When Palpitations are Serious
Heart palpitations may also be called arrhythmia. How serious this condition is depends upon what is causing it. If the cause is unknown, a physician should be consulted quickly.
If the cause of the palpitations is dietary, such as due to caffeine, the simple remedy is to stop consuming caffeine or at the very least, to limit the intake of it. A physician should be consulted to ascertain if there has been any damage or if there are other conditions at play.
If it is a blood sugar issue causing the palpitations, a physician should be consulted. A special eating plan may be called for that use low glycemic index foods or that requires the patient to eat more frequent small meals in order to keep blood sugar levels balanced throughout the day. Testing for conditions such as hypoglycemia may be ordered by the physician.
When the cause of palpitations following eating is dumping syndrome, the entire spectrum of dumping syndrome will likely be addressed. This can include alterations to eating, medications and surgery. A patient who has dumping syndrome should consult his or her physician about it. If left untreated, dumping syndrome can result in malnutrition.