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Q. I have severe chest pain and high heart rate. Please suggest a cure.

Answered by
Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 23, 2017

Hello doctor,

I am a 23-year-old female with a height of 5 feet 3 inches and a weight of 110 pounds. I am not taking any medicine. I am having chest pain for a month and high heart rate, which is very painful in the night. I had an EKG which showed tachycardia. Can you please tell me what medicines or herbs can cure high heart rate? It is urgent. I have been to the hospital many times, but they said there is nothing they can do for me.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • A high heart rate in itself is nothing. It can be due to one of the many reasons. It can be starting right from inside the heart from the electrical system that causes the mechanical movements (pumping) of the heart. The thyroid gland is also responsible for a high heart rate if its function is out of control. Our nervous system also controls the heart, and if there is something wrong with this regulation, there can be a respective change in the heart rate.
  • Similarly, the chest pain has a lot of reasons. One major cause is the lack or shortage of blood supply to the heart muscles that can cause chest pain. Infection of the heart or lung areas also may lead to pain.
  • At this age in a female patient, these kinds of symptoms can be due to anxiety, although nothing can be predicted without a thorough evaluation by a cardiologist and an endocrinologist. Anxiety can lead to pounding sensations in the chest. Pain can be felt around the heart, and these symptoms may worsen on lying down or when there is no other distraction available to divert our thoughts.
  • In my opinion, the next best step would be to go for a thorough evaluation by your primary care physician who can refer you to a cardiologist and an endocrinologist. I know your EKG (electrocardiogram) showed tachycardia, but this only means a high heart rate and this is not a disease in itself. Tachycardia is a manifestation of some underlying cause of it, and that can be any of the above mentioned. Once ruled out by a cardiologist and an endocrinologist, your physician can refer you to a psychiatrist for more probing to find out if you have anxiety or not. It can be treated accordingly.
  • I would never suggest any medications based on such low data and from your health status. It would rather be dangerous for the heart to take medications at this point as we do not know the cause of the issues. Medications have their own side effects, and they are harmful when taken without a clear indication.
  • Some precautions I want to add are: Avoid taking tea, coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol at this stage. They all cause the heart to race and add up to the symptoms. Do regular exercise and take a balanced, healthy diet. I would suggest that you go for vegetables, fruits, and salads more when compared to meat. Seafood is good for you. Check your blood pressure regularly to see if there is any derangement.

I hope it helps. Please feel free to ask more questions if you need further assistance. I would be happy to assist. Regards.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist

Thank you doctor,

I feel it is a heart blockage because right now the pain, which I am in, is severe and I can barely eat food or do anything else. I know because of my age it seems more like an anxiety attack or something that is not serious. But however, I feel it is. I never had anything in my life like this. Is there any ayurvedic medicine available for heart blockage?

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • We cannot predict without investigations about what is going on with your heart. If there had been a blockage it may have shown up in the EKG (electrocardiogram) you had. But the EKG showed no signs of blockage and only indicated tachycardia (an abnormally rapid heart rate). But this is not the only test that would rule out the heart issues.
  • To me, every chest pain patient should be examined by a cardiologist for proper evaluation. I suggest the same for you. Your cardiologist may go for a 2D echocardiography and a treadmill test (the exercise stress test) as needed. This will give a clearer picture of the status of the heart chambers and blood vessels supplying blood to the heart itself.
  • As I am not a specialist in ayurveda, it is not possible to comment on ayurveda treatment. But, based on the results of the available investigations, I can suggest a better management plan to deal with this pain and discomfort.
  • You can make a beneficial supplement by yourself at home. This is a natural extract that may be beneficial for the heart and blood vessels. Take equal quantities of small lemon extract, moringa (drumstick tree) bark extract, garlic extract, ginger extract, fresh coconut water, and pure or natural honey. Directions to use are to take 10 mL in the morning and evening twice a day on an empty stomach for a month.
  • Start regular exercise to strengthen your heart and body. It will relieve much of your pain. I suggest you contact me after completion of all of the above-mentioned pieces of advice. 

Meanwhile, if you have any query you can contact me anytime as needed. I would be happy to assist.

For more information consult a cardiologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/cardiologist


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