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Irregular heartbeat and menopause

An irregular heartbeat may be experienced during the menopause

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  • Eva's photo avatar
    Eva — 02.02.2018 22:24
    I just bought a product called Estroven. I really hope it works. My bloodwork came back from the doctor and I am in menopause. I have suspected for a number of months anyway. The heart palpitations have been on and off for a few years. Recently a racing heart sent me to the doctor and I left with a heart monitor. It showed that at 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. my heart was racing. One I can directly relate to stress. The 5 a.m. is a mystery to me. I have been experiencing night sweats and hot flashes. I don't know if my heart problems are from menopause. I have to see a specialist who looks at the electrical impulses and try to discover why they are miss firing. I have to say I am a bit alarmed. The doctor talked to me about afib because that is also going on too. I said to the nurse when will this be over? She didn't have an answer. So I guess you are menopause the rest of your life? Ugh.


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 05.02.2018 10:46
      Hi Eva However, palpitations are surprisingly common in the menopause and I do know from personal experience just how horrible they can be (mine came at night just as I was trying to get to sleep!). The falling hormones in the menopause can stress the nervous system making it much more sensitive and reactive to both physical and emotional stress and this can then trigger palpitations at any time. It is also known that falling oestrogen can affect the 'electrical system' of the heart which can cause rapid heartbeat or it can feel as if you miss a heart beat every so often. There are several things that may help here. If you do feel stressed or anxious then one of the stress remedies such as Passiflora Complex or Avena sativa may help. I would also suggest a magnesium supplement and a vitamin B Complex to help support and calm the nervous system. balance oestrogen thus reducing symptoms. Dehydration and low blood sugar levels can also be a big factor so make sure that you are drinking plenty of plain water throughout the day and don't go more than a few hours without eating something - go for healthy snacks such as nuts and seeds, dried fruits or plain yogurt. Caffeine, high salt and sugar foods, fizzy drinks and fruit juices can trigger palpitations so best avoided. Night sweats can dehydrate you very quickly so this could be a reason for your early morning symptoms, you may find having a small shot glass of warm water just before bed can be of help and have some magnesium with your evening meal as well. It is difficult to say how long symptoms may last as it is different for every one. However, most women do find that their symptoms start to ease off after several years post menopause so, in theory, you shouldn't get symptoms on-going for the rest of your life although this can depend on general health, diet and lifestyle!


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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.


    • eileen's photo avatar
      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.


    • eileen's photo avatar
      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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