There are many types of arrhythmias, but basically the term refers to an irregular heart rhythm, which can also be noted as an irregular pulse. Essentially, the heartbeat goes off cadence and this irregularity may or may not be felt in your body. Many people are aware of skipping, strongly palpitating, or rapid heartbeats, while other asymptomatic individuals may learn of an arrhythmia at a doctor’s office visit when it shows upon an electrocardiogram.
Arrhythmias are very common and affect both genders and all ages. About 20 or 25 percent of patients with arrhythmias are not in any danger.
To prevent arrhythmias, you’ll need to minimize caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake. I cannot emphasize this enough. I am a huge wine lover—I even have a wine cellar in my house—but if I had arrhythmia, I’d never touch a drop again.
I also suggest that you develop techniques (such as prayer or meditation) to control stress.
Additionally, there are several supplements that are very effective for straightening out heartbeat irregularities. For otherwise healthy people, the best one-two combination to suppress skipped heartbeats are daily doses of:
- Magnesium (400 mg),
- CoQ10 (100 mg),
- Fish oil (2 grams),
- L-carnitine (500 mg), and
- D-ribose (5–10 grams).
For more information on how to prevent cardiovascular problems, visit www.drsinatra.com.
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