Atrial fibrillation

  • Altered electrical activity in the heart
  • Symptoms may include irregular and rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath on exertion, rapid pounding of the heart, dizziness and tiredness
  • Increased risk of stroke due to a blood clot
  • Cause may be due to many factors including heart or lung disease, infection and high blood pressure
  • Cannot be spread from person to person
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • Can occur at any age but more common in middle age to elderly
  • May be mild without symptoms to severe

Due to the nature of this disease, there are no home treatment options. Please contact your doctor.

FOR LONG TERM TREATMENT

  • Maintain a healthy diet and weight
  • Decrease your salt intake
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid activities that cause the irregular heartbeat
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol and caffeine
  • Use caution when taking cold and cough medicine

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