In Palpitations there is a feeling of the heart beat going too fast and there is also fluttering, skipping a beat and other related symptoms experienced. In most cases there is also Palpitations in the throat and the neck region that kind of makes the ordeal frightening. Such Palpitations could be indicative of other complications too.
HOW IS PALPITATIONS DIAGNOSED?
It is important to seek medical diagnosis if you are a cardiac patient or if the palpitations are accompanied by dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, confusion, sweating and pain the left arm. The cause of heart palpitations can be very difficult to diagnose, especially if the palpitations don’t occur while you're in the doctor’s office. Your general physician may conduct lab tests including blood tests, urine tests, stress tests as well as need imaging tests such as chest x-ray to rule out conditions that also have palpitations as a prominent symptom.
HOW IS PALPITATIONS TREATED?
There is usually no reason to worry if it is just a case of mild palpitations without any cardiac arrest risks. Doctors would advise rest and medicines to relieve the anxiety. Also, eating healthier, exercising and relaxing are suggested for such patients.
DID YOU KNOW?
Some people experience palpitations after eating heavy meals that are rich in carbohydrates, sugar, or fat. Sometimes, eating foods with high levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or sodium can bring them on.