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What lifestyle changes can help with atrial fibrillation?

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In addition to taking medications, there are some changes you can make to improve your heart health and help atrial fibrillation.

  • If you notice that your irregular heart rhythm occurs more often with certain activities, you should avoid them.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol. Moderation is the key. Ask your doctor for specific alcohol guidelines.
  • Limit or stop using caffeine. Some people are sensitive to caffeine and may notice more symptoms when using caffeinated products (such as tea, coffee, colas, and some over-the-counter medications).
  • Beware of stimulants used in cough and cold medications. Some of these types of medications contain ingredients that promote irregular heart rhythms. Read the label and ask your doctor or pharmacist what type of cold medication is best for you.

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