What you should know about heart palpitation
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If your heart pounds, flutters, or seems to skip beats, you might call these feeling palpitations. An irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, can also cause palpitations when you exercise. Caffeine is a stimulant that raises your heart rate, whether you get it from coffee, soda, an energy drink, tea or chocolate. Nicotine raises your blood pressure and speeds up your heart rate. Palpitations can also be a symptom of nicotine withdrawal but they should stop within 3 to 4 weeks after you quit. Some prescription and over-the-counter medicines such as antibiotics, anti fungal medicines, anti psychotic drugs, asthma inhalers and diet pills cause heart palpitations. When your blood sugar level drops, the body releases stress hormones like adrenaline to prepare for an emergency food shortage. Adrenaline speeds up heart rate.
- Daily Sun