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Pounding of heart

After a tiring day i fell asleep,woke up with extreme fast heartbeats in middle of the night,is it due to stress or excessive smoking?? Hard to describe but heart was pounding
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
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Reduce stress or anxiety. Try relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing or aromatherapy. Avoid stimulants. Stimulants, including caffeine, nicotine, some cold medicines and energy drinks, can make your heart beat quickly or irregularly. Avoid illegal drugs. Certain drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines, can bring on heart palpitations.
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