Causes Of Palpitations?

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Good afternoon, it’s been two days that my heart beats above 100bpm when I stand but if my position is sitting / lying down my heart rate is 78-96 is that normal?

1 Answer:

Hi Apri,

Thank you for asking

The heart is a vital organ in charge of pumping oxygen-rich blood throughout the body and oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. The function of this heart pump takes place autonomously, that is, outside of human consciousness. Under normal conditions, the heartbeat frequency of a healthy adult can range from 60 to 100 times per minute.

An increase in heart rate (tachycardia) can indicate increased sympathetic nervous system activity. This condition does not always reflect an illness. It could be, this naturally occurs when you are doing strenuous activities, exercising, or are experiencing severe psychological distress, such as when afraid, panic, and excessive anxiety. When you rise to a standing position, most of the blood will accumulate in the area of ​​the lower limbs and abdomen. This condition indirectly causes reduced blood perfusion to the brain and heart. Therefore, the heart receives this signal to then increase the frequency and strength of the heartbeat to compensate for blood pressure to stabilize. As long as complaints like this only occur temporarily, and not to make you experience complaints, for example, palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, blurred vision, excessive sweating, dizziness, or even loss of consciousness, chances are that your condition is natural, and will improve by itself after resting while always living a healthy lifestyle. Often, these complaints occur due to the influence of unhealthy lifestyles, such as excessive consumption of caffeine, smoking, consuming alcohol, lack of sleep, lack of exercise, and so on.

Although it is often natural, you need to be vigilant if your complaint continues to repeat, or until it causes a variety of complaints above. It may be that this condition reflects the presence of ailments, such as heart disease (for example arrhythmia, heart valve disorders, cardiomyopathy), hyperthyroidism (hyperactive thyroid gland), electrolyte balance disorders (eg hypo or hyperkalemia), anemia (low blood hemoglobin), hypoglycemia (sugar sugar) low blood pressure), adrenal gland disorders, nerve disorders, panic attacks, excessive anxiety disorders, viral or bacterial infections, and so on. In this condition, it is not just an ordinary physical examination, several supporting tests, such as x-rays, heart records, laboratory tests, echocardiography, and so on are often also needed in an effort to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment.

Therefore, if the above conditions occur for you, we recommend that you consult yourself directly to the doctor or a specialist in internal medicine, yes. Some of the following initial treatment steps you can do:

Avoid excessive caffeine consumption
Stay away from cigarettes and alcohol
Get used to sleep regularly at least 6-7 hours every day
Exercise regularly 1-2 days
Eat with discipline, balanced nutritional value
Drink enough water
No excessive stress
Do not consume drugs carelessly
If you want to get up to a standing position, do it slowly, not suddenly

Hope this helps ...

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