Why Can I Feel My Heartbeat in My
Throat? -- Causes and Top 7 Natural
Why Young Guys Have Heart Attacks - Top 10 Reasons
Sleeping on Your Left Side Can Make Your Heart Race at Night
Why Is My Heartbeat So Fast?
Why Is My Heart Rate So Slow? - Causes and Top 7 Remedies
Men with High Blood Pressure - Top 7 Side Effects
Cold Weather Increases Your Risk of a Heart Attack Even When You Are Resting
How to Deal with Stress at Work
Burnout -Causes and Top 10 Natural Remedies
Smoking Raises Your Risk for ED
Male Menopause- Symptoms and Top 10 Natural Remedies
Weight Training Fights Manopause
How Many Push-ups Can an Average Man Do?
How Many Pull-ups Can an Average Man Do?
How Many Squats Can an Average Man Do?
Want to Live Longer? - Increase Your Leg Strength
How Fast Can an Average Man Run?
What to Eat to Recover from a Workout
Ideal Weight for Men
Bench Press Average for Men
How to Keep Your Bones Strong - 7 Tips
Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance
Blood Pressure-What It Means
Foods That Reduce Blood Pressure
Yoga That Improves Erectile Performance
Better Tasting Sperm
Get Lean Diet for Men
April 23, 2016
By A. Weinberg, Contributing Columnist
When your heart skips a beat, that sounds kind of romantic. A beating
heart in popular culture is sometimes correlated with love. However,
feeling a heartbeat in your throat evokes more of a horror movie
image. Why is it jumping up there so quickly? Why there and not in my
Palpitations is a word used to describe general or heightened
awareness of your own heartbeat. It could be too fast, too slow, or
irregular. Usually, when your pulse skips up to your throat, you are
experiencing palpitations. According to Dr. Michael Murray from Bastyr
University, some common culprits for palpitations are overexertion
(often due to exercise), stress, substance abuse, thyroid issues,
hormonal changes, low blood pressure, heart disease, and abnormal
The great majority of cases related to palpitations are benign, a one-
time case or related to stress or over consumption of everyday legal
drugs. However, if they come from a heart condition or arrhythmia,
they could imply something more serious, which will require more
Harvard graduate Dr. Axe cites the statistic that ¼ of American adults
over 40 get arrhythmias, and that the cost of that and other heart-
related conditions comes to around 6 billion dollars in healthcare (14-
22% of cases due to high blood pressure) in the U.S.
Your particular throat heartbeat may not be related to one of those
expensive-healthcare related conditions. Let’s look at some of the
possible culprits, and what you might try to change your heart from
beating in your throat to being something entirely unnoticeable.
1. Cut Back and Cut Out Cigarettes, Caffeine and Other Harmful
According to a 2016 Harvard medical review, sometimes those
palpitations reach up to your throat due to various substances. Some
accelerate your heartbeat and system; some simply interfere. The first
thing to check is that you are definitely not smoking traditional
cigarettes. Nicotine may make you feel like you are calming down. And
that may not be wrong. The drug is simultaneously a stimulant and a
depressant. However, depending on your personal biology, the effects
the cigs have on you could be palpitation and anxiety producing.
Alcohol (which has also recently had its “depressant” label questioned
by Joshua Gowin, Ph.D.from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism, as well as by other researchers) could also be the
culprit. If your mysterious throat throbbing starts after weeks of heavy
drinking, cut back on that. In addition to smoking and drinking, coffee
might be contributing to the sensation.
Coffee is almost a worldwide favorite stimulant, but for some, the
beverage causes the body to speed up too much. If you discover this is
the cause of your heartbeat woes, there are always lower-caffeine
drinks or quite enjoyable teas that are non-caffeinated. If you’re saying
to yourself, “But I don’t smoke and I don’t drink or consume caffeine
much”, check your medication. Look at the side effects they have, and
ask your physician. Some may be causing your discomfort.
2. Reduce Stress and Anxiety
If you can rule out the possibility of substance abuse (even if your
substance is something benign like tea), there is also the possibility that
you are stressed out because of external circumstances and/or because
of your own personal biology and psychology.
In some cases, this can cause a strong somatic response, coming down
to your physical self in the message of a rapid throat heartbeat. This is
your body’s way of saying “Help yourself.”
David C. Dougale, professor of medicine at the University of
Washington, suggests some methods: Breathing exercises or deep
relaxation (a step-by-step process of tensing and then relaxing every
muscle group in the body), yoga, meditation, and tai chi. You can ask
your health professional which other methods might be good for you
3. Take Good Care of Your Thyroid
Sometimes a beating in your throat is an indication of an unbalanced
thyroid. According to a 2013 report by Sibel Ertrek from the Ufuk
University Medical Faculty in Ankara, Turkey, palpitations, especially in
the throat, is a quite common symptom of hyperthyroidism. If the
thyroid is what is causing that intense heat beating, it may be
accompanied by a few other symptoms, such as arrhythmias,
tachycardia, or a combination thereof. First, get diagnosed to see if it’s
the dysfunctioning of that little butterfly-shaped organ (thyroids are
beautiful) in the neck that’s causing your discomfort. You can find tips
for treating hyperthyroidism here, hypothyroidism here, and thyroid
cancer (let’s hope it doesn’t come to that), here.
4. Get Checked for Arrhythmias
A lack of rhythm is kind of a bummer if you’re dancing or playing music.
However, if it’s happening with your heartbeat, it could be a major risk
to your body.
Joseph Marine, director of arrhythmia service in the cardiology division
at Johns Hopkins University, affirms that a new, strange palpitation
could be an indicator of arrhythmia. Your heart skipping a beat when
you see a crush could feel romantic, but that organ should be beating
pretty steadily most of the time. Supraventricular tachycardia is one
possibility. This happens when you experience a rapid and erratic
heartbeat, sometimes accompanied with a fast pulse and dizziness.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common case. In this circumstance, you
would also feel a rapid and erratic heartbeat.
Atrial fibrillation stops blood flow to the ventricles, sometimes leading
to clotting condition or stroke. Ventricular tachycardia stems from the
lower heart chambers, and may cause a loss of consciousness or in
extreme cases, cardiac arrest.
Dr. Michael Murray from Bastyr University recommends taking
magnesium, coenzyme Q10, hawthorn, and other fundamental vitamin
supplements as some natural remedies for issues with arrhythmia.
Consult with your physician to find out what’s best for you.
5. Don’t Overexert Yourself
In some cases, you might feel your heartbeat in your throat after an
intense exercise session. If that happens once in awhile, you’re
probably just fine.
However, if you consistently feel the sensation, you may want to get a
doctor’s opinion. If you are diagnosed with exercise-induced
premature ventricular beats, they have a high correlation with
myocardial disease, confirms a 2015 report by M. Jeserich at the
University of Freiburg. Of course, don’t freak out before you know
what’s going on.
Not all exercise-induced pulsations will be the same. However, if you
find that your heart beats in your throat only when exercising and in no
other moment, the best course of action is to get a professional
analysis before continuing your exercise routine.
6. Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a great way to get a body stable again. More research is
currently being done on the treatment, but things look optimistic. In a
2008 review by A.M. VanWormer and colleagues at the University of
Massachusetts, they found that 87-100% of participants with some
kind of palpitation or abnormal heart rhythm got their pulse beating
back regularly after acupuncture. Of course, do consult with your
physician to see if acupuncture is right for you, or if you a require a
more simple or complex solution.
7. Take Certain Herbs and Supplements --Avoid Others
While more scientific studies are needed to know which herbs are the
best, many people have compiled lists of which ones have been proven
Dr. Ray Sahelian, specialist in natural medicine and graduate from
Jefferson Medical School, Pennsylvania, recommends fish oils, flaxseed
oil, and carnitine, amongst others.
However, he also comments that there are natural and healthy
substances you should avoid, including cuscuta, gingko biloba and
niacin. To get a more complete picture of what you need, talk to a
naturopath about options.
Learn more tips to improve your health and fitness:
Soy Foods Reduce Sperm Count
Snoring Affects Erections
Build Up Your Arms-Ideal Rotation Routine
Foods That Strengthen Erectile Performance
Fatty Foods Linked to Male Baldness
Health and Diet Index:
Foods That Help You Maintain Your Erection
Foods That Make You Bald
Stop Snoring-Tips That Work
Waist-to-Hip The New Number That Counts
Tiger's Core Work-Out
Six Pack Abs The Work-outs That Work
The Add Muscle Diet
Lose 10 lbs-Simple Diet
Prostate Cancer Linked to Fatty Diet
Low Folate Harms Sperm-New Study
Exercises That Improve Erectile Function
Men Who Prefer Masturbation
Benefits of Masturbation
What Is Normal Height for a Man?
Male Baldness Affected By Diet
Free Yourself--Work At Home LatestListings
Galleries of the Week-Browse
Galleries Sexy Legs
Man Polls of the Month-Below
If You Had to Sleep with a Woman Other Than Your
Wife or Girlfriend, Who Would It Be?-Vote
(c) copyright 2008 -2017 and all prior years, mangoboss.com and its parent network. All Rights Reserved.
|Avoid certain herbs such as gingko if
you can feel your heartbeat in your