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what causes an erratic pulse?

By Anonymous March 13, 2016 - 5:10am
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There are many possible causes. Some of which are serious, others can be more easily remedied.
Non-severe causes include:
• Stress or fear including panic attacks and anxiety
• Excess caffeine
• Tobacco use
• Diet pills, prescription medications and illegal drugs
• Hormone changes or imbalances
• Herbal and nutritional supplements
• Electrolyte imbalance

More severe causes include:
• Heart disease
• Heart valve abnormalities
• Too much or too little potassium in the blood
• Some medications including some for asthma, high blood pressure, and heart conditions
• Thyroid issues
• Too little oxygen in the blood

If the problem persists you should see a doctor.
Below I have pasted a link to a HER article that gives more information on heart palpitations.

March 13, 2016 - 8:11pm
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