causes of High Heart Rate

Some simple causes of High Heart rate

4 years ago

Do you have a heart problem of increasing heart rate or tachycardia? If yes, then this problem will affect the electrical system of the heart by damaging the heart muscles. The normal heart rate is 60–90 times a minute. At the same time, the heart of people suffering from tachycardia beats 100 times in a minute. In this condition, the heart is not able to efficiently pump oxygen-rich blood to your body. Our expert Dr. Dinesh Sehgal (Interventional cardiologist & Director, Cardiology, Sapra Multispecialty Hospital, Hisar) is explaining the common causes of tachycardia.

Tachycardia is of three types:



Sinus Tachycardia

Causes of High heart rate:

1. Irregular Blood Pressure (High Blood pressure/Hypertension)

2. Excessive exercise, sudden stress

3. Prolonged use of certain medications and their side effects

4. Drinking Alcohol and Caffeine included beverages

5. Heart failure, Heart Attack and reduced amount of blood supply to the heart (Atherosclerosis)

6. Thyroid

Dr. Dinesh Sehgal explains the symptoms of Tachycardia which include:

1. Shortness of breath

2. Dizziness

3. Sudden weakness

4. Fluttering in the chest

5. Lightheadedness

6. Fainting

7. Heart Palpitations

To prevent Tachycardia, the following tips can be followed:

healthy diet for healthy heart

Exercise, maintain a healthy weight, keep blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control, healthy diet, stop drinking alcohol and smoking, stay stress-free.

no alcohol and smoking for healthy heart

If you have heart disease, you can consult a cardiologist to lower your risk of developing tachycardia.

Dr. Dinesh Sehgal

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