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Can vitamin D deficiency cause heart palpitations? I’ve been

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Can vitamin D deficiency cause heart palpitations? I’ve been getting palpations on and off for over a week

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Yes, vitamin D can cause heart palpitations and this is due to the fact that it enhances calcium absorption. Calcium is very relevant in the function of the heart muscle. If you are having heart palpitations, then stop taking the vitamin D and get yourself evaluated by your GP.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I had my bloods taken and my vitamin D is very low. I’ve been given vitamin D tablets today to start taking I’ve still to take one. I wanted to know because I have this deficiency could this be the cause of heart palpitations? Or what is the cause of palpitations? My ecg showed up mild lvh/ischemia but my echo was normal

A deficiency of vitamin D can also cause palpitations. As I mentioned, the heart muscle requires calcium to function properly and vitamin D enhances calcium absorption. Too much vitamin D means too much calcium and too little vitamin D means too little calcium.

Whatever disturbs this balance will result in heart palpitations.

If you Echo was normal, then I will not worry much about what the EKG has shown.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
what has shown up on my ecg has nothing to do with palpations cause my echo was normal?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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