Heart Palpitations

Dr. Ayush PandeyMBBS,PG Diploma

February 03, 2023

February 03, 2023

Heart Palpitations
Heart Palpitations

For physical health, the heart must beat properly. Although the heart beats normally, sometimes the heartbeat suddenly starts feeling fast. This may happen for a few minutes or seconds. During this, it is felt that the heart is racing, speeding up, or fluttering. This is called heart palpitation in the medical term. In this condition, a person may feel nervousness, restlessness, or chest pain.

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If heart palpitation is felt occasionally, it can be considered normal. On the other hand, if this happens again and again, then in this situation the person needs treatment. If heart palpitation is not treated on time, it can cause serious diseases in the future.

Today in this article, you will know in detail about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of heart palpitation -

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Heart Palpitations Symptoms

Due to heart palpitation, problems related to the heart may have to be faced. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to its symptoms in time. Symptoms of heart palpitation can be as follows -

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Momentarily missing a heartbeat
  • Palpitation in the heart

Heart palpitation can be felt in the throat or neck as well as in the chest. This can be felt while resting or during any kind of activity.

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Heart Palpitations Causes

There can be many reasons for heart palpitation. This can be due to certain medicines, poor lifestyles, and other health conditions. According to one study, 16 percent of people with heart disease also complain of heart palpitations. The reasons for heart palpitation can be the following -

Bad lifestyle

When a person has a bad lifestyle, he may have problems related to the heart. Following a bad lifestyle for a long time can lead to a feeling of rapid heartbeat. Bad lifestyle includes -

  • Heavy or vigorous exercise
  • Consuming more caffeine
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Consuming tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigars
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Not drinking enough water

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Mental health

When a person is mentally disturbed, he has to face many problems. Poor mental health can also cause heart palpitation. Problems like stressanxietyfearnervousness, or depression can cause heart palpitation symptoms. Therefore, to keep the heart healthy, one should try to remain stress-free.

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Although medicines cure diseases, many times people consume medicines without the advice of a doctor. In this case, medicines can affect the heart. Over-the-counter medicines can also cause heart palpitations. These medicines include -

  • Cold and cough medicines
  • Herbal supplement
  • Vitamin or mineral supplements
  • Asthma inhaler

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Heart diseases

Although heart palpitation is not harmful, when heart diseases cause heart palpitation, then it becomes necessary to get treated. Heart diseases, due to which heart palpitation can be felt. This includes-

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Other medical conditions

Apart from heart diseases, some medical conditions can also cause heart palpitation. In this, medical conditions like pregnancymenopausethyroidfeversleep apnea, lack of oxygen in the blood, and low blood sugar can cause heart palpitation.

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Heart Palpitations Treatment

It is normal to have an occasional palpitation and stay for a few seconds, but if the symptoms of heart palpitation are felt repeatedly and for a long time, then it is advisable to get a heart checkup done in this situation. By the way, heart palpitation does not require treatment, unless it is due to some serious disease. Heart palpitation can be treated based on its causes in the following ways -

Treatment of heart disease

If there is any kind of heart disease and because of this heart palpitation is happening, then you need to get treatment for this disease. Symptoms of palpitation can also be relieved after treatment of heart disease.

Apart from this, if there is a problem with palpitation due to some other medical condition, then it is necessary to get it treated. In this way, you can reduce the symptoms of heart palpitation.

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Reduce stress

Stress, anxiety, or depression can also cause heart palpitations. In such a situation, you can treat it by reducing stress. Reducing stress can help in reducing the increased heartbeats. To reduce stress, do regular exercise, yoga, and meditation. Apart from this, relaxation therapy can also be taken.

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Stay away from caffeine and drugs

If someone consumes caffeine and drugs in excess, it can lead to heart palpitations. In such a situation, minimize the intake of caffeine and drugs. Medicines or products that contain caffeine or nicotine should also be avoided.

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Healthy diet

Heart palpitations can increase when the blood sugar level is low. In such a situation, to normalize blood sugar, include sugar and healthy carbs in your diet. This will increase the level of blood sugar and prevent heart palpitation. For this, fresh fruits must be included in your diet.

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Change medications

If someone feels that heart palpitation is happening because of the medicines they are taking, then those medicines can be changed on the advice of the doctor. Therefore, to avoid the harm of medicines, do not take any medicine at all without the advice of the doctor.

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Heart palpitation is a normal condition. In most cases, it does not cause harm. In this case, there is no need for treatment. However, in some cases, heart palpitations can lead to serious conditions. In this case, immediate treatment may be required. To keep the heart healthy, it is necessary to have a good lifestyle and a healthy diet. Along with this, avoid stress, etc., and do not take any medicine without a doctor's advice. In this way, you can keep your heart healthy and avoid heart disease.

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Medicines for Heart Palpitations

Medicines listed below are available for Heart Palpitations. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.