PVST and malabsorption

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Anyone else with PSVT has issues with their electrolytes and blood sugar? I do feel as though this is what is triggering my SVT, but I don’t know what is causing it. I’ve had it for 6 years now with no answers.

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    Yes, I do.  I did a DNA wellness test and my blood test confirmed that I don't keep adequate levels of blood sugar.  Ultimately this means I don't have enough fuel for my defective heart to beat consistently.  So I find I need to ensure I get enough good fats so I have adequate fuel, as well as eating a good balanced meal often.  I also suspect that my body has higher demands for potassium since I seem to be able to solve heart rhythm issues by eating a banana.  However I have never found low potassium levels in a blood test.

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      How did you go about getting this DNA wellness test? Was it one of the online ones? I had a scope done and all they said is it is IBS. I feel like that’s what they tell people when they don’t see anything and don’t know.
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      My potassium was fine a week ago and now it’s super low. I’ve had no GI Issues that would explain this. I have had episodes in my life when I lose tons of weight real quick for no reason like I’m not absorbing anything.
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      The DNA wellness test was done through my doctor.  I provided saliva in a test tube and she sent it away for processing.  It was very informative and has confirmed what I already knew + provided additional info I can use.
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      There are many things which deplete the body of potassium, including caffeine, alcohol, zantac, omeprazole.  Also when you boil food it can destroy the potassium.  You may be one of those people who needs higher levels of potassium to function properly and if you have digestion issues (which are hard to diagnose) then you will have issues getting minerals into your bloodstream. 

      I always find eating one organic banana a day helped me and when I do have a heart issue I then have another one. 

      When I did research on low potassium I also saw that low potassium can also be the cause or the result of digestive issues. 

      Maybe all you need to do is increase your intake of foods with high potassium, such as bananas, figs, dates, potatoes, mushrooms.  A much better approach than medication.  Worth a try.

      I tried a potassium supplement and it had the opposite effect of what I expected so I focus on getting what I need from food.

      All the best.

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    Both of my PSVT attacks that sent me to the ER were triggered by dehydration - is this what you mean by having issues with your electrolytes?
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