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« on: October 04, 2020, 03:14:47 PM »

My cardiologist is pleased that I had a score of 0 six years ago and again this year. He said don’t come back for a couple years!

I am wondering if there is any relation of calcium processing in people with Thal B Trait?  My score is certainly not because I live a heart healthy lifestyle; I am over 65, have had fibromyalgia over 30 years, high cholesterol, not optimal blood pressure, am overweight, and mostly sedentary. I do have a 95 percent healthy diet.

Or is it because I have avoided fluoride for over 30 years?

The worst problems I have is occasional cardiac and neuro vasospasms, (the first well documented on an angiogram, the second is a medical conjecture, I was told they are really hard to catch on scans) and I have PVCs (premature ventricular complexes.) And recently I developed widespread joint pain from inflammation, but that was after viral 3 illness episodes in the past 7 months.

Any light on these is appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 04:29:48 PM »

In general, it is believed that thal minor gives some protection against heart disease. Some dispute this, but most studies have confirmed this.  A healthy diet may have more to do with your experience than thal does, though. As far as PVCs. they are often related to low magnesium in thals and a magnesium supplement can often remedy the issue. I do not carry thal, but after a couple years on magnesium, my heart palp disappeared. The doctor didn't even notice until I asked him if the EKG showed the palp. He said it was gone. Magnesium and calcium control each side of the heartbeat, and often, irregularities are related to low magnesium.
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