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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I felt my heartbeat in shoulder blade. Is this heart related or stress related?

Query: Hello doctor, I felt my heartbeat in my right shoulder blade for about 30 minutes and this concerns me. Is this heart related or stress related? Over the past three months I have had many EKG, echocardiogram and stress test, all were normal. Today I felt a very new and strange sensation while sitti...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pounding or racing heart rate you are experiencing is known as palpitations, that is, awareness of one's own heartbeat. They usually are not serious and go away on their own. They may accur during physical or emotional exertion, anxiety, stimulants like caffeine, ni...  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 w...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjib K 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 littl...  Read Full »

Does my chest and abdominal pain on eating food and irregular heartbeats suggest a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, The pain first started on the top corner of my chest, and then a month ago, it moved to my left abdomen. The pain is intermittent and feels like pressure cramps. It gets worse when I eat food. I have lost around 30 pounds as I cannot eat food due to pain and an irregular heartbeat. My ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Unusual awareness of own heartbeats is called palpitations. Palpitations may occur due to the following reasons- 1. Due to fast heart rate. 2. Due to a slower heart rate. 3. Due to Irregular heart rate. 4. Due to being overcautious abo...  Read Full »

I am feeling weak and light-hearted. Please suggest some remedies.

Query: Hi doctor, I feel light-hearted, have heart palpitations, pounding sensation now and then like a pulse in my face, feeling weak, and have a resting heart rate of 97 beats per minute. I also currently have other internal issues healthwise. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I want to tell you that the most common causes of the symptoms you described are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), heart disease, and anxiety disorder. For hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), I will suggest you get TSH (Thyroid-stimulat...  Read Full »

I have increased heart rate and palpitations. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, While taking blood pressure reading, the doctor advised ECG (echocardiography) due to faster heart beats. I also experience palpitations frequently. My blood pressure is 120/90 mm of Hg. The physician suggested me to meet a cardiologist based on the attached ECG. My current medication...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports of ECG (echocardiography) and heart rate are normal. An ECG done during an episode of fast heart rate will tell about cardiac rhythm issue.  Read Full »

I have abnormal heartbeat and breathing difficulties. Please suggest course of action.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have been feeling my heartbeat, breath, and pulse rate to be abnormal for the past three weeks. It feels like my heart is pounding so bad. And then, I feel difficulty for breathing, like I have run or jogged more than my capacity, even if I am sitting or lyin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. Your chief complaints are palpitations and lower abdomen pain. Anyone who notices a change in their heartbeats should go for ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out arrhythmia. The most common causes of one-sided pain in the lower abdomen...  Read Full »

I often have palpitations at bedtime. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 and in good health. For about a year, I have had some strange heart palpitations. They tend to happen at night when I lie down. They are very strong beats and irregular. It lasts only a couple of minutes but is quite scary as it feels like my heart is beating out of control an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Palpitations are very common, and usually, they are not serious until there are accompanying symptoms like lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting or drop attacks, etc. One of the most common causes of palpitations is anxiety, but it can also be due to heart rhythm prob...  Read Full »

Suffering from subclinical hyperthyroidism with anxiety and palpitations.

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. Minal 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 »

Why do I have severe chest pain and palpitations after food and walk?

Query: Dear doctor, I have HOCM by birth and suffering severe chest pain and palpitation after food and walk. One year back, I underwent angioplasty and stenting.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM) needs further treatment even after stenting. Can you tell me exactly what drugs you are on? So that I can help you further. Revert back to a cardiologist online -->  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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