Can your heart handle the holiday season?

Holiday heart syndrome is an irregular heartbeat pattern presented in individuals who are otherwise healthy. The term is defined as “abnormal heart rhythms sometimes following excessive alcohol consumption; usually temporary”. Holiday heart syndrome can be the result of stress, dehydration, and drinking alcohol. It is sometimes associated with binge drinking common during the holiday season. The condition can also occur when individuals consume only moderate amounts…

Gluten Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia Diagnosis & Management: Your physician would first rule out celiac disease through celiac disease blood tests. If those are negative, then you would participate in a gluten challenge, first eliminating gluten from your diet to see if your symptoms cleared up, and then “challenging” it, or reinstating…

Holiday Heart Syndrome

Holiday Heart Syndrome Guest article by Shwetha Bhatia It is an irregular heartbeat pattern presented in individuals who are otherwise healthy. The term is defined as “abnormal heart rhythms sometimes following excessive alcohol consumption; usually temporary”. Holiday heart syndrome can be the result of stress, dehydration, and drinking alcohol. It is sometimes associated with binge…