Heart arrhythmia, also known as irregular heartbeat or cardiac dysrhythmia, is a group of conditions where the heartbeat is irregular, too slow, or too fast. Most arrhythmias are not serious, but some can predispose the individual to stroke or cardiac arrest. Treatment of arrhythmia depends on the type and severity. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. Treatment options include medications, lifestyle changes, invasive therapies, electrical devices or surgery. Arrhythmias may be related to certain lifestyle factors. The following tips can help limit the occurrence of arrhythmias:
· If you smoke, stop.
· Limit your intake of alcohol.
· Limit or stop using caffeine. Some people are sensitive to caffeine and may notice more symptoms when using caffeinated products, such as tea, coffee, colas and some over-the- counter medications.
· Avoid using stimulants. Beware of stimulants used in cough and cold medications and herbal or nutritional supplements.
· If you notice that your irregular heart rhythm occurs more often with certain activities, you should avoid them.
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