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Sinus Tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia is an abnormally fast heart rate exceeding 100 beats per minute at rest. Standard sinus tachycardia can occur secondary to many causes, including exercise and high anxiety. When there is no specific cause, it is called inappropriate tachycardia.

Signs and symptoms:

The signs and symptoms of sinus tachycardia range widely depending on the individual, age, and gender. Some of these include:

● Headache

● Dizziness

● Fainting

● Chest pain


Many causes can interfere with your body’s ability to heart rate, and these can include:

● Nerves regulating heart rate

● Viral infection

● Low blood pressure

● Fear


When someone is having symptoms for several ongoing days, they should see a doctor. When it comes to diagnosing sinus tachycardia, the doctor will go over health history and symptoms. The ways in which this may be diagnosed include:

● Electrocardiogram (EKG)

● Echocardiogram (ECG)

● Blood work

● Chest X-ray


When it comes to a treatment plan for sinus tachycardia, many treatments can be applied, which include:

● A simple wait-and-see-if things get worse or better

● A healthy diet

● Exercise

● Medication

How can a chiropractor be beneficial?

Chiropractors are neuromusculoskeletal specialists. When it comes to the distribution of blood, nerves play a major role. Being able to apply many adjustive and other techniques in order to improve the proper function of those nerves can help with the distribution of blood and prevent fainting. Chiropractors should provide nutrition advice as well as targeted exercise to help manage symptoms.

✒️ Chief Editor: Dr. Bill Moreau | DC, DACBSP, FACSM | Chief Medical Officer University of Western States 


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