Published On: June 7th, 2022Categories: Health281 words1.4 min read

World Heath Rhythm week aim’s to raise awareness about arrhythmias and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals on what to look out for.

What Is Arrhythmias?

Arrhythmias refers to what is classed as an abnormal heart rhythm, whether it be too slow or too fast. A normal heart beat is considered between 60-100 beats per minute.

Our daily activities such as drinking coffee or taking medication can have an impact on our heat beat, but these tend to settle over the day. Long term arrhythmias can lead to serious symptoms such as:

  • Blurred vision

  • Breathlessness

  • Dizziness

  • Flickering eyes

  • Fainting

  • Fluid retention

  • Increase of over 30 bpm in heart rate on standing

  • Loss of consciousness

  • AF related stroke

  • Nausea

  • Daily fainting episodes

  • Rapid heart beat

  • Arms and legs jerking

  • Body stiffening

  • Chest pain

  • Drop in blood pressure and heart rate

  • Insomnia

  • Low thyroid levels

  • Fatigue

  • Irregular pulse

  • Persistent cough

  • Sudden cardiac arrest

Unfortunately it is quite an extensive list of potential symptoms that can be linked to this condition. Please visit the Heart Rhythm Alliance for more information.

Knowing your pulse can help save your life. This simple video below shows you how to take your own pulse.

Oral Health & Heart Disease

Research has shown that there is a connection between periodontal (gum) disease & heart disease. This is because the inflammation/bacteria in the gums may eventually lead to the narrowing of important arteries. So its important we take good care of our oral health and overall health to reduce the chance of heart disease.

If you are due a check up or worried about your dental health please do not hesitate to contact us today and book in.