No one would suspect a healthy young woman or man to have high blood pressure or Tachycardia. Yet statistics from the American Heart Association showed one of every three adults has high blood pressure, but only 77.6 percent were aware of their condition. Tachycardia is caused by hypertension, or heart related diseases. If you have Tachycardia your heart beats irregularly up to 400 beats per minute, which could be a very uncomfortable feeling in your chest, causing shortness of breath, dizziness, sudden weakness, light-headedness, and fainting.
Usually doctors would prescribe beta blockers to patients to slow down the heart rate. With this medication the heart will beat with less force, thus reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers are also called beta-adrenergic blocking agents. This medication treats a variety of conditions in addition to high blood pressure, for example, glaucoma and migraines are most common beta blockers users. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. There are different types of beta blockers. Some mainly affect your heart, while others affect both your heart and your blood vessels - the blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.
High blood pressure and Tachycardia can be controlled with medication, however, it is also good to exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes on most days. Remember that while taking beta blockers, you would not reach your target heart rate while exercising, and it is recommended to reduce your desired target heart rate because the beta blockers slows it down. Also it usually take several weeks to notice the lowering of the blood pressure, so eat healthier, and sleep at least seven to eight hours a night.