Health Conditions and Heart Palpitations

Common Health Conditions that may cause Heart Palpitations
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Health Conditions that may cause heart arrythmia

Copyright, Neva J. Howell

This is part of a series on what causes heart palpitations.
Part One: What causes heart palpitations
Part Two: What causes heart palpitations at Night
Part Three: Medicines that may cause heart palpitations
Cane Sugar and Heart Palpitations
Related: Can Plexus Boost Cause Heart Palpitations?

Common dietary imbalances, herbs, and health challenges that may cause heart palpitations


Trying to figure out what causes heart palpitations can seem a bit daunting, simply because there are so many factors that may influence heartbeat. Some of the health conditions involving symptoms that may include heart palpitations:
not meant to be an exhaustive list

Anemia
Pregnancy
Menopause
Chemotherapy for cancer
Thyroid Disease
High Blood Pressure and meds for high blood pressure
Numerous heart conditions (see your doctor if you suspect heart problems)
Withdrawing from prescription drugs such as Paxil

Electrolyte Imbalance – Too much or too little of the top four minerals needed for normal heart function: magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium Figuring out which one you have too little or too much of can be a challenge. One way is to look at everything you’ve ingested in the past 24 hours and look for high levels of one or the other.

Dietary habits you need to look at include:
Drinking too much caffeine-containing beverages
Drinking too much alcohol
Smoking too many tobacco products

Herbs and Supplements that could cause arrythmia
(not meant to be a comprehensive list):

Ginko Biloba (although also quite often suggested as a cardiovascular system tonic)
Ephedra
DHEA
Pregnenolone
Cinnamon

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