Shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)?

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Having difficulty breathing after strenuous sports activity is normal.

However, after minimal exertion, shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat are abnormal.

Some people also find that their heartbeat quickens for no particular reason.

Shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat

Whether they are normal or not, these situations arise in very specific cases, and are considered as the body's responses to an event.

In this article, find out everything you need to know about shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat.

What are the causes of shortness of breath and a fast heartbeat?

Shortness of breath is a normal sensation after intense physical exertion.

But when it occurs contrary to what has been said earlier, it can be linked to various cardiac, respiratory, metabolic (obesity) or psychological (anxiety, anxiety attacks) pathologies.

Causes of shortness of breath

The majority of causes of shortness of breath are problems with the lungs or heart.

The most frequent are:

  • smoking,
  • lung cancer,
  • cardiac pathologies,
  • pulmonary embolism,
  • anemia,
  • carbon monoxide poisoning,
  • a bad experience of high altitude flights.

In addition to its affections, it can be a respiratory pathology: asthma, pneumonia, pneumonia, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, etc.

With regard to cardiac pathologies, it may be a question of heart failure, hypotension or pulmonary arterial hypotension.

Causes of rapid heartbeat

After physical exertion, it is normal for your heart to beat quickly.

On the other hand, when the heart accelerates suddenly for no normal reason, it can be due to several reasons:

  • moments of stress,
  • a history of cardiovascular disease,
  • atrial tachycardia,
  • lack of sleep,
  • consumption of certain stimulants.

Examples of exciting substances include alcohol, coffee, nicotine, and certain energy drinks.

What to do in the event of tachycardia?

For a person who runs out of breath in a normal way, it is enough for him to temporarily stop his physical activity for 15 minutes before resuming it.

This moment will allow him to recover and have a regular breath.

In serious cases such as asthma attacks, you should turn to a specialist to give a diagnosis and prescribe the necessary medication.

In the event of a respiratory infection, treatment with antibiotics would be best.

If you have a heart condition, it is best to take appropriate treatment to limit the symptoms.

You should also adopt certain everyday attitudes that will allow you to avoid these situations.

It is necessary in particular:

  • stop smoking,
  • avoid high altitude excursions,
  • do not expose yourself to air pollution,
  • lose weight if you are above the norm.

To prevent palpitations, it is advisable to avoid stressful situations.

Doctors can prescribe natural health products like hawthorn for mild heart problems and homeopathy.

It is advisable to consult your doctor to change or adapt your treatment in the event that certain medicines cause palpitations.

You can also seek the advice of a specialist to determine a possible illness such as hypertension or anemia.

Shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat can have short or long term consequences in the human body.

It is therefore necessary to know how to take your pulse in the event of a crisis and also to practice sports.

In addition, shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat can lead to blockage of the diaphragm.

And conversely, a blockage of the diaphragm can lead to shortness of breath and rapid heartbeat.

In any case, also remember to watch this video workshop if you are short of breath and have tachycardia.

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