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can ibs cause atrial fibrillation in a person?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: There are studies suggesting a connection between IBS and atrial fibrillation.
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
No: The two are unrelated conditions.

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Should I breastfeed if I have ibs?

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Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
No: You will need to check with your OB and GI docs to clear your medications. Some of the meds used to treat IBS can be a risk for nursing infant. Note that many people with "ibs/ibd" actually have celiac disease. If you have not been tested for celiac, please ask your doc.
Dr. Mary David
Dr. Mary David commented
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If you aren't taking meds that are contraindicated, the condition itself should not stand in the way of breast feeding which is so good for both you and the baby
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can atrial fibrillation be psychosomatic?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not exactly: Stress can increase your adrenaline which can precipitate a.Fib, but usually the heart has to have an enlarged atrium or valvular heart disease in addition to the stress.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can atrial fibrillation resolve itself?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes it comes and goes (paroxysmal), and sometimes it is a onetime thing because of. Stimulants like alcohol or caffeine. Most of the time in an older person it is permanent.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible, especially if the heart is damaged , or enlarged.
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Is there a relationship between flying and atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not usually: But any stress can trigger af in certain peopl.

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