What to do about sinus arrhythmia and tachycardia?

Q: I felt uncomfortable some day last year, continuously nervous and a bit out of breath. I had a EKG, the result was sinus arrhythmia and tachycardia. My heart beat was 113. Blood pressure was fine. Doctors gave me Metoprolol Tartrate. I took it and I felt much better. But the doctor said I didn’t need to take it every day, and I didn’t want to take it every day either. So I stopped in a few days. And then during the year, I had 4 times of similar situation, everytime I need to take the medicine to relieve. I’m only 23, I don’t want to have heart disease. What shall I do? Is there any chance I can improve heart health?

A: It’s usually a cardiac autonomic nervous disorder, it happens to young ladies. Try to take regular rest, keep positive mood, relieve pressure, and do more exercises. Physical exercises, especially aerobic exercise improves heart function, and it raises Dopamine level, makes people more relaxed and happy.Before you start physical exercises, you should learn more about your max heart rate and plan for your exercise target heart rate. Max heart rate is 220 minus age, in your case it’s 220-23=197. Your target heart rate is 60%-70% of your max heart rate, that’ll be 118-137 every minute.


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