There are some precautions you can take to prevent problems from atrial fibrillation. For example, tell your doctor about any activities that trigger an episode of atrial fibrillation. And talk to your doctor before you start a new exercise program or change your workouts.
The table below describes some of the ways your life may be affected
by your arrhythmia. It also offers tips on preventing problems.
Impact of atrial fibrillation on your daily life
Aspect of life
Potential impact of atrial fibrillation
Tips for success
Stressful situations can trigger an episode of atrial
fibrillation or make your atrial fibrillation worse.
Try to lower the amount of stress at work or with
Try meditation and other relaxation techniques when stress is
Most people with atrial fibrillation can continue
Avoid strenuous activity and extremely stressful situations at
Most people with atrial fibrillation can lead normal sex lives as long as they can exercise and be active without having symptoms.
Let your doctor know if you experience symptoms of atrial
fibrillation during sex.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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