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What is the treatment for heart palpitations with loose stools?

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Loose stools, heart palpitations, and head pains
Posted Sun, 1 Dec 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 47 minutes later
Brief Answer: Food Poisoin or AGE. Water, Electral, Antibiotics Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. I suspect all the symptoms are due to food poisoning or Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE). Food poisoning or Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) usually cause loose stools. This result in loss of plenty of fluids from body. This ends up in dehydration due to less body fluids. This cause Dehydration headache and Heart Palpitations due to water and electrolyte loss in body. Please follow the following measures. 1. Drink plenty of fluids. 2. Have Electral powder or drink and drink often. 3. You may need broad spectrum antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin as well as Metronidazole. 4. Wash you hands regularly before food and after using toilet. 5. Eat well cooked food always. 6. wash Vegetables and meat in under running water. Hope this helps. Wishing you good health.
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Follow-up: What is the treatment for heart palpitations with loose stools? 7 minutes later
Dont think its anything with food. Im on my period and recently started getting these sharp headaches.
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 22 minutes later
Brief Answer: Drop in Estrogen level. Pain killers, yoga will be of help. Detailed Answer: Hello again, Thanks for writing back. Menstrual migraine is common in the time of periods of menstruation. This is due to drop in level of estrogen in the blood. This can be treated by following measures. 1. Pain killers like diclofenac or Ibuprofen 2. Hold a cold cloth or an ice pack to the painful area on your head or neck. Wrap the ice pack in a towel to protect your skin. 3. Try relaxation techniques like Yoga and meditation. This will help in relieving your stress. Hope this helps. Please write back if you have further queries. Wishing you good health.
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Follow-up: What is the treatment for heart palpitations with loose stools? 48 minutes later
Would being anemic conttibute to that ad well?
Answered by Dr. Manjeth Kumar G 11 hours later
Brief Answer: Severe Anemia, Please check Hb%, FBC, Iron tests, Detailed Answer: Hello, If you have severe anemia, you may have heart palpitations and headache. Please do following investigations and review Hb% Full blood count, Fecal occult blood test, Iron tests Wishing you good health.
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