Menopause symptoms and treatments.
Menopause can cause palpitations, which are the feeling of an erratic, pounding, or racing heartbeat. Menopause’s hormonal changes might impact the cardiovascular system and make palpitations more likely.
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The connection between palpitations and menopause
Hormonal swings: The autonomic nervous system, which controls heart rate and rhythm, may be impacted by the fall in oestrogen levels that occur during menopause. Hormonal imbalances can make the heart beat more quickly or erratically, which can cause palpitations.
Anxiety with hot flushes: A typical menopause symptom, hot flashes can create an abrupt adrenaline rush and set off the body’s “fight or flight” response. Heart palpitations and an elevated heart rate may result from this. Palpitations may also be caused by stress and anxiety related to menopause.
Blood vessel changes: Oestrogen contributes to the preservation of blood vessels’ flexibility. The blood arteries may become less flexible as oestrogen levels decrease, which may disrupt blood flow and add to palpitations.
Other menopausal symptoms: Other symptoms of menopause, like sleep issues, night sweats, and mood changes, are frequently present. Increased stress and anxiety brought on by these symptoms may further fuel palpitations.
Techniques for controlling palpitations
Avoid triggers: Be aware of and stay away from substances like coffee, alcohol, smoke, spicy foods, and stressful circumstances that can exacerbate palpitations.
Staying physically active: To improve cardiovascular health and lessen palpitations, engage in regular physical activity like walking, swimming, or cycling.
Hormone therapy: Hormone therapy is sometimes recommended to balance hormone levels and treat menopausal symptoms, such as palpitations. However, there are risks and advantages to hormone therapy that you should go over with your doctor.
Medication: In some cases, palpitations can be controlled with medication, such as beta-blockers or anti-anxiety drugs. These drugs assist in regulating heart rate and decreasing
Stress management: Practise methods for lowering stress, such as yoga, meditation, or deep breathing exercises. Managing stress can lower palpitations and aid to control heart rate.
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