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Treat Tachycardia (increased heart rate) with Home Remedies!!

Published on Apr 12, 2017 and last reviewed on Jul 15, 2022   -  6 min read

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Tachycardia is the medical term for increased heart rate above the normal limit. The below article discusses some home remedies to manage heart palpitations.

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Treat Tachycardia (increased heart rate) with Home Remedies!!

What Is Tachycardia?

Tachycardia is the medical term for a heart rate above 100 beats per minute. Various forms of irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) can cause tachycardia. A fast heart rate is not a matter of concern. It can typically rise due to various factors such as workout, dehydration, illness, or a stress reaction. Tachycardia may not lead to any complications. But if left untreated, some types of tachycardia can cause serious medical problems, such as stroke, sudden cardiac death, or heart failure. Tachycardia lasts for seconds and may not need special medical treatment beyond lifestyle changes. Certain at-home techniques or treating the underlying condition may be effective in stopping tachycardia. However, if the sensation persists longer than a few seconds, a person should speak to a healthcare professional. It may be due to an underlying medical condition that requires treatment.

What Are the Causes of Tachycardia?

The most common cause of tachycardia is stimulation of the heart by the sympathetic nerves, increased body temperature by fever, and toxic conditions of the heart. Here are the things that can cause increased heart rate:

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Tachycardia?

Common tachycardia signs and symptoms include:

What Are the Complications Associated With Increased Heart Rate?

Some people with tachycardia are at a greater risk of developing a blood clot that can cause a stroke or heart attack. The health care professional may prescribe blood-thinning drugs to help lower the risk. Other possible complications of tachycardia include:

What Are the Home Remedies for Tachycardia?

Following remedies are used to decrease or stop tachycardia and other heart abnormalities such as arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm).

Conclusion:

Tachycardia is common, and it usually lasts for a few seconds. An increased heart rate may not need special medical treatment beyond lifestyle changes. However, certain home-based remedies can help manage tachycardia and reduce its occurrence. A person should talk to a doctor if the tachycardia symptoms last longer than a few seconds. In such cases, the person may have an underlying health condition that requires treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions


1.

What Is tachycardia?

Tachycardia or tachyarrhythmia is when the resting heart rate is higher than 100 beats per minute. It is a symptom of many underlying health conditions. Some of the common conditions that can cause tachycardia are congenital heart problems, alcoholism, electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, hyperthyroidism, and lung disease.

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What Is supraventricular tachycardia?

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) or paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is a group of heart rhythm problems that arise from above the ventricles and result in rapid heartbeats. The types are atrial tachycardia and atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia (AVNRT).

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What Is ventricular tachycardia?

Ventricular tachycardia is a heart rhythm problem, which arises from the ventricles (lower chamber of the heart). It results in pulse rate more than 100 beats per minute at rest.

4.

How Do you treat tachycardia?

Tachycardia is treated by treating the underlying condition and bringing the heart rate back to normal. This can be done by vagal maneuvers, anti-arrhythmic medications, and cardioversion.

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What Heart rate is considered tachycardia?

Heart rate above 100 beats per minute is considered tachycardia.

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Can Tachycardia be cured by exercise?

Avoid strenuous exercises, as it can further increase your heart rate. But a normal exercise routine and yoga is found to beneficial for heart health. If you have tachycardia, consult your doctor before doing exercise.

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How Long does tachycardia last?

Depending on the cause, tachycardia can last from some minutes to hours. Get immediate medical attention if you do not feel better after taking some rest.

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Can Tachycardia go away by itself?

Treating the underlying condition usually treats tachycardia. You should feel better with medications, rest, or with some therapies.

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Does Stress cause tachycardia?

Excessive stress and anxiety can cause tachycardia. Such patients should consider psychiatric counseling and anti-anxiety medications.

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How Is tachycardia diagnosed?

Tests used to diagnose the cause of tachycardia are electrocardiogram (ECG), portable ECG devices like Holter monitor and event monitor, electrophysiological test, echocardiogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scan, coronary angiogram, chest x-ray, stress test, and tilt table test.

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