A healthy heart can decrease your risk of experiencing other serious health conditions. With proper diet, active lifestyle and proper exercise, you can ensure that your heart is in its best condition. 

 An abnormal heart rhythm, commonly known as an arrhythmia, occurs when a person’s heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly.  Some heart arrhythmias are characterized by severe symptoms and may be a sign of a more serious health condition. When you frequently experience the signs and symptoms of arrhythmia, you should seek medical help right away. When you have an arrhythmia, it is important that you know the do’s and dont’s when you have a heart rhythm problem.  

Do’s:

– Exercise
Being physically active is good for the heart and improves your cardiovascular endurance. Talk to your doctor about an exercise regimen.

– Maintain a healthy weight
Excessive weight affects your heart and your health significantly.  Excessive weight increases the risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, which in turn increases the risk for arrhythmias. 

– Monitor your caffeine intake
Coffee, energy drinks, and other beverages that contain caffeine may not be good for individuals with arrhythmia. Caffeine can cause palpitations and could trigger your arrhythmia. 

– Minimize your alcoholic drinks
Excessive alcohol intake can trigger your arrhythmia as well.  

Don’ts:

– Don’t neglect rest
Sleep is crucial in maintaining a healthy heart and body. It is during this time that our body organs get to rest. The right amount of sleep has been proven to lower the risks of arrhythmias.

– Don’t neglect your arrhythmia
When you are diagnosed with the condition, benign or not, it is important to get the proper treatment right away. Avoid potential triggers for your arrhythmia. Knowing these do’s and don’ts can help you with your heart rhythm problem. If you have any concerns or would like more information on arrhythmias, contact Virginia Arrhythmia Consultants.

Knowing these do’s and don’ts can help you with your heart rhythm problem. If you have any concerns or would like more information on arrhythmias, contact Virginia Arrhythmia Consultants.

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