Heart palpitations are called tachycardia. There are two types of tachycardia: primary - paroxysmal (manifested with organic lesions of the heart), secondary - sinus (against the background of an emotional outburst, physical activity). Sinus tachycardia does not need treatment, the physiological increase in heart rate returns to normal when the factors are eliminated, which resulted in an increase in the heartbeat. Attacks of paroxysmal tachycardia are accompanied by nausea and severe weakness, increased pressure, profuse sweating.
To find out if the palpitations are the result of primary tachycardia, you need to consult a cardiologist, do an electrocardiogram of the heart, undergo echo monitoring, ultrasound of the heart and thyroid gland, and blood tests for hormones. If all indicators give a negative result, then we will talk about secondary tachycardia.
Again, if, with a rapid heartbeat after taking sedatives and a 15-minute quiet stay with a raised torso and legs lowered down, the pulse does not recover to 80-90 beats per minute, you need to call an ambulance, and then undergo a detailed examination of other organs.
In addition, tachycardia occurs with anemia, due to a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood. Decreased hemoglobin reduces blood supply to tissues, and the heart muscle must contract faster to deliver the required amount of oxygen to the entire body. It is recommended to take iron preparations, ascorbic acid, a diet rich in vitamins.
Often, tachycardia occurs in adolescents during the period of their active growth and development, when cardiac function simply does not keep pace with growth. Over time, the process returns to normal. Tachycardia at an elevated temperature also does not need drug treatment, an increase in heart rate by 10 beats with a temperature rise of one degree is considered normal. When the temperature drops, the heart rate is normalized. If the palpitations are excessively disturbing, you can take a pill of valerian extract or Corvalol.
Secondary tachycardia is treated with sedative medications and herbs and antidepressants. The most effective herbs such as mint, lemon balm, valerian, rose hips are taken as tea for a long time (3-5 months).
Often, there is an increase in heart rate when taking certain cardiovascular drugs - "Trental", "Mildronat", "Eufilina", "Teopeka". It is believed to be the “first dose effect,” the body’s response to a new drug. With long-term use, these side effects usually disappear.
In the fight against heart palpitations, traditional medicine is of great help. For example, with tachycardia, an infusion of rosehip with hawthorn has a very beneficial effect. To prepare it, you need to take the fruits of both plants in equal parts, for example, five tablespoons each, put them in a saucepan or ladle and fill in with freshly boiled water - it will take about a liter. It will take three hours to insist, or better - five or six. It is necessary to take this remedy before meals, three times a day, 1/3 cup each.
Another popular recipe not only reduces the manifestations of tachycardia, but also generally improves the condition, strengthens the nervous system. You will need mint, chamomile and valerian root - all in equal parts. Stir the herbs, pour a tablespoon of this mixture with one glass of boiling water and leave for several hours. Take it literally by sip throughout the day, several times. This remedy will reduce the activity of the heart, help to cope with tachycardia.
Applied with increased heartbeat and such a remedy: you need to grate 8-10 heads of garlic on a grater, and then squeeze the juice from a couple of lemons into the resulting mass. Mix all this with a liter of honey and infuse for a week. You need to take the medicine once a day, four teaspoons.
Also, in case of an attack of a rapid heartbeat, traditional healers use clay. It must be diluted with warm water in ceramic or earthenware dishes, in no case allowing contact with anything metal. Then put a clay cake on the chest in the area of the heart and hold for an hour or two.
Help with not strong tachycardia and herbal infusions, for example, lemon balm and mint, without tea, only herbs. Take a tablespoon of raw materials and pour boiling water over - two or two and a half glasses. Insist for an hour or two, strain and take three or even four times a day. The volume is just over half a glass. Only after 2-3 months of use, you need to take a break of a week. Otherwise, addiction will arise.
Pepper has an excellent tonic and strengthening effect on the heart, but not ordinary, but cayenne. With tachycardia, as well as angina pectoris, it must be added to food - just as a spice. If the situation is not neglected, and the tachycardia is not strong, it happens that after a week of such a "diet" the heart rate is normalized.
At the very initial stage of a rapid heartbeat, field horsetail will help fight the disease. This medicinal plant perfectly restores disturbed heart rhythm, and also gives the necessary tone to the heart muscle, prevents its fatigue. Just steep two tablespoons of dried horsetail with a glass of boiling water and leave for an hour. Then the infusion must be filtered and taken three to five times a day, one sip.