There are many prescription anticoagulant medications that can help AF patients control their AF episodes and aid in stroke prevention. But the ideal way to control AF episodes is to prevent the onset of the atrial fibrillation (AF) in the first place by leading a healthier life and doing what it takes to lower your risk of developing AF.
Some of the ways that you can prevent the onset of AF are sensible things that everyone knows. Some of the easiest and most commonly known ways to avoid getting AF include maintaining a heart healthy diet, keeping a healthy weight for your body type, avoiding smoking and exercising every day. Of course, if you are already suffering from heart disease, you may have to do a few more things in order to prevent the onset of AF.
While you will still want to do the things mentioned before, you may also have to add a few steps to help you in controlling your heart disease. Heart disease patients are often told to do the following things in order to prevent AF from developing:
- Keep your blood pressure down by following the DASH eating plan.
- Control your cholesterol levels using proper diet, exercise and meds if needed.
- Limit or avoid alcohol all together.
- If you are a diabetic, keep your sugar levels under control.
While following these steps can help prevent AF from developing, sometimes they are not enough. Should you get diagnosed with AF, you can expect to be prescribed various medications. Most medications are anticoagulants that also aid in preventing strokes, which are common in AF patients. One of those medications is Multaq, but it has been found to cause serious side effects including liver failure and a worsening of the heart condition. Other drugs like Warfarin are being used and may be safer than Multaq.
If your doctor prescribes you Multaq and you develop liver failure or a worsening of the heart condition, contact attorney Greg jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced in fighting Multaq lawsuits and may be able to help you recover money for your injuries.