While the use of vitamin supplements has often been said to help patients avoid some health conditions, a new study currently published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association is suggesting that the supplements do nothing to help older men combat AF.
Most recently, it was discovered by the OPERA and FORWARD studies that fish oil doesn’t work in preventing or treating AF either, even though it is generally believed that vitamin supplements can help with almost all health concerns. The fact is, while vitamin supplements have been proven to aid in cancer prevention, it does little in preventing AF and AF recurrences. This generally depends on the patient’s overall health and lifestyle choices.
“Many people take vitamin supplements as a crutch,” said study leader Dr. Howard Sesso of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “They’re no substitute for a heart-healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, keeping your weight down,” especially for lowering heart risks.
This study mostly proves that regardless of your habits, some patients are just not immune to developing the condition, and that age can be a larger factor in developing AF and experiencing AF recurrences than overall lifestyle. The study may be able to let people avoid overmedicating with vitamin supplements with the mistaken belief that it will cure their conditions or prevent the condition all together.
Once AF is diagnosed, many patients are treated with anticoagulant medications like Warfarin to help prevent strokes. However, other medications like Multaq are given when other medications fail. Multaq, made by Sanofi-Aventis, has been proven to cause serious side effects like liver failure and a worsening of the heart condition that can be fatal.
If you or a loved one has suffered from liver failure or a worsening heart condition after being treated with Multaq, contact the attorneys at Greg Jones today for a free consultation. I am experienced at fighting Multaq lawsuits and may be able to help you recover money for your injuries.