I had heart palpitations where my heart fluttered within minutes of each other it happened five times. I know caffeine can cause it but I only drink a few sips of my coffee in the morning I don’t even drink all of it. And that’s all the caffeine. I also wasn’t scared or anything so I know it’s not panic attacks. I also get heart palpitations at least once every few days well it seems like it lately. I think I found an answer. Heart palpitations can be caused by a number of things. One being the person may be feeling a bit of anxiety, therefore resulting in the heart beating faster, a sense of feeling like your heart has stopped or even feeling a shortness of breath. Some doctors say that caffeine is one of the leading factors to cause heart palpitations, so then its highly recommended that the individual suffering from palpitations stop or reduce beverages such as coffee or sodas. Other causes of heart palpitation can be lack of sleep, the types of food you eat, or even the amount of alcohol one consumes; and most importantly stress. The best way to determine that your palpitations aren’t too serious is to of course consult a physician, have them perform an EKG and all necessary tests to rule out any heart problems. The high risk issues you should always be aware of are lightheadedness, palpitations with a shortness of breath, loss of consciousness and chest pain as these are extremely serious, however if just experiencing flip-flops or a slight irregularity the less you should be worried for that usually does no damage to the heart itself.
Renowned Cardiologist and author of “The 15 Minute Heart Cure” Dr. John M Kennedy discusses and diagnosis heart palpitations, and the effects of everyday str. . .