Supraventricular tachycardia

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I have had SVT 20+ years. I finally found a doctor to help me take care of it naturally. On my blood test the calcium, potassium, magnesium, protien and iron were all ways on the low side. But I supplemented with them everyday. He stated that in some people for what ever reason your body leaches the vitamin out in large quantities. If you read the side effects for any of theses vitamins/minerals it is rapid heart beats. In order to keep the vitamins/minerals in your body take electrolytes.

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    That's interesting, I'm definitely going to approach my consultant on this!

    How are you getting on with this?

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    GREAT! I have not had any issues. I have been taking the electrolytes on a regular basis and I have added something called cell food (drops you add to water) ( look into them) they help rebuild your cells. Your body has the ability to fix itself you just need to give it the right stuff to work with!

    I only take a potassium/mag supplement along with a multi vitamin with trace minerals. My heart even when not rapid used to be at 80 - 90 beats a min. I now stay between 67-78 WOW what a difference.

    Good Luck to you!

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    After seeing my consultant, it turns out that they don't think I have SVT, possibly something else, but their words were we just don't know.

    I suggested if it would be beneficial to take a potassium and magnesium supplement, he said that it was worth a try.

    Really they were very unhelpful, never mentioned blood tests for low nutrient levels and couldn't get me out of the door quick enough.

    Since this last post I've been following a Paleo eating habit (Robb Wolf and Mark Sisson) and taking the supplements supplied and haven't had an episode since (touch wood). I drink coffee and alcohol.

    From what I have read/researched the heart needs the right nutrients and you can only get this from eating the right food, I would suggest to anyone that to do their own research and I hope that this post helps some people.

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    Duncan, where can I find "Paleo eating habit" - this heart rattle is really interfering with my life - thankyou.
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    jay7196, You can google Paleo diet, and you'll get a number of sites that will tell you more about the eating habits of our ancestors.

    A couple of good sites that I find interesting with lots of good information are:

    These are a good starter for things.

    A lot of articles suggest a lot about 'gut health' which can stem to problems elsewhere in the body due to the killer and helper cells trying to combat the gut health problems and then cannot deal with accepting nutrients from food.

    Anyway have a read and make your own decisions about it all, it can be a bit against normal government guidelines.

    Hopefully it helps a bit.

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    Over the years of some heart coditions I have come to realize that potassium lack was causing some heart spasms. This wasnt listened to by medical folk. As an amature in this area I fully believe electrolytes are important. Problem is blood results are not willingly given if taken or wrong blood tests asked for. So doing my best to keep potassium ok but unable to work out anything else. If you show an interest at surgery its likely to be thought of as being neurotic etc. As not keen on medication if can be solved otherwise in a sensible way.Interesting to read what others say.
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