Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic staff
The best way to treat palpitations at home is to avoid the triggers that may cause your symptoms. Some ways to avoid triggers include:
- Reduce stress or anxiety. You're more likely to have palpitations if you're anxious or during times of stress. You can try to reduce these feelings through relaxation techniques, exercise or talking with a friend or family member.
- Avoid stimulants. Stimulants, which can make your heart beat quickly or irregularly, may cause palpitations. Stimulants can include caffeine, nicotine, some cold medicines, and herbal supplements, such as those in energy drinks.
- Avoid illegal drugs. Illegal drugs, such as cocaine, can bring on heart palpitations.
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