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Irregular heartbeat and menopause

An irregular heartbeat may be experienced during the menopause

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    Tatiana — 18.04.2017 11:43
    Hello, I am generally healthy physically active 55 y/o woman. Never had any problem with my heart. Almost a year ago I've got heart palpitation, arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia. One day I passed out and ended up in a hospital. Cardiologists did different tests and said that my heart is completely healthy. They prescribed Metoprolol, but it doesn't seem that it helps much. When I go for a walk or do some chores, I get arrhythmia. In addition I have regularly hot flushes: every 40-50 min. during the day, and night sweats: every two hours during the night. I take different supplements for menopause, also vitamin D, B complex, Magnesium, Zink, Selenium. Nothing helps. My GYN doctor tries to prescribe me some medicine from depression, which I refuse to take, because of awful side effects, and I don't have depression... I have no clue what to do.

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      eileen — 19.04.2017 14:40
      Hi Tatiana Try to use the tips I have outlined here, sometimes something as simple as drinking plain water instead of coffee can work wonders or learning to do deep, slow breathing. Acupuncture can often be helpful for this too, so worth looking into. You could also check out either EFT or NLP

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    Justine Reid — 29.03.2017 22:02
    Thank you for this information, however there are a few factual inaccuracies - Mirena IUS it's doesn't increase your systemic oestrogen after the first 4-6 months of insertion. So doesn't increase oestrogen progesterone gap. Also HRT is recommended for those with a premature menopause (before 44) not because of symptoms primarily but for bone protection. So after a total hysterectomy this would be advised to continue till the average menopause age.

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      eileen — 30.03.2017 11:10
      Hi Justine, Thank you for your comment. You are right, the Mirena coil doesn't increase oestrogen, it releases levonorgestrel, which is a synthetic progestogen, giving similar effects to progesterone. I do apologise if you gained the impression that it raises oestrogen levels from my talk - I didn't intend to give that impression.

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