People who have AFib need to tend to their disorder. Additionally, those affected by someone with AFib needs to work with that person’s disorder. Basically, tending to AFib comes from two basic views; either for yourself if you have the disorder or for the person you see with AFib. This blog post is divided into those two basic viewpoints.
Tend To Your AFib
Your AFib, at times makes life inconvenient, frustrating or downright annoying! In fact, there may be times you just don’t want to tend to your AFib at all. However, most likely, your AFib will not just go away one day. Effectively accepting and coping with it is your best method of living more compatibly with it.
You can see your AFib in two basic ways; like an unwanted annoyance or as a challenge to be strategized! Seeing it as an unwanted annoyance can create inner and sometimes very unmanageable stress. Increased stress most likely will increase AFib episodes or their intensity. For this reason, consider learning effective stress management.
Different Stress Management Approaches
There are different ways you can manage stress. The natural, non-drug approach can help you develop personal skills like self-discipline. The self-discipline skill can generally help you achieve goals with greater success.
Using natural stress management approaches requires you to think differently about your AFib. Thinking differently about your AFib leads to wanted behavior changes.
As a last resort, you can ask your doctor to prescribe medication to help you with stress. However, remember that your health management does include your active participation. This is why merely asking for a pill to manage your stress is the last thing to consider.
Caring For Your Loved One Who Has AFib
If you live with a loved one experiencing AFib, be patient, tolerant and supportive. This is a good way to tend to the person you know living with AFib. Your loved one is dealing with a new way of life. Lifestyle changes need to be permanent. Look at AFib from your loved one’s perspective.
Inside, things spontaneously change perhaps on a moment-to-moment basis depending upon the severity of his/her AFib. He/She can no longer do the same activities he/she once did. Blood pressure levels may fluctuate. Heart rhythm irregularities can mean interruption to brain blood flow and even oxygen flow levels. Imagine having blood and oxygen flow interruptions. That means, thinking can be interrupted.
One of the best things you can do to support your loved one with AFib is to read up on it. Showing support, you can tend to quiet your concerns about your loved one’s AFib matters.
An AFib episode can happen anytime and anywhere. Depending upon the degree of the episode, genuinely caring can help the event be much less stressful.
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