"Heart palpitations is a frightening condition that makes you more aware of your heart, and though typically harmless, can sometimes point to a more serious issue. With Nutrition Response Testing, I can learn the real source of your palpitations, without the use of needles, surgical equipment, or harmful rays, then implement a nutrition plan created just for you, to help restore your heart health."*
-Juliana Mazzeo, MS, CDN, Director
Nutrition Wellness Center of Nassau County
What Are Heart Palpitations?
Heart palpitations are the hard pounding or fluttering sensations you feel in your chest or the feeling that your heart rate is accelerated or is skipping a beat. Sometimes, palpitations are also felt in your neck or throat. Heart palpitations alert you that something is abnormal with your heart, which can be frightening or bothersome. Palpitations are generally harmless; however, they can be an indication of a more serious issue.
Common Symptoms of Heart Palpitations
Heart palpitations can occur at any time, including when you are at rest, active, seated, or standing up and typically occur infrequently or only last for a few seconds. Some of the most common symptoms of heart palpitations include:
Heart palpitations are sometimes accompanied by other symptoms, which can indicate a more serious issue. Some signs that your heart palpitations may be caused by a more serious condition include:
Common Causes of Heart Palpitations
Sometimes your diet can bring about heart palpitations. Some people report experiencing palpitations following the consumption of fatty, high carbohydrate foods. Diets high in sugar, fats, MSG, nitrates, and sodium have also been reported to bring about palpitations in some individuals. Palpitations brought on after consuming certain foods could point to a food sensitivity. Caffeine, nicotine from tobacco products, and dehydration can also cause heart palpitations.
Heart disease can also cause your heart to beat abnormally. When palpitations are associated with heart disease, it generally causes your heart to beat out of regular rhythm, meaning too fast or too slow, which causes palpitations. People who are at a greater risk of experiencing palpitations as a result of heart disease include, those with prior heart attacks, those with congestive heart failure, those with heart muscle or heart valve problems, and those with coronary artery disease. An overactive thyroid, anemia, low blood sugar, electrolyte abnormalities, low levels of carbon monoxide or oxygen in the blood, anxiety, stress, and hormonal changes can also cause heart palpitations.
Certain medications can also cause heart palpitations. Over-the-counter medications, such as cough and cold medications and diet pills as well as prescription medications, such as asthma inhalers and beta-blockers have all been known to cause palpitations. Illegal street drugs, such as amphetamines and cocaine, can also cause your heart to beat abnormally.
Nutrition Response Testing allows me to conduct a full body scan, carefully assessing your organs, joints, muscles, and glands for signs of an imbalance. These imbalances often present themselves through conditions that seem totally unrelated to your illness, which is why so many diseases often go misdiagnosed.
You may be surprised what is causing your palpitations. For example, one patient complained of heart palpitations for years, only to find, after Nutrition Response Testing, that bacteria from a root canal was too blame. The causes of heart palpitations can vary greatly by their importance of their cause, so it is highly recommended you seek treatment to rule out anything major and restore any chemical imbalances you have.
After conducting Nutrition Response Testing to pinpoint the fundamental cause of your palpitations, in accordance with the nutrition protocol, I will then incorporate gradual diet planning, which may include whole food supplements, to address the real cause of your palpitations and encourage natural healing. Results may be realized in as little as 4-6 weeks, provided you follow the recommended plan.
Left untreated, heart palpitations caused by a heart condition, can lead to serious complications. Abnormal heartbeats can cause your heart to stop beating effectively, which can lead to cardiac arrest. If your palpitations are a result of trembles in the upper chamber of the heart, instead of the heart beating regularly, it can cause blood to build-up and cause clots. If a clot gets free, it can clog a brain artery, which can lead to a stroke. Heart palpitations can also increase your risk of fainting because rapid heart beats cause your blood pressure to drop, which can cause you to faint, especially in individuals with valve problems or congenital heart disease.
If you are experiencing heart palpitations, you don't have to live with risk uncertainties. I can discover the exact cause of your irregular heartbeat, then treat it the natural way with the nutrition your body needs in order to function properly and repair itself. Heart palpitations can be a scary condition. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more ways a personalized healing plan can benefit you.
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