What Causes Heart Palpitations?


Caffeine is a stimulant that can cause heart palpitations in some people.


Alcohol can cause heart palpitations, especially when consumed in large quantities.


Emotional stress and anxiety can trigger heart palpitations.

Stress and Anxiety:

Hormonal fluctuations, such as those that occur during menopause or pregnancy, can cause heart palpitations.

Hormonal Changes:

An overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism) can cause heart palpitations.

Thyroid Problems:

Some medications, such as decongestants, stimulants, and certain heart medications, can cause heart palpitations.


Using drugs like cocaine or amphetamines can cause heart palpitations.

Illegal Drugs:

Certain heart conditions, such as arrhythmias, can cause heart palpitations.

Heart Conditions:

It's important to note that heart palpitations can also be caused by a combination of these factors.

If you are experiencing frequent or persistent heart palpitations, it is important to speak with a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation and treatment.

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