dehydrated. To be symptomatic at 29 you are probably very dehydrated. I would recommend you see urgent care or the emergency room - or at least your primary care doctor. These are concerning symptoms. Fluids!! ...Read more

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Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes.: Ginseng can also cause nervousness, anxiety, agitation and high blood pressure. Several other herbs have a similar effect, like ephedra and ginkgo-biloba. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few: Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more

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What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

What would are some probably causes of heart palpitations in a 20 year old?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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I've been having heart palpitations, occasional skiped beats, breathing deeply seems to alleviate them, what causes this?

Many causes: A good history and physical very important to find out the cause. Could be just nothing. Many people have skipped beats that after the million dollar work up turn to be benign. I have those. But, possible causes are anxiety, psychosocial stressors, caffeine, energy drinks, hyperthyroid, heart disease, asthma, side effects from medications. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Heart palpitations that actually cause sharp pains. Why would this happen? Could this happen if you think too much or take stress.

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. ...Read more

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Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Can msg cause heart palpitations?

Yes it can: And can also cause headache, high blood pressure etc. Take care! Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/monosodium-glutamate/faq-20058196. ...Read more

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Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Can green tea cause heart palpitations?

Tea: If you consume lots of green or black tea, palpitations can result. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Can bad posture cause heart palpitations?

Yes: A posture that increases intra abdominal pressure can cause palpitations. ...Read more

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Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Does acid reflux cause heart palpitations?

Possible cause: Acid reflux can be associated with heart palpitations. Both conditions are so relatively common that proving a relationship when both are present is difficult. ...Read more

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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read more

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Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Can a cold or virus cause heart palpitations?

Yes: It probably happens more often than we realize. We know that certain viruses, like echo and coxsackie viruses have a predilection for the heart and there may be others that are not as well recognized. ...Read more

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Why would epinephrine cause heart palpitations?

That's it's job: Epinephrine is supposed to increase heart rate, blood pressure and the force of contraction. That's what palpations are. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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