Do you know that your heartbeat becomes normal as soon as you drink water?
A sudden increase in heart rate is a symptom of tachycardia (which is common sometimes). Some instances are, after watching something scary or after a dangerous accident (something happens unexpectedly). However, if you often feel that your heart rate is increased, then it could be a sign of serious heart disease. The risk of tachycardia is more in those who consume alcohol or tobacco products like a cigarette, hookah, gutkha, paan etc. Apart from this, the problem of increased heartbeat is also found in people who are addicted to tea and coffee. But sometimes a suddenly increased heartbeat can be a prior sign of a serious illness or heart attack. Hence there is a need to be careful with this.
Why is increased heart rate a dangerous sign?
- Irregular heart rate (tachycardia) can be a sign towards your unhealthy heart and you may soon have heart failure or heart attack.
- Heartburn may increase due to stress or anxiety.
- Increased heartbeat can also be an indication of an anaemic body.
- Heart disease also increases due to thyroid disease (which is usually due to the thyroid gland being more active).
- Due to the decrease in blood sugar in the body, the heartbeat can also increase.
- If your body is deficient in electrolytes, your heartbeats may increase.
Home remedies for tachycardia
Take slow and deep breaths
If your heartbeat has suddenly increased due to stress or anxiety, the first thing to do is take deep breaths slowly (while sitting or standing). This will increase the oxygen supply to your heart and brain. Keep in mind (during this), to draw air from your nose and allow it to reach the stomach. Then let the air breathe out after stopping it for 2 seconds. Doing this 4-5 times will make your heartbeat normal.
If your heartbeat has suddenly increased, then pretend to cough fast for a few seconds. When you cough, there is pressure on your chest, due to which the speed of heartbeat automatically decreases.
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Drink a glass of cold water
If your heart is beating faster than normal, drink a glass of cold water. Do you know that dehydration is also a cause of increased heartbeat? Also, cold water calms the nerves, so if your heartbeat is increased due to anger, tension or anxiety, then drinking cold water gives you instant relief.
Splash cold water on your face
Instead of drinking cold water, you can also spray cold water on your face. This causes the nervous system to refresh and the increased heartbeat becomes normal. If this is the first time, then take a bath with normal or cold water. This will give you comfort.
When is increased heart rate dangerous?
Adopting these home remedies in a normal state can make your heartbeat normal. But sometimes if you have an increased heartbeat due to some serious heart disease, then you should contact a doctor as soon as possible. For example, along with increased heartbeat: back pain, waist pain, jaw pain, severe chest pain, cold sweating from forehead etc.
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