How to Stop Heart Palpitations
Cobalamin deficiency is suspected in individuals who display the typical manifestations of deficiency of the vitamin as described in the section above on the effects of deficiency. In addition to the symptoms that may be experienced by individuals that are related to anemia (easy fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitations) and neuropathy (sensory and motor disturbances and memory loss) there are features that may be detected by a physician, including skin pallor (from anemia), abnormalities in neurological examination (sensory loss, abnormal balance and reflexes, mental changes), and epithelial changes (skin pigmentation, smooth tongue). On the basis of any combination of such changes, cobalamin
Longan was cultivated as a native fruit and Chinese traditional medicine for more than 2000 years before spreading to India and other South Asian countries from the 18th century onwards. Currently, over 300 cultivars are known. The longan cultivated in Guangxi, Yunnan, Guangdong, Fujian, and Sichuan provinces is the same as the wild litchi found throughout China. Its fruit can be eaten fresh, or dried for preservation to be used in a tonic called Guiyuan. In traditional Chinese medicine, this fruit has been used for the treatment of anemia, heart palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness, neurasthenia, and postpartum frail embolism, as well as for promoting beauty and longevity.
Stimulation-related adverse effects depend on the exact location of the lead and the intensity of stimulation. The majority of these adverse effects can be reduced by changing the active electrode contact or by reducing the stimulation intensity. These adverse effects include eyelid apraxia, double vision, dystonic posturing, dysarthria, dyskinesia, paresthesia, limb and facial muscle spasms, depression, mood changes, paresthesias, visual disturbances, and pain. Occasionally, nonspecific sensations like anxiety, panic, palpitations, and nausea can also occur. If these adverse effects persist, this usually indicates that the electrode is not in the ideal position.
The fruit ripens in late autumn or early winter, it is picked and dried in the sunlight, then pitted and shelled to obtain the ripe kernel of Semen ziziphi spinosae. Much of this process is done in the Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces of China. This herb is used in formulas to treat irritability, insomnia, palpitations, cold sweats, night sweats, spontaneous sweats, forgetfulness, amnesia, fright, and general weakness especially due to long-term stress. It nourishes heart and liver and calms the spirit. Semen ziziphi spinosae is a nourishing sedative that supports the nervous system and reduces leakages that might weaken it (Ou, 1989).
Somatisation is characterised by recurrent multiple unrelated somatic complaints. They can be recognised by frequent visits to the doctor for many non-gastrointestinal disorders over the previous six months. These patients are more dissatisfied with their health care and perceive their health as poor. Exhaustion, time off work, palpitations, chest pain, breathing difficulties, and musculoskeletal symptoms are all more common in patients with functional dyspepsia.
Symptoms Syndromes and the Value of Psychiatric Diagnostics in Patients Who Have Functional Somatic Disorders
The epidemiology of physical symptoms has been reviewed recently 1,2 . Symptoms account for more than half of all outpatient encounters or, in the United States alone, nearly 400 million clinic visits annually. About one half of these are pain complaints (eg, headache, chest pain, abdominal pain, joint pains), one quarter are upper respiratory (eg, cough, sore throat, ear or nasal symptoms), and the remainder are neither pain nor upper respiratory symptoms (eg, fatigue, dizziness, palpitations). About three fourths of outpatients who present with physical complaints experience improvement within 2 weeks, whereas 20 to 25 are chronic or recurrent 3,4 . Symptoms that are self-limiting (viral respiratory illnesses) or explained readily (eg, angina pectoris in the patient who has classic symptoms and known cardiovascular risk factors, or asthma in the patient who has acute dyspnea and wheezing) are not particularly perplexing. Rather, it is the symptoms that are unexplained and often...
Patients severely dyspneic, have violent palpitations of the heart, are extremely restless, experience intense precordial agony but accessory muscles of respiration on slightly brought into action Widespread and powerful undulating pulsations visible in the region of the heart, epigastrium, and neck due to a tumultuous heart action Facial cyanosis more marked during inspiration Pulse is moderately full, regular, even with frequency
Adenopathy (f BIB) Anemia (f BIB) Biliousness (f KAB) Bleeding (f DEP) Blood (f WOI) Burn (f BIB) Cardiopathy (f BIB) Cerebrosis (f BIB) Constipation (f WOI) Corneosis (f BIB) Dermatosis (f WOI) Diarrhea (f NAD WOI) Dysentery (f BIB DEP NAD) Dyspepsia (f NAD WOI) Dysuria (f WOI) Epistaxis (f BIB) Infection (f SKJ) Leukorrhea (f BIB) Nyctalopia (f BIB) Ophthalmia (f BIB) Palpitations (f BIB) Scabies (f BIB) Smallpox (f BIB) Sore (f BIB) Splenosis (f BIB) Trichiasis (f BIB) Uterosis (f BIB) Vaginosis (f BIB) Wen (f BIB) Intoxicant (f BIB). Hindus consider the seeds intoxicating, using them for heart palpitations, mental disorders, and nervous breakdowns (KAB).
ANXIETY Anxiety refers to an unpleasant emotional state, a response to anticipated threat or to specific psychiatric disorders. In anxiety, the anticipated threat is often imagined. Anxiety consists of physiological and psychological features. The physiological symptoms can include breathing difficulties (hyperventilation, shortness of breath), palpitations, sweating, light-headedness, diarrhea, trembling, frequent urination, and numbness and tingling sensations. The anxious person is usually hypervigilant and startles easily. The subjective psychological experience of anxiety is characterized
Standard asthma treatments may be complicated by several adverse effects. For instance, p-agonists may cause tachycardia, palpitations, and headaches. Theophylline has a very narrow toxic-therapeutic window, interacts with many medications, and may cause tremors, nausea, and several other ill effects. While systemic corticosteroids have a myriad of adverse effects, including hyperglycemia, growth retardation, hypertension, insomnia, and edema, even inhaled corticosteroids pose risks, including cataracts, thrush, adrenal suppression, and bone loss (162,163). In contrast, the leu-kotriene modifiers continue to have an excellent safety profile and offer the
This syndrome comprises a collection of vague symptoms such as feelings of alternating hot and cold, feeling unwell, anxiety, panic, inner trembling, unnatural feelings, blurring of vision, and palpitations, any or all of which may be accompanied by objective signs of facial flushing, sweating, tachycardia, and unsteadiness of gait. There is no particular order in which these features occur, nor are they constant. Nevertheless, patients on insulin therapy for diabetes, in whom they are common, rely upon them to warn of more severe neuroglycopenic impairment culminating in loss of consciousness. These patients can be taught to abort progression of symptoms by eating carbohydrate.
In 1994, the results were published of a large multicentre trial of 2664 subjects with New York Heart Association (NYHA) classes II and III that had studied the effects of oral CoQ10 (predominantly 100 mg day) over 3 months (Baggio et al 1994). The percentages of patients experiencing improvements in clinical signs and symptoms of heart failure were 78 for cyanosis, 79 for oedema, 72 jugular reflux, 53 dyspnoea, 75 palpitations, 80 sweating, 63 subjective arrhythmia, 63 insomnia, 73 vertigo and 54 nocturia. Improvements in at least three symptoms were reported by 54 of subjects.
Nervous tension Weight gain, abdominal bloating and tenderness, breast tenderness, swelling of the extremities Premenstrual increased appetite, craving for sweets, fatigue, palpitations, headache Depression, withdrawal, lethargy, forgetfulness, confusion, insomnia, difficulty verbalizing
Tree nuts are one of the most common foods causing allergic reactions in children and adults. Macadamia nuts may occasionally cause serious IgE-mediated allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. Symptoms may include angioedema, dysphagia, chest tightness and pain, palpitations, dyspnea, dizziness, and severe itching. Very severe reactions may result in anaphylaxis. Cases are becoming more frequent, probably due to the increasing use of macadamia nuts. In an American study of 13,493 individuals, tree nut allergy was self-reported in 166 (1.2 ) subjects. Of the subjects with tree nut allergy, for which information regarding specific nuts was available, 24 had an allergy to macadamia nuts (Sicherer et al., 2003).
Vomiting, abdominal pain, photophobia, palpitations, muscle twitching, convulsions, miosis, and unconsciousness were described in several reports of nonfatal caffeine poisonings in children who ingested 80mgkg-1 caffeine. In several fatal accidental caffeine poisonings, cold chills, stomach cramps, tetanic spasms, and cyanosis were reported. The likely lethal dose in adult humans has been estimated to be approximately 10 g, which corresponds roughly to 150-200 mg kg-1. With daily doses of 110mgkg-1 given via intragastric cannula to female rats over 100 days, hypertrophy of organs such as the salivary gland, liver, heart, and kidneys was reported. Caffeine also induced thymic and testicular atrophy. Developmental and reproductive toxicity was associated with high, single daily doses of caffeine. The no-effect level for teratogenicity is 40 mg kg-1 caffeine per day in the rat, although delayed sternebral ossification can be observed at lower doses. This effect has been shown to be...
No published studies to date exist supporting the use of either ephedra or herbal caffeine individually for weight loss. One study of combination product Metabolife-356 (containing ma huang and guarana) has shown significant effects of a combination of these two herbs on body weight, with a loss of 4.0 kg in the treatment group vs. 0.8 kg in the placebo group (p 0.001) (34). This study was limited owing to a small sample size, short-term outcomes, and a high dropout rate, primarily secondary to cardiac side effects (e.g., palpitations, hypertension, chest pain). Additionally, Metabolife-356 contans a number of other ingredients (including chromium picolinate), whose effects on weight loss are unclear. Another study by the same principal investigator looked at the effects of a combination of ma huang and kola nut on obese individuals. In this 6-month study, significant improvement in body weight and lipid profiles was seen (35). Blood pressure changes, increased heart rate, insomnia,...
Most OTC diet pills contain the ingredient phenyl-propanolamine (PPA), which is now being pulled from the market by the FDA because it is linked with an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Another weight-loss ingredient is ephedrine, which is found in many pills and has also proven to be dangerous. One study found evidence to conclude that ephedrine and ephedra are associated with two to three times the risk of psychiatric symptoms, autonomic symptoms, upper gastrointestinal symptoms, and heart palpitations (Shekelle et al. 2003 1544). Another study done on the effects of ephedrine found a link between its use and adverse cardiovascular events, including acute myocardial infarction, severe hypertension, myocarditis, and lethal cardiac arrhythmias, leading them to conclude that the use of supplements that contain ephedra alkaloids pose a serious health risk to some users (Haller and Benowitz 2000 1836).
The most commonly used alcohol-sensitizing agent is disulfiram, which has been used in clinical practice since the 1950s to deter alcoholics from drinking. It is not an aversive drug in the strict sense of the word, since it is not used, as apomor-phine is used, to condition individuals to have an aversive response at the sight or smell of alcohol. Rather, its objective is to deter drinking by the threat of having a very unpleasant reaction if one does drink alcoholic beverages. Its severity depends on the amount of alcohol and disulfiram in the blood. The symptoms of the reaction include facial flushing, tachycardia (rapid heart beat), palpitations, dyspnea (indigestion), hypotension (lowered blood pressure), headaches, nausea, and vomiting. Deaths have occurred with severe disulfiram ethanol reactions (DERs).
Recurrence or persistence of symptoms in patients who have previously undergone surgery for phaeochromo-cytoma may indicate malignancy. Symptoms include hypertension (sustained or paroxysmal), headaches and palpitations. Recurrent or distant metastatic disease may be confirmed by measuring urinary catecholamines and metabolites (metanephrines and vanillyl mandelic acid) levels in an acidified 24 hour collection.
Spongia is most appropriate for those who have a marked fear of heart disease and of death, particularly by suffocation. They may feel uncomfortable in clothes. There is a strong focus on the heart with this remedy. Typical physical symptoms treated include palpitations and an uneasy feeling in the area of the heart. There may be congestion, with a sensation as though blood is rushing into the chest and face. A fear of suffocation and a sense of the heart being forced upward out of the chest can disrupt sleep after midnight. There is great exhaustion and the body feels heavy, so that even the slightest exertion causes complete prostration.
Hormone production occurs in a minority of patients, but can cause a range of clinical syndromes, including hypoglycemia (insulin), recurrent ulcers diarrhea (gastrin), glucose intolerance (glucagon), watery diarrhea (vasointestinal peptide), and diarrhea, flushing, palpitations, right-sided heart valve dysfunction (serotonin). Poorly differentiated NETs are rare but can arise in nearly any location. They are associated with a poor prognosis and have a high predilection for metastases. As such, systemic chemotherapy (with a small cell lung cancer regimen) is the mainstay of therapy. Treatment for localized well differentiated tumors is surgical. Patients with advanced disease may benefit from treatment to control hormone-mediated symptoms and or disease progression. Treatment options are evolving and include somatostatin analogs, liver-directed approaches, systemic chemotherapy, peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, interferon, and newer targeted agents (e.g. sunitinib and...
Side effects of valerian are usually mild and include headaches, nausea, nervousness, palpitations, and drowsiness. Case reports of idiosyncratic hepatotoxicity have also been reported (116). Concomitant use of valerian with alcohol or other hypnotics should be avoided to guard against excessive sedation.
Remedies given for specific symptoms include Borax, for fear of heights associated with a sensation of falling Sulphur, when a fear of heights is associated with great giddiness and Gelsemium, for a fear of appearing in public associated with weak limbs. Anacardium or. is used to treat the sensation of having a plug in the stomach, especially in performers and Aconite is given for a fear of dying with palpitations.
Alcohol affects both the heart and the peripheral vasculature. Acutely, alcohol causes peripheral vasodilatation, giving a false sensation of warmth that can be dangerous. Heat loss is rapid in cold weather or when swimming, but reduced awareness leaves people vulnerable to hypothermia. The main adverse effect of acute alcohol on the cardiovascular system is the induction of arrhythmias. These are often harmless and experienced as palpitations but can rarely be fatal. Chronic ethanol consumption can cause systemic hypertension and
Ephedrine and Ephedra alkaloids, alone and especially when combined with caffeine or caffeine-containing herbs, have been repeatedly demonstrated to promote a modest but significant short-term weight loss (approximately 0.9 kg month more than placebo, without caloric restriction) in human trials, as concluded in a recent meta-analysis.163 This meta-analysis also concluded, however, that the intake is associated with a 2.2- to 3.6-fold increase in the likelihood of psychiatric, autonomic or gastrointestinal symptoms, and heart palpitations.163 Some authors consider that the benefits of mixtures of ephedrine and caffeine in treating obesity may outweigh the associated risks, because side effects, when the products are used under controlled conditions, are usually mild and transient.164 1 65 However, individual susceptibility to adverse effects associated with the consumption of combinations of ephedrine and caffeine cannot be ignored similarly, it is essential not to ignore the fact...
The observation that sensitive subjects are more likely to have trembling hands is considered to be a CNS effect and not a direct effect on muscle. Caffeine doses higher than 15mgkg_1 induce headaches, jitteriness, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, tinnitus, muscle twitchings, and palpitations. These symptoms of chronic excessive caffeine intake are part of the criteria used to make the diagnosis of caffeinism. The same symptoms have been reported in adults on abrupt cessation of caffeine use.
The toxicity of Astragalus membranaceus is very low oral doses of 75 to 100 g kg did not cause acute toxicity in mice.40 Although side effects are minimal at normal doses, higher doses of Astragalus (and many of the other herbal immunostimulants discussed here) may cause insomnia, increased heart rate, palpitations, hypertension, a general feeling of overstimulation, or all of these.
A second medical phenomenon, panic disorder, more clearly suggests a role for autonomic arousal in emotional experiences of some people. In panic disorder, people report attacks of intense fear that occur without any apparent cause. A number of studies have found that people who suffer from panic disorder are also much more likely to suffer from mitral valve prolapse, a heart disorder that causes symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and dizziness. These symptoms are similar to those that accompany fear, and a number of authors (see Crowe, 1985, for a review) have suggested that the physical symptoms of mitral valve prolapse may cause feelings of panic in some people. Since many people who suffer from panic disorder do not have mitral valve prolapse, that cannot be the whole explanation of panic disorder. However, if this is the mechanism for some panic disorder, then it is an example of visceral symptoms generating emotional experiences.
Accumulation of acetaldehyde following the consumption of alcohol. Acetaldehyde levels accumulate if patients who are receiving disulfiram ingest alcohol, with the result that the patients may experience symptoms of acetaldehyde toxicity. These include sweating, chest pain, palpitations, flushing, thirst, nausea, vomiting, headache, difficulty breathing, hypotension, dizziness, weakness, blurred vision, and confusion. Symptoms may begin within five to fifteen minutes following alcohol ingestion and may last from thirty minutes to several hours. The use of disulfiram is based upon the premise that the fear or actual experience of this adverse event may serve as a deterrent to alcohol use. Despite its toxicity, disulfiram has been used safely by thousands of recovering alcoholics since its introduction in 1948. Supervised voluntary use of the medication as an adjunct to other rehabilitative therapy has resulted in reduced alcohol consumption and decreased alcohol-related criminal...
While longstanding mainstays in asthma therapy, theophylline and amino-phylline have not consistently shown efficacy in the management of AA. p2-agonists possess greater bronchodilator effect than aminophylline (53). While individual studies have shown some benefits from use of these agents, other studies have yielded negative results (123), and the results of two meta-analyses revealed no statistical effect on PF improvement (124,125). The more recent review suggests that side effects (palpitations,
Movements such as kicking, fighting, or jumping. Night terrors and confusional episodes occur early in sleep unlike RBD and may involve screaming or incoherent speech but there is no recall of the dream. Nocturnal panic attacks in PD may complicate nocturnal akinesia with dysautonomia such as palpitations, hyperhydrosis, and immediate full awareness without dream enactment, whereas seizures may be associated with tonic-clonic posturing, tongue biting, incontinence, and postictal confusion.
The heating effect is seen in the way mint is used as a heart tonic, which relieves palpitations, sending blood to the skin's surface, in the form of sweating. Hot mint tea is an excellent recourse for disturbed digestion, relieving spasms and relaxing the stomach walls, while also anesthetizing them. It is a proven and peerless remedy for such socially embarrassing conditions as bad breath, flatulence, and hiccups it works for indigestion, bloating, griping, colic, nausea, and vomiting (including morning and travel sickness).
Rose petals were favored by herbalists of old mainly for their cooling and astringent qualities, and to strengthen the heart and spirits. Today's herbalists use them in hormone-balancing formulae and for support in life-cycle stages. Rose hips, petals, and essential oil all buttress the nervous system, relieving insomnia, soothing the nerves, and lifting depression, as well as evening out heart palpitations and arrhythmias.
It presents with a feeling of dread that something serious is likely to happen and is associated with palpitations, rapid breathing, sweaty hands, tremor (shakiness), dry mouth, general indigestion, feeling of butterflies in the stomach, occasional diarrhoea and generalised aches and pains in the muscles. It can present with similar features of mild-to-moderate depression of the agitated type. The causes of anxiety can be related to personality with some genetic and behavioural predisposition, a traumatic experience or physical illness such as hyperthyroidism.
The onset of the disease is usually sudden, usually about one to eight weeks after recovery from scarlet fever or a sore throat. Early symptoms include fever, joint and muscle pain and swelling, nose bleeds, stomach pain, and vomiting. Joint pain usually affects the knees, hips, wrists, elbows, and shoulders and may move from one site to the next. other symptoms include palpitations, chest pain, and heart failure.
Symptoms Cramping pains in the chest, with a rapid, irregular, weak pulse and possible palpitations. There may be a strange sensation as though the heart has swollen and become too large for the body Further accompanying symptoms typically include anxiety and cyanosis (bluish lips, tongue, and extremities). Symptoms better For fresh air for expelling natural discharges for eating. Symptoms worse For heat for lying on the left side for sleep for any constriction around the throat or chest for touch. See also Multiple sclerosis, page 179 Palpitations, page 186 Rosacea, page 193 Reproduction, page 198, 258 Emotions, page 210
Symptoms Anxiety, possibly accompanied by palpitations, tremors, awkwardness, sweats, insomnia, and even vomiting (see right). There is typically a feeling of being out of control, and the imagination may become overactive, spiraling off to exacerbate fears and heighten anxieties or phobias. Common triggers include stage fright, anticipatory anxiety, and phobias such as claustrophobia, vertigo, or fear of water or the dentist. People who respond to this remedy usually feel very anxious about their health. Symptoms better For fresh air in cool surroundings for pressure on the head, such as a tight bandage around it. Symptoms worse For warmth in hot weather at night for movement for lying on the left side for emotional stress for overwork for talking.
Social phobia usually emerges in the mid-teens and typically does not affect young children. Children and adolescents with this disorder have a constant fear of social or performance situations, like speaking in class or eating in public. They are always afraid of being embarrassed in these situations. This fear is often accompanied by physical symptoms, such as sweating, blushing, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or muscle tenseness.