Information and facts on Mitral Valve Prolapse

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In Mitral valve prolapse the flaps don't close evenly. One or both flaps go backwards, allowing a small amount of blood to leak through the valve. In a normal valve the flow of blood goes from the left atrium to the left ventricle. Upon closing it prevents blood from going back into the left atrium. Mitral valve prolapse is a genetic disorder and affects women 3 times more often than men. It is one of the most common cardiac findings. Diagnosis maybe confirmed by an echocardiogram, which provides an actual picture of the valve. Infection of the mitral valve, endocarditis, is extremely rare. However, people with MVP have a slightly greater risk of contracting it. For this reason we suggest antibiotic prophylaxis for certain dental and surgical procedures (ask your doctor). People with MVPS have a higher incidence of: Altitude sickness, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Fibrocystic breast disorder, Infertility, PMS Premenstrual syndrome, Scoliosis, Seasickness, Tinnitus, and TMJ symdrome "temporomandibular joint dysfunction".


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Helpful notes

Coenzyme Q10


increases oxygenation to the heart and has been shown to help with MVP in both children and adults. 


helps in the transporting of long chain fatty acids which aides in prevention of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular disease. Often is combined with a omega fatty acid and flax seed supplements.
Multi-vitamin and mineral


vitamin B complex, inositol, selenium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E all serve to help lower blood pressure and reduce its effects.


this mineral is helpful to the heart and people with MVP 


important for proper functioning of the cardiac (heart) muscle and works with the mineral magnesium.
Omega fatty acids


important for reducing blood pressure and also increasing blood circulation as well as preventative aid on general heart health. Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish, and from plants in flax seed and borage seed.


herb that helps both the heart and cardiovascular system


herb from India that lowers cholesterol levels and protects against the development of hardening of the arteries and related heart problems.


aids with all forms of cardiovascular disease


acts as a fat emulsifier
vitamin C


vitamin C helps high blood pressure, hypertension, heart, and cardio-vascular problems by improving adrenal function. 
vitamin E


strengthens the immune system and heart muscle, improves circulation, and destroys free radicals


herb that can be helpful for many cardiovascular disorders


needed for electrolyte balance in the body


low intake of this mineral has been linked to heart disease and cardiovascular problems.


garlic has been shown to help lower high blood pressure and help with other forms of cardiovascular disease.


mineral is a good antioxidant that aids in immune function

Over 40%percent of patients with mitral valve prolapse also have an imbalance of the autonomic nervous system known as dysautonomia. The ANS is composed of two systems; the parasympathetic and the sympathetic. It controls virtually all body functions, such as respiration, heartbeat, blood pressure, vision, and digestion. When your system is out of balance it can cause a many different symptoms including: Anxiety, Fatigue, Migraine headaches, Irritable bowel syndrome, Panic attacks, and others. This combination of symptoms is known as MVP Syndrome. Diagnosis is made by physical examination, a careful medical history, and an echocardiogram. Unfortunately, MVP does not always show up on an echocardiogram. Thus MVPS is a clinical diagnosis. Usually symptoms do not show up before the age of 14 or 15, but more and more children display central nervous system symptoms before the MVP shows up. Up to 98% of people with MVP Syndrome have nothing major wrong with their heart, however need to eat properly and take nutritional supplementation as needed to stay in good health and prevent cardio health problems. The majority of the symptoms are caused by an out of balance nervous system. Triggering events that are common include: childbirth, major viral illness, menopause, accident, surgery, moving, college or leaving home, stress, death of a loved one, marriage, divorce. A person's nervous system is affected by bad or good or stress.

Some interesting facts: MVP affects about 15 to 25% of the people. 40% of these people have dysautonomia (MVP Syndrome). 70% percent of patients have depression. Only 2%of MVP patients have actual structural problems. At least 40 to 60 % of MVPS patients suffer from panic attacks. MVPS patients often have low energy levels or chronic fatigue syndrome. 40 - 50% of echocardiograms do not detect MVP.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else


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In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.