Many people around the world are suffering from tachycardia. The term tachycardia describes a heart rate that exceeds the normal resting rate. Generally, a resting heart rate of over 100 in adults is considered tachycardia. The problem can be caused by strenuous physical activity or abnormal electrical heart problems.
When the resting heart rate is elevated, the heart pumps blood to the body that doesn’t contain oxygen, which can lead to several problems and can even be fatal. Tachycardia can also be caused by overconsumption of coffee or alcohol, poor circulation, emotional problems and high blood pressure. If caused by excess coffee and alcohol consumption, the problem can be relieved by reducing the intake of these beverages, but if caused by other problems, tachycardia is more difficult to resolve.
Tachycardia affects people from all ages and regardless of gender. It is usually treated at a doctor, but we’re going to give you a few tips that will allow you to treat and prevent it without visiting the doctor.
Dipping your face in cold water
Pour cold water in a bigger container, then sit on a chair, take a deep breath and submerge your face in the water, but make sure not to get it in your ears. Now, remain in the water until you feel the need to breathe again. This process will signal the brain and stimulate the nerves related to heart rate. When the brain slows down, so will your metabolism and heart rate.
Take a deep breath
This technique is pretty easy to follow. Whenever you experience tachycardia, inhale deeply and exhale the air in your lungs slowly afterward. Repeat the process as many times you need. This technique will relax your body and reduce your heart rate and is very effective in fighting tachycardia.
Although both methods are effective, we suggest going to the doctor after an episode. Tachycardia is a serious problem which may have fatal consequences on your health, which is why you should take it seriously.