Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

What causes palpitations, weakness and loss of appetite?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
What causes palpitations,feeling weak and loss of appetite
Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 6 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

The most common clinical condition where you can see palpitations, weakness and loss of appetite is Anaemia.

Other possibility includes Hyperthyroidism. However the third component of loss of appetite is absent here.

In an age of 58 years, the cause of palpitations can be benign ectopic cardiac beats or sinus Tachyarrhythmia. This may be accompanied by feeling weak and loss of appetite too.

One other reason is nutritional deficiency of the essential vitamins.

Essential Hypertension, cardiac ischemia and cancer are rarer but serious causes for the same.

Hope to have answered your query. Do let me know if you have more concerns.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: What causes palpitations, weakness and loss of appetite? 5 minutes later
Could it be a sign of prolonged stress aswell?.and what would be your advice if someone is having these symptoms.they are not vey serious but they occur here and there.
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 4 hours later

Thanks for writing back.

You are right in saying that these could be signs of prolonged stress.

If I were your doctor, I would do a routine Electrocardiogram (ECG) in you to rule out cardiac cause as the symptoms persist here and there. If the ECG report is normal, I would advise you to de-stress yourself regularly.

You could possibly try meditation, yoga and XXXXXXX breathing exercises to get rid of the palpitations.

I also suggest you to exercise daily for about 30 to 40 minutes, so that you do not feel weak and your appetite increases.

A well-planned healthy diet with vegetables, fruits and nuts will help you live a long quality life.

Following a healthy lifestyle, a positive attitude towards life, indulging in productive hobbies and enthusiasm for life itself will solve most of your symptoms.

Please make sure you eat on time and eat three meals in a day even though you may not feel hungry.

Try these suggestions.

If you do not have further queries, please accept my answer and write a review.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor