HEART PALPITATIONS are defined as “the feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart. Stress, exercise, medication or, rarely, a medical condition can trigger them. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they're usually harmless.”
Women may often complain of a heart palpitation or fluttering occurring in the middle of a hot flash. They may also complain of a feeling that their heart is beating at a faster rate than normal with the sensation radiating throughout the chest, giving women a constant awareness of the beating of their heart, which can be unpleasant and distracting.
Studies have shown that in menopause the irregular heartbeat and heart palpitations are caused by declining hormone levels—in particular, estrogen—but other causes of non-urgent heart palpitations include caffeine, nicotine, alcohol consumption, stress, certain medications, and exercise. Other causes, not related to hormones, can be thyroid dysfunction, dehydration, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar issues.
Heart palpitations in menopause are mostly temporary and not dangerous, but their occurrence can still contribute to worry and stress at this time. A healthy diet and regular exercise can help to reduce heart palpitations. Most women find that once they have transitioned to menopause, their heart rhythm generally returns to normal. However, if it continues at that point, it is recommended to consult with your medical practitioner to rule out other potentially harmful causes.
Essential Oils that help support heart health include:
• Ylang Ylang
• Inspiring Blend
YLANG YLANG Essential Oil is derived from the star-shaped flowers of the tropical Ylang Ylang tree and is used extensively in making perfumes and in aromatherapy. With a strong floral aroma, it is a calming oil with antioxidant properties and nourishing properties for the skin and hair.
BLOOD PRESSURE BALANCE ROLLER BOTTLE RECIPE
• 3 drops Lavender
• 5 drops YLANG YLANG
• 7 drops Neroli
• 3 drops Jasmine
Add to a 10ml roller bottle, fill with Fractionated Coconut Oil, and apply to the front of the neck and over the heart area twice a day, or as needed.
QUESTION – WHICH OF THE BENEFITS OR USES OF YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL APPEALS TO YOU THE MOST?