Often congenital, paroxysmal tachycardia is a disease that manifests itself by a sudden acceleration of heart rate. Sometimes it is asymptomatic and its existence is only known after undergoing a cardiac evaluation. Its symptoms – like palpitations, dizzy spells, polyuria and nervousness – may appear suddenly. However, , thanks to homoeopathic remedies, it is possible to prevent and relieve them. Made from natural products, these remedies help to calm down the patient and to regulate his or her heart rate accordingly.
Palpitations – that appear and stop abruptly – are the main symptoms of paroxysmal tachycardia, also known as Bouveret syndrome. The patient feels that his or her heart beats faster than usual. The frequency of heart rate may reach 200 to 250 beats per minute. Palpitations usually only last a short time. However, it is possible for them to last a few hours or even several days.
In some cases, the patient with paroxysmal tachycardia will suffer from dizziness. This slight discomfort does not prevent the affected person from carrying out his or her daily activities. However, some symptoms of the disease may prove to be a real hindrance to some patients, in addition to which paroxysmal tachycardia may lead to an episode of polyuria and / or nervousness.
Some homoeopaths prescribe Strophantus to persons suffering from paroxysmal tachycardia. However, Belladonna 7 CH is the most appropriate remedy in case of palpitations and dizziness. The recommended dose consists of 5 granules, an intakes should be renewed whenever an attack occurs. Otherwise, the patient may also take three granules of Lycopus virginicus 9 CH, in which case three daily intakes are required.
Ignatia 9 CH and Digitalis 9CH may be used in combination with Belladonna or Strophanthus when the patient is very nervous due to cardiac arrhythmia. In this case, the prescribed dose consists of 3 granules and is to be renewed three times a day. Treatment should be continued until the patient recovers a sense of peace and calm.
If a person who is not stressed or exhausted by physical exertion has a heart rate above 100 beats per minute, or if the heart rate does not drop down to 70 or 80 beats per minute 5 minutes after physical effort, it is advisable to consult a cardiologist or general practitioner. On the other hand, if the tachycardia is accompanied by breathing difficulties, chest pain or loss of consciousness, the patient will need to be taken to the emergency ward immediately.
Good to know: Homoeopathic remedies are mainly used to treat the symptoms of paroxysmal tachycardia and to prevent them from recurring. However, when the disease is accompanied by high blood pressure, these remedies may prove to be inadequate or insufficient. In that case, it is recommended for the patient to seek further medical attention.