Top
20
Doctor insights on: Could An Arrhythmia Be Caused By A Magnesium Defficiency

Share
Dr. Warren Foster
340 doctors shared insights

Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Definition)

Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more


3

3
Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Could a slower heart rate be caused by a vitamin d deficiency?

Not due to low D: It's not likely to be due to "low vitamin d". Vitamin d is insufficient if below 30ng/ml and deficient if below 20ng/ml. Even in these situations it shouldn't be slowing your heart rate. More likely it may be related to mineral deficiency. ...Read more

4

4
Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Could atrial fibrillation be caused by a dream?

Unlikely: Atrial fibrillation can be provoked (though only in part) by certain stress and relaxation states, but since you don't have control of those in a dream, it's probably not worth worrying about. ...Read more

5

5
What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

What problems may be caused by a vitamin D deficiency?

Osteomalacia: Hi. In adults, the most serious problem from vitamin D deficiency is osteomalacia, poor bone mineralization. Vitamin D also has receptors in many other tissues besides bone. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with increased fall risk, and possibly heart disease as well. My advise to patients is keep your 25(OH)vitamin D level mid-30's or higher. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Could my "growing pains" as an adult be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Could my "growing pains" as an adult be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Probably not.: The term "growing pains" is very nonspecific and medically has little meaning. I assume you are referring to some sort of musculoskeletal or joint pain. Vitamin deficiencies are rare in the us, unless you have underlying disease, and specific ones are associated with specific syndromes, e.g.Niacin deficiency is the cause a syndrome called pellagra i know of no deficiency syndrome that causes pain. ...Read more

7

7
A continuing high WCC can be indicative of an infection. But can it also be caused by an underlying hematological disorder?

A continuing high WCC can be indicative of an infection. But can it also be caused by an underlying hematological disorder?

Leukocytosis: A high white blood cell count can also occur with a reaction to a drug that increases white blood cell production, a disease of bone marrow, causing abnormally high production of white blood cells, an immune system disorder that increases white blood cell production. See your doctor if any of these are a concern. ...Read more

8

8
Could atrial fibrillation be caused by valerian?

Could atrial fibrillation be caused by valerian?

Probably not: Valerian, a naturally occurring medicinal herb, has mild sedative effects but no known cardiac electrical effects. It has been used in the treatment of anxiety and insomnia among other things, but is not known to be associated with atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
9

9
What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
What could fainting followed by a period of delusion be caused by?

Fainting: If isolated incident and there cis a pattern, substance abuse comes to mind. If repeated, could be effect of organic nervous system pathology, which you need to consult your doctor about. ...Read more

10

10
Could there be a disease caused by mris?

Could there be a disease caused by mris?

No: There is no disease than can be caused to a patient undergoing a regular MRI without contrast. There is a very rare disease called nephrogenic systemic fibrosis that can occur in patients with severe kidney disease who get the MRI contrast. However, this complication occurs whether or not the patient undergoes the MRI itself. ...Read more

11

11
Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Can a heart attack be caused by an acute stress reaction?

Yes: It has to do with catecholamines - stress hormones. I had an elderly lady patient who had a heart attack upon being told that her cat had died. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Can a thyroid problem be caused by acutane?

Can a thyroid problem be caused by acutane?

Rarely: Doing a search on the medical literature, it seems that problems with thyroid function are rare, but can occur. The severity and frequency of these problems is not clear. If you suspect a problem, contact your primary doctor, as some routine lab work can diagnose hypo or hyperthyroidism. The good news is that most of the reported problems with Accutane seem reversible. Best wishes! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Can a pounding heart be caused by dehydration, or does dehydration cause a weak heartbeat?

Can a pounding heart be caused by dehydration, or does dehydration cause a weak heartbeat?

Possible: Dehydration can produce an elevated heart rate, giving the sensation of the heart pounding in the chest. Extreme dehydration can produce hypovolemic shock, which if uncompensated, manifests as low blood pressure and possibly a weak pulse. ...Read more

16

16
Could depression be cause by an abortion?

Could depression be cause by an abortion?

This issue of: Abortion is often a very emotional one. An abortion (whether spontaneous or elective) can lead to grief. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Docs can you explain what is a disease that can be caused by a vitamin deficiency?

Many: Night blindness is one of the first signs of vitamin a deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months.[scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin c. Vitamin d deficiency has been associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn't properly mineralize. Sorry , there is not room for more. ...Read more

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
2 doctors agreed:
18

18
Is it possible for an abnormal EKG to be caused by something minor?

Dr. Irv Loh Dr. Loh
2 doctors agreed:
Is it possible for an abnormal EKG to be caused by something minor?

Yes: It depends on the nature of the abnormality, but abnormal ecgs can be caused by minor conditions. But the converse can also true; severe cardiac disease can be associated with normal ecgs. ...Read more

19

19
Can premature graying be caused by a copper deficiency?

Can  premature graying be caused by  a copper deficiency?

Reportedly yes: Graying of hair is related to genetic predisposition. Age of initial graying is largely a matter of genetics. However stressors: nutritional deficiencies, chemotherapy, traumatic head injuries, low vitamin B levels, zinc deficiency, severe illness, surgery & marked emotional stress may impact earlier depigmentation in people who are already predisposed to gray hair. Aging is a significant factor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Could a heart attack be caused by from claustrophobia?

Could a heart attack be caused by from claustrophobia?

Possible: Any severe anxiety can lead to heart attack. It is always better avoid such situations and /or learn to cope. Simple claustrophobia is okay, but someone with extreme anxiety due to any problems should consult a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
672 doctors shared insights

Heart Rhythm Disorder (Definition)

Also known as abnormal heart rhythm, this condition describes any type of irregular heart beat, such as when the heart races ...Read more


Dr. Su Fairchild
224 doctors shared insights

Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

Irregular heartbeat ...Read more