Menopause and Rapid Heartbeats
A rapid heartbeat can occur for many reasons and is particularly common during exercise or moments of extreme stress. When you are experiencing rapid heartbeats, or tachycardia, during perimenopause or menopause, however, your heart rate may speed dramatically for no apparent reason. You may experience an uncomfortable fluttering or flopping sensation in your chest, your heart may be pounding, you may feel lightheaded and you may struggle to catch your breath. Some women may even faint.
When women begin menopause, their levels of follicle stimulating hormone may increase and progesterone may decrease, which can trigger rapid heartbeats. Stress, exercise, high blood pressure and heart disease may exacerbate tachycardia. Lifestyle changes can help improve your symptoms. Although most premenopausal and menopausal tachycardia episodes are linked to hormonal changes, if symptoms last more than a few minutes or are accompanied by chest, shoulder or jaw pain, women are advised to seek immediate medical attention.
A healthy diet that is rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains can help maintain a steady blood sugar and reduce the insulin fluctuations that can contribute to a rapid heartbeat. Increased exercise may also help strengthen your heart and help control bothersome symptoms of menopause. If you are not currently engaged in any exercise program, talk to your health care provider before beginning any new or intensive exercise regimen.
DON’T PAUSE , an all natural menopause remedy, can also help. With such ingredients as DHEA, soy isoflavones, black cohosh, papaya and green tea extract to help control your menopause symptoms, including rapid heartbeats, DON’T PAUSE can help restore healthy balance and promote healthier aging. You will feel better, have more energy and experience more control over uncomfortable symptoms.
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