From the previous blog, we got to know what heart palpitations are and what are its causes and the risks associated with it. The next step in the ladder would be how to reduce that risk so as to lead a healthier life.
The experts at Capitol will be taking this step forward and guiding us on how we can naturally try and beat heart palpitations.
- REDUCING YOUR INTAKE OF SUBSTANCES
Don’t worry, we are NOT telling you to stop eating all the delicious delicacies that you adore. Just a few substances which are not suitable for your health and not eating them can reduce your risk of palpitations. For instance, cut down on alcohol, drugs like cocaine, marijuana. Reduce your intake of caffeine.
- AVOID STIMULANTS
Stimulants like herbal medicines and certain cold and cough medicines can increase the risk of palpitations in some of us. Cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine should be avoided.
- HEART MONITORING
Risk factors for palpitations like heart disease, heart attack, blood pressure should be maintained in the defined norms and regularly consult a doctor if you have a history of heart disease.
- STOP SMOKING
Smoking is injurious, everyone knows this but no one really adheres to it. The risk for heart palpitations is also affected by smoking. When you smoke less, you live more. This is the simplest logic of all times.
- EXERCISE AND RELAXATION
Well, this one is a no-brainer, exercise is everywhere. For every disease, risk can be reduced a lot if a person exercises. Exercise plays a major role in keeping us fit and healthy. Exercise reduces the stress and anxiety which we feel from our daily monotonous routine.
Stress can also be handled by using relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing or by doing something which calms you and helps you in rejuvenating.
- ELECTROLYTE BALANCE
The health of our health is majorly dependent on Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Sodium. These electrolytes help balance our heart and are most easily obtained from food. Calcium can be obtained from milk and other dairy products. Green Leafy vegetables are a good source of calcium and magnesium.
- Eat a lot of fresh fruits, vegetables. Maintain your weight in the BMI range and keep yourself relaxed and happy.
All this can help in reducing your risk to heart palpitations but if you feel any of the symptoms, it’s always best to consult a doctor and act.