How to Prevent a Relapse of Atrial Fibrillation

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Hi I'm Dr. Darria Long Gillespie. Here is a tip if you have an irregular heart beat. Atrial Fibrillation is the most common form of irregular heart beat also known as an arrythmia. You can help manage AFB or prevent it from occurring by taking care of your general heart health. Follow these tips, if you smoke, stop.

Talk to your doctor about starting a smoking seization plan watch the alcohol. Avoid alcohol completely if you're taking a blood thinner since alcohol can interfere with this medication. If you have diabetes, follow your treatment plan to control your blood sugar. Exercise regularly and eat a heart healthy diet, focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.

Avoid caffeine and substances stimulants that can increase your heartbeat. These may include diet aids, energy drinks and colder allergy remedies and your best bet to take care of AFib is to be a strong a partner in your own healthcare. Keep appointments with your doctor, ask lots of questions and follow your treatment plan.

I'm Dr. Doria. For more ways to take care of your heart, watch all our smart tips.