Palpitations, Restlessness: 10 Possible Causes
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What causes palpitations and restlessness? 10 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hyperthyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the body produces excessive amounts.

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2

Anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety often manifests itself as an apprehension about daily life. Learn the basics with this overview of the types of anxiety disorders.

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3

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

People who suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, worry uncontrollably about common occurrences and situations. The condition may also be called chronic anxiety neurosis.GAD is different than normal feeling...

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4

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD can affect anyone who has undergone a traumatic event. Read more on how to cope with it.

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5

Thyroid Storm

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Thyroid storm is a life-threatening condition that results from undertreated or untreated hyperthyroidism. Persistent sweating is one possible sign of thyroid storm.

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6

Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Alcohol withdrawal delirium (AWD) is the most serious form of alcohol withdrawal. It causes sudden and severe problems in your brain and nervous system. Approximately five percent of hospital patients being treated fo...

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7

The Catastrophy of Cardiac Tamponade

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Cardiac tamponade is a very serious condition in which your heart can't pump enough blood to your body due to fluid buildup around your heart.

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8

Septic Shock

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Septic shock is a complication of an infection. It can cause inflammation and could become life-threatening.

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9

Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorders are temporary conditions caused when you have trouble coping with a stressful event. There can be psychological and even physical symptoms.

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10

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that makes people very fearful of certain places and situations. Learn about agoraphobia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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