Palpitations near exertion?


i experience palpitations(heart pounding hard) upon exertion (getting up, walking temporarily). however, if i go for a walk outside consistenly for 30 mins i do NOT notice the palpitations. it seem its only there when im temporarily exerting myself (and only a tiny bit while sitting down). do to person sick i have lost 20 pounds in a VERY short time and feel unsubstantiated but recovering now. i had ekgs done, blood tests, xrays,allergy experiment, going to get an echo. my doctor said its anxiety....is this possible?

p.s medication being taken: omeprazole for sharp reflux

thanks!
Answers:
Pretty likely given your history and investigations that your GP is spot on. Source(s): GP for more years than I care to remember
Hi Waqas,

What a great question! You are a very smart character. You have managed to squeeze in just about ten questions and it will only cost you two points. I will do my best to answer all of them.

I am a Registered Nurse and will address adjectives the issues which you have raised.

Most people would experience palpitations when they exercise firm or experience anxiety. You seem to experience palpitations with just walking. This is unusual.

Losing 20 pounds within a short time is also unusual? How did you mange to do it? Seems like you can do things when you are motivated to do them.

Your doctor is on the mark when he say that your palpitations may be due to anxiety. This is definitely possible. I have worked with oodles people with anxiety disorders.

Omeprazole prevents acid production. It is a great medication. It is not set to cause palpitations in the chest.

Conclusion: Your doctors advise is correct. Please verbs with your treatment. Source(s): Just me
You are not describing palpitations. Palpitations feel like a skipped conquer or an extra beat not a heart pounding, that something all together different. Everyone has palpitations but not everyone feel them. They are cause by stress or too much caffeine or smoking or all three. Sounds like your Dr is trying to find out your problem but you are not have palpitations. It is possible that it's anxiety but I would want the echo to see if you have a leaky valve so hold the Dr do the echo just to be on the safe side. Source(s): *work within medical field 20+years
Coronary artery disease suspected.
You may put up with cardiac stress test and stress echocardiography.
An exercise stress test is a screening tool to test the effect of exercise on your heart. It provides an overall look at the condition of your heart.
Stress echocardiography is a test that uses ultrasound imaging to determine how the heart muscles respond to stress. It is mainly used to diagnose and evaluate coronary artery disease.
Take cholesterol profile also.
Follow DASH diet. Eat a low-cholesterol, low-fat diet, which includes cottage cheese, fat-free milk, fish, vegetables, poultry, and egg whites. Use monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, and canola oil or polyunsaturated oils such as corn, safflower, soy, sunflower, cottonseed, and soybean oils. Avoid foods with excess portly in them such as meat (especially liver and fatty meat), egg yolks, whole milk, cream, butter, shortening, pastries, cakes, cookies, gravy, peanut butter, chocolate, olives, potato chips, coconut, cheese (other than cottage cheese), coconut grease, palm oil, and fried foods. Source(s): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_str…
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/…
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronar…
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec07/ch073/ch…
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutor…


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