Heart arrhythmia – Some Natural Things to Try
cardiac or Heart arrhythmias are not as uncommon as one might expect. Seems like I am hearing more and more people suffering from the problem. There are of course different kinds of arrhythmias and also different causes.
Other things that it may be called are: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Arrhythmia, Irregular Heartbeat, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Supra ventricular Premature Beats, and Ventricular Premature Beats.
Cardiac arrhythmia is a term that denotes a disturbance of the heart rhythm. People often describe it as feeling like the heart “skips a beat”.
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Although an irregular heartbeat is often harmless, it should be treated with care. However, according to research or other evidence, there are some self-care steps that may be helpful:
- Cut the caffeine. Some have been able to reduce the frequency of some arrhythmia’s by cutting back on coffee and other caffeinated products like tea and soda.
- Add some magnesium. Always under a health care providers supervision, take daily supplements containing 350 to 400 mg of magnesium for fewer episodes. Many people are low or deficient in this mineral.
- Also check out potassium. Ask your doctor if 1,000 mg a day of this essential mineral may help treat your arrhythmia. If you are taking a diuretic (water pill) or certain other B/P medications you may be losing potassium.
- Make sure you are taking enough pure, chemical free fish oil for there heart- healthy omega -3 fatty acids effects. There a differing opinions on the amounts from 2.5 grams to 7 grams daily. There is a blood test to determine where your levels are and should be checked periodically. This test is called the AA:EPA ratio and is relatively new, thus may be difficult to get done. I have added the links for a few ways to check into this below.
- Visit a health care professional knowledgeable in cardiology to get a thorough evaluation, and for supervision when using natural substances to treat cardiac arrhythmia. There are many good ones out there, but if you find someone who won’t consider trying natural approaches first (unless you have something life threatening) you may want to keep looking.
- Copper, selenium and vitamin D are also very good for the heart. Remember that you must have Vitamin D available to utilize selenium.
The symptoms for cardiac arrhythmia differ and often there are none. However, people may experience lightheadedness, anxiety, dizziness, fainting, unusual awareness of the heartbeat, and sensations of fluttering or pounding in the chest.
Cardiac arrhythmias can range in severity from entirely benign to immediately life-threatening. If arrhythmia is suspected, a doctor should be consulted for confirmation. In addition, the use of natural substances for arrhythmia should always be supervised by a doctor.
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Enter AA: EPA ratio (or test) into an Internet search box and the name of your country. You can use the search box at the bottom of this page.
You may find it difficult to get the AA: EPA ratio test done in your country. If so use the TG: HDL test, explained below, as a guide to your current and futureeicosanoid and insulin levels.
Disclaimer: This information is meant for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace a doctors care, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any medical condition. Seek medical attention if you are having any kind of cardiac problem and consult with them about the natural remedies suggested here.