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digestion and fast heart rate

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 22, 2009
  • 09:56 AM

Hello - I am in England, and would like help here re the following. Just read jjustina11 and think she may be able to help.

I have suffered very
severe indigestion for a no. of years, mostly this happens when I EAT AND THEN perhaps get up to walk or work in any way. My heart rate goes wild, I then have to lie down on my back and breath very deeply for about 20 mins. Even then I feel no strength at all in my body. I have been taken to hospital for this many times, no real heart problem, other than this - I could have treatment for this (electrical proceedure) BUT it was though uncessary as the attacks are smasmodic.

I have been given tablets to 'slow down my heartrate' but it is very normal at other times, even my doctors agrees. So no unecessary drugs please.

As my digestive system is really really slow, and I have not eaten bread or wheat for years (alergies) I feel that there is a serious connection here - Had all the scans etc. re. heart. So I am not asking without having sought help. But NO - ONE SEEMS REALLY TO UNDERSTAND. WHEN I SAY I GET SERIOUS INDIGESTION AND PROBLEMS, THEY CANNOT 'GET HOW SERIOUS IT IS'

I have read that B12 and magnesium can help, but what I wish to know, if anyone can help, is: IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN THE HEART AND THE DIGESTION, (I know the heart pumps extra blook to the stomache to digest) BUT MINE SEEMS TO OVER DO IT.


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  • You may have celiac disease and not eating wheat is not enough to help you. You need to get tested for this, and if you have it, you need to get help from a professional diet specialist as what's in wheat, called gluten, is in many foods you wouldn't expect it in.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
    • 08:29 PM
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  • Dear Paps,I have the same problem as you. 2 days ago they took me to the emergency room with a very fast heart rate. i know there is a connection between that and the digestion. allergies, intolerancies can cause such a thing. Even if you body produces a lot of gas, it is also a way to get a fast heart rate. I'm struggling with this for many years and still I couldn't find any solution for it. Well, I want to do again all kinds of tets for my heart but especially for my digestive system to look for hidden allergies/intolerancie.I hope you will be fine.Nouha
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 12, 2009
    • 02:15 PM
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  • Have you been tested for hypoglycemia? Any foods high in carbs will cause the symptoms you are describing if hypoglycemia is the problem. I have a friend with hypoglycemia, but no two cases are alike. You can read all the symptoms here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoglycemia In my friends case she would get severe fatigue/tiredness about 30-60 minutes after eating anything with "quick" carbs. It is so severe that she can't function and feels like a zombie. She has no chance of staying awake and has to sleep. She also suffers from severe brainfog, mood swings, emotional instability. After an attack she will feel starving as if she hasn't eaten for days. Usually she wakes up starving. Anyhow, as I said no 2 cases are the same and your symptoms are all on the list that you will find in the link.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 10:34 PM
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  • See what happens when you follow a diet that uses the glycemic index as an indicator for appropriate carbs. Such as South Beach. Even if you don't have to lose weight.
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 00:28 PM
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  • You & Nouha should researsh Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome.Good LuckPamela
    pamelasmc 82 Replies
    • February 20, 2009
    • 05:27 PM
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  • I have something similar too although my heart just goes very fast for a while after a large meal. I also suffer from 'vagal AF' sometimes and this can be triggered by disruptive activity in my stomach. Normal Beta Blockers for the heart AF actually make my problem worse.Maybe you should ask for a holter monitor 24 hour recording of your heart ECG?Regards
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