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AFIB: KEYS TO PREVENTION

KEYS TO AFIB PREVENTIONWHAT CAN I DO TO REDUCE MY RISK OF AFIB?

 

 

 

With some people, afib appears to be a mystery, but afib can be prevented in many cases.

STAY FIT! Physical activity on a regular basis is super important, not just for afib.

EAT THE RIGHT HEART-FOOD! Low in saturated fats, cholesterol and trans fats.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, Must be managed.

DO NOT! Use excessive amounts of alcohol! -Binge drinking is out.

CAFFEINE, Manage your intake. Energy drinks with caffeine can be a problem for afib hearts.

WHY SMOKE? It’s bad for your heart.

CHECK YOUR WEIGHT. Your heart works harder when your are overweight.

Conditions that may need treatment.

Sleep apnea

Thyroid disease

Diabetes

Chronic lung disease

Other heart conditions. That is my thing – Tetralogy of Fallot(TOF).

Family history.

Probably the biggest risk with Afib is the possibility of a STROKE.

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