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can you treat chronic atrial fibrillation by becoming a vegetarian?

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Dr. Hanan Morcos
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
No: Atrial fibrillation is a chaotic rhythm from the top chamber of the heart... Treatment is blood thinner spending on a score given by your risk factors, and antiarrhythmic, which a medicine to keep you in normal rhythm, cardioversion, atrial fibrillation ablation , or av nodal blockers, which is a medicine to keep the lower chamber of your heart slower. Talk to your cardiac electrophysiologist.
Dr. Randee Lipman
Cardiology 38 years experience
Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation can be caused by valve problems, high lung pressures, enlarged heart chambers, advanced age and just because. It is not easy to treat. Becoming a vegetarian will not help.

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Can atrial fibrillation be psychosomatic?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Not exactly: Stress can increase your adrenaline which can precipitate a.Fib, but usually the heart has to have an enlarged atrium or valvular heart disease in addition to the stress.
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Can atrial fibrillation resolve itself?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes it comes and goes (paroxysmal), and sometimes it is a onetime thing because of. Stimulants like alcohol or caffeine. Most of the time in an older person it is permanent.
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Can stress cause atrial fibrillation?

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Yes: Yes it is possible, especially if the heart is damaged , or enlarged.
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How does someone prevent atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Mark Stern
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Avoid stimulants: Avoid alcohol, caffeine, decongestants, valvular heart disease, obesity , hyperthyroidism, chf, hypertension, and old age.
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Is there a relationship between flying and atrial fibrillation?

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Not usually: But any stress can trigger af in certain peopl.

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