Afib Treatment Traditional Medicine and Alternative Options!

Afib Treatment

Today I'm going to be sharing with you some of the most popular afib treatment involving both traditional ideas and alternative medicine. In your body right now you have a very important fluid that brings organ nutrients and eliminates waste. Do you know what this fluid is? Yes, it is blood. In order for this blood to move it needs a pump and that job goes to the heart muscle. What controls the pumping of the heart is an electrical system. If this electrical system doesn't work properly it can cause an abnormal heartbeat and this is known as atrial fibrillation or afib for short.

As you can imagine this can cause all kinds of problems. One danger that you may not be aware of is it could manufacture blood clots, which might raise the chance of a stroke. Medical doctors will usually recommend drugs that can lower the chance of these blood clots. Apart from drugs, there are different plant-based medicine that can also help. A few examples of these herbs might include ginkgo Biloba, ginger and garlic. The good news about the herbs is they can be less expensive, not give off the harmful side effects or free radicals as drugs. Plus herbal remedies can help in other areas, such as the immune system.

Afib Treatment

Next medical doctors may prescribe drugs that slow the heart rate so that it's more normal. Apart from drugs slowing the heart rate did you know that you can do this right now? Find a quiet area, take some deep breaths, and concentrate on your breathing. The more you get relaxed the slower your heart will need to beat. You can try reading a good book, doing some light yoga or anything else that really relaxes you. The best part is that this idea is free, plus it can give additional health benefits and not the unwanted side effects or free radicals that the drugs will give. Additional a herb known as Hawthorne may be able to slow a person's heart rate.

Next, something called electrical cardioversion may be prescribed to assist someone in stabilizing their heartbeat. This involves putting a person to sleep and then injecting them with low energy shocks to trigger a normal heart rhythm. Almost like reminding the heart muscle of the correct pace that it should be working at. Lastly, there is open-heart surgery known as maze surgery, which comes with many risks. A surgeon makes tiny cuts in the atria and this could potentially stop the electrical energy that is causing the abnormal heart rhythms.

To sum everything up afib is when a person's heart makes abnormal heartbeats. One of the greatest dangers is the formation of blood clots that can cause a stroke. Prescription drugs can be used for this, as well as herbs like Ginkgo Biloba, ginger and garlic. Doctors may also prescribe drugs to slow the heart rhythm and additional ideas would be meditation, yoga, reading or anything else that relaxes someone. Medical doctors may also prescribe electrical cardioversion, which shocks your heart into a normal heartbeat. Lastly, there is maze surgery where cuts are made that may stop the disorganized electrical energy.

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About the Author: Nick Walsh

Nick began blogging about heart palpitations in 2002, after suffering multiple afib events that landed him in the ER with heart rates in excess of 210 BPM! Nick studied medical sciences in University and spent 7 years researching the risk factors for palpitations before discovering his own mechanisms to control or eliminate his palpitations. He shares that experience with you here.