What Can Cause Heart Palpitations?

Heart palpitations can happen to just about anyone. However, there is a point that you must know it is an issue that you have to seek professional help and advice about if it’s happening to you often.

Heart palpitations can really just be an annoying, and somewhat alarming, biproduct of taking certain drugs, eating certain food, and even a biproduct of simple anxiety, or anxiety combined with depression.

Whatever the reason, it’s important to look at the patterns you are seeing, and observe what it is that you are doing or experiencing at the time that might be causing these blips in your heart rhythm.  One thing that can commonly cause heart palpitations is too much caffeine.

“Too much” really depends on how much you can personally take of this stimulant.  Some people can drink coffee and tea all day long and not get heart palpitations, while others, like myself, may experience them after one strong cup o’ joe.

If you see this pattern, try to cut down on the amount of caffeine you are drinking.  Another stimulating “drug” is drugs like certain cold and allergy medicines with pseudoephedrine, a serious stimulant which can easily cause rapid heart  beat and potentially palpitations as well.

This is the same nasty chemical that has been limited for purchase because of meth makers using it as a vital ingredient to make methamphetamines, a lethal street drug that is highly toxic to the human body. Doesn’t sound like something you want to put in your body, does it!?

Steroids can cause heart palpitations as well. Prednisone and other steroidal medications fit this bill.

Lack of sleep can actually cause heart palpitations as well, so make sure you are getting adequate sleep. If you are not, try a natural sleep aid to get your zzzz’s.  Sleep is absolutely vital to heart and body health, and must not be ignored if you are having trouble getting consistently good, high quality sleep.

Some people are also very sensitive to high amounts of sugar. They may experience heart palpitations if they eat too many foods high in sugar in a compressed period of time.  Or likewise, they may be very sensitive to high amounts of sodium and experience the same problem with sodium.