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Palpitation Questions

When a person says it feels like their heart is fluttering, skipping a beat, or beating to fast this is what is called palpitations. Palpitation can be felt in the throat and neck as well as the chest. Although palpitations go away on their own and usually are of great concern, they can be scary to say the least. Rarely are palpitations the sign of a serious heart condition, but this should not be ruled out without a proper evaluation. Read below where Experts have answered questions about palpitations and palpitation causes.

Can anxiety or depression cause palpitations?

Both depression and anxiety or even a combination of the 2 can cause the heart to throb. Because depression leads to negative thinking it can cause the heart to become stressed which leads to palpitations. Both of these conditions with the palpitations are easily dealt with by a combination of medication and Cognitive behavior Therapy. Consult a doctor who will be able to diagnose this problem and prescribe the proper course of treatment.

How is palpitations caused from social phobia treated?

Social phobia and anxiety disorders have both been known to cause heart palpitations. There are several medications that can help treat these conditions as well as their symptoms. Below is a list of these medications.
• Ativan which is a form of Lorazepam
• Effexor RX which is a Venlaflaxine
• Cymbalta which is a form of Duloxetine

It is also important to consider cutting down on products containing caffeine like coffee, tea and soda. And ask a doctor before using over the counter herbs and remedies.

Can alcohol cause heart palpitations?

Heart palpitation has been linked to many things as well as alcohol consumption. When palpitations occur it is often after a person has consumed several drinks within a short period of time. Because of the risks associated with alcohol consumption and hypertension these palpitations should not be disregarded. It is important to seek prompt medical attention if experiencing palpitations during alcohol consumption. A full cardiac evaluation as well as 24 heart watching and EKG may be required to find out if there has been any further damage associated with the alcohol consumption.

What causes heart palpitations, muscle spasms and problems breathing?

Cardiac arrhythmia is a common cause of heart palpitations, breathing problems and muscle spasms. These symptoms can come on suddenly as well as leave as suddenly as they came. Usually after the episode has went away a person will feel fully normal. None of these symptoms should be disregarded and should be taken seriously. When they occur it is advised to seek a medical evaluation as this can be a sign of heart problems as well.

Can Celexa help with anxiety and palpitations?

When used in the proper dosage Celexa is a beneficial treatment for anxiety disorders and palpitation symptoms. Celexa can also be used to treat palpitations caused by panic attacks. Speak to a doctor when considering the use of this medication as the medication dosage must be explained fully. Also it may be necessary to have a full evaluation to make sure these symptoms aren’t a sign of an undiagnosed heart condition.

Anxiety and stress disorders are the most common cause of heart palpitations. Because these types of disorder cause fear and worry the heart can start to race and make people feel as if they are having a heart attack. Although rarely this is the case, most of the time heart complications aren’t the cause. But how does a person make sure? When questions arise about palpitations and their causes, turn to the Experts that can help answer these questions and more.
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