Abnormal rhythm or rate of the heartbeat is called heart arrhythmia. This is the reason or disease that causes the heart to beat too quickly or too slowly. Although, it is good for people with this problem to do some exercises. In some people exercises can trigger arrhythmia by occurring suddenly during exercise. Sometimes arrhythmia can signal a dangerous condition, and for that it is important to know why and how arrhythmia can be treated.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) notes that it’s common to experience difficulty breathing, slow heartbeat, sweating, pauses between heartbeats, anxiety, the sensation of your heart fluttering or skipping and weakness and pain in the chest. During exercise, you can become lightheaded or dizzy which is related or caused by arrhythmia and can lead you to fainting.
One of the causes that can trigger arrhythmia is a competition during exercise. Involving competition with some exercise or competitive sports may cause your body to go into a “fight” mode, which can interfere with your heart function, causing heart arrhythmia. Other reason for causing heart arrhythmia is intensive or excessive exercises that force your body to work by raising your blood pressure and relisting stress hormones that can trigger arrhythmia. People who consume caffeine or nicotine after or before exercise can trigger arrhythmia. Also, some medical conditions like underactive thyroid or Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and coronary heart disease can cause arrhythmia during or after exercise.
Yoga reduces the risk of irregular heart beat – Yoga reduces depression and anxiety, builds up confidence, and thereby reduces the risk of cardiac arrhythmias in individuals who suffer from it, according to a US study. The study involved patients who had cardiac arrhythmias and who had never practiced yoga before. The first three months, patients practiced exercises by their own chose, but in the following three months, they had at least three hours a week to practice yoga with instructor. In addition, they were incited to do yoga exercise at home.
Cardio exercises – Cardio exercises increase the heart rate and exercise the heart muscle, which in time should be strengthened. However, if the heart rate becomes too high, cardio workouts can cause a heart attack, and heart delays can cause arrhythmias and stroke. Although anyone can have heart delays while exercise, but in obese people the risk is greater. They usually have higher blood pressure, slower heart and poor circulation, which affect an increased risk of cardiac arrest. Ask your doctor about your maximum that you are allowed to increase the heart rate during exercise. For many people, the pulse should be 220 minus your age, but this may vary depending on the degree of obesity and overall health.
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Note – You must never ignore heart arrhythmia, especially if they are chronically or painful and occur after or during your exercises. If so, you must visit a doctor, who can give you some medications, insert a pacemaker or surgically repair the problem. If you don’t visit a doctor and left it untreated, arrhythmia may prevent blood from pumping through the body and cause serious medical conditions like heart failure, blood clot or stroke.