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Extrasystoles and supplements

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by AndrewR, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. AndrewR

    AndrewR

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    Hi everybody.

    Is there any tips / supplements that help with reducing the amount of extrasystoles? I have tons and tons of them and they are not frightening as I have had them for a long time, but they are extremely annoying.

    I often feel them when my stomach is in un-balance so I would guess there is a connection. But that is not always the case.

    Any tips here?
     
  2. alkt

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    if you can take beta blockers they will greatly reduce symptoms. I have been taking atenolol for about 20 years now and they have definitely reduced periods of irregular heart beats and hot flushes .
     
  3. AndrewR

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    Sorry. Betablockers runs my pulse down to low. Even the smallest doses makes me feel really bad. Tried it, hated it :(

    Also in my case, it didnt do much for the extrasystoles. Just the pulse. But thanks for the tip anyway :)
     
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    alkt Senior Member

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    that is unfortunate but maybe some else here will have more useful suggestions . this is the downside of all the differences we have shame the world of medicine tries to treat us all as one entity .
     
  5. Avena

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    How is your blood pressure?

    Magnesium/Potassium has been helpful for me. My preferred type is Magnesium Malate, but there are many different types.
     
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  6. AndrewR

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    Blood pressure normal, but on the high side of normal.

    Have tried Magnesium, did not notice any difference.
     
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    Sundancer Senior Member

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    I had tons of them too, awful
    it has lessened greatly since I started with using B12 ( as methyl and adenosylcobalamine), but come back when do not take potassium regularly.
     
  8. AndrewR

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    I have pottasium pills, but I have heard that one should be careful taking pottasium supplements... Not sure if that is true
     
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    Potassium pills and capsules are usually limited to 99mg. Because if to much concentrated potassium comes in contact with the stomach wall it may hurt. On the other hand you can use potassium powders (bicarb, citrate, chloride..) and dissolve it well in water at much much higher doses and without risks. I take about 2.5 g of elemental potassium a day this way. But always start low and go slow.
     
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