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What are alternative medicine treatments for Premature Ventricular Contractions?

By September 13, 2010 - 6:31am
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I was prescribed Metoprolol which is a Beta Blocker but I rather go with a natural alternative.

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I am a young 58 yrs young and was diagnosed with PVC AND HAVE ABOUT 30 episodes daily . I am a professional musician and have other health ISSUES. I maintain a great weight of 105 lbs and have low blood presure and walk 5 miles a day ,do yoga ,go to gym and in the best health. However i have chronic thyroid issues Had hyper thyroid my whole life and then at 19 thyroid cancer surgery they removed the whole thyroid and some parathyroids i liveon thyroid meds since i was19 yrs old. They always kept me on the hyper end of normal that was the best to keep the risk of geting thyroid cancer again now at 58 they are lowering my meds and said it was way toomuch thyroid medicine since this i have horrible episodes for hours on end! Havent been able to entertain cancelling my shows and amvery dissabledwith these episodes it wakes me up i get heart racing andall irregular beats i cant eat and exercise any better than i am doing it is like a switch goes off and a roller coaster ride happens i am in the twilight zone scary!! I TRIED THE BETA blocker medicine i had severe side effects and after first dose cant take that. it was a nightmare . My doctor said i can try acalcium blocker am afraid but i will .I need help cant live like this no life very dissabled i also have fibromyalgia and have managed it so well with diet and exercise the pain is minimal, I need help this is a hard time for me i wantto get back to my gigs and i have a songwriting career , Rita Rose

January 18, 2017 - 8:22pm
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For heart PVC Premature ventricle contractions Natural alternatives
Supplements and ideas of possible causes of PVC
l carnotine
aloe vera capsules or juice
flax seed oil and fish oil
get an allergy rest
see a dentist denal issues cause heart palpitations
Get and ear checked and sinus check
Eat garlic
s parasite cleanse
Get hormones checked and if your taking hormones make sure you are not having an allergic reaction to hormones, supplements, lotions fabrics chemical . Make sure you don't have mold in your house , car or workplace.
Make sure you don't have carbon monoxide leak in your home
Put plants in one room for a few months.

Make sure your not EMS electo magnetic senstivity
reacting to WIFI cell phones, lab tops smart meters digital car computerized stuff ...

February 16, 2014 - 9:35pm
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PureTango 'CardioPhase' has reduced my events to practically zero over about 5 weeks. On rare occasions if I feel it trying to re-start, I take a couple of capsules. Pricey, but well worth the cost.

August 29, 2012 - 6:20am

Thanks Pat
I just happened to run into this website, I had completely forgotten.
I'm now retired 62 yrs old and no longer looking for a job, just babysitting my granddaughter who's 10 months. I still have those PVC'S and they don't seem to be going anywhere. still bothersome. I was just wondering if this condition could turn into something dangerous eventually?

June 7, 2012 - 12:58pm
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Mini228 - Unemployment is extremely stressful! Many times it can lead to depression too, so be on the lookout for symptoms. This economy has been very hard on a lot of good people. Here is a website that could help you if you're in the U.S. You can enter your state on the home page and get another page of helpful groups and other resources in your state. http://www.job-hunt.org/

I hope this well help you in your job search and that you also will be feeling better too.


September 14, 2010 - 6:30pm

Thanks Pat
Besides the premature ventricular contractions, i have no heart problems, my echo cardiogram was normal. I have no cardiac disease in my family. I drink a cup of coffee a day in the morning, I don't smoke or use any type of drugs or medications. I'm 60 yrs old perfectly healthy otherwise. No high cholesterol, no diabetes, no thyroid problems. I guess my problems is based on stress/anxiety as my PVC's started last year around July and I have been unemployed since May 2009, so yes I do have a very stressful life and I guess working on my stress will help, hopefully.

September 14, 2010 - 8:30am
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Hi Minerva - Thanks for your question, it's a good one. According to the Mayo Clinic, most people with PVC's and an otherwise normal heart won't need treatment. Making lifestyle changes, such as eliminating common contraction triggers such as caffeine or tobacco can decrease the severity and frequency of symptoms.

Mayo also offers several self-care strategies:
* Track your triggers. If you have frequent symptoms, you might want to take note of your symptoms and your activities. This can help identify substances or actions that may trigger premature ventricular contractions.
* Modify your substance use. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs are known triggers of premature ventricular contractions. Reducing or avoiding these substances can reduce your symptoms.
* Manage stress. Anxiety can trigger abnormal heartbeats. If you think anxiety may be contributing to your condition, try stress-reduction techniques, such as biofeedback, meditation or exercise, or talk to your doctor about anti-anxiety medications.

There are several so-called "natural" alternatives available online, however, there are also warnings that patients need to be extremely cautious about these products. I would definitely look for specific clinical data about any such product under consideration.

People who have frequent, bothersome symptoms may be offered treatment to help them feel better. For those with underlying heart conditions, however, medication becomes more critical. You can learn more here: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/premature-ventricular-contractions/DS00949/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

Are you being treated for cardiac issues beyond PVC's or do you have a history of cardiac disease in your family?

I hope this helps!

September 13, 2010 - 6:11pm
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