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How to Tell If You Might Have AFIB The heart is the most important muscle in the body, but if the nervous impulses to the heart malfunction, it starts to get palpitations from beating out of sync. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) happens when the atria, which are the upper chambers of the heart, no longer beat in coordination with the ventricles which are the lower chambers in the heart. This condition increases a person’s risk for heart attacks and strokes, so it is important to get proper treatment as soon as

Understanding Atrial Fibrillation With the rate at which the world is growing and the latest trends in health, everybody needs to be self-conscious of their health. The heart works as the engine to our bodies. It requires being healthy for the overall healthiness of our bodies. However, there has been a rise in heart-related conditions. Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB) is one of the heart conditions that you need to be wary about. AFIB is the most popular problem with the rhythm of the heartbeat. AFIB causes irregular heartbeats. Atrial Fibrillation is

Epilepsy – A Neurological Brain Disorder Epilepsy, the 4th most common neurological disorder in the United States, is recognized as a spectrum disorder because of its wide range of factors concerning causes, demographics, and treatments. Epilepsy has no age, gender, or ethnic boundaries and its prognosis varies from a lifelong existence to an unexplained cessation. Epilepsy can mean living a normal life with medications or it can be a very disruptive disease that causes high medical costs, loss of earnings, and reduced productivity. Epilepsy is a neurological brain disorder that

The Most Common Reasons People Develop Epilepsy Today Epilepsy is a somewhat mysterious condition that researchers have been studying for a very long time. It causes problems with the signals in the brain that can result in seizures or even periods of strange behavior. Very little is known about the underlying mechanisms related to epilepsy. Progress is being made all the time. Here are some of the most common reasons people develop epilepsy today. Heredity and Genetics A major cause of certain types of epilepsy has to do with your

Common Things That Could Lead To an Epileptic Seizure Many different things can cause someone with epilepsy to suddenly have a seizure during the day. These triggers range from controllable actions like eating to unpredictable events such as lights flashing on a television screen. It is important to know what might cause a seizure so that you can be prepared to avoid the situation completely. Here are some of the main triggers for epileptic seizures. Bright Flashing Lights One trigger for epileptic seizures is bright flashing lights or combinations of

When Your Body Sounds the Alarm: How to Recognize an Epileptic Seizure Coping with an epileptic seizure can be terrifying. They are often unpredictable, episodic, and can vary in severity and duration. However, recognizing some of the warning signs will allow you to be more prepared and capable of acting quickly and effectively when one does occur. The true goal for treating epilepsy is to eliminate seizures altogether, and knowing how to stop one or control it based on symptoms is the first step in doing that. There are many

Protecting Those With Epilepsy and Recurrent Seizures From Injury at Home Seizure-proofing your home is more than just taking the time to pad sharp corners, though that is a primary necessity. You should look at every surface and object in your home with a critical eye, considering possible injuries if you should collapse from a seizure. Countertops, door frames, furniture and appliances all became impact hazards if you suddenly collapse due to a seizure. Here are some ideas to help you seizure-proof your home. Floor Surfaces Wall-to-wall carpeting with upgraded

Understanding and Protecting Yourself From Blood Clots Blood clots, like many things in life, possess both positive and negative qualities. If you cut yourself with a knife while making dinner, clotting occurs to ensure you do not lose too much blood. However, clots can be dangerous when they form where they are not necessary. Here is some more information you may need to know about blood clots. What is a Blood Clot? Blood cells move throughout the body in liquid form but can thicken around damaged blood vessel walls. A

Blood Clots: Why You May Be at Risk If you have a family history of heart disease or if you smoke regularly, you may be at risk for blood clots. Blood clots occur naturally when you get a scrape or a cut, as it is the body’s way of barricading wounds so it can repair them; this is why your blood gets thick and crusty and forms a scab, which is known as coagulation. When your blood clots, it forms a barrier to keep out bacteria and pathogens, but sometimes

How to Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Blood Clots A blood clot is a mass of congealed blood that forms when blood transforms from a liquid to a solid, a process known as coagulation. When you get a cut or other injury, coagulation is an important part of the body’s response, forming a scab so that the bleeding stops. However, a blood clot that is released into the bloodstream can cause serious medical complications. Read on to learn more about the difference between good and bad blood clots.

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