Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations can be an alarming symptom in perimenopause and menopause And it’s one to not ignore. Some women experience palpitations along with a hot flash, but many get them while sleeping, sitting on the sofa or even when they are up and moving around.

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Out of 300,000 respondents who have taken our Menopause Assessment:
said that the heart palpitations negatively affect their quality of life in a significant way

Before you assume it’s  probably  stress, or could  be perimenopause, check in with your doctor (or get a phone appointment with one of our doctors). Your estrogen level is believed to play a role in heart palpitations. When levels of estrogen decline the heart-protective qualities including keeping arteries flexible also declines. Reduced blood flow can cause arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm).

Heart palpitations are worth getting checked out by your doctor to make sure there’s nothing more serious associated with this new symptom. 

How we treat heart palpitations in menopause

Meet your menopause-trained provider from the comfort of home.

Every woman's experience of menopause is as unique as she is. That's why we start with an initial 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine platform. We'll  review your medical history, family history, and gynecological history prior to your telemedicine visit.

During the video visit, you'll share your experience with menopause, starting with your quality of life and other symptoms you're experiencing (such as fatigue or insomnia).

Talk to a menopause specialist during a 30-minute video visit through our secure telemedicine portal.
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The mindset we have at Gennev is to focus on your whole health. We'll provide:

Lifestyle modifications

Our practitioners will help address lifestyle modifications that will help you manage stress, sleep better and adjust your diet to support your overall health.

Medical Interventions

Your doctor may suggest you have some tests (such as an electrocardiogram (EKG) or echocardiogram, or suggest getting some blood work done (perhaps to check cholesterol and taking safe supplements and other levels).

Heart palpitations can have many causes beyond menopause, such as thyroid imbalances, anemia, some infections, low blood pressure, and heart problems. While these flutters are usually not serious, when it comes to heart issues, you don’t want to mess around. 

Feel 100% again and thrive in menopause.

Our doctors and health coaches (RDNs) are by your side, answering your questions and to help you monitor your symptoms. As your hormones fluctuate, your symptoms will change over time. Talk to your doctor about these changes and your Gennev doctor will adjust your treatment plan to match your new needs.

Your plan changes as your menopause symptoms do.

92% of our patients report symptom relief after the first visit.

Everyone's experience with menopause is unique. That's why our integrated care model offers evidence-based treatments.

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Recommended Reading

We've interviewed leading experts in menopause over the years. These articles are a great starting point to educating yourself on this symptom (and others) of menopause.