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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What could be the reason for frequent imbalance, restlessness and palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a banana shake and started feeling imbalance so I came back home because of restlessness, imbalance, and palpitations. I vomited that night so the next day I went to the hospital, there intensive care doctor said it is due to high acidity at that time my BP was 150/90 mmHg and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through all your records. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Symptoms like imbalance while sitting and walking with head heaviness, restlessness and palpitations with stress precipitating them indicate a non-organic or what we call as a functio...  Read Full »

I have blood pressure with anxiety and extra heartbeats. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old police officer who has been in the job for over 19 years, I have seen tons of tragedy in my career. I have always been a hypochondriac and ultra-sensitive to any irregular heartbeats or heart-related issues. I grew up around a family who always helped each other out an...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate your detailed write up. It made it easy for me to understand what the problem might be. I really do understand your situation. Having to constantly live with fear of having a heart attack can weigh you down. But I assure you everything is fine. The extra...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have high heart rate while doing moderate exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it bad if my heart rate jumps up to very high bpm very quickly during even moderate exercises? I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5' 11" and weighs about 190 lbs who has always been in good shape. I lift every day and usually during the summers, I run about two miles a day at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to The problem you are having is called palpitations. Your baseline heart rate is 58 beats/minute and your maximum heart rate is around 200 beats per minute that is almost three times the baseline heart rate. Heart rate as high as 200 beats per minute can even lead to sud...  Read Full »

On bending down, I can hear my heartbeat only in the right ear. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I can hear my heartbeat in my right ear when I bend towards my knee. In any other position like standing or lying down I do not hear this heartbeat sound. My hearing test is normal. Is it normal to hear this heartbeat sound when a person bends his head towards ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Most commonly such feeling of heartbeat known as palpitations is absolutely normal. However, this could be due to anxiety issues. I would recommend you to get your electrocardiogram (ECG) and thyroid profile done and write back to me with re...  Read Full »

My father is experiencing sudden drop in BP and blood sugar. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a heart patient and also has a problem with high sugar. But two weeks before his BP level and sugar level dropped a lot and he started feeling very low with some kind of palpitation. After some prescription his BP level and sugar are normal, but the problem of palpitation...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit V

Diabetologist, General Surgeon, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your father. When you say heart patient I assume he has had a blockage to the artery supplying the heart (coronary artery disease) or has had a heart attack (myocardial infarction). In diabetes management, the duration of diabetes and the level of...  Read Full »

Why am I having heart palpitations?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an active 30-year-old female with health and generalized anxiety. For the past 4 days, I have been experiencing heart palpitations. Sometimes it feels like a small flutter, as if my heart misses a beat. Other times, it feels like an intense pounding that lasts for hours. I experienc...  Read Full »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not think from your symptoms that what you have said that you have terrified about to have a heart attack. It is not as your symptoms happen at rest, not during exertion. To evaluate for palpitations you do Holter monitoring. I think your symptoms mostly due to anx...  Read Full »

Will ayurveda shows quick results than allopathy for palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-years-male. Before two months back, I got into a very fearful situation and I felt panicked at that time. I consulted a psychiatrist and he gave me Clonezopam, Propranolol and anti-depressants. After using it for seven to ten days I stopped them by knowing that they are addi...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I could understand how much confusion you experience and your mental pain. So far, fewer studies have been done if we combine allopathy drugs with Ayurveda or Siddha drugs. In your case, I feel you should continue the allopathy drugs for 15 days (or above as per phy...  Read Full »

Will increase in heart rate likely to cause arrhythmia or tachycardia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. I have no symptoms and I am not taking any current medication. Three years ago I once went to the hospital because I felt my heart was beating really fast, and they did some EKG scans and a blood test on me saying that everything is normal. They also gave me t...  Read Full »

Dr. Anoop Mathew


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Palpitations or the feeling of fast heart beat is an extremely common symptom. I understand your GP has done the usual tests and has reassured you. I would need a bit more history. Have you fainted anytime? Have you got your thyroid functions checked? Do you have his...  Read Full »

Are benign palpitations fatal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have benign palpitations from the age of 15. I am getting extremely frustrated and anxious. I went to a cardiologist today and have no peace. All he said was my Holter monitor shows benign PVC, PAC, bigeminy, trigeminy, and my echocardiogram came out fine and he i...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You could have uploaded a normal ECG and Holter. Can you tell me what is this app? (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Anyways, palpitation can be benign but we have to find the cause. Do a thyroid function test, serum electrolytes (Na, K, Mg, Ca). Y...  Read Full »

What does a flutter in the center of the chest indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing a flutter in the center of my chest mostly when laying on my back. It does not happen often, maybe once or twice a night (not every night). Flutter is the best way I can describe the feeling. It lasts only for a few seconds. I also h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to In general, heart rhythm disturbances or even benign palpitations are better felt during rest. Now coming to likely possibility in you, I think it is probably to atrial or ventricular ectopics or their runs. Benign palpitations usually not felt like a flutter bu...  Read Full »

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