Whenever our heart starts acting a little weird, all we can think of is that maybe we’re not letting it rest properly. It is understandable that we do sometimes stop and think when to exactly worry about heart palpitations. Especially since this COVID19 lockdown has started and we have paid a little more attention towards ourselves, we have started noticing the things we never noticed.
Heart palpitation is a feeling when our heart starts beating a little too quickly, irregularly, fluttering in a strange way, or beating way too hard in your chest
With keeping all the possibilities in mind, we should exactly know when the palpitations are normal and when they aren’t. There are a few factors that you should always remember if you experience heart palpitations way too much. In reality, palpitations aren’t something very serious to worry about, but, the question is, how would we know if there’s actually something wrong?
What Causes Heart Palpitations?
Palpitations, most of the time happen because of excessive stress, anxiety, depression, or because of too much caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol. Also, you can experience excessive heart palpitations when you are pregnant. But, in rare cases, palpitations can also be a sign of serious heart conditions.
The Common Reasons We Might Experience Them
According to health professionals, heart palpitations are a cause of increased adrenaline.
Some examples of similar situations include:
- Had a lot more caffeine than usual
- Excessive stress
- Experiencing anxiety or a panic attack
- Cold or flu
- Medication with stimulants
- High-intensity workouts or extensive cardio
When Exactly Do We Need To Talk To The Doctor About Heart Palpitations?
In the case of palpitations, there are a few signs and factors that we should be aware of. Heart palpitations mean that your heart’s functioning has been compromised.
According to the doctor, if your palpitations are carrying these symptoms along, you should seek medical attention immediately:
- Experiencing Dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Unsteady and unstable
- Feeling that you might faint
- Chest compressions or pain
- Having a medical history of health conditions, specifically your heart
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Javeria Adil Chughtai
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