Arrhythmia describes a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. This condition could be the result many things. Your heart may be beating too slowly, too quickly, or even have an irregular pattern. According to Mayo Clinic, this usually occurs when the electrical signals that coordinate the rate and rhythm of heart’s beats do not work properly.
An arrhythmia may be harmless or could become serious. It’s important to monitor any unusual feeling you may experience from your heart. Unfortunately, the symptoms may be so subtle or silent that you won’t necessarily feel very much. It is here that a doctor could find it when doing a physical examination.
When your heart does not beat properly, it cannot pump blood effectively. This could cause potential problems for the heart and the rest of the body. In certain cases, blood could pool inside one of the chambers of your heart because of the arrhythmia. This may lead to the formation of fragile blood clots that could break free and clog an artery. If severe enough, an arrhythmia could eventually keep your heart from pumping blood.
Other than medication, there are specific therapies that may help treat heart arrhythmias to stop the irregular heartbeats:
- Vagal maneuvers- This type of therapy is usually recommended to those that have a very fast heartbeat as a result of supra ventricular tachycardia. It will affect the nervous system that the controls the heartbeat and usually slow it down. The only downside is that it doesn’t work for all arrhythmias.
- Cardioversion- This method usually involves medication or a procedure to reset the heart rhythm. Depending on the type of arrhythmia you have, your doctor may recommend this, like atrial fibrillation. During the procedure, a shock is administered to your heart and the electrical impulses in your heart can restore a normal rhythm.
Not only are there these specific therapies that your doctor may recommend but there are lifestyle changes that you can take part of to keep your heart as healthy as possible. It’s important that you exercise regularly and eat heart healthy foods like always but also make sure you keep your blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control. Keeping up with your follow up care will also make sure that your doctor knows exactly what’s going on an it will give you a chance to let them know if anything has worsened, according to Mayo Clinic.
Studies have stated that the use of intravenous (IV) vitamins may be able to help provide relief from some associated symptoms and even strengthen the heart. The type of medication or even treatment that you should get depends on the type of arrhythmia you have. It’s important to listen to your doctor and follow their treatment plan so that you can get the best benefits from it.
- Potassium- Helps nerves to function and muscles to contract while keeping our heartbeat regular. It’s important to keep normal potassium levels. Research has suggested that abnormal blood potassium levels may result in cardiac arrhythmia.
While IV Therapy research is relatively new, it has been recognized as an efficient way to get the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy. There are different blends of vitamins and minerals that when given intravenously will provide your body with the optimal care that it needs. To learn more about the benefits IV Therapy may provide, visit our website, or give us a call. We’ll be able to schedule your FREE consultation and get you started right away.
Mayo Clinic Staff. (2021, October 1). Heart Arrythmia. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condtitions/heart-arrythmia/symptoms-causes/syc-20350668