Bradycardia is a condition of the heart that is marked by a slower than normal heart rate. In an average, healthy person, the heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, but in a person with bradycardia, the heart beats fewer than 60 times per minute.
One of the most effective ways to prevent bradycardia is to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. If you are already diagnosed with a heart ailment, you can monitor it and also try to follow a treatment plan so as to lower the risk of developing bradycardia.
If you want to prevent bradycardia or any other heart ailment for that matter, you should exercise regularly and eat a healthful, low-fat diet that is rich in fruits, whole grains and vegetables.
Just being overweight can increase your risk of developing bradycardia and heart diseases.
Make minor lifestyle changes and take medications as your doctor prescribes for correcting high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
If you smoke and do not or cannot quit on your own, speak to your doctor about the strategies as well as programs that can help you break the smoking habit.
Avoid any unnecessary stress as much as possible. Try to learn different coping mechanisms to handle the normal stress that comes with everyday life.
Make sure you go through regular tests and exams so the examiner reports any troublesome signs and symptoms at the earliest for timely treatment.
Keep in mind to drink in moderation. For some particular conditions, it is recommended that you avoid alcohol completely. Speak to your doctor and seek advice on specific treatment or recovery methods for your particular condition. If you are unable to quit drinking alcohol on your own, speak to your doctor about a program that allows you to quit drinking and manage other behaviours that are related to alcohol abuse.
If you take recreational drugs and need help in ending the use, speak to your doctor regarding an appropriate program for you.
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