Heart Went Pit-a-pat: How Arrhythmia Occurs

Contrary to a conventional belief, arrhythmia is not a single disease: this is a whole range of problems associated with heart rhythm. Its frequency in healthy people is from 60 to 80 beats per minute, but if the number of beats is significantly increased or decreased, we can assume that arrhythmia, or rather, certain types of it (tachycardia, bradycardia etc.) occurred.


Why does arrhythmia occur?

There are a lot of factors that affect changes in heart rhythm. The most important are considered the following:

  • Physical activity,
  • Mental and emotional state of a person,
  • Drug administration,
  • Diet, etc.


Arrhythmia can be caused by the following factors:

  1. Abuse of energy drinks and caffeinated drinks,
  2. Abuse of alcohol and tobacco products,
  3. Stressful situations, depressions,
  4. Excessive physical activity,
  5. Metabolism disorders,
  6. Brain and cardiac (heart failure, hypertension, etc.) disorders,
  7. Thyroid gland disorders,
  8. Different infections (fungal, etc.),
  9. Menopause.


What are signs of arrhythmia?

Each type of rhythm disorders has its own symptoms, but the common symptoms of arrhythmia can be the following:

  • Weakness,
  • Dizziness,
  • Faintness,
  • Shortness of breath,
  • Sweating,
  • Blackout,
  • Chest pain (aching or stabbing pain).

Attacks of arrhythmia are accompanied with discomfort and panic, which is easily explained by the fact that a person does not feel their heartbeats so distinctly in a normal state.

It happens that arrhythmia has no symptoms at all, that’s why a person is in the dark about it for a long time.


Problem treatment and prevention

You have surely heard of arrhythmia treatment with the help of traditional medicine. We hasten to warn you that you must consult your doctor before you start using this method.

Arrhythmia treatment involves necessary changes in food ration: for example, it is important to consume milk every day, and focus on celery and parsley. However, it is preferable to remove tea and coffee from your food ration.

Consult your attending doctor, who may recommend special medicinal drugs or non-medicinal drugs (dietary supplements, traditional medicine recipes), physiotherapeutic devices, as well as wrist or chest pulsimeters.

You can try to treat arrhythmia with the means that make the heart rhythm more stable, provide good blood flow and decrease a risk of infarction.

As a preventive care, the following measures can be taken:

  • Treat infection-associated diseases timely,
  • Solve problems related to the thyroid gland, cardiovascular system, etc.,
  • Control dietary pattern and quality,
  • Maintain daily routine,
  • Quit using alcohol and tobacco completely,
  • Ensure moderate physical activity, and control body weight,
  • Avoid stress.

Remember that arrhythmia is not a death sentence. If you adhere to the prescriptions of your attending doctor and live a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent many dangerous diseases and significantly prolong your life.


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