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How to treat tachycardia?

Natalya Kosenko
Natalya Kosenko
October 23, 2014
How to treat tachycardia?

Tachycardia or arrhythmia is a heart rhythm disorder in which the heart rate rises to 90 or more beats per minute. Tachycardia often develops on the background of various diseases (pathological), but in some cases it can occur in perfectly healthy people (physiological). For example, as a result of stress, physical exertion, excessive use of alcohol or coffee. Therefore, knowing how to treat tachycardia is beneficial for everyone.

Symptoms of tachycardia

Symptoms of tachycardia depend on the cause of its occurrence, the strength and duration of the attack. First of all, it is an abrupt increase in heart rate, as if frightened. There may be pain in the heart, shortness of breath, lack of air.

Pathological tachycardia is often accompanied by increased weakness, dizziness, insomnia, decreased appetite. In some cases, the patient may lose consciousness.

Tachycardia treatment

Physiological tachycardia does not need treatment. It is enough to exclude provocative factors.Pathological tachycardia is very dangerous, as it can lead to the development of heart failure.

Drug treatment of tachycardia prescribed only by a doctor. As a rule, antiarrhythmic drugs only eliminate the symptoms. If the attack of tachycardia is neurogenic, you need to drink 40-60 drops of Corvalol and ensure rest.

How to treat tachycardia folk methods

Opponents of doctors can try to get rid of tachycardia using popular methods:

  • within 3 months, take an infusion of flowers of cornflower 100 ml 3 times a day;
  • drink the juice from the green part of oats 50 ml 3 times a day;
  • brew tea from mint and lemon balm;
  • 3 times a day, 1 tbsp. spoon to take infusion adonis.

If a sudden heartbeat begins: what to do? Independently to take an attack of tachycardia will help vagal techniques. To do this, you can hold your breath, wash with icy water, gently press on the eyeballs, cause a gag reflex.


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