What Are Heart Palpitations?

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Heart palpitations refer to the feeling that your heart is beating too fast and too strongly compared to the usual heartbeat.

They are fairly common and most often triggered by stress and anxiety (especially related to panic attacks), too much caffeine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and even pregnancy as a sign of anemia.

The culprits can also be low blood pressure, sensitivity to certain foods, and even asthma inhalers.

However, heart palpitations can also be a symptom of a more serious health problem that requires medical attention, so it’s important to see a doctor if palpitations are accompanied with dizziness and lightheartedness, breathing difficulties, and pain and tightness in the chest.

Palpitations can also be indicative of a cardiovascular condition, such as: heart valve problems, heart muscle problems, heart failure, or coronary artery disease.  

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