Is It Just Anxiety? – Heart Palpitations and What They Could Mean for Your Health

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: September 1, 2021

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Heart palpitations are easy to interoperate when we are nervous about something. They are understandable in these times. Stressful situations can cause us to get the butterflies. But what if you begin to feel heart flutters, palpitations, and can’t seem to calm yourself when there is literally nothing going on?

Our bodies react to stressors that our minds may not even be aware of and some of those stressors may be physical. While it may be nothing to worry about, if heart palpitations continue and are ongoing or troublesome it is best to seek out medical advice to rule out possible issues.

Physical issues that can cause heart palpitations include:

  • Stimulants (Caffeine, nicotine, cocaine, amphetamines, other medications)
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Strong emotional responses
  • Depression
  • Hormone changes
  • Fever
  • Heart problems
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Illegal drugs
  • Lack of sleep
  • Spicy foods
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks

As you can see there is a wide range of things that can cause your heart to palpitate. It is important to seek medical advice if they are ongoing, but also don’t freak out or panic as that makes anxiety worse. Relax and breathe and know no matter what the cause, there is an answer and Tampa Cardiovascular Associates of Tampa Bay, Florida can help you find it.

Give our office a call at 813-975-2800 or visit www. to learn more about our practice.

Anxiety can feel like the end of the world, but for most people the causes are usually easy to manage.

If you experience fainting, dizziness, sweating, light headedness, or chest pains contact us right away or go to your nearest urgent care or ER facility. If you are alone at the time, please do not drive yourself. Call 911 and allow an ambulance to transport you.


Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 01/09/2021

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