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Why having palpitation, breathlessness and nausea with acid reflux after losing weight?

Hi. I am a 35 years old female. I don't exercise at all, i smoke but very actively working as a sales rep that sees clients at different places. I recently lost 40 pounds dieting alone within a year. Late this year, i experienced acid reflux too. After that, i began having palpitations, breathlessness (occassional and short) and nausea. The nausea one time took me a week getting over. I had ekg done, 78bpm is the result. I had blood tests and urinalysis done, cleared. I am a panicky person and a worrier too. What is wrong with me?
Mon, 1 Oct 2018
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Hi,

Anxiety and panic situations cause increased sympathetic tone causing the above symptoms you are telling about. There can also be chest pain during such episode but they are not cardiac related. They are just related to the heart.

I suggest to stop smoking, take some healthy sleep. You need not lose weight by dieting and such major weight loss in a short period of time can cause complications.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sameer Maheshwari,
Cardiologist
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