Fibrillation, irregular heart beat.

Original question: ‘how to treat a heart fibrillation, when the person involved is already on orthodox medications’.

Heart fibrillation occurs when the normal heart beat becomes a rapid twitch due to electrical error. This can be due to electrolyte imbalances.

It is always difficult to answer a question such as this when a patient has been taking a prescribed medication for many years and are in a stable condition.

The original situation is now long past and a new one exists. Whatever you do, you need to be under a doctor’s supervision so you can be monitored.

However, lack of magnesium can well be a factor, as can deficiencies of potassium and calcium.
Magnesium helps maintain electrolyte balance, a deficiency of this mineral can be a factor when fibrillation occurs.

It is a good idea to ask for a blood test to determine if deficiencies exist.
Better still; have a hair analysis done, as this will more accurately show the body’s long term mineral balance, deficiencies, as well as mineral ratios. These could then be corrected where necessary.

Taurine supplementation can also often help correct abnormal heart beat.
Taurine is present in relatively high concentrations in the heart and modulates activity.

A taurine deficiency is now known to be one cause of cardiac arrhythmias. The theory behind this fact is that when glucose is introduced into a taurine deficient heart muscle, potassium and sodium leave the cell and the sodium/calcium ratio rises within the cell, which can cause an arrhythmia.
Supplementation reverses the calcium/potassium imbalance.

In cases where chemical sensitivity causes cardiac arrhythmia supplementation has
also been shown to help.
Taurine also inhibits epinephrine (stress related) induced cardiac arrhythmias.

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