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The thumping of the heart can be due to dehydration
, anxiety or an arrhythmia
. If you have any history of heart disease
or high blood pressure
or diabetes, please get an electrocardiogram done as soon as possible. Also please visit a physician to get a thorough evaluation done. However, if you are young and healthy, then it can be due to excessive stress and lack of fluids. Make sure you drink atleast 2-3 litres of water in a day and reduce your stress levels. Deep breathing exercises and yoga will help reduce stress.