How to raise the pulse of folk and traditional ways
Author Ольга Кияница
The lowered pulse (bradycardia) is directly related to inadequately active cardiac activity. Accordingly, in order to improve the heart rate, it is necessary to strengthen the activity of the heart, which, in turn, will lead to an improvement in the state of the heart and health in general. With age, changes in the heart rate can be observed; which can become slow, irregular, or manifest a major heart disease, which was not previously known.
In medical terminology, there is a definition of "bradycardia," which just indicates the presence of a weak or not enough pulse.
There are many factors besides age that can affect the heart rhythm: air temperature, position and body weight, medication intake, etc. To reliably know which pulse, you need to place two fingers of one hand on the wrist of the other, or inside the elbow, from the side on the neck or on the upper part of the foot. As soon as the pulsating jerks are felt under the fingers, it is necessary to count their number within 60 seconds. Normally, an adult should have a pulse of 60 to 90 beats per minute.
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General principles of raising the pulse
Management of bradycardia depends on the severity of the symptoms. Most often this condition does not pose a health hazard and does not require specific treatment. Bradycardia, which does not cause symptoms such as dizziness, weakness or fainting, is usually not subject to drug therapy.
Factors affecting the use of specific treatment:
- Severity of symptoms
- The degree of correlation between bradycardia and its symptoms
- The presence of serious underlying diseases or complications, such as cardiac conduction blockade
- The presence of potentially reversible causes that can be partially or completely eliminated
Below are some treatments that can be used to raise the heart rate.
- With bradycardia caused by drug therapy, which slows down the heartbeat, the medication stops.
- The imbalance of electrolytes can be corrected by the presence of a bradycardia caused, for example, by a low or high level of potassium.
- A stable reduction in heart rate, threatening cardiac arrest, may require the implantation of a pacemaker.
Pacemakers are small devices that generate electrical impulses if a violation in their generation is detected by the sinus-atrial node. Pacemakers are implanted under the skin and attached by electrodes to the heart. When the device detects a slow or abnormal heart rhythm, it produces an impulse that corrects the heart rhythm.
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According to the recommendations of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, implantation of a pacemaker is performed only in certain cases. These include:
- Cardiac blockade of the third degree (or atrioventricular block), when cardiac contractions are passed for three or more seconds, or a pulse below 40 beats / minute. during the wakefulness of the patient.
- Cardiac blockade of the third degree or cardiac blockade of Mobits type of the second degree with chronic bifascicular and trifascicular block.
- Congenital heart block of the third degree with a wide QRS or ventricular dysfunction.
Less commonly accepted indications for the use of pacemakers in bradycardia are called class II recommendations.These include:
- Cardiac blockade of the third degree with faster discharges in awake patients and without visible symptoms.
- Cardiac blockade of Mobitz type of the second degree in patients without bifascicular or trifascicular block.
- The presence of a blockade below or inside the bundle of His
The use of a pacemaker is usually not recommended when a bradycardia occurs only during sleep, even if the condition is severe. In such cases, patients may be using pindolol or a beta-blocker with its own sympathomimetic activity.
Patients with imminent heart failure or unstable patients with bradycardia need immediate treatment. The preferred drug is usually atropine 0.5-1.0 mg, administered intravenously at intervals of 3 to 5 minutes, to a dose of 0.04 mg / kg. Other drugs that can be prescribed include epinephrine and dopamine.
1. Cayenne pepper or chili
Herbalists consider this vegetable a heart tonic and a natural regulator of the blood condition. Pepper also removes unwanted accumulation from the circulatory system and is a plant-stimulant.
Pepper is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and some essential minerals (for example, zinc). All these nutrients contribute to beneficial effects on the heart. More importantly, it contains capsaicin, a natural substance that is responsible for the "hot" properties of cayenne pepper.
Flax seeds contain both insoluble and soluble fibers together with protein, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, vitamin B9 (folic acid), manganese, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, iron and selenium. However, the three most important nutrients of flax seeds are lignans (fiber-related compounds), omega-3 fatty acids and mucus.
Omega-3 essential fatty acids can help in:
- lowering of blood pressure;
- decrease in the progression of atherosclerosis;
- lowering triglycerides and total cholesterol in the blood;
- reducing the risk of developing cardiac arrhythmias.
In Western herbal medicine, this herb is a known natural remedy for heart disease due to its excellent properties, helping to strengthen the cardiovascular system. For example, hawthorn improves the contraction of the heart muscle and helps to increase the flow of blood to the heart, so it helps raise the heart rate.
This herb also acts as an effective free radical scavenger, protecting the heart from the harmful effects of insufficient oxygen.
Ginkgo biloba is an ancient plant extract that has been used in China to treat numerous health problems for thousands of years.
It acts on both the nervous and cardiovascular systems, especially on the blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow.Ginkgo leaves contain terpenoids and flavonoids, which are both antioxidants.
Ginkgo can interact with some conventional medications, such as anticoagulants.
The fruits of blueberries are a good natural remedy for treating many diseases, including lowering the pulse. For example, berries treat skin problems, menstrual cramps, diarrhea and tension in the eyes.
Blueberries are also used to treat venous insufficiency and varicose veins. In addition, the berries of the plant have the ability to strengthen the walls of the capillaries, which makes them an ideal means for improving the cardiovascular function of the body.
In addition, it should be recalled a healthy lifestyle and regular physical activity, and then raise the pulse can be without much difficulty.
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