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Irregular Heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat, otherwise called arrhythmia, can make the heartbeat too fast or too slow or not even. The types of irregular heartbeats are tachycardia (the heart beats too fast), atrial fibrillation (upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly), bradycardia (slow heart rate), atrial flutter (the right upper heart chamber beats irregularly), and ventricular fibrillation (lower chambers of the heart do not pump blood efficiently).

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I have been experiencing headaches, a heavy stomach, loss of appetite, fatigue despite enough sleep, and occasional palpitations with a regular heartbeat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing persistent forehead headaches, a consistently heavy stomach, loss of appetite throughout the day, ongoing fatigue despite getting sufficient sleep, and occasional heart palpitations even with a regular heartbeat. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. From the symptoms you mentioned, the diagnosis seems to be iron deficiency anemia. Iron deficiency anemia is a condition characterized by insufficient iron levels in the body, leading to a reduction in red blood cell producti...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old smoker and have been experiencing many symptoms like loss of appetite, irregular heartbeat, and ringing ears. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old,102 lbs, 5'4 female, and I have been noticing something different with my body every day. I am a smoker, I have about two to six cigarettes a day. I made a list over time of changes I have noticed and I did really like an answer to what is going on with me. This is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You need to be examined and investigated to reach a diagnosis for your symptoms. I would suggest you carry out a complete blood count, chest x-ray, liver and kidney function test, and thyroid hormone profile to confirm the ...  Read Full »

Do fluctuations in heartbeat denote heart disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My heartbeat keeps fluctuating. Sometimes, it will be 85 bpm and the other time 60, 57 or 58 bpm. Does it indicate any heart disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, fluctuations in a heartbeat do not denote any heart disease. In fact, it indicates that your heart is normal. Heartbeat should increase during awake, with activities and exercise. And, it should decrease with rest and sleep. However, you measures the pulse during ...  Read Full »

Will Carvedilol intake cause irregular heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a home blood pressure machine as well as a home EKG machine. On Friday and Saturday morning, the BP machine detecting an unusual rhythm. Then the EKG machine said possible A-fib. All other readings the rest of the day (and I was scared, so checking hourly) were fine. I have atta...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There are few artifacts, and there is no atrial fibrillation. However, there is prolonged PR and intermittent missed beat, suggestive of second-degree AV block (Atrioventricular...  Read Full »

I had tachycardia with irregular heartbeats. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am really worried. I had tachycardia yesterday, and I do not know how I can relate to it. I am 25. I have done EKG which did not show any abnormalities. It was a very strange feeling inside my chest and very irregular heartbeats. But as soon as I made myself calm and started to breathe...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. There are two possibilities, one it can be just a stress-related event or anxiety, and the other may be cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation. Anyway, no need t...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned of heart flutters and skipped beats?

Query: Hi doctor, In the last two weeks, I have been to the ER and urgent care for this issue, and it does not seem to be resolving on its own. Earlier, I was on a long run (7 miles) when I had a series of consistent heart flutters that lasted about five to ten seconds. I stopped running and made an appoin...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry about your symptoms. I understand your concern. You are getting occasional attacks of palpitations. These are very common in young, healthy individuals in your age group. The majority of the time, they are not harmful and go away with lifestyle modifications li...  Read Full »

I have severe heartburn after taking 54 mg of Concerta. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I took 54 mg of Concerta yesterday while smoking weed. I slept off for three to four hours, and today I woke up, drank a big cup of black coffee, and went to school. I was feeling very low, so I took one tablet of Sulpiride, which did not help me, so I took one more at two or three o clock...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you are taking help from a psychiatrist. It would be best if you stopped smoking cigarettes and weed. It will increase heartburn. You are on 54mg of Concerta, a high dose. You must avoid caffeine, smoking cigarettes, and weed. Taking all of these togeth...  Read Full »

Will taking ayurvedic syrup for sinusitis affect my heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. For the last 25 days, I have had a severe cough and sinusitis. Sometimes my heart beat goes above 100 beats per minute. I consulted a doctor, and he took an ECG and chest X-ray. In the report, everything is normal, and the blood report was also normal. I was op...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should know that increased heart rate is very common during inflammation or infection. On the other hand, it can be an adverse effect of the medication. For this reason, I would not suggest taking this medicine. However, I suggest you take Acetylcysteine syrup. C...  Read Full »

How do I manage the double heartbeats found in my ECG?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. A few years ago, I have had heart beats skipping but never took it seriously and did not consider it at all. This year I had some chest pain which happened more than once. I went to ask a doctor. He made blood tests, all the tests came back normal. Later on, I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are very consistent with PVCs (premature ventricular contractions). These commonly present with palpitations in young healthy individuals. They are not life-threatening but can be worrying. I advise you to upload the results of all investigations availa...  Read Full »

I have giddiness, shivering, and fast heartbeats in the evening. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,When I reached home after work, I suddenly got giddiness followed by shivering in the whole body with a fast heartbeat. Even my hands and feet also became cold. It lasted for a maximum time of 30 minutes. The event has always happened in the evening and that too after work. In total four t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Such kind of symptoms are seen only in the following conditions: Acute anxiety. Low blood pressure or hypotension. Carotid artery stenosis. I would recommend you to check your blood pressure at the time of this event. I would also recomm...  Read Full »

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