The most appropriate 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. Try relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing or aromatherapy.
- Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, some cold medicines and energy drinks which can make your heart beat quickly or irregularly.
- Avoid illegal drugs. Certain drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines, can bring on heart palpitations.
Seek emergency medical attention if heart palpitations are accompanied by Chest discomfort or pain, Fainting, Severe shortness of breath, or Severe dizziness.