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Why sometimes i feel like a skip beat every 7or 10 days? I

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Why sometimes i feel like a skip beat every 7or 10 days ?
I just did a stress test 3 days ago & it was normal ( i reached to stage 6 on Bruce protocol 209 BPM)
Negative stress test with functional capacity : Above average (>20%)
I am athletic i do cardio 6 days a week (40 min jumping rope on high pace each day) .
I did through a routine check up since 5 months ago Echocardiogram with EF 62% & normal test as well .
The Dr told me that this skipped beats are very normal & common .
Is that right ?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Hello,

Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Well, Skipping of heart beats can be minor and do not require medical treatment if you do not have other symptoms or a history of heart disease.

Hyperthyroidism(high levels of thyroid hormone) should always be ruled out with blood tests before making the diagnosis.

As you got clinical checkup and EKG done, so i would not be worried for any serious issue.

No need to worry, You don't have any serious issue.

Other causes of skipping of heart beats are- anxiety, or drinking a lot of caffeine-containing beverages.

In your case, Stress/ Anxiety issue seems to be most common cause for such skipped heart beat.

Please don't worry, This is not related with any serious issue.

You should laugh more or watch a comedy or read a funny book.

You should connect with friends and family, You can make plans to meet for dinner or coffee.

You can go for meditating or Yoga. It would quiet your mind.

You can Limit your alcohol and caffeine consumption.

To be honest and from my clinical experience i can say that your symptoms are related with Anxiety issue.

Please don't worry and don't think for you are sick person. You can follow healthy eating and lifestyle changes, it would be very useful.

Hope this helped

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
A few years ago i did a stress test for my company as a routine & it wad normal but it shows some PVCs but the Dr told me it is nothing & my test is negative & very normal but he asked me about if i am anexious or not & about my caffeine intake . Now your words have made me remember YES i am very anexious & my consumption from Coffee & Beer is too much !!I drink 3 mega cups of coffee each day + 1 bottle of beer every night . He also told me that maybe i am exerting myself in exercising.You are right maybe i need to relax .
Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Dear,

Yes, you should try to decrease coffee cups, It would really help you out.

Along with it, Deep breathing exercises, Yoga and meditation and relaxation exercises would be helpful.

Please keep yourself relaxed.

Take healthy and well balanced diet.

God bless you and take care.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

Dear,

Please don't worry at all.

Such symptoms are not related with any serious issue.

You can safely relax at home.

You can follow measures, as advised in previous post.

God bless you and take care.

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Expert:  Dr Josh replied 6 months ago.

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