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Low Calcium Levels And Irregular Heart Beat

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I had a ekg done in January, got the results yesterday, and was told that I have a regular heartbeat....and that is was most likely due to a calcium deficiency due to the malabsorption issues. I also have severe osteroporosis.

Anybody out been told this, or heard anything about this.

Deb

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It is more likely because of a lack of magnesium. Low calcium usually goes along with low magnesium levels. And both could be caused by low vitamin D levels.

Most people with osteoporosis have extremely low vitamin D levels (due to malabsorption from damaged villi in our case, of course), and as a result can't absorb calcium and magnesium. Plus, low vitamin D has its own symptoms.

You may want to take cod liver oil (the Carlson brand is best, and doesn't taste bad) along with a good calcium/magnesium supplement. Try to find one that has a 1:1 calcium and magnesium level.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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I assume the doc has checked you for hyperparathyroid secondary to low vit. D.?

I'm on 15000 iu of D twice a week and can barely keep my levels up.

http://www.cnn.com/HEALTH/library/DS/00396.html

What kind of vitamin D supplement do you take? Most prescription vitamin D is the inferior vitamin D2, what you need is D3.

I had very low vitamin D levels when finding out I was gluten intolerant. I took two tablespoons of cod liver oil twice daily for a while, and my levels went up very quickly, in fact, they went a little too high! I now take one tablespoonful every second day to keep my levels normal (optimal vitamin D levels are around 120).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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The standard prescription stuff, which I know is poorly absorbed. We're going to switch to the shots if I'm not better by next month. My Vit. D when first tested was, I kid you not...13. And in the US the absolute minimum level is 32. My doc had seen someone with a D of 7, though.

Cod liver oil makes me very nauseated, unfortunately. :(


I don't eat gluten and neither do my cats

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The standard prescription stuff, which I know is poorly absorbed. We're going to switch to the shots if I'm not better by next month. My Vit. D when first tested was, I kid you not...13. And in the US the absolute minimum level is 32. My doc had seen someone with a D of 7, though.

Cod liver oil makes me very nauseated, unfortunately. :(

So why do you then keep taking that prescription crap? Just buy some decent vitamin D in the health food store and take that! You don't need your doctor prescribing vitamins (unless you are in Germany, that is, it is illegal there to buy most vitamins now), just buy them and take what you know you should!


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Ursa-Its an insurance company "thing". Because I have to follow the protocol I'm on for my insurance to pay for the shots. And I need the shots. So I do this for a certain amount of time, and it does not work, then I get what I actually needed in the first place. :D

Hoop jumping for the insurance companies is a popular pastime among up ill people in the US. ;)


I don't eat gluten and neither do my cats

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Guest marshlakemom

Thanks everyone for your responses. I forgot to mention that I did have 48 hour urine collection to check for calcium in my urine awhile back. My urine showed no signs of any problems with the calcium in my body being peed out (lol). Urine was clean.

I am going to start taking Cod Liver Oil, and go again on a CalMag supplement. I do take Foxomax once a week, and have been doing so for years, but it doesn't seem to be doing a heck of a lot for my osteoporosis.

I'll let you know if the cod liver oil and cal/mag changes anything. I do suffer a lot with restless leg syndrome at night, particulary if I do a long walk earlier in the day. Cramping and restless are a nightmare for me.

I have sufferered with chronic insomnia for over 30 years now, prob. average 3 hours/night of sleep...been out and had sleep studies done, and all they can tell me is that I have "sleep state misperception", which I think is a crock.

I often wonder if my sleep issue is due to years of going undiagnosed celiac disease, and years of malabsorption have done something to my serotonin/melatonin production. I also have vitilego......"isn't life grand". All contributed to celiac disease.

Deb

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