Stop Heart Palpitations Naturally
Do you or your child have heart palpitations? We understand how the feeling can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We believe the first step in managing your heart palpitations is understanding what they are, and what’s causing them.
What Are Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations are when your heart skips a beat, or has extra beats. Essentially, an errant electrical signal makes your heart beat in an irregular rhythm. Most heart palpitations that occur infrequently and last only a few seconds are harmless. Heart palpitations are more common as you age.
Occasionally, heart palpitations can be more bothersome, or a symptom of a more serious heart condition.
What Do Heart Palpitations Feel Like?
You have probably experienced a heart palpitation at some point. They feel like your heart is:
- Fluttering rapidly
- Skipping beats
- Beating too fast
Heart palpitations can happen at any time, and maybe most noticeable if you’re sitting quietly or lying in bed at night.
What Causes Heart Palpitations?
Random heart palpitations that don’t last long have many causes, including:
- Stress or anxiety
- Panic attack
- Strenuous exercise or activity
- Extreme fatigue
- Hormonal changes caused by pregnancy, menopause, or menstruation
- Low blood pressure
- Stimulant medications and some appetite suppressants
- Vitamin deficiency
- Increasing age
Underlying Conditions that May Have Heart Palpitations as a Symptom
There are several medical conditions where heart palpitations are a known symptom. These include:
- A heart condition such as atrial fibrillation (AFib)
When to Contact a Medical Professional
In most cases, occasional heart palpitations that last just a few seconds are harmless. If yours are frequent and bothersome, you should seek a medical evaluation. Seek emergency care if heart palpitations are accompanied by:
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Severe shortness of breath
- Severe dizziness
How Cima Health Can HelpCima Health provides restorative, lifelong solutions that target the root cause of your weight issues. Your care will start out with a comprehensive evaluation to assess your overall health. We will also ask questions about your work and home life, lifestyle, and habits before making recommendations for an integrative plan of care. Together, we come up with non-invasive and successful weight loss programs can help you lose weight for good, achieve whole-body wellness, and live pain-free for life. Helping you with weight loss and preventing weight gain involves several treatment modalities, all of which you can receive in one location. They include:
- Chiropractic Care
- Medical Care
- Functional Medicine
- Physical Fitness
- Massage Therapy
- Aesthetic Services
Chiropractic CareDid you know that chiropractic care may help you reduce or eliminate bothersome heart palpitations? Spinal adjustments can help relieve pressure on your nerves and spinal cord – the conduit for all messages from your brain to your vital organs, including your heart. Our Palm Beach Gardens chiropractors are all highly trained professionals and include: pediatric care. If you’re a woman, she can also help you manage your heart palpitations during pregnancy or menopause.
Medical CareOur medical care team can help resolve your heart palpitations if they’re caused by dehydration. You might benefit from IV hydration therapy if you have had a lot of vomiting and diarrhea which made you dehydrated, if you became dehydrated while participating in sports, or any other intense activity where you sweat a lot.
Functional MedicineOur functional medicine team will play an integral part in you learning how to reduce bothersome heart palpitations. We’ll start with a blood chemistry analysis that can help identify the root cause of your palpitations. Testing will also show if you have sensitivities or nutrient deficiencies, and more. Based on these results, we’ll develop a personalized plan that may include:
- Meal plans for supporting and optimizing heart health
- Limiting foods that interfere with thyroid health
- Supplement suggestions
- Weight loss tips
- Stress reduction tips
- Limiting your stimulant and alcohol intake
- Calls for you to stop smoking if you currently smoke
Physical FitnessAnother component to reducing or eliminating heart palpitations is getting plenty of exercise, and staying hydrated while you’re exercising. Cardiovascular exercise helps strengthen your heart and reduce the occurrence of heart palpitations, and even reverse your AFib. Combined with a heart-healthy diet, exercising more will help you manage your stress and anxiety as well. Our physical fitness team of personal trainers can help develop an exercise plan that works with your current capabilities and inspires you to meet or exceed your weekly goals. We can work in tandem with your cardiologist, if you have one. We can start you out with basic, low-impact exercises and working your way up to intermediate and advanced exercises.
Massage TherapyMassage therapy can help reduce your stress level, and help you relax. It can also help reduce anxiety symptoms such as heart palpitations. This is important to support a healthy heart function, because when you’re stressed, your body produces cortisol. Too much cortisol can trigger heart palpitations. In addition, high levels of stress can leave you vulnerable to autoimmune problems. And of course, a good massage just makes you feel good and more positive about your day. The entire team at Cima Health works together to provide you with restorative, lifelong solutions.
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Reducing the occurrence of heart palpitations and managing your underlying condition is easier when you have a caring team on your side. If you want to do all you can for your health, book an appointment today. One of our chiropractors will do a comprehensive examination to develop an integrative plan of care to help you reduce your heart palpitations, and inspire you to achieve whole-body wellness.