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Mitral Valve Prolapse

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Is there anybody here with mild mitral valve prolapse and no other conditions? What treatment worked best for you? Thank you!

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on January 15, 2012
at 06:05 PM

My mother has it and it doesn't really affect her much I guess. She's very sensitive to caffeine, but so am I and as far as I know I don't have a MVP.

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on January 15, 2012
at 05:25 PM

@Happy Now, I'm sure it's good to fix any nutritional deficiencies but sometimes we are who we are. My hair has gotten slightly darker on this lifestyle but it's still gray. My physical system is much calmer and steadier but I still have the valve prolapse and I still have a sensitive nervous system. And that's okay, because I have no desire to be someone else.

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on January 15, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Well, sleep deprivation is a big one. I can occasionally skip a night's sleep in order to read but overall I can't handle short nights. People must be tired of hearing it, but when I started drinking water kefir daily my pulse rate dropped 10 beats per minute and I think that's huge because I've always run a little fast. I am so physically "calm" now in both heart and digestion that it was a little spooky and I had to adjust to feeling that way.

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on January 15, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Dr. Carolyn Dean talks about this in her Magnesium Miracle book as one of the complications of a magnesium deficiency, and/or supplementing with excess calcium.

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at 04:35 PM

Thank you very much for your reply! My symptoms are very similar. Nothing serious, very-very-very occasional mild heart palpitations (I also like coffee). And sometimes anxiety but I'm not sure if it's related and can be partially explained by generally active lifestyle. Aside from that, I'm healthy and athletic. Have you noticed that any particular lifestyle modifications improved or worsened it? Aside from obvious paleo-related advice? Like for example giving up coffee?

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 15, 2012
at 04:23 PM

I was told I have mitral valve prolapse with clicks about 40 years ago. For a few years, I had to take a dose of antibiotics before going to the dentist but then new info came out saying there was no issue.

I've never had treatment and I have unusually good endurance so there's nothing wrong with my heart. At one point, my doctor said she thought it was about blood volume and I should make sure I stayed hydrated. I don't know if there's any validity to that or not.

Do you have symptoms? The only thing I've ever experienced is palpitations or skipped beats when I'm sleep deprived or anxious. I don't use an alarm clock and as long as I'm fully rested and managing stress there are no symptoms at all.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 15, 2012
at 05:25 PM

@Happy Now, I'm sure it's good to fix any nutritional deficiencies but sometimes we are who we are. My hair has gotten slightly darker on this lifestyle but it's still gray. My physical system is much calmer and steadier but I still have the valve prolapse and I still have a sensitive nervous system. And that's okay, because I have no desire to be someone else.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on January 15, 2012
at 06:05 PM

My mother has it and it doesn't really affect her much I guess. She's very sensitive to caffeine, but so am I and as far as I know I don't have a MVP.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 15, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Well, sleep deprivation is a big one. I can occasionally skip a night's sleep in order to read but overall I can't handle short nights. People must be tired of hearing it, but when I started drinking water kefir daily my pulse rate dropped 10 beats per minute and I think that's huge because I've always run a little fast. I am so physically "calm" now in both heart and digestion that it was a little spooky and I had to adjust to feeling that way.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on January 15, 2012
at 05:22 PM

Dr. Carolyn Dean talks about this in her Magnesium Miracle book as one of the complications of a magnesium deficiency, and/or supplementing with excess calcium.

B121fdbc1aaa6130f5bda3bf84e3ba2d

(952)

on January 15, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Thank you very much for your reply! My symptoms are very similar. Nothing serious, very-very-very occasional mild heart palpitations (I also like coffee). And sometimes anxiety but I'm not sure if it's related and can be partially explained by generally active lifestyle. Aside from that, I'm healthy and athletic. Have you noticed that any particular lifestyle modifications improved or worsened it? Aside from obvious paleo-related advice? Like for example giving up coffee?

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