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Incidence Atrial Fibrillation Post Menopause Thyroid Hrt
I had atrial fibrillation 4months ago dr found my thyroid levels were high am on flecainide 100mg thyroid level ok do I still need med. ?
Maybe not: We try to identify a reversible precipitating cause for atrial fibrillation, so that fixing that cause may result in elimination of atrial fib. In your case, hyperthyroidism may be a precipitating cause, and once the thyroid fn. Has normalized, you may be watched off flecainide, to see if you have a recurrence. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
...That is a measure of the risk of developing some new condition within a certain period of time. The incidence rate is the # of new cases per population that develop a disease over a period of time. So, in a population of 100, if 5 people develop the disease within 5 years, the incidence rate is 5% over 5 years. Compare to 'prevalence', which measures the total # ...Read more
I had being diagnose atrial fibrillation arrhythmia but also some test thyroides 8.0 is this can be the cause or is something else?
Who knows: Herbs are good for many illnesses and ailments, i'm sure. However, our profession is based on scientific data, and as long as there are no prospective, double blind, placebo controlled trials proving benefit, you are asking us to give you bottled water for a cancerous tumor because it's been proven to make river rocks get smaller... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tends to recur: AF tends to recur. Not always, but usually. At your age (38), you don't need anticoagulation unless you have diabetes, CHF, or hx of stroke. The symptoms are annoying but not dangerous. Medications, if your spells are frequent enough to warrant treatment, can help. Ablation is indicated if you fail at least 1 medicine. ...Read more
There's so much tv advertising about atrial fibrillation. John's Hopkins publishes that AF is found in about 1% of the general population. Maybe true?
Stay or get healthy: There are many things that may worsen atrial fibrillation. These include excessive alcohol use, caffeine and being overweight. If any of these apply to you, try to improve them. You should also work with your doctor to ensure you don't have an underlying heart valve problem, coronary artery disease or a thyroid disorder that is causing atrial fibrillation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (afib) refers to a brief episode of irregular heart rhythm that may cause a variety of symptoms including confusion, palpitations, sweating, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, and sometime even stroke symptoms including changes in language, facial drooping, weakness, and numbness to name a few symptoms. It is important to be seen by a doctor to have a complete exam. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor blood flow to the body. During atrial fibrillation, the heart's two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart. Atrial fibrillation symptoms include heart palpitations, shortness ...Read more
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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