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Can Iron Cause Irregular Heartbeat
NOT usually: Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. It's main use is for insomnia. Melatonin seems to be able to shorten the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, but only by about 12 minutes! (according to one research study) the usual dose 1-3mg. Melatonin can raise blood pressure in people who are taking certain medications to control blood pressure-so not recommended in hypertension (hi bp). ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Most arrhythmias that are due to anxiety- adrenaline based, ( apcs, pvcs, svt) can be treated with stress management, meditation, exercise, adequate sleep, reduction of caffeine. However, dangerous arrhythmias can also worsen with stress as well. Vtach, afib etc. Complete evaluation with a cardiologist is important prior to simply addressing the anxiety. ...Read more
What causes irregular heartbeat and what can be done, treated. Can certain meds cause it. Is it deadly?
Depends: Irregularity is very common. There are many causes. Some are trivial, other's more serious. To evaluate, you need documentation of the type of arrhythmia and the overall condition of your heart. A 24 or 48 hour or 30 day event monitor of your heart rhythm is crucial. An echocardiogram is indicated. Some meds can exacerbate it, especially nicotine and caffeine (also: Serevent, (salmeterol) which you list). ...Read more
Respiration: Most likely what you are observing is called "respiratory arrhythmia" which everyone has. When you breath in , your heart beat quickens, and when you breaths out, it slows. You can try yourself by putting your finger on the wrist over radial artery and breaths in and out slowly and deeply. If you notice that your toddler's heart beat has nothing to do with breathing, take him to a doctor. ...Read more
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