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Can constipation cause PVCs?
Chronic use of laxatives renders them less effective as you probably have noticed and palpitations and PVCs may occur with straining during a bowel movement. Palpitations aslo occur more often in women during specific periods:
When palpitations are present, your doctor should begin your evaluation by looking for underlying heart disease. Treatment depends on whether heart disease is found, the type of irregular heart beats that are diagnosed and symptoms they cause such as lightheadedness and/or fainting.
Abnormal electrical signals such PVCs can originate in different areas of the heart and may be caused by many different factors, including:
- Coronary artery disease.
- Electrolyte imbalances in your blood (such as sodium or potassium).
- Changes in your heart muscle.
- Injury from a heart attack.
- Healing process after heart surgery.
- Irregular heart rhythms can also occur in "normal, healthy" hearts.
You'll find these are rather common complaints and most people don't need treatment, only reassurance once their heart proves OK.
Hope this helps,
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