Many people are diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse each year, indicating that one or both mitral valves are not opening and closing properly as blood is pumped from the upper part of the heart to the lower part, where it then flows out. to the heart. rest of the body. This diagnosis infers that the valve is prolapsed due to a structural problem with the valve itself, which requires surgical correction or replacement to correct the problem.
People usually come to the doctor with symptoms such as lightheadedness or fainting (syncope), racing heartbeat when standing (tachycardia), gastrointestinal problems, general fatigue, low blood pressure, numbness, mental confusion, etc., and when tests indicate that the blood is flowing through the heart is not right, or the valves seem to not open and close properly, then the diagnosis is often mitral valve prolapse. So for whatever reason, this diagnosis infers that there is something structurally wrong with the valve. What is important to note about this diagnosis is that valve dysfunction may not be a structural defect that requires surgery; actually, it may be autonomic nervous system dysfunction or dysautonomia that is actually behind the valve that is not working properly.
As you can imagine, mitral valve prolapse often has symptoms similar to dysautonomia. And when they can’t pinpoint exactly what’s causing the valve dysfunction or cluster of symptoms, they call it MVP syndrome, which is actually dysautonomia when it comes down to the details. Fortunately, many forms of dysautonomia can be effectively treated with a variety of natural treatment options including nutritional supplements, exercise, maintaining proper water and electrolyte balance, and other things that do not require surgery.
Of course, in some cases there is a structural defect or problem with the valve that requires surgery to correct it. But if there is any doubt about it, it may be worth seeking the opinion of a specialist in autonomic disorders or a doctor in dysautonomia and at least letting them run some tests, and certainly before undergoing surgery. And the best places to do that is to Google something like a dysautonomia doctor or a dysautonomia treatment center. Even if there isn’t one locally where you are, it may be worth traveling to a top-notch clinic and getting some definitive answers before starting other treatment protocols. It is much better to be as clear as possible about what is happening and then start treatment than to start treatments when you are unsure.