LET’S FIND OUT WHAT WE MUST KNOW ABOUT AFIB!! TOGETHER!
Atrial Fibrillation is also known as afib, A-fib, AF or sometimes also referred to as atrial flutter, although it is not the same thing (more about that later). In plain words, it is an irregular heart beat, a rapid heart beat and the upper heart chambers are not working as they should due to an electrical malfunction. It is the most common heart irregularity, for the smart guys, it’s cardiac arrhythmia.
But there is HOPE!!! Yes! this is not the end and there most probably is a cure for you, and even if your heart stays in afib it can be managed.
There are people living a normal live in permanent afib, but I was cured of afib and it is wonderful. Let me tell you what worked for me and many others.
What does afib feel like?
A racing or speeding heart, skipped heart beats, others describe it as erratic heartbeat or strong palpitations. Some people feel a thud and then there is a silence and you think your heart has stopped just to feel it come back with a bang. Other people describe it as a fluttering, flopping fish in your chest or just some sort of heartbeat that does not feel normal.
I have felt the pressure in my throat and in my chest. Then a light dizziness and a shortness of breath. The way I described it to my doctor was that it felt like my heart changed gears, and then relief when it’s back in rhythm. The other strange thing is that you can “feel” your heart beat.