Many people suffer from atrial fibrillation (commonly referred to as just AFib). But, what is it? The Mayo Clinic explains that it is an irregular heartbeat (the top chambers of the heart [atria] are out of sync with the lower chambers of the heart [ventricles]), which 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 chronic Afib, here are six lifestyle tips so you don’t miss a beat…
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 an essential blood-clotting agent, you should be wary if you’re on blood thinners that contain warfarin (Coumadin). Excessive intake of vitamin K has the potential to make blood thinners, such as warfarin, less effective. Foods rich in Vitamin K include leafy greens, Brussels sprouts, and cauliflower. You’ll find smaller amounts in fish, meat, and eggs.