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Have sudden loud heartbeat. No medication till now. What to do for this problem?

Hello. I have fairly low, "good" blood pressure readings 92/61 for example. Sometimes even lower. I often "black out" in my eyes when arising quickly from a sitting or squatting position or in yoga class while changing poses. My heart/pulse races several times per day as well - often I'll have 89/57 BP with a pulse rate of 90-100+. It usually feels as if it's in the center of my chest radiating up into my throat, and the pounding can be seen physically in that sometimes it's so strong, that my body "rocks" to the beat if I'm standing a certain way. Episodes last between a few minutes to up to a half hour. I get easily winded doing cardio - but it's a chicken or egg question - I don't do cardio because of the uncomfortable feeling I get doing it, so I have little cardio capacity. I'm not sure if this is indicative of a heart problem, vagus nerve issue, blood pressure problem, etc. Should I see a cardiologist or some other specialist to get this diagnosed? Thanks so much.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
1.You haven't mentioned about your age and sex, so it will be difficult to assess that whether your reading is normal or abnormal, at this stage.
2. Low blood pressure is never a disease,but indicates dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system., (poor peripheral circulation)
3. what exactly is there due to low blood pressure: dizziness,fainting,chakkar,fatigue, or depression??
4. are Investigations like hemoglobin level, X-ray cervical spine, chest X-ray, ECG, Thyroid function test,blood sugar, been done?, is Eye-ENT check up carried out for ophthalmic and meniere's disease.
5. is your black out associated with any neurological sign, see a neurologist.
6. are you taking any medication, causing postural hypotension?
7. avoid dehydration, caffeine,alcohol,tobacco,artificial sweeteners,high sweet and salty food, and dizziness inducing activities like exercise in hot weather, roller coasters, or heavy drinking.
8. Increase salt in your diet and salt rich food (pickles,chutney,pop corn,namkeen,namkeen biscuits, sauce), regular exercise to circulate the blood, give ashwagandharisht and balarishta both 15-15 ml with equal amount of water after meals,after other possibilities have been ruled out by your health care provider.

Answered: Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
Yes dear you must seek advice from a cardiologist. Any reading of abnormal nature need not be brushed aside tagging it to be good. The lower your BP will be the more work your heart will be forced to execute to keep all organs well nourished. In herbal medicines we use cardiac stimulants to raise the bp within normal limits. Saffron, shilajeet, nitmeg, coffee, etc offer good results.
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