Thanks for taking the Afib quiz! How did you do? Here is some information about the questions you just answered -- we hope it helps you stay heart-healthy!
1. If you answered "True" to question one, you were wrong. More men than women suffer from Afib, however more women than men die from Afib-related stroke.
2. A "severe headache with nausea", although unpleasant, is not a symptom specifically associated with Afib. Typical symptoms include heart palpitations, dizziness, fatigue, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath; if you experience any of these, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately.
3. Unfortunately, Afib is not curable, however medication and/or surgical procedures can significantly improve your quality of life.
4. Yes, sleep apnea and hot flashes are both triggers for Afib, so if you are experiencing Afib symptoms in addition to sleep apnea or hot flashes, you should contact your healthcare provider.
5. Lifestyle changes can definitely have a positive impact on Afib; these include quitting smoking, cutting down on alcohol consumption (or cutting it out completely), limiting caffeine intake, being careful to read labels on cough and cold medicines so that you can avoid those with stimulants, and getting tested and treated for sleep apnea.
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