What Causes Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose heart palpitations, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "heart palpitations" as a symptom. Here are eight of many possibilities (more below
- Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
- Food Allergies
- Mineral Need
- Mercury Toxicity
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
jaw lymph node problems
absent sexual desire
high T3 free level
occasional unexplained vomiting
somewhat disturbed sleep
pain in chest or left side
reduced mental clarity
having amalgam fillings
high refined white flour consumption
... and more than 170 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of heart palpitations:
|Mitral Valve Prolapse
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Cardiovascular Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about heart palpitations:
Does your heart sometimes race or palpitate such that you can feel it beating?
→ No / don't know
→ Occasionally / moderately
→ Often / severely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate heart racing/palpitations, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: