What Is Heart Spasm? How To Treat It?
Cardiology

What Is Heart Spasm? How To Treat It?

    What Is Heart Spasm? How To Treat It?

     

    Heart spasms are caused by an irregular heartbeat. They can be triggered by stress or anxiety. Learn what causes them and how to treat them.

    Heart spasms occur when the electrical impulses that control the beating of the heart become erratic. This can happen for many reasons, including anxiety, stress, caffeine, and other substances.

     

    What Causes Heart Spasms?

    A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. If the blockage lasts too long, the heart muscle will die. In some cases, the cause of the blockage is not known. However, there are several things that can trigger a heart attack. These include high cholesterol levels, smoking, high blood pressure, obesity, lack of exercise, and certain medications.

     

    How Do You Know If You Have A Heart Attack?

    There are two main symptoms of a heart attack: chest pain and shortness of breath. Chest pain is often described as squeezing, burning, or crushing. Shortness of breath means that you cannot breathe deeply enough to fill your lungs with air.

     

    How Can I Prevent Heart Attacks?

    If you have any of these risk factors for heart attacks, talk to your doctor about whether you should take medication to lower your cholesterol levels or reduce your blood pressure. These medications can help prevent heart attacks.

     

    How Do I Treat Heart Spasms?

    Heart spasms are often caused by anxiety or stress. You might feel chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, or lightheadedness. Sometimes people with heart spasms will notice a feeling similar to having indigestion.

     

    How Do I Know If My Heart Is Irregular?

    A doctor can check your pulse rate and listen to your heart using a stethoscope. He or she will also ask questions about any symptoms you are experiencing.

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