Irregular Heartbeat When Suffering From GERD?

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Illustration: Irregular Heartbeat When Suffering From GERD?

Good afternoon … I am a housewife aged 36 years, I have a history of gerd … but lately I feel my heartbeat is not steady … Sometimes it is normal and sometimes accompanied by people hiccupping their heartbeat .. That’s why. . ?? Is it because of that Gerd .. or something else .. ?? Please enlighten me and the solution .. Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Dina,

Thank you for asking

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) can appear in varying degrees of severity. In mild conditions, sufferers can only experience a lump, phlegm, and bloating around the throat which can subside after eating or consuming warm water. However, in more severe conditions, there may also be a burning sensation, shortness of breath, severe pain, cold sweats, palpitations, vomiting, and various other complaints. Therefore, the condition you are experiencing can indeed be part of the symptoms of GERD. All of these symptoms arise from the malfunctioning of the valve that limits the lower esophagus to the stomach. As a result, some of the stomach acid refluxes (backflow) and irritates the esophagus. Frequent hiccups can occur due to increased gas production in the digestive tract due to GERD. Meanwhile, an irregular heartbeat can occur due to the increased production of stress hormones that you experience due to the discomfort that appears around the throat when GERD relapses, which affects the work of your heart.

You also need to know that apart from GERD, an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) can also be caused by other conditions, such as:

Heart problems, such as a history of heart attacks, heart valve disorders, heart failure, congenital heart disease, heart infections Hypertension (high blood pressure) Diabetes mellitus Hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol) Obesity (obesity) Excess anxiety disorders Panic attacks Smoking or alcohol consumption Effects side of medicine, for example cold medicine, and so on. Our advice, if the complaint recurs very often, or causes you to experience severe shortness of breath, chest pain, panic, and other complaints, you should check it directly with a doctor or an internal medicine specialist. The doctor can perform further examinations, such as x-rays, heart records, endoscopy, etc. so that the cause of your complaint can be identified and handled properly.

To minimize complaints while preventing GERD recurrence, you should first do the following:

Get used to eating regularly, a little but often Reduce consumption of greasy, spicy, or caffeine-containing foods Do not lie down immediately after eating Maintain ideal body weight, don't be too fat Don't stress too much Routine exercise Not taking drugs carelessly Sleep more discipline Hopefully it helps ya ..

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