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Arrhythmia (Irregular Heartbeat) treatment

Description
In a sentence arrhythmia refers to abnormal heart rhythm. To elaborate, an arrhythmic condition could result in various possibilities like too rapid, slow, or irregular heartbeats. An arrhythmia that involves rapid heartbeat with more than 100 heartbeats per minute is referred to as tachycardia and an arrhythmia with less than 60 heartbeats per minute is referred to as bradycardia. Arrhythmias wit View more...
Causes
Contractions of the heart are brought about by electrical impulses and these impulses to follow a precise format for it to function efficiently. Disruptions in these electrical impulses lead to arrhythmia. A healthy and fit person will record a resting heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute. Some of the common causes that cause arrhythmias are as mentioned below: Alcohol abuse
• Diabetes
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Prevention
Sticking to a healthy diet which is low in terms of fat, sugar, and salt; however, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and potassium.
Controlling weight by exercising regularly, especially light cardiovascular exercise including regular walking or a light job to burn calories and build immunity.
Minimizing or giving up smoking and alcohol consumption.
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Common Symptoms
While some people do not experience any symptoms the rest might notice various symptoms depending upon the type of arrhythmia they are suffering from. Certain people are completely unaware of their arrhythmia condition until detected by a physician during a routine physical examination. Therefore, there are chances of people with serious arrhythmic conditions going undetected because of a total la View more...
Rare Symptoms
Shortness of breath; swelling of the feet and ankles; and syncope or fainting.
Traditional Treatment
Conventional treatment modalities include surgery; insertion and placement of medical devices; nonsurgical procedures; and pharmacological treatment including medications. Surgical interventions include open-heart maze procedure; minimally invasive surgery. Medical devices include placement of pacemakers and internal cardioverter defibrillator or ICD. Nonsurgical intervention includes catheter rad View more...
Alternative Treatment
Herbal remedies for arrhythmia include extracts, salves, tablets, teas, capsules, or tonics made using hawthorn (Crataegus gen.) and calendula (Calendula officinalis); Cornflower (Centaurea gen.); Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), Selenicereus Grandiflorus, Valerian Root (Valeriana Officinalis); Horehound (Marrubium Vulgare) flowers; celery, garlic, angelica, parsle View more...
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