Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Disease
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What is Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat, affecting more and more people worldwide. A recent article on Sky News reported that A F now afflicts more than a million people in the UK. AF is a condition that causes the heart to stutter, and may lead to strokes and heart attacks. A normal heart beats in a constant rhythm – about 60 to 100 times per minute at rest. During each heartbeat, the two upper chamber (atria) contract, followed by the two lower chambers (ventricles) This is directed by the heart’s electrical system. These electrical impulses travel in an orderly fashion to areas of the heart, causing them to contract. This forces blood out of the heart to the lungs and the body. If you have AF, the electrical impulse does not travel in an orderly fashion through the atria. Instead, many impulses begin simultaneously and spread through the atria and compete for a chance to travel through the AV node. The firing of these impulse results in a very rapid and disorganised heartbeat. The rate of impulses through the atria can range from 300 to 600 beats per minute. What are the symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation? You may experience AF without any symptoms at all. Most people with AF experience the following symptoms :
Heart palpitations – a sudden pounding, fluttering, or racing feeling in the chest.
Fatigue or lack of energy.
Chest discomfit – pain, pressure, or tightness in the chest.
Shortness of breath – difficulty breathing during normal activities or even at rest.
What causes Atrial Fibrillation?
Atrial fibrillation is associated with many conditions, including High blood pressure, Coronary heart disease, Heart valve disease, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) or congenital heart disease. Natural Supplements to control Atrial Fibrillation Taurine –Along with Magnesium and potassium, described as “the essential trio” for treating nutritional deficiencies relating to AF. Taurine regulates cellular calcium, improves heart muscle contraction, and prevents the heart from becoming overly irritable. Co-Enzyme Q10 – a naturally occurring enzyme that is found in every cell in the body. It plays a key role in producing energy in the mitochondria. CoQ10’s ability to energise the heart is its chief attribute. It may improve heart function and heart rhythm problems. L-Carnitine – A derivative of the amino acid lysine, which helps to turn fat into energy. It is considered by some to be the single most important nutrient in cardiac health. It reduces the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias and premature ventricular contractions, especially when combined with CoQ10. Omega 3 Fish oils – DHA plays a crucial role in brain function, as well as in normal growth and development, Essential fatty acids like EPA and DHA are considered by some to be natural defibrillators, lessoning the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias and Atrial Fibrillation. Hawthorn Berry – Hawthorn berry has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times. It reduces tachycardias and palpitations and prevents premature ventricular contractions. It has a normalising effect on the heart- beat. BCAA and Glutamine – Another possible remedy for AF is Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) coupled with L-Glutamine. These amino acids are critical to the repair and maintenance of strong muscles. All your muscles, including your heart, could suffer because of BCAA deficiencies, and your heart is only a muscle after all. Consult your doctor before adding any supplements to your treatment plan.