Monday, August 16, 2010

Abnormal Heartbeats

What is an Arrhythmia?
An arrhythmia or irregular heart rhythm is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. It can involve a change in the rhythm, producing an uneven heartbeat, or a change in the rate, causing a very slow or very fast heartbeat.

How is an arrhythmia treated?
Treatment depends on the type and severity of your arrhythmia. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. Treatment options include medications, lifestyle changes, invasive therapies, electrical devices or surgery.

Antiarrhythmic drugs are medications used to convert the arrhythmia to a normal sinus rhythm or to prevent an arrhythmia. Other medications may include heart rate-control drugs and anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin (a “blood thinner”) or aspirin, which reduce your risk of stroke or developing blood clots.
It is important that you know the names of your medications, why they are prescribed, how often and at what times to take them, what side effects may occur, and what medications you have previously taken for your arrhythmia.
Lifestyle changes
Arrhythmias may be related to certain lifestyle factors. The following tips can help reduce your risk:
  • If you smoke, stop.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol.
  • Limit or stop using caffeine. Some people are sensitive to caffeine and may notice more symptoms when using caffeinated products, such as tea, coffee, colas and some over-the- counter medications.
  • Avoid using stimulants. Beware of stimulants used in cough and cold medications and herbal or nutritional supplements. Some of these substances contain ingredients that cause irregular heart rhythms. Read the label and ask your doctor or pharmacist which medication is best for you.
  • Your family may also want to be involved in your care by learning to recognize your symptoms and how to start CPR if needed.
  • If you notice that your irregular heart rhythm occurs more often with certain activities, you should avoid them.

Lately, I've been experiencing abnormal heartbeats and I don't know why. Is it because my rest is not enough or maybe I'm just thinking too much...? Whatever the reason may be, I should pay attention.
Whew! Wala ko naanad. Haha
Adik na man jud siguro ko dah..haAy
Dili ko katuo na mainani ko..I always thought I'm in but it turned out dili di. Tsk
Pero ok lang..haha. Price sa pagka-abusar na tao..
Ana na jud ng life.. ,^^

If ever you feel something that ain't normal... Please take time for yourself!

Have a healthy heart...

Take good care of yourself,
Get well soon.
The place just isn’t the same without you.

1 comment:

  1. do you have this? My prayers for you.... Take good care of yourself!


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