Heart Palpitations in Menopause: Treatments
Have you found yourself experiencing heart palpitations recently? Did you know that menopause heart flutters can actually be a very common symptom of perimenopause?
It’s important to speak to your doctor if you’re concerned about anything that’s going on with your heart, but you may take some reassurance from the fact that your heart palpitations could be related to the hormonal changes taking place in your body.
What Causes Heart Palpitations During Menopause?
It’s the same factor that causes so many other menopause symptoms - the natural decline in your oestrogen levels that can begin in your 40s.
Changes in your oestrogen levels can lead to your heart being overstimulated, causing it to flutter or beat irregularly. Some women experience heart palpitations during their first hot flushes in the perimenopausal stage, which can make them panic more, making the hot flush more severe.
This can partly be because your body doesn’t know how to react to the changes that are happening, so it’s important to find a way to manage symptoms from as early on in your menopause journey as possible.
Femarelle® Rejuvenate is designed to be taken in your 40s when perimenopause symptoms first start to appear and contains soy-derived DT56a, which may mimic the effects of oestrogen in your body.
Your heart palpitations could also be exacerbated if you drink too much caffeine or alcohol and if you’re stressed, so it’s important to think about your overall lifestyle to manage this symptom too.
How to Stop Heart Palpitations During Menopause
Cutting down on your caffeine and alcohol consumption could be one way to manage heart palpitations during menopause, as could finding ways to keep on top of your stress levels, such as practicing mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Make sure you’re following a healthy diet too - in some cases, heart palpitations can occur if your blood sugar is low or if you’re dehydrated.
Finding a long-term way to manage your menopause symptoms could also help you to manage menopause-related heart palpitations, as well as a range of other side effects of menopause, including those hot flushes that could be exacerbating your irregular heartbeat.
Femarelle® products are designed to support you from perimenopause through to post-menopause, with the collection available from Menopause Supplements also including Femarelle® Recharge for during your 50s and Femarelle® Unstoppable for your 60s.