Nisfit
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Have you ever had a moment when you felt as if you were having a heart attack, and then had someone tell you to stop overreacting? Well, if you have experienced an irregular heartbeat or a sudden racing heart here are a few reasons why that could be:
Caffeine
So your heart’s beating faster than normal. Before you start worrying, remember that caffeine is a serious stimulant. It doesn't just wake up your mind, it wakes up your whole body! Because of this, caffeine can even cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or chest pain!
Dehydration
We all know that not getting enough water is bad for us, but did you know that when it's severe, dehydration can lead to heart palpitations along with dry mouth, dark urine, and muscle cramping?! Your body needs 2.2 liters every day to function properly.
Prescription meds
Many prescription medications can cause palpitations. These heartbeat changes aren’t normally a cause for alarm, but they can be bothersome. Make sure your doctor knows about every drug or supplement you’re taking before you start any new medications!
Anemia
Most commonly caused by iron deficiency, anemia means your body isn’t making enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your tissues. Although it doesn’t always cause heart palpitations, people with anemia may sometimes feel their heart beating harder. It also includes feeling cold, tired, a irritable.
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Great info. I do freak out sometimes thinking I'm about to die. After reading this it's probably dehydration coupled with too much caffeine.
I always used to think my mom was just being annoying when she complained about being shaky or having a racing heart after coffee but now I'm getting it NOO!!! @beywatch @flymetothemoon @GetFitwithAmy
Caffeine does this to me!
@flymetothemoon for me, it is coffee on an empty stomach. This also applies to energy drinks as well, I can't touch those!
This is exactly why I can't drink drip coffee. It is way too much caffeine for me!
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