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How is atrial fibrillation (AFib) that causes shortness of breath treated?

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Doctors can treat your atrial fibrillation (Afib) with medications, but you can also keep it in check by some lifestyle changes, such as drinking less coffee.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "Shortness of Breath."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)," "Allergies."

American Lung Association: "Warning Signs of Lung Disease," "Pet Dander," "What Are COPD Symptoms?"

COPD Foundation: "Oxygen Therapy."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 4, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF)?" "Shortness of Breath."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)," "Allergies."

American Lung Association: "Warning Signs of Lung Disease," "Pet Dander," "What Are COPD Symptoms?"

COPD Foundation: "Oxygen Therapy."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How Is Asthma Treated and Controlled?"

Reviewed by James Beckerman on December 4, 2019

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