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A 34-year-old female asked:

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
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
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.
Dr. Richard Humes
Pediatric Cardiology 41 years experience
Unrelated: The two issues are unrelated.

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