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Re: Salt Helps Me

From: Randee Bierlein


It's not often that I come across someone who's diagnosed with vaso-vagal syncope. This month with mark the third year of life with a pacemaker, and I am thankful that I have it. I'm surprised to hear that increased intake of salt is recommended. I guess I don't really have problems with symptoms anymore. I take a beta blocker and my pacemaker is only activated 3% of the time. The rest of the time, my heart beats on its own. This is good news, of course. A a senior in high school, however, the scar left from surgery is unsettling. I guess it's the price I pay for being alive, eh?

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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