I wonder...Ive had a dramatic INcrease in the number of PVCs PACs in the past couple months. And Im just wondering...has anyone ever heard of a connection between whatever sweeteners are used in sugarless gum, and heart palpitations? I DOOO chew a LOT of Orbit sugarless gum every day...I mean, not a crazy amount..but some days, a half a pack or so....
Of course, Im grasping at anything, to give me a reason for these da** things...
No direct idea/knowledge, but I have heard/read a lot of "bad" things about artificial sweeteners (and regular sweetners too). I drink two or three glasses of diet caffeine free cola a day and I recall getting advice that isn't good for me relative to my AFib condition. I don't recall who/how I got that information but do not think it came from a medical doctor. If it had I am sure I would stop drinking the junk.
My two cents in on this one would not be so much of the sugarless gum and PVC's but two other issues...one would be taking in too much air as you are chewing it which could cause your system to work a little harder to expel the air because it doesn't belong there at an added level and common sense for me would be what happens when any of us chew gum..for most of us it isn't really what i would call a relaxing event but one where i think if testing were done or this (???) i know it sounds a little off the wall here but it seems to me when we do chew gum it is done at a quick pace thus possibly causing some small adrenaline rushes in our system.....just a thought but i know how i am when i chew bubblelilcious gum...especially the cotton candy flavored stuff LOL
hmmm..some interesting info. I think i will do a little test....NO gum...for a week. See what happens. Probably will still have the palps...I feel a couple popping now and then already early this morning...but I will see if they are less than normal...thanks everybody!
Surgerless gum contains sorbitol. Sorbitol is used in treatment of serum electrolyte imbalance. So while I don't think it causes arrhythmia, it could possibly adversely affect serum electrolytes which in turn could cause arrhythmia. I found that chewing multiple packs of gum with sorbitol burned my tongue and taste buds.
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