National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is a serious condition that often goes unnoticed and untreated. Though on its own the condition’s symptoms may not seem dangerous, the complications and risks associated with the condition are the reasons it is so dangerous.
AFib can present itself in a few ways, but some of the most identifiable symptoms include:

 

·       Racing, pounding heartbeat, that happens for no reason
·       Shortness of breath following light physical activity
·       Lightheadedness and dizziness
·       Unusual or unexplained fatigue

 

Getting yourself checked for AFib is the most important part, as its treatment is effective and simple. At Integrative Cardiology Center of Long Island, Dr. Regina takes a holistic approach to all aspects of healthcare most importantly your cardiac care.
There are several ways to improve your atrial fibrillation without the mere dependence of medications:

Avoid processed foods, consuming a diet of whole foods found in nature.

  • Keep an active lifestyle

Depending what your physician recommends, activity as simple as walking and strengthening exercises should be sufficient.

  • Focus on stress reduction:

Whether it’s implementing a meditation regimen or daily quiet time, stress aids in hormone imbalances which is linked to atrial fibrillation.

  • Visit a cardiologist annually if you are at risk

A cardiologist will be able to ascertain which treatment method is right for you as well provide you with properly medically license guidance.

If you or a loved one has any of the above symptoms (and, just as importantly, even if you don’t), getting checked for AFib can save your life and prevent a serious medical event such as a stroke.

National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month exists to help everyday people and their families prevent tragedies down the line. Take it seriously. We will check you for AFib and help you lead a happier, healthier, longer life.

Contact us today to make an appointment!

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