Palpitations, night sweats and lightheadedness at middle age

Chest pains in the middle and nausea.  I wake up some nights sweating, heart racing and skipping beat and stomach pains and nauseau.  I get light headed and just don't feel right in my chest area with chest pangs and generally discomfort in the chest area.  

Time to see your doctor! At your age (46 years) these symptoms could have many causes and be related to these palpitations, or an underlying heart problem (or nothing serious). Without a consultation and testing there is no way to diagnose whether you have a problem that requires treatment, or whether these are related to early menopause. You should check your cardiac risks and calculate whether you are at risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Hope this helps.

Dr T


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