– What could be the cause of an accelerated heartbeat and when you should be worried about?
-If you have accelerated heartbeats, the first step is checking the iron levels in your blood.
The number of heart beats in an adult while resting, 50 to 100 beats per minute are considered to be normal. A heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (BPM) in adults is called tachycardia.
The most common reasons for accelerated heartbeats are: fever, anemia or elevated thyroid hormone. Accelerated heartbeats are not always alarming, but if they are prolonged, then you should determine the cause.
Whether this phenomenon is more common in women than in men?
Increased levels of thyroid hormone, as well as anemia are more common in women, so occurrence of an accelerated heart rate is also more common in women.
Men and women have different reactions to stress though accelerated pulse may be a reaction to stress under different circumstances, where both sexes react equally: in attack, fight or escaping, that is during life-threatening situations.
What is the connection between tachycardia and anemia?
Anemia is a condition in which the hemoglobin concentration is reduced, and because hemoglobin carriers oxygen to cells in our organism, in the case of anemia organs and tissues receive less amount of oxygen.
In order to overcome this condition the body develops a compensatory mechanism and one of the most common and most important is the accelerated heart pulse to increase the amount of blood that the heart pumps in that way to compensating the reduced amount of oxygen. It is especially emphasized during exercise, precisely when the slightest effort causes highly accelerated heart rate.
What should we do if our heart beats accelerate during everyday activities?
In that case, a blood test should be done to check the iron levels because young women often suffer from anemia. The thyroid gland function should be also checked, then the lungs and heart function, to visit a cardiologist, and if everything is all right, then you need to exercise more and improve your physical condition.
5 tips for a healthy heart:
1. Control your body weight
2. Smokers should stop smoking immediately
3. Physical activities at least 30 minutes day
4. Regular blood tests
5. Learn to measure the pulse by yourself, so if you notice a change immediately consult a doctor.