How To Treat Atrial Fibrillation?
Good afternoon, I would like to ask about my father’s atrial fibrillation. The explanation on HealthReplies.com said that my father had the occasional type. But there is something strange about the symptoms. My father never felt shortness of breath, weakness, dizziness, and chest pain. Indeed, his work in the field of expedition sometimes made my father forget the time to rest but he was surprised when he was hit by atrial fibrillation even though the symptoms I mentioned earlier he had never experienced. I asked for advice on how to handle it until my father recovered. And what medicines should my father take? And what foods are forbidden or allowed for my father to consume ??? Thank you very much
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Atrial fibrillation is a condition when a part of the heart chambers, called the atria, has an irregular and fast beating. This condition can be dangerous because the person's risk of developing blood clots, stroke and heart failure increases.
Among the conditions that can be the cause of this condition are:
Viral infection Lung disease, high blood pressure, heart attack Respiratory problems during sleep Unbalanced metabolism Exposure to drugs, alcohol and tobacco Congenital heart defects Stress Excess weight or obesity Elderly
As you said, among the symptoms of a person with this condition are palpitations, a faster heartbeat, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, weakness and chest pain. However, what you need to know, the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, or other heart conditions, is not confirmed by the similarity or similarity of symptoms. The presence of certain symptoms only helps doctors to raise suspicion of heart disease. If there is a suspicion of heart disease, the doctor will perform an examination of the heart record (EKG), and from the results of this heart record examination, a diagnosis of heart problems is usually established, including atrial fibrillation. Among other tools that can help make a diagnosis are echocardiogram, ultrasound and treadmill tests, but for enforcement usually only an EKG is needed, because there is a special pattern from the results of a heart record that shows atrial fibrillation, and the results of the ECG cannot be deceived, regardless of whether they are present or not. the presence of symptoms.
So if you and your father doubt the diagnosis, what can be done is to ask for another EKG examination by a different heart doctor, and if the results are still atrial fibrillation, then the treatment can be in the form of drugs belonging to the anti-clotting class, heart rate control drugs, to placement of a pacemaker, depending on the severity.
Meanwhile, things that must be avoided are smoking, eating foods that are oily and fatty, too salty, consuming caffeine such as coffee and tea, and maintaining ideal body weight and controlling blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So, hopefully it answers your question.