Nowadays, tachycardia is increasingly being diagnosed. And this diagnosis, unfortunately, is “getting younger”. Children and adolescents also have tachycardia.During pregnancyspeeded upheartbeat-alsoNot unusual.A healthy lifestyle consultant Natalia Alekseeva will tell you how to provide first aid for tachycardia, and will advise you on what preventive measures to take.
I went to work in the morning and caught on the retro wave the good old hit: "Heart, you do not want peace." The song, of course, is wonderful, and Utesov performs it magnificently, but I (here it is, professional deformation!) Suddenly thought about something else. After all, in fact, a restless heart is not good. Because a restless heart is tachycardia — an increase in heart rate.
Causes of tachycardia
It sometimes happens that the heart can "fly out of the chest" because of emotional stress. But after a few minutes, you will calm down, and your heart will work again in normal mode.Palpitations can occur during the first kiss, unexpected pleasant news and other strong emotions. In addition, they affect heart rhythm and exercise: tachycardia may appear after an active run, climbing stairs, long swim. And in this case, it is normal - the body's response to the load.
There can be a great many "dangerous" causes of tachycardia. Increased body temperature, infectious diseases, vascular atherosclerosis, thyroid disease, coronary heart disease, heart attack, arrhythmia, heart failure, congenital heart defects, hypertension, neurosis ... But this is already a pathological tachycardia. If your heart beats more often for no apparent reason, or if no less than fifteen minutes have passed after emotional stress or physical activity, and your heart does not calm down, then you need to worry and consult a doctor.
It is necessary to treat not the tachycardia itself (it is just a symptom), but the disease that caused it
With a slight acceleration of the heartbeat, specific treatment is most likely not required.If tachycardia manifests itself in you in strong forms, then you will be able to figure out what caused it after the studies that your doctor prescribes. And then the necessary treatment will be prescribed. And the treatment will not be the tachycardia itself (which is just a symptom), but the disease that caused it. The main thing to remember is that the doctor and only the doctor should restore the heart rhythm!
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But, if you have a tachycardia attack, and the doctor is still on the way, then you can do something to calm your heart.
Reception the first, medical: drink 40 drops of valocordin or Corvalol. Reception of the second, physiological: press on the eyeballs with your fingers and release, repeat several times.
Cold water will also be useful: dip a face in it, drink a full glass and lie on a bed without a pillow. So you normalize cardiac activity before the arrival of the doctor.
Prevention of tachycardia
Of course, it is always better not to restore, but to prevent. To avoid pathological tachycardia, it is necessary: to lead a healthy lifestyle, take care of your health, eat right, monitor your heart condition and regularly measure pressure with a tonometer.The latter is especially important: if everything is normal with pressure, then the heart will not start to rage and tear from the chest.
Listening to your heart, taking care of your body, you will be able to live the same long, healthy, rich and fruitful life as Leonid Utesov, who lived to 87 years of age, lived.