Discourses such as palpitations, compression of the left chest, and heart flutter are always observed in cases of arrhythmia. Temporary and harmless arrhythmias can occur, as well as very serious increments. Our heart makes about 100,000 – 150,000 beats per day, usually 500 of those beats or less are in the form of arrhythmia, no treatment is usually needed.
What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation (afib) is the most common heart rhythm disorder. (1) Although it is generally seen in the elderly, it can also occur in young people who have no heart disease. There is an irregularity in the stimuli that cause the heart to work in a certain order in this disease. This irregularity is mostly in the form that the heart produces anarchic stimuli. The purposeless rapid operation of the heart can disrupt the pump function. If the necessary treatment cannot be applied for a long time, it may cause paralysis due to clotting in the brain, which is the most feared result of heart growth, heart failure and rhythm disorder.
Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms:
The symptoms of severe palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and rare fainting are generally present in patients. The most common symptom is heart palpitations. The patient may faint when the heart starts beating too fast or beats slower. Sometimes pauses occur, and when the heart’s acceleration is not enough, the patient suffers from rapid fatigue.
Hashimoto’s and Afib Connection
As thyroid hormone increases, heart cells contract rapidly and with increasing strength. The strongly contracted heart becomes tired after a while and may progress to heart failure, which is manifested by fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling in the feet. Thyroid hormone is essential for many of our organs to function properly and for the perfect balance of energy in our body. The hormone sent to our cells should not be more or less. To maintain this delicate balance, there is a tight communication system and chain of command between the thyroid gland and the brain.
In the first stages of Hashimoto’s disease, thyroid hormones work very fast and this is called hyperthyroiditis. In the later stages of the disease, the thyroid works slower and the hormones produced are not enough for the body. During these stages, it is necessary to take supplemented thyroid hormone from the outside. The doctor sets the dosage and accordingly we take our medication daily. But if the dosage is not very precisely adjusted, the symptoms of hyperthyroiditis reappear if it comes to the body too much. It is known that overworking thyroid hormones cause heart rhythm disorder. If you are suffering from atrial fibrillation, you should ensure that thyroid hormones remain at a very stable level.