I'm 18 and have heart palpitations, can you help me?

Palpitation Sx. 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 found with abnormal hearts.

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How to determine if I'm having heart palpitations?

Pulse more than 100. There is artery in your wrist on the thumb side. Count the beats for one minute. More than 100 beats per minute is palpitation. Read more...

I'm a teen with heart palpitations. Scaring me. Please help?

Palpitations. Many things can cause palpitations, but in young people it can often be related to ingestion of stimulants like caffeine in energy drinks, appetite suppressants, stimulant meds (such as add meds), and illicit substances. Other considerations are anemia, thyroid disorder, electrolyte problems. Less commonly a cardiac problem may be present. Obtain an exam with your physician to start. Read more...

What is a good way to determine if I'm having heart palpitations?

Palpitations. Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. Read more...

I'm having really painful heart palpitations, how can I stop them?

Need the cause. There are several causes for palpitations, so knowing the exact heart beat/rhythm is vital. If symptoms are daily, a 24 hour holter monitor can be helpful to know what the cause is. If the symptoms are not every day, then an event monitor would be very helpful- these can be worn for up to 4 weeks. Read more...

Randomly had loads of heart palpitations today, I'm so worried! What could this be?

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...