Submitted by Dr T on September 21, 2012 – 6:52pm
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.
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,