A heart palpitation is the sensation that your heart has skipped a beat or added an extra beat. It may feel like your heart is racing, pounding, or fluttering. You may become overly aware of your heartbeat. This sensation can also be felt in the neck, throat, or chest. Itâs also possible that your heart rhythm can change during the palpitations. Most heart palpitations are harmless and resolve on their own without treatment. But in rare cases, heart palpitations can indicate a serious condition. Possible causes for palpitation are:
- Strenuous exercise
- Nicotine from tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars
- Hormonal changes, including pregnancy
- Electrolyte abnormalities
- Low blood sugar
- Overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism
- Low levels of oxygen or carbon dioxide in the blood
- Blood loss
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medications, including cold and cough medications, herbal supplements, and nutritional supplements
- Prescription medications, including beta-blockers, asthma inhalers, and decongestants
- illegal drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine
- Heart disease
- Arrhythmia, or an irregular heart rhythm
- Abnormal heart valves
I would advise you to visit a MD general medicine so that you can be examined and undergo investigations such as CBC, thyroid profile, etc to find the underlying cause of the problem and have it treated.
Visit a MD general physician
If condition persists or worsens visit the ER at the earliest
Hi..., Often the cause of your heart palpitations can't be found. Common causes of heart palpitations include:
Strong emotional responses, such as stress or anxiety..Strenuous exercise..Caffeine..Nicotine..Fever..Hormone changes ..Taking cold and cough medications that contain pseudoephedrine, a stimulant...Taking some asthma inhaler medications that contain stimulants.... Reduce stress or anxiety. Try relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing ...Avoid stimulants. Stimulants, including caffeine, nicotine, some cold medicines and energy drinks, can make your heart beat quickly or irregularly.
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