Can nutrition or alternative therapies improve symptoms or prevent ectopic beats and arrythmia?

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Bunny29
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   Posted 5/22/2007 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
After careful research I have read that the minerals magnesium, pottasium and calcium all play a part in the normal functioning of the heart.
Magnesium and pottasium are usually seen as deficient and some people seem to have sucess with reducing their symptoms by increasing their intake.
Also I have read that anaemia can cause palpitations so then there is the deficiency of iron.
I would be really interested to know of anyone who has had good experiences with the minerals or perhaps certain foods or other alternative approaches in dealing with their condition.
I look forward to your replies:)

Post Edited (Bunny29) : 5/22/2007 12:06:17 PM (GMT-6)


els
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   Posted 5/22/2007 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Bunny, Do you have a heart condition?  Your questions that you have posted are really not to clear here...
 
First of all, if you have had a physicial with your doctor and find that your body is deficient in any of these that you have listed then your doctor would either put you on a medication regime for that or give you suggestions on what to take.
 
Such as, I have Sick Sinus Syndrome with an Automonic Disorder and my Potassium level is always extremely low.  My Cardiologist checks my blood levels every 3 months and prescribes Potassium for me.
 
Now, if you have a normal functioning heart you DO NOT want to take any suppliments without first speaking to your primary care physician.  Even though you can get these over the counter you can cause serious damage to yourself by adding a suppliment that you may not need.

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Bunny29
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   Posted 5/22/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Elisha,
My doctor has not checked me for my mineral levels, they seem to be more interested in handing out drugs before a thorough check up is done.
I have both the arrythmias (SVT) and ectopics and I am also aware from seeing a nutritionist and researching the deficiency symptoms that I am low on the magnesium and pottasium. Many people tend to be imbalanced with their sodium pottasium levels. It depends on the diet, the modern diet tends to contain too much sodium and this causes an imbalance especially if you have a weakness in your kidney area. But of course we must be careful with this electrolyte balance as it is a delicate balance. I agree that I think that its important to get most of your mineral and vitamin needs from your diet and to take it slowly with supplements.

els
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   Posted 5/23/2007 8:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Bunny,  Everyone should have a complete physicial exam including blood work at least once a year.  I find it odd that you have a heart condition...especially SVT's which is very serious and your doctor isnt doing blood work on your routinely.  If it were me, I would be asking them about it.

The blood work that is done in a physicial exam usually is a CBC http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cbc/glance.html ; BMP http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/bmp/bmp.html ; BUN http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/bun/glance.html ; CMP http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/cmp/cmp.html ; and a UA http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/urinalysis/glance.html

Depending on your doctor they may or may not add some more tests to the list but these ones are usually routine.  I have left links on these tests so you can understand what they are ran for and what exactly they will tell the physician.


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Bunny29
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   Posted 5/25/2007 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Ells,
Thank for the test info. I have requested these tests myself as they were not offered to me and they are all normal.
I have been told that SVT isn't serious, should I think otherwise?
I will be having ablation in 3 weeks time and hope that it improves my situation.
The trouble I am having at the moment is the ectopics and the last 2 nights they have been occuring just as I am about to sleep so I haven't had much sleep the last 3 nights and feel exhausted. I will also be having to pay for an echo because my doctor is not very helpful, so hopefully by next Tues I will know whether it is just the SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) or something else.
 

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