Arrhythmia is a term used to refer to an irregular heartbeat. This is a condition that affects the rhythm of the heart and the heart could beat too fast or too slow. In a normal healthy person, the heartbeat will be between 60-100 times per minute. However, problems like stress, blood imbalance, issues with the electrical signals, and some medications can result in changes in the heart tissue, resulting in arrhythmia.
Arrhythmia is classified into two, tachycardia and bradycardia. In bradycardia, the heart rate will be less than 60 beats and in tachycardia, it will be above 100 beats per minute. The condition of Tachycardia is again divided into ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias. In supraventricular arrhythmia, the lower and upper chambers can have uneven rhythms and in ventricular tachycardia, the heartbeat will be regular but fast and can last a few seconds. There are many symptoms of arrhythmia and some of the most common symptoms include:
- Increased or decreased heartbeat
- Heart palpitations
- Pain in the chest region
- Shortness of breath
Oftentimes, arrhythmias are treated with lifestyle changes like stress management, physical activities, and weight management. Sometimes, medications like beta-blockers, adenosine, and blood thinners are used to manage the condition.
CBD For Arrhythmia
Using CBD for arrhythmia is a recent trend. Phytocannabinoids like CBD can interact with the endocannabinoid system in our body which plays an important role in maintaining the overall health of the body. It is believed that CBD has therapeutic benefits that can help treat many health conditions. Some of the studies on CBD suggest that it can help with cardiovascular disorders by decreasing oxidative stress, cell death, and fibrosis.
As per the results of a study, drastic administration of CBD can help suppress irregular heartbeats resulting from ischemia-induced arrhythmias in animal models. Ischemia is a condition that is characterized by a reduced flow of blood to the heart. The result of the study suggests that CBD can provide protection to the heart from these conditions.
In addition, CBD is found to have anti-anxiety effects that can help reduce stress, which can control stressed-induced arrhythmia. Therefore, CBD can be used to control arrhythmias, but it will be good to discuss with your physician about using CBD to treat arrhythmia as the professional will be able to offer you more advice on the topic.