Published: 06/30/2015 - Updated: 05/16/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
Tachycardia is when the heart beats faster than normal. Generally the heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute while resting, and increases in frequency with physical activity, exercise, or intense emotions, like fear, desperation, anger, etc.
When the heart is resting, however, and heart rate increases for no apparent reason, this is considered to be tachycardia. This is considered to be a sign on certain bodily disorders or imbalances, especially when accompanied with other symptoms, like chest pain, back pain, intense fatigue, etc.
Heart rate is controlled by electric signals that are sent through the heart’s tissues. Any time there is some sort of anomaly or imbalance present, the heart produces rapid electric signals, which then produces tachycardia.
Symptoms of tachycardia
Tachycardia can be experienced in several different ways, and has different symptoms, like the following:
- Heart rate increases and the individual experiences a sense of fast, strong beating in the chest.
- One could feel dizzy or nauseated.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Pain in some area of the chest or back.
- If other symptoms or pain is present, there could be other conditions, like problems in the nervous system, etc.
Causes of tachycardia
- Anything that could strain the heart, be it stress, worry, anxiety, fear, etc., as well as physical exercise or poorly proportioned exercise.
- Excessive diets in athletes, taking anabolic supplements which increase the body’s metabolism disproportionately.
- Repressed or very controlled feelings, ambition, happiness exchanged for material goods, success, etc.
Tachycardia may not present any symptoms, but if your heart rate does change and increases, you may be at risk of a stroke, or a sudden heart attack. You must pay attention to any tachycardia episode and follow the recommendations below, especially if your tachycardia is accompanied by body aches, dizziness, excessive fatigue, etc.
Treatment and natural recommendations for Tachycardia
DIET: you should definitely not forget your diet for curing and preventing any sort of heart condition. It is very important in this case to cleanse the body of any possible toxemia or toxin accumulation. Follow a cleansing diet with papaya, as it helps to remove harmful fats and waste substances from the body. This cleanses the intestines, the liver, blood and heart. Start your diet with two tablespoons of extra-virin olive oil and then drink a warm chamomile te with the juice from half a lemon. Then eat solely papaya for one or two days.
FOLLOW-UP DIET: after this diet, continue just as you did the previous day until 10am, starting your day with tea and oil. Then eat papaya for breakfast. Wait 20 minutes, then you can start including light foods, avoid any sort of refined or white flour, packaged foods, red meat and cow’s milk (in any form). Substitute milk with pant-based milks, like canary seed milk. Or, use honey or brown sugar, trying to avoid sweetening as much as possible.
RELAXATION (REDUCE STRESS): it is very important tat if you are experiencing tachycardia with other aches, that you seriously consider resting. Stress is one of the most powerful causes of heart and nervous system problems. these aches warn the body that something is wrong, and tachycardia tells the body that the heart is over-worked. If you rally would like, rake a few days to follow the diet and also take a rest in your work and tasks at hand. Take time to reflect. If you don’t reduce your stress, these symptoms or the disease will set in. This means that it continues to occur and even increases because the body never gets the chance to rest, which is when the body repairs itself. Physical, mental and emotional rest is without a doubt, necessary in this case.
EMOTIONAL REST: stress creates wear and pressure on the heart, the veins, and the nervous system. It has a deep cause, potentially caused by deep sadness, repressed depression, feelings of having to push oneself too much to get what they want, or a feeling of loss and wanting to regain your “territory”. This territory could be a friend that you consider to be one in a million, a partner, etc. It is very important that you connect with what you truly feel, because if not, no matter how much physical rest you get, the body will continue to be tense emotionally, if it doesn’t feel listened to and vented.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 05/16/2018
About the author