26th December 13:22
skipping heart beat and GERD (heartburn)
I had asthma trouble back in high school years during cross country
races and training. I had ocassional morning cough and running nose
thru out my life. After researching family history of allegries, My
mother and grandmother both have hiatel hernia, and allergies to
wheat, and milk. I came to find out that I was allergic to wheat,
milk, chocolate, and onions. I eliminated them from my diets and
manage to stop the morning running nose, However in the process I
realize that I had to do something because of the heartburn and sore
throats in the morning.
Im afraid most of the damage has already been done. I have had
heartburn for at least 10 years ,not realizing the serioness of the
condition.It was only after my heart beat kept skipping that I realize
that this was more intensive then I had thought. I thought everyone
gets heartburn and it was just a natural thing to have.
Anyway, I am on the path to better health, and eating lifestyles.
However there seem to be very little info of how the skipping of the
heart beat is connected to the gastric reflux disease. The doctor only
explain that there was a nerve in the sphinctor that triggers this. I
had a EKG done and was told that I have a very strong heart, and my
cholestrol level was very good. I also had a colonoscipy examination
and found only one polip.Given a clean bill of health regard to heart
and lower intestine. I lift weights, run about an hour almost
everyday, and teach TaiChi.
I have been on and off of heartburn medication 3X going back after the
inflicting returns. Including the skipping heart beat. I dont know if
the sphinctor of the upper or lower stomache, as when I have these
problems both the lower and upper tummy is in pain and I bloat up like
a pregnant yak. I was hoping that anyone could shed some light on
this, of the skipping heart beats.
24th January 08:07
skipping heart beat and GERD (asthma)
i am on various different asthma medicines and i also was noticing these
i would notice that my heart felt as if it went crazy for a beat or 2 and
then carried on as usual
i went straight to my doc who said the skipping beats were normal and not to
worry... he said i was perfect healthy and my heart was beating just fine so
i stopped worrying and the beats got few and few
the bottom line is dont worry really... if the doctor said your fine then
you got little to worry about and worrying will only make them happen more,
or at least thats what i have found
26th January 10:17
couple of questions (allergies)
Have been reading more of the book _Life and Breath_ by Neil
Schachter. I was surprised to see the author claim that gas stoves
cause the formation of free radicals that can irritate the lungs. On
the one hand, like everybody else, I've been programmed by years of
claims that gas "burns clean" and "produces only CO2 as a byproduct."
On the other hand, air is mostly nitrogen and combustion should
produce some nitrogen oxides as well as CO2. Has anyone ever read a
credible study about the amount of production of noxious nitrogen
compounds due to the burning of natural gas? I'm considering using my
stove fan whenever I light a burner instead of just when the food is
smoking, but I'd like to see some real numbers.
On an unrelated topic, is the mechanism that produces inflammation in
the nose the same as that which produces inflammation in the lungs?
If so, it makes sense that the nose often gets stuffy before an asthma
problem, as the nose will get a higher dose first. Once the patient
starts to breathe through the mouth, then the air will be unfiltered
and the dose in the lungs will go up more rapidly. But sometimes
asthma attacks start without a stuffy nose, even in those who have
allergies. Does this mean that the cause of the attack isn't an
inhaled substance? Or do the nose and bronchial sensitivities likely
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26th January 10:18
couple of questions
The "numbers" depend on your local source of natural gas. Maybe their
website has that specific information.
Good idea to vent any natural gas flame, due to CO (carbon monoxide),
which as you know is colorless and odorless, and (maybe a lesser known
fun fact) can be a major source of iron build-up in the body...
26th January 22:12
couple of questions
You won't get enough nitrous oxides to cause problems because a
natural gas flame is not hot enough to cause nitrogen to react with oxygen.
Generally speaking, yes.
Yes and no. Generally the nose gets exposed fractions of a second
before the lungs. (has to do with the size particles that are
filtered by the various mechanisms in the airways. (And what
percentage actually gets filtered.
Your nose does not meet HEPA standards. :-)
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