Heart beat represents the existence of life, and heart rate, especially resting heart rate (measured in a quiet state), is the simplest and most direct indicator of the function of the human cardiovascular system.
Many people also associate heart rate with a longer life in their daily lives — some believe that a fast and good heart rate is a sign of physical vitality; Some people think it’s better to have a slower heart, that the heart can work longer…
Doctors say different people have different heart rates, but jumping too fast, too slow, or irregularly can be a problem!
Heart rate is better in this range
The human body’s normal resting heart rate is 60-100 beats per minute.
The heart rate can be affected by some factors: for example, the heart rate of newborns is faster, while the heart rate of the elderly is slower; The heart rate will increase when doing physical work, strenuous exercise, or when being frightened, nervous, afraid, angry and other emotional changes, while the heart rate will decrease when sleeping and resting; In addition, the average adult woman has a slightly faster heart rate than the average man.
But as long as your heart rate fluctuates within the normal range, it is a healthy heartbeat.
Whether that heartbeat has anything to do with longevity is not clearly supported by evidence. However, studies have shown that the heart rate for a long period of less than 50 beats per minute, or more than 80 beats per minute for a long period of time, will increase the death rate!
Therefore, keeping the heart rate at 60-80 beats per minute is more beneficial to health.
The long-term consequences of a slow heartbeat
When the heart rate is less than 60 beats per minute, the heart rate is too slow, which will lead to insufficient blood pumping from the heart and lead to ischemia and hypoxia in the body, which can cause dizziness, fatigue, heart enlargement, heart failure, malignant arrhythmia, and even sudden death from shock and other critical conditions.
The long-term consequences of a rapid heartbeat
The heart has upstairs and downstairs, upstairs called atrium, downstairs called ventricle. Atrium and ventricle are not beat at the same time, it is atrium contracts first, blood flow goes to ventricle, beat the whole body by ventricle again.
There are two conditions for a fast heart:
First, atrial beat too fast, there will be palpitation, chest tightness, severe when there may be the risk of cerebral infarction;
Second, the ventricle beats too fast, there will be palpitations, dizziness, ventricular fibrillation, the risk of sudden death.
An abnormal heartbeat could be the result of illness
If you have a sudden heartbeat disorder, be aware of the underlying disease:
Abnormal thyroid function can affect the heart. Because its secretion of thyroid hormone is a systemic sex hormone, has an impact on all organs, especially the heart, can regulate blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen consumption and myocardial systolic force, cardiac function.
Like hypothyroidism, too little thyroid hormone secretion will weaken the myocardial contraction function, affect the electrical activity generation and conduction of the heart, and then lead to slow heart rate and conduction block;
And hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone secretion is too much, can make blood pressure rise, heart rate is accelerated.
Heart disease caused by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism is reversible, and as long as thyroid function is properly controlled, heart disease usually “passes without treatment”. But if attention is not enough, treatment is not timely, serious people will heart failure or even death!
Kidney disease that causes a slow heartbeat can be either permanent or reversible.
(1) Renal disease when the renal function decline, blood potassium metabolism disorders, hyperkalemia when the heart slowed down, can appear sinus bradycardia, or reversible at this time;
(2) kidney disease to the end stage, renal function is completely lost, the body’s waste and toxins can not be eliminated, such as not timely treatment, these hazardous waste will cause damage and damage to the heart, and can lead to slow down the heart or even heart failure, then the more after the effect is not ideal.
There are two types of atrial fibrillation — paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, in which the heart beats fast and wildly; The second is persistent atrial fibrillation, the heartbeat is slow but disorderly.
Atrial fibrillation is a very dangerous arrhythmia that doubles the risk of death and more than fivefold increases the risk of stroke!
However, 1/3 of the patients with ATRIAL fibrillation have no obvious symptoms, and some patients may have palpitation, fatigue, chest tightness, vertigo, fatigue after activities, difficulty falling asleep and other manifestations. How do you detect atrial fibrillation?
Self test for atrial fibrillation
Feel the pulse. A normal pulse is rhythmical, and if it is fast, slow, or beats too fast, atrial fibrillation may be predicted. Heart rate monitoring instrument can also be worn to observe the change of heart rate. (Note: The heart rate of the elderly generally does not exceed 80 beats per minute.)
Observe the urination condition. If frequent but normal urination is accompanied by palpitation, atrial fibrillation may be predicted.
If appear afore-mentioned unwell symptom, had better go to a hospital in time make an electrocardiogram examination.
Sleep apnea syndrome
These patients may experience snoring or even apnea at night, while ventilation and ventilation dysfunction may lead to hypoxemia, bradycardia and other arrhythmias, and even, in the long term, nocturnal angina and myocardial infarction.
In addition to abnormal sleep at night, such patients may also experience drowsiness, drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, headache and other discomfort during the day.
There are many pathological reasons for abnormal heartbeat. Only by finding out the etiology and actively treating the primary disease can further damage be prevented better.
There are three daily steps to keeping your mind healthy
Exercise: Regulate heart rate and establish collateral circulation
Adhere to aerobic exercise, such as walking, yoga, aerobics, etc., can effectively reduce the resting heart rate, persist for about three months, can significantly improve the heart rate.
Moreover, more importantly, scientific exercise can help stimulate the body to establish collateral circulation and find new “channels” for blocked blood vessels.
For example, if a coronary artery is suddenly blocked by a blood clot, it can cause an acute myocardial infarction. However, if other normal blood vessels can help to establish collateral circulation as it gradually becomes narrow and blocked, it can better ensure the smooth flow of blood and help supply blood to the heart muscle, saving lives.
Nutrition of the heart “Patron saint”
A proper diet plays an important role in heart health. There are many nutrients in the diet that can help strengthen the heart:
One of the most important elements in minerals is “heart care”, which can suppress the excitability of the heart muscle and control the heart rate. It can also eliminate excess sodium from the body, stabilize blood pressure, and reduce the burden on the heart. Bananas, papayas, mushrooms, potatoes and other foods are rich in potassium, can be appropriate to eat.
(2) the omega-3 fatty acids
This polyunsaturated fatty acid helps prevent inflammation throughout the body and cardiovascular disease, and plays a protective role in protecting the heart.
The Harvard study found that eating about 2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids once or twice a week reduced the risk of sudden cardiac death by 36 percent and reduced the likelihood of death by 17 percent.
Along with deep-sea fish such as salmon and sardines, walnuts, flaxseed and Perilla seeds, as well as the fats from which they are extracted, are also good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Magnesium can assist to adjust the “three heights”. Lack of magnesium in the body can lead to tachycardia, arrhythmia, myocardial necrosis and calcification. Like cereal, legume, amaranth, mushroom, sesame can eat more appropriately.
(1) li 11 point
It can be used for reducing fever and blood pressure. Cardiac muscle blood is not good, appear chest tightness, chest pain, dyspnea, sweating phenomenon can also be used.
[Method of acupoint selection] Bend the elbow to 90 degrees, the horizontal grain of the elbow and the middle depression of the bone edge of the elbow socket.
[According to kneading method] Massage quchi acupoint with finger cutting method for at least 100 times.
(2) in the hole
Can alleviate atrial fibrillation, improve arrhythmia. It’s usually used in an emergency.
[Position] Two inches above the carpal tunnel (three horizontal fingers wide). The kneading method is the same as above.
Quchi acupoint and Neiguan acupoint have a synergistic effect, which can play a good health care role for people without diseases.