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My mom has familial hypertriglyceridemia and bradycardia (36 bpm) when she eats/sleeps flat). the heart beat will increase with exercise.any ideas?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

Dysautonomia: Triglycerides are sensitive to sugar. Bradycardia (slow pulse) can be caused by vitamin b1 deficiency that is easily caused by taking sugar in all its different forms. I would guess that she is also fatigued. Sugar sensitivity and/or alcoholism can occur in families because of inheritance.

Answered 4/24/2013

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