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Cardiac arrhythmia

We normally do not notice at all how our heart does its work. Even intentionally perceiving the heart beat worries some people, and especially when very rapid, slow or irregular heartbeats are noticed. The heart beats in different ways depending on physical exertion, but also mental state. Around 70 beats per minute are considered normal for a healthy adult at rest, but there are individual deviations.

Although cardiac arrhythmia is harmless in many cases, it should also be investigated by a doctor as it can sometimes have life-threatening consequences when left untreated. For instance, if the heart beats too slowly, the oxygen supply to the brain can be restricted, causing dizziness. The formation of blood clots is also encouraged by some rhythm disturbances. They occur, for instance, in coronary heart disease, heart valve disease, thyroid dysfunction and asthma. It is important to take into account the possible side effects of medications during diagnosis.

In conventional medicine, cardiac arrhythmia is initially treated with medication. At the same time, relaxation training and moderate exercise under medical supervision are an option. If these measures are not sufficient, a pace maker is usually implanted, which acts as a timer for the heart using electrical impulses.

Medicinal mushrooms provide the organism and thus also the heart muscle with important vital substances and, among other things, the important minerals magnesium, and potassium, and in this way make an important contribution to preventing cardiac arrhythmia or alleviating existing symptoms.

Medicinal mushrooms for cardiac arrhythmia

Clinical studies have been able to demonstrate the positive effect of Reishi on a consistently working heart. Concomitantly, the blood pressure-regulating effect of this medicinal mushroom may also contribute to harmonising the cardiac rhythm.

Maitake and Auricularia
Both medicinal mushrooms have been shown to regulate cardiac arrhythmia in mycotherapeutic practice. Auricularia also thins the blood, which has positive effects, including on blood pressure and capillary blood flow.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.