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A palpitation is when you become aware of your heart beating. It may feel like it has quickened or become stronger. It may feel racing, fluttering, or you have a sense the rhythm has been disrupted in some way. This feeling usually only lasts a few seconds, or at worse a minute or two.

If you’ve never felt your heart beating like this (when not exercising) it can be alarming, but they are usually harmless and 50% of women experience palpitations at perimenopause or menopause. The palpitations often (but not always) come on around the time of a hot flush, dizzy spell, or moment of breathlessness, or when waking early in the morning with feelings of anxiety, dread or stress.

Palpitations happen around menopause as a result of a change in and decline of oestrogen which affects the pathways that carry electrical impulses in the heart and results in the heart being overstimulated.

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If you have any questions or concerns about your health, please book a consultation.

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Ways to help

      Consider topping up your oestrogen levels by taking HRT

  •       Reduce stress levels and follow whatever relaxation routines work for you
  •       Do all you can to keep healthy sleeping habits
  •       Drink plenty of water
  •       Avoid alcohol and caffeine
  •       Avoid sugary and high-carb foods that spike blood sugar and eat regularly

See your doctor:

  • If palpitations worsen in severity or frequency
  • The palpitations last more than 2-3 minutes
  • If the palpitations are accompanied by shortness of breath
  • If you also have chest pain
  • If you’ve been on HRT for more than 3 months and there’s been no improvement.