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Mitral Valve Prolapse

Also indexed as:MVP
This common heart condition caused by a valve abnormality can lead to occasional breathing problems. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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This common heart condition caused by a valve abnormality can lead to occasional breathing problems. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Shake on the salt

    Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, try more salt in your diet to help prevent symptoms associated with MVP, such as heart palpitations or anxiety

  • Monitor your magnesium

    Visit your doctor for a simple blood test to find out if taking 500 mg a day of magnesium might help control symptoms

  • Ease the stress

    Avoid stress as much as possible and develop coping skills to help prevent stress-related symptoms

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