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Can Dieting Cause Heart Palpitations?

Heart Palpitations

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in a variety of ways. For many people, it has meant putting their gym membership on indefinite hold. If you’re unable to find alternative ways to maintain an active lifestyle, it can result in significant weight gain. In fact, many people have experienced this problem during the pandemic.

Fad diets are not a new phenomenon, but they are likely to be used with increasing frequency during the pandemic as people struggle with weight gain from decreased activity levels. There are many reasons to be wary of fad diets, including a negative impact on your heart health. Many diets have been linked to heart palpitations.

What Are Heart Palpitations?

Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations are very common and, in most instances, they aren’t cause for alarm. However, there is always a chance that these palpitations are a sign of a more serious heart condition. Due to the uncertainty surrounding their severity, it’s preferable to avoid actions that may trigger heart palpitations.

You may experience one or more of the following symptoms from heart palpitations:

Fad diets can often trigger heart palpitations. While there are many other potential causes of the condition, you may want to discontinue your fad diet to see if your palpitations go away. This can be helpful in identifying whether the condition should be cause for alarm.

Why Do Heart Palpitations Occur While Dieting?

There are several ways in which your diet may contribute to heart palpitations:

Preventing Diet-Related Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

Heart Palpitations

The most effective way to eliminate the risk of diet-related heart palpitations is to discontinue your fad diet. Instead of relying on a method that will result in rapid weight loss that may be hard to sustain, you’re better off making adjustments to your diet that will be sustainable over the long haul. This should include:

If you’re committed to your fad diet, the following tips can help reduce your risk of heart palpitations:

South Denver Cardiology Associates Can Help

If you’re experiencing heart palpitations on a regular basis, it’s important to determine the cause of the problem. While this condition is benign in many situations, such as when it is caused by dieting, there are other times when action is required to prevent more serious heart issues down the road. At South Denver Cardiology Associates, our team of cardiologists can help you understand the reason behind your palpitations and whether any changes to your lifestyle are needed.

Our diagnostic center uses the latest and most advanced technology to ensure highly accurate results. If our cardiologists determine that your diet is causing heart palpitations, we may recommend adjustments that will alleviate this condition. If we believe it is a sign of a more serious problem, our heart doctors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help restore optimal heart health.

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