Heart palpitations are defined by sensations of fast-beating, fluttering, skipping beats and/or pounding heart. Despite how alarming they may sound, they typically do not raise a need for concern. They usually occur as a result of stress, strenuous exercise, and/or side effects of a medication. They are rarely due to a serious underlying heart condition. Heart palpitations can also occur in the throat/chest, or other places where a pulse can be felt.
Practice relaxation techniques you can apply anywhere and anytime.
If you're unsure that you're going through perimenopause, we recommend reaching out to you health care provider for further testing. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check if you're in transition to menopause (aka perimenopause).
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Practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness are a great starting point to manage heart palpitations. Activities like yoga, can help relax and center the body. Additionally, keeping a healthy weight by managing your diet can help reduce other symptoms of perimenopause like hot flashes that can increase the severity of heart palpitations.