Admit it. The title of this little sharepost sounds romantic, doesn't it? My heart skipped a beat. Zing!went the strings of my heart. Well my heart went Boom when she crossed that room...
Ah, love is grand, but palpitations...not so much.
My first experience with skipped beats happened in high school, which is typical for those who have mitral valve prolapse or a "heart murmur," usually a benign condition. Hormones of adolescence can trigger these sometimes noticeable "blips" on the heart's radar screen, but contrary to what we may feel, these are not actually skipped beats.
Premature Ventricular Contractions or Atrial Contractions (PVCs or PACs) are actually the heart's way of making up for a pause with an extra beat which often feels forceful and gets our attention.
Any time we are paying attention to our hearts we probably aren't having a good time. The heartbeat ideally should be unnoticeable to us. Still, millions of Americans are familiar w...
Lisa Nelson #14: What do you recommend for individuals experiencing heart palpitations and what may be triggering the problem?
Dr. Shelby-Lane: Arrhythmias are any deviations in the normal rhythm of the heart (heartbeat). They usually occur as a result of interference with the electrical pathways that produce the heart's rhythmic muscular contractions. The Parasympathetic Nervous System is responsible for slowing down the heartbeat rate. The Beta-1 Adrenergic Receptors of the Beta-Adrenergic Nervous System are responsible for speeding up the heartbeat rate.
If you experience the following symptoms, you may need to be evaluated for toxicity and consider a stress test , echocardiogram, holter monitor or a tilt table test for further evaluation and diagnosis. A neurologic evaluation may also be indicated.
Fluttering or pounding in the heart Hemodynamic disturbances are potentially life-threatening such as bradycardia and tachycardia Dizziness Syncope (fainting) Unu...
Heart disease is a lifestyle disease. Yes, there are genetic or hereditary factors that play a role, but how you choose to live has a major impact. By lifestyle this makes me automatically think diet choices and activity level, but there are other factors that fall under "lifestyle".
Some of these factors would include:
Do you smoke? Do you live under high levels of stress?
Have you ever thought about wifi or cell phone radiation as contributing?
You are probably familiar with the concerns about living too close to high voltage power lines. Power lines emit electromagnetic radiation . Did you know many other things you probably bring into your home emit this same radiation? Microwave ovens, cell phones, wireless routers, game stations, cordless phones, etc.
Granted at lower levels, but still you are living in an environment receiving constant exposure to low dose radiation.
Before I go further, let me clarify that there are researchers on both "...
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