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Heart palpitations: Causes and management

Dear Ask The Doctor:
My heart has been fluttering or feeling lile its rolling all day it doesnt hurt but is very uncomfortable


Answer:

Fluttering heart beats usually indicate a problem with the heart rythym and are called palpitations. There ae various causes of the same like for example too fast or too slow heart beats, irregular heart beats (arrythymias) , panic/anxiety attacks, thyroid issues like hyperthyroidism, low blood hemoglobin : Anemia etc. These need to be evaluated and you need to consult your GP for a examination and tests like ECG, blood pressure, thyroid function and a complete blood count. All the best.


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