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My 7 Ways of Coping With the Psychological Distress of Atrial Fibrillation

The psychological and emotional effects of Atrial Fibrillation can be debilitating. Recent research indicates that “psychological distress” worsens the severity of A-Fib symptoms.

(Don’t expect much help from your cardio doctors. When it comes to the psychological and emotional aspects of A-Fib, most doctors aren’t trained or often have little effective experience in dealing with it.)

A-Fib stress attack

Coping with A-Fib

Don’t be ashamed to admit how A-Fib makes you feel (especially if you’re a guy). Your psyche is just as important as your physical heart. Just acknowledging you have some of these symptoms is a step in the right direction.

Read my article Coping With the Fear and Anxiety of Atrial Fibrillation for seven ways to fight your fears and ambush your anxiety!

Atrial Fibrillation may be in your heart— 
But it doesn’t have to be in your head.

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