Had rapid and irregular heartbeat. Dr. diagnoised it as acid reflux. can this be true?
If your stomach is churning, it could send a signal to the brain that your body is experiencing something it doesn't like and could cause the fast heart rate.
You can read about GERD here in the overview and you can check your symptoms here in the symptoms database. Once you have seen your doctor, if he prescribes medication for GERD, you can read about them here in the drugs database. You can also research treatments available and alternatives here in the treatments database.
Also, stress is a trigger you might have. Tracy Davenport had an article here about psychological stress and it's effect on GERD. Ladyisis had a posting located here, where she was dealing with many different issues, acid reflux and stress being two of them. You can read the advice that was given to her and her responses.
There are some things you can do to help the acid reflux and see if that in turn reduces the rapid heartbeat. Here are some tips that you might find helpful.
Acid Reflux Diet
I hope you find this helpful. Take care and stay in touch and let us know how you are doing!Vicki M