We'll talk to you about some causes of irregular heartbeat

Cardiac arrhythmia is a term that refers to a large number of conditions caused by abnormal electrical activity in the nodes or sections of the heart. Arrhythmias can be medical emergencies that cause cardiac arrest or simply an abnormal sensation of the heartbeat.

Palpitations, for example, are usually not life threatening. They can be caused by stress, hormones, exercise, medication, or anxiety.

Anxiety disorders are characterized by frequent palpitations and can also be accompanied by a feeling of breathlessness. However, these symptoms can also be symptoms of heart disease, lung disease, or heart attack. Self-diagnosis is not recommended.

Palpitations accompanied by other symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness, sweating, mild or frequent headache should be examined. Any chest pain is considered a medical emergency. If you go to the emergency room and mention chest pain, you will be seen immediately.

Other diseases that can cause palpitations are thyroid and kidney diseases. Good thyroid function is important for every part of the body. It has been suspected that many of the symptoms generally caused by aging are due to ineffective thyroid function. In order for the thyroid to function optimally, you need optimal food intake.

Iodine is particularly important.

The main source of iodine in the average American diet is iodized salt. However, too much salt can lead to high blood pressure. If you are not sure whether you are getting enough iodine, you can always take a supplement.

Arrhythmias can also be a symptom of kidney disease. If the kidneys are not functioning normally, the balance of electrolytes in the bloodstream is disturbed.

Electrolytes are required for normal electrical activity in the cardiac nodes. If the electrolyte balance is disturbed, palpitations may occur. Calcium and potassium are the main electrolytes. Sodium is also important, but most people have enough.

Arrhythmias are usually diagnosed by a doctor, but you may feel palpitations and the feeling can be stressful. Another nutritional factor that can cause palpitations is the lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Most people get enough omega-6 and a lot of saturated fat, but they can't get enough omega-3. These are best achieved by taking fish oil daily.

To keep your heart rate steady, exercise regularly, avoid caffeine, don't smoke, eat well, try to relax, and take good supplements. If the arrhythmia is not a symptom of an illness or dysfunction, it is usually palpitations that can be avoided.

ARCTIC: Stop the palpitations while it is happening with this acronym

We often ask him, "How can I stop the palpitations while they're occurring?" Some people find that the methods they use are inconsistent or simply ignore the alternatives. Fortunately, once you start, there are several ways to stop the palpitations in their tracks.

The second problem I had and I know a lot of other people are suffering is that I can't remember some of the other options if one doesn't work.

So I found a mnemonic to help you. The next time you have a throb, I want you to remember the word "ARCTIC" - like in the Arctic Circle or the Arctic Ocean. We'll use it as an acronym to indicate in their footsteps these six effective methods of preventing palpitations.


A is used to customize your clothes. Make sure that no part of your body is held back by clothing or jewelry. Unfasten the belt, unfasten the bracelet, unfasten the rings, take off the jewelry, take off your shoes and do everything that helps your body to feel less stressed and relaxed. This simple and practical step can make the difference you are looking for.


R stands for Relax your mind. If you think that your palpitations are related to stress, they are probably coming from your head. Close your eyes. Concentrate on a relaxed scenario. Transport yourself to a positive place - your happy place. Perhaps you can imagine yourself in the water with your feet on the beach, or you can hug someone you love. Whatever you imagine, make it as real and full of life as possible. What do you smell What do you see? How do you feel trying to get there as soon as possible. It is a simple but effective technique.


It is for cough. Cough is a very effective method. But the trick for most people is to remember to cough with palpitations! It forces the heart to return to the sinus rhythm.


T stands for temperature change. The Arctic is a very cold place and that should help you remember that "T" is for temperature. Now apply it to yourself by changing your body temperature. The idea here is to change your body temperature quickly. Here are a few different options.

Drink ice cold water first. It is often a remarkably effective technique. Now that you're in the kitchen, try rubbing ice cubes on your face, neck, and upper spine. If you are near a bath / shower, take a cold shower or splash cold water on your face. This helps with nerve stimulation by "shocking" your body. If you don't have a kitchen or bathroom nearby, stand in front of a ventilation flap! (You may need to explain yourself when you are in public!)


I am inhaling. Breathe deeply and slowly, breathe in through your nose and let your stomach expand with each inhalation. It is one of the most important ways you can regulate your heart rate. It is also one of the best ways to prevent palpitations from starting. Many people just don't breathe deeply enough (a possible problem called hypertension).

A common tip is the Valsalva maneuver, which controls the heart rate. It's one of the most effective moves and one you've probably heard of. It works by slightly stimulating the vagus nerve. This remarkable nerve supplies the esophagus, lungs, trachea, neck and of course the heart with nerve fibers.

One way to do this is to keep your nose closed and breathe deeply. Then close your mouth and try to exhale. They also want to imitate "the effort for a saddle". A sign that you are doing this correctly is that your ears may "pop".

If you find that deep breathing is not working for you, try blowing a balloon. As strange as it may sound, it's a common way in the entertainment industry to lower heart rate.


If palpitations occur while standing, slowly sit up and put your feet up (above your heart is better) or lie down and sit still. If they occur lying down, lie down on the bed and use other methods.


It goes without saying that if you have been drinking heavily, if you smoke excessively or if you are in a high-pressure situation, you should put these suggestions first. Another practical method is the “pill in your pocket” scenario, but only as a last resort.

The best thing you can do about palpitations is to prevent them from occurring BEFORE they occur. I've written a few little books on how to prevent palpitations, but first I suggest that you do more of your own research by examining things like your diet, supplements, and lifestyle.


So there you have it, now make sure you remember what each letter in "ARCTIC" means. Check this list again. This may only be the help you need to stop the palpitations while they are occurring.