Common "Palpitations" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Palpitation is when you feel that your heart has skipped a beat or beating too hard and fast or fluttering. The causes can be anything from simple conditions like strenuous exercise, stress, anxiety, low blood sugar, and shock to severe diseases like arrhythmias and heart valve defects. Get medical help immediately if palpitation is accompanied by loss of consciousness, sweating, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.

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Should I be concerned about my pronounced heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor,I had constipation two months ago, and the first week of last month I had acidity. Now, whether I stand, sit, or lie down, I feel my heartbeat, but the doctor said it was normal. I am taking a gastrogel for acid for heartburn, but it has been 24 hours and I still feel my heart racing. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. An unusual awareness of one's heartbeats is called palpitations. Palpitations may occur due to various reasons: 1. Fast heart rate (many causes). 2. Slower heart rate (many causes). 3. Irregular heart rate (many cause...  Read Full »

I woke up with heart palpitations and radiating left arm pain. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I woke up with heart palpitations after drinking and eating pizza last night. Today my left arm near the tricep or shoulder and back had radiating pain. However, when I worked out (30 minutes on the treadmill), my pain went away. I also have very bad gastritis today and burping a lot. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are experiencing palpitations. Alcohol, cigarettes, etc., worsens palpitations. Therefore, I advise you to stop drinking. Any history of shortness of breath or dizziness? Please answer the question so that I can guide you appropriately.  Read Full »

Can low potassium levels cause presyncope? Kindly clarify.

Query: Hi doctor, A few weeks ago, I experienced presyncope. I felt a palpitation, and when I checked my pulse, it was not beating for a few seconds. I then got tunnel vision and put my head between my legs. When I came back up, I saw stars. I went to the ER and had a normal EKG. They found that my potass...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It can precipitate arrhythmias in the heart, which can manifest similarly. But, 3.1 is not very low to cause arrhythmias in a healthy heart. So it is worthwhile to evaluate you as we can not explain it just because of potassium. Was there just a presyncope or repeated e...  Read Full »

I feel a different heartbeat sound while lying on my left side and placing a hand over my chest. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor,Whenever I lay down on my left side or put my arms on my chest, my heart makes a different sound of thumping, and I am very aware or conscious of it; the area around the chest where the heart is also hurting. When I work out my chest muscles, I wonder whether this is something I should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Unusual awareness of own heartbeats is called palpitations. It may occur due to various reasons such as fast heart rate (many causes), slower heart rate (many causes), irregular heart rate (many causes), being overcautious about heartbeats. Thin, lean patients can feel ...  Read Full »

Why is tachycardia seen in COVID-19 patients?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate has increased and is above 100 bpm for about two days. I am experiencing this for the first time and I have not done any tests regarding this issue. Is there anything that I should be concerned about?  Read Full »

Dr. Yermal Tanmai Deelip

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query, and I would like to know some more details about your present problem to help you with it. Do you feel palpitations or any other cardiac symptoms when your heart rate is increased? Did you have a fever for the last 2 days? Did you have any ...  Read Full »

Do palpitation and increased heart rate indicate an underlying pathology?

Query: Hi doctor, My heart rate gets abnormal after different intervals. Yesterday my BP was 80/140 mmHg. I get palpitation and feel uneasy while I am angry or during a sudden emotional rush. I have been feeling this problem for the past one year. I am taking Telmikind (20 mg), and Nebicard (2.5 mg). And I...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Sorry to hear about your health issues. Please be positive, and you will be fine. You were experiencing palpitations. These showcases as a rapid heartbeat or a racing heart. Often palpitations are not caused by underlying heart diseases. The re...  Read Full »

Can Food Allergies Cause Palpitations? Taking Concor 5 For Heart Palpitations.

Query: Hello doctor,I had my first heart palpitations two years ago. One doctor prescribed me Ciplar LA 20 and Ecospirin 75 for three months. The doctor also suggested Dilzem or Flecarite on SOS basis. I got palpitation even after having the above medicines. Dilzem worked on as needed basis but since it wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and intermittent ectopic. Food allergies will not cause this problem but if you take spicy food, have lack of sleep, mental or physical stress can aggravate the problem. Usually, these medicines have no or little ...  Read Full »

I have been having chest discomfort. What could it be?

Query: Hi, I am a 31year old male. I was recently diagnosed with minor gastritis after EGD. I was having stomach problems but have recovered at present. Last two weeks I have been having some chest discomfort. ECG and other tests show normal heart function. Since two days, the chest sensations are more p...  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to Since you have mentioned that ECG and other tests came out to be normal, it is not associated with any cardiac abnormality. As you have a history of gastritis confirmed through EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy), there is more possibility of association with acid reflu...  Read Full »

My daughter is struggling with depression. Please help

Query: Dear Doctor, I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my 15 year old daughter. Her symptoms have developed most significantly over the past few months, and include depression, weakness, constant light-headedness, shortness of breath (even when sitting still), difficulty taking a deep breath (ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Meenal Mohit Vohra

Answer: Hi, It is really sad to know about your daughter. 1. As a matter of fact your daughter seems to have acute thyroiditis. Though the thyroid profile has not shown full blown thyrotoxic state, she has subclinical hyperthyroidism with TSH being suppressed. Since how long has she been like this? Thyroidi...  Read Full »

Please give advise regarding low BP, low sugar blackouts, and palpitations.

Query: Dear doctor, Sometimes I get low BP, low sugar blackouts and palpitations. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Low blood pressure may be due to genetic factors. Do you have a family history of low blood pressure? Hydration and correction of electrolytes might help you. Mix one teaspoon of Electral powder (essential electrolytes) in a glass of water and drink thrice a day for a ...  Read Full »

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