The best way to manage atrial fibrillation is to learn about the health condition and how to control it. Consider attending a class to learn how you can maintain a good quality of life while living with atrial fibrillation.
Atrial Fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that causes poor blood flow which can increase the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.
Those with atrial fibrillation may not experience any symptoms and are often unaware of their condition until it’s discovered during a routine physical exam. Those who have experienced symptoms reported to have felt weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness and dizziness, shortness of breath, inability to exercise and palpitations—all of which are sensations of a racing, uncomfortable and irregular heartbeat.
With atrial fibrillation, it’s important to live a heart-healthy lifestyle by eating a heart-healthy diet, maintaining physical activity, attaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking, limiting alcohol and caffeine and reducing stress. Medication may also be used to maintain a normal heart rhythm.