Reduce Your Palpitations and/or Arrhythmia's - Prevent your palpitations, pvc, pac
This article is about how you may be able to reduce your palpitations (PVC and/or PAC), and/or certain types of arrhythmias. Everything said for palpitations in this article is also true for many types of arrhythmias.
Firstly, let me start off by saying there are no sure fire ways to stop or reduce your palpitations. However, it is possible to reduce or even stop your palpitations, if you know the cause or tigers of your palpitations. Of course though, anyone experiencing palpitations must first have more serious causes, like heart disease ruled out. This can only be done by a medical doctor. If you have already been seen by a medical doctor and heart disease has been ruled out, this article may be helpful.
There are many causes for palpitations and it is interesting to note that there are also unique causes for palpitations. For example, a person may have palpitations caused by irritants to their heart that wouldn't cause palpitations in someone else. This is because each of our hearts and bodies are unique. However, there are some common causes and it is helpful to be familiar with those common causes.
Here is a list of the most common causes of palpitations
If you have heart palpitations and were cleared by a medical doctor the chances are the doctor was not able to pinpoint a specific cause of the palpitations. Rather, the doctor probably told you that your palpitations were idiopathic and benign. Idiopathic actually means from unknown origins. So basically the doctor is telling you he doesn’t know. Or the doctor may have even said your palpitations are caused by stress and hormones, which are two words doctors often use as a scapegoat for saying "I don't know".
So what is the truth? Your palpitations are more likely to be caused by a number of factors rather than just one. This is easy to grasp when you consider a palpitation like a sneeze of the heart. How many different things can make you sneeze? Would you try to find just one cause for every sneeze you've ever had? Of course not, none of us would, because we know that there are many things that cause us to sneeze. This is also true for palpitations in many cases. So instead of looking for one specific cause for our palpitations, we should look to many factors. Note this though, that it certainly is possible for palpitations to have one single cause, and I am not saying palps don't. I am just saying it is more likely for palpitations to have a number of triggers.
Now I'll get to the gist
If you would like to try to reduce your palpitations or maybe even stop them, the best way to do this is to find the cause or triggers for your palpitations. This can be done by creating a journal or a diary over time that is very detailed.
In this diary keep track of stuff like:
After you have started to collect data make sure you stay consistent. To investigate possible causes, start by making comparisons between the days you have more palpitations to the days you have less palpitations. Then compare and look for differences between what you did and didn't do on those days. Once you have noted a possible cause, experiment by increasing or decreasing that factor to see if it helps or makes it worse. As you do so, continue to keep track of this data and look for more patterns and other possible causes.
You may find many patterns which increase the amount of palpitations, and you may find patterns that decrease the amount of your palpitations. Of course when ever possible, reduce the factors that increase your palpitations but increase the factors that seem to reduce your palpitations.
Here are some possible causes of palpitations. It may be helpful to review these when collecting data for your diary or when reviewing data to look for possible causes
Last but not least, if you really want to be a rock star, the best way to find out what is really causing/triggering your palpitations is to spend a month on an all natural diet. You cut out all refined sugars, additives, msg's, food preservatives, nitrates, color dyes, and stuff alike. Basically eat a “7th day” diet. If it wasn’t here on the 7th day of creation, don’t put it in your body. Then of course, you slowly, one at a time, add food types back into your diet. However, this diet is hard, and may initially increase your palpitations because you are basically putting you body and mind through stress and could have withdrawal like symptoms.
I do want you to know, in my opinion, the “rock star” way, is by far the most effective way to find causes and triggers for palps and arrhythmias. You'll need to keep to the diet for at least a month before you begin to add foods back in.
Note you should first discuss any diet modifications with your primary healthcare provider.
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