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Diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Missing heartbeats. Is there a breathing exercise which can cure this problem?

I have just seen on the internet that in order to "cure" a missing heartbeat I could send for a book that tells me how to breathe correctly and stop the missing heartbeat all together. During recent years I was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and following a course of neo-marcazole I started having the missing heartbeat. Eventually it was suggested I take a one off radioactive pill and this jolted the thyroid back into working normally. Unfortunately I still have the missing heartbeat occasionally, especially when I am stressed. I would value your opinion. Kind Regards, Jean Clayton
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Having missed or irregular heartbeats can be due to various medical conditions and can sometimes be indicative of a serious cardiac problem also. So, it is essential that you need a proper evaluation first, before trying any remedial measures.

I would advise you to see a doctor for a detailed physical examination and further investigations, like an ECG, so that a correct diagnosis can be made. Further treatment will depend on the diagnosis. If all medical causes are ruled out, then it is possible that this could be stress related - in which case, you can try breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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