There are few conditions more frightening than a serious heart condition. That’s why it’s so important to know everything about the various heart issues that could affect you now or in the future. It’s especially important to educate yourself on these matters if you have a history of heart problems in your family.
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One particularly important heart issue is atrial fibrillation, or “AFib” as it’s often called. And September just so happens to be Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month. Atrial fibrillation is a very common type of irregular heartbeat that, in most situations, doesn’t prove particularly dangerous or life-threatening. However, like all heart conditions, it does need to be addressed and monitored carefully. So, what are the top symptoms of AFib?
1. General Fatigue
One of the first signs of a heart condition is generalized fatigue. However, because this is a symptom of so many other issues, such as insomnia, a moderate cold, or stress, those suffering from serious fatigue may not immediately make the connection.
It’s important that anyone struggling with persistent and significant fatigue, particularly those who get a sufficient amount of sleep each night (about 7- to 9-hours for adults), talk to their doctor about the possibility of AFib or another kind of heart condition.