Can nutrition or other alternative therapies help to reduce symptoms of ectopics and arrhythmia ?

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   Posted 5/22/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
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:)<!-- Edit -->

Post Edited (Bunny29) : 5/22/2007 12:13:29 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/22/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bunny, Please read post that I left for you on the thread - Can nutrition or alternative therapies improve the occurence of ectopic beats and arrythmia?  
Thank you

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   Posted 5/24/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Changing my diet to include more potassium has really decreased by PVCs and PSVTs.  I eat high levels of food w/potassium about 4 times a day (it isn't hard ... bananas & figs are a great snack that tastes good and is good for you).  Try increasing your potassium intake and see what happens.  Magnesium is a trace element in your body and not much is required.  If you are like me, even a slight drop in the level of potassium affects my arrythmias.  Good luck!

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   Posted 5/24/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Pegleg, thank you for your suggestion. I have been mainly focused on building up my levels of magnesium and have been just recently taking supplemental pottassium. So hopefully I might feel better soon.
Please let me know how the addition of pottasium is helping you and to what extent?
Thank you,
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