Heart palpitations can cause a sensation of a pounding heart or a racing pulse. Palpitations can also feel like a fluttering feeling in the chest or like the heart has skipped a beat. While medical attention may be necessary, some home remedies can help to stop palpitations.

Lifestyle factors can cause heart palpitations. Less frequently, an underlying medical condition is responsible. Palpitations can result from the following conditions, and they require a doctor’s care:

  • thyroid problems
  • abnormal heart rhythms, known as arrhythmias
  • atrial fibrillation
  • heart failure, in rare cases

 

Home remedies to relieve heart palpitations

The following methods can help to reduce palpitations.

1. Perform relaxation techniques

Stress can have many ill effects on a person’s health. It can induce palpitations or make them worse.

It may help to try the following relaxation techniques:

  • meditation
  • deep breathing
  • journaling
  • yoga
  • spending time outdoors
  • exercising
  • taking short breaks from work or school
  • using a method of guided imagery

2. Reduce or eliminate stimulant intake

Symptoms may become noticeable after using a stimulant.

The following contain stimulants:

  • tobacco products
  • illegal drugs
  • some cold and cough medications
  • caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea, and soda
  • appetite suppressants
  • marijuana
  • some mental health drugs
  • some high blood pressure medications

Not all stimulants will cause palpitations in everyone.

source: medicalnewstoday.com

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