• kathy kathy
    July 14, 2008
    Can acid reflux cause heart palpitations?
    kathy kathy
    July 14, 2008

    Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me if acid reflux can cause heart palpitations?



  • Amy Tudor
    August 04, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    August 04, 2014

    Hi there, Kathy --


    I know this is a very old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you!  I'm not a doctor, but according to members of our community, yes, acid reflux (or any type of gastric illness) can trigger your nervous system to act as if your body is under stress or panic, hence the high heart rate. They suggest getting checked by your doctor to rule out any cardiac involvement in these symptoms.


    I hope this helps!  Here are some links about acid reflux that might be useful to you:


    Heartburn Trigger Foods

    7 Symptoms of Acid Reflux

    Understanding Acid Reflux: A Doctor Q&A


    Be well!



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