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What is the cause of your palpitations? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Lonake, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

Emotional distress, and possibly dehydration caused my palpitations.

Comment from: carrollmac345, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

I get palpitations after drinking water and eating a cracker, plus I have low blood sugar. I have never smoked in my life, I do not drink and don't take drugs. My neighbors smoke and I have COPD with exacerbation and hypoxemia.

Comment from: oddie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 23

Palpitations last for weeks and wear me out.

Comment from: Recca, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 18

I thought belonged to the few unfortunate people who have been experiencing this palpitation. Apparently many of us do and actually reading your experiences lessens my worries. What really worries me too much is that this palpitation happens without any reason. Especially in my case, I travel regularly alone. The feeling of fainting worries me, especially when I'm in a crowd or in a bus.

Comment from: uche, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

The cause of my palpitation is a staph infection.

Comment from: S. Janet, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

The cause of my palpitations is thyroid replacement treatment.

Medically reviewed by Joseph Palermo, DO; American Osteopathic Board Certified Internal Medicine

REFERENCE: Salem DN, O'Gara PT, Madias C, Pauker SG. Valvular and structural heart disease: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition). Chest. Jun 2008;133 (6 Suppl): 593S-629S

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