Palpitations during menopause

I am 50 and female.  I have been having a few heart palpatations lately, and I have a history of anxiety so I am afraid that is making it worse!  As long as I am busy, I feel fine.  I have been walking because I am overweight.  After walking two miles I have mile burn under my sternum but I also blame that on reflux or asthma.  I have both mildly.  I am on Coumadin for Factor V Leiden.  50 and falling apart!  Does anxiety create heart palps, or Menopause?  Also, is a mild burn normal with asthma and reflux?  I will look into this, but I don't want to worry myself to death until my appt.

Hi Regina,
Palpitations during menopause are common. The symptoms of Heart burn, while often associated wtih esophageal reflux, but can also be a symptom of heart disease. Therefore, you should have your heart checked. One way to do this is with a stress test. Check your risk for coronary artery disease here.

Hope this helps,

Dr T


Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
11 + 2 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.