Frequent Heart Palpitations In A History Of Bronchitis Sufferers?
evening doctor..I have a history of mild bronchitis, is there anything to do with my heart which suddenly likes to beat fast but with a duration of about 1 minute, plus a little tightness and the joints feel weak, the back of the head is also very heavy, if not, then why I feel something like this? thanks
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It needs to be clarified beforehand, are there any medicines that you are still taking related to the bronchitis you are suffering from?
Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways leading to the lungs (bronchus) become inflamed. This condition can be acute (which is usually caused by infection or allergies) and chronic (which is related to smoking). Due to inflammation of the bronchi, the flow of air to and from the lungs can be obstructed due to the swelling of the bronchial walls and accumulation of mucus. Therefore, the patient can experience shortness of breath and as a compensation, the heart will beat faster to supply higher oxygen to the tissues. Due to inadequate oxygen perfusion, you can feel weak and have headaches.
Consumption of several types of drugs that are often used to relieve symptoms of bronchitis (eg drugs for shortness of breath) can also cause side effects in the form of an increase in heart rate, causing users to feel palpitations. It could also be, a collection of complaints that you experience arise due to other causes that are not necessarily related to bronchitis or its treatment, for example:
Dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), for example due to GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), gastritis (inflammation of the gastric mucosa), cholangitis (inflammation of the bile)
Viral or bacterial infections, eg typhoid fever (typhoid), gastroenteritis (infection of the gastrointestinal tract)
Heart problems, for example due to a history of heart attack, congenital heart disease
Electrolyte imbalance in the body, for example potassium
Side effects of excessive consumption of caffeine, alcohol, smoking
Anemia (low blood hemoglobin)
Hyperthyroidism (hyperactive thyroid gland)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Stress, and so on
Some of the conditions above are mild in nature, but some are dangerous and require immediate treatment. Therefore, you should immediately consult a doctor for proper treatment. In addition to administering medication, the doctor may also perform additional tests, starting from laboratory, X-ray, heart records, ultrasound, and/or endoscopy if necessary.
In the meantime, you can take the following initial steps:
Calm the mind, don't be too stressed or anxious
Sleep regularly, stay away from caffeine
Avoid smoking, alcohol and drugs
Increase regular exercise 3 to 4 times a week, for example jogging, aerobics, swimming
Eat regularly, don't be late
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah