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Take These Lifestyle Tips for Atrial Fibrillation to Heart


Many people suffer from atrial fribrillation (commonly referred to as just AFib), but what is it? The Mayo Clinic explains it as an irregular heartbeat (the top ventricles are out of sync with the lower chambers) that can actually increase your risk of heart failure and stroke.

While this condition can be temporary, it can lead to serious complications as already mentioned. If you’ve got a chronic version of this health problem, here are six lifestyle tips so you don’t miss a beat…

1. Get Your Vitamin K

You might not look for Vitamin K content on foods that you shop for at the grocery store, but it’s a thing and it helps your blood clot so you don’t bleed excessively when you get a cut, explains WebMD.

However, the site also warns that since Vitamin K is a blood-clotting agent, you should be wary if you’re on blood thinners that contain warfarin (such as Coumadin and Jantoven). Foods rich in Vitamin K include leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. You’ll find smaller amounts in fish, meat, and eggs.

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