GI Reasons for PVCs

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pvct
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   Posted 6/17/2014 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
hello,

yesterday I had a isit to the GI and I asked her about some of my GERD related problems and the continuing PVC problems. Here were some of the possible explanations:

1.eschemic activity going on in some of the smaller blood vessels in the stomach area that might cause these heart disturbances.

2. vagus nerve irritation (that controls heart rate)

3. Even a drop in seratonin from a depression or anxiety may trigger heart irregularities

4. and finally, food intake triggers, caffeine, the usual.

So, I have an Endoscopy scheduled and an Upper GI to see if my Hiatal Hernia has gotten worse or if there could be some Barret Syndrome. The GI did mention that sometimes even diverticuli and gas (belching) can cause some PVCs.

Bottom line- could be any number of things.

So, I hope this is of some help to anyone reading this post.

Very grateful for everyones support.

JungRulz
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   Posted 6/17/2014 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I never thought of Serotonin.

From an article on IBS:

"95% of the serotonin in the body is located in the gut"

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2694720/

I did read about Diverticuli causing heart rhythm problems. Overall, you came away with a lot from a doctor that doesn't seem to have dismissed your concerns. My ex GI doctor said that the vagus nerve has nothing to do with heart rhythms. So, we all know that the vagus nerve can influence the heart rhythm, diverticuli, hiatial hernias, now even serotonin.

After a little exercise from Sunday, where my heart rhythm protested afterwards, and a day I had steak, something I only very infrequently have, I went Monday with almost no rhythm issues, I was astounded. On Monday it flared while eating yogurt, but not while eating dinner. Today I'm back to tons of PVCs. How can I get one day off (and it was my birthday, I was happy with that as a present) then go right into them again the next day. Someone has to be missing something, a day off and exacerbation at eating yogurt but not milk and dinner.

Thanks for the heads-up.

pvct
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   Posted 6/17/2014 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks JungRulz,

Yes, I was somewhat surprised by the GI's knowlege of the many reasons for GI and PVCs. Thanks for another site I can look into about the Serotonin. I am sorry you are having the PVCs again - it has been that way with me too. All day long yesterday, lots of traffic, driving, doctors, long day and very few PVCs. But today, a different story.
hope you have a better night with less of these things. I have grown accustomed to having them, it is when they come on and are none stop that gets me, benign or otherwise, it is just darn uncomfortable.
I agree, it would be nice, if there could be a solid explanation for the random disposition of these ectopic beats. anyway, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Kitt and all of the nice folks out there that are cursed with these disruptive beats. I know there could be far worse thongs going on, but these are just plain and simply uncomfortable. anyway, enough out of me, take it easy and I hope your Sectral works for you. I may ask my GP to put me back on it.

Still trying to figure out how to use these cute little colorful ritters off to the side. great site. take care.

JungRulz
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   Posted 6/17/2014 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Tom,

"Still trying to figure out how to use these cute little colorful ritters off to the side."

Actually, just tap the desired Emoticon and the code for it is inserted at the end of the text. idea It'll show up as an Emoticon when you post.

You can write a little, insert an Emoticon, then continue writing. smilewinkgrin

Even for inserting live hyperlinks, you press URL, a bracketed version appears, paste the link, and press URL again, this time a bracketed /URL appears, denoting the end of your link. Same with bold, underline, etc.

My browser crashes periodically, I've lost material that I've spend time writing. In order to prevent that, I use a text program on my Android Tablet, and do the mCode by hand, just the codes like URL or bold. You can copy the Emoticons into the text editor as well.

Just be sure, before you post, to use the "preview before posting" option, that way if you forgot to close out the mCode, you can correct it before actually posting. Even if you do post, you can return to it later and edit it from the main comments screen.

"mCode is a simple to use set of replacement bracket tags for common HTML code. They allow you to change the formatting of your posting by allowing things such as bold text, URL Hyperlinks and more. Since HTML is not allowed in forum postings, mCode can be used to replace selected HTML items when using the Standard Form. Below you will find a listing of the available mCode tags with brief descriptions on how to use them."

pvct
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   Posted 6/18/2014 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi JungRulz,

and thanks for the info getting a learning curve with all of the various terms and mCodes. Hope all is well. :-) idea

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   Posted 6/18/2014 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Oshkosh By Kosh, we will soon have little ritters - yeah cool smilewinkgrin smurf scool smurf running all over in the heart forum.  turn
 
My first good laugh of the day.....I love your post, "Still trying to figure out how to use these cute little colorful ritters off to the side."
 
You can never have to many ritters.
 
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pvct
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   Posted 6/18/2014 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks Kitt,

very happy my little ritters gave you a laugh. hopefully, laughing is good for pvcs also. thanks again, and to JR for his helpful post, my Ipad typing hopefully will get better. rolleyes blush turn
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