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can ibs cause atrial fibrillation

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
No not directly: No, unless severe diarrhea causes hypokalemia( low potassium), which in turn can cause atrial fibrillation.
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes : Usually as a result of electrolyte imbalance from ibs.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: There are studies suggesting a connection between IBS and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
No: The two are unrelated conditions.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
No: Afib cannot directly cause ed. Medicines used to treat afib can impair erections and conditions associated with afib such as heart failure, coronary ... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
16 years experience Cardiology
No, but…: Atrial fibrillation is frequently associated with other cardiovascular disease. In patients with cardiovascular disease, damage to the blood vessels i ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: To achieve erection you have to have enough inflow to the penis and basal constrictors working to damp the outflow. Afib in some people can impair blo ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
25 years experience Geriatrics
There are many: Causes for atrial fibrillation. An easy one to evaluate for is an over active thyroid by checking a tsh. Other causes are anything that causes structu ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Clot formation: Because blood in the left atrium is not propelled forward normally during atiral fibrillation, it allows for the formation of clots. Small areas of bl ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: But hyperthyroidism is a common cause. Also, you mention alcohol addition and that's one of the commonest causes. Also age over 70 is a common cause ( ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
47 years experience Cardiology
VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation.
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A male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: My answer would be NO. I reviewed reliable sources and atrial fibrillation is not listed as a side effect. I found a website with a very unscientific ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Razmara
12 years experience Neurology
Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, pa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Stress : Stress can contribute to high blood pressure, so it certainly is a factor for some people. A stressful event can also trigger an episode of atrial fib ... Read More

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