Just One Drink and you may get "AFib"

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Drinking everyday is hazardous!

Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase your risk of atrial fibrillation. They add that the risk increases with each drink added to a person’s day.

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Research

Experts say research is mixed on whether moderate consumption of alcohol has health benefits. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the European Heart Journal.

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More than 1 glass? A big NO.

Those who had up to 2 alcoholic drinks a day had a 28 percent increased risk of atrial fibrillation.

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No drink is a good blink!

Those who consumed more than 4 drinks a day had a 47 percent increased risk when compared to people who didn’t drink.

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What is AFib?

Atrial fibrillation, also referred to as AFib, is the most common form of heart arrhythmia, it refers to heart beating irregularly, either too slowly or too quickly.

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Risk Factor

Smoking, obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure are just some risk factors for atrial fibrillation. Alcohol is also a risk factor.

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Symptoms

Some people experiencing atrial fibrillation might not experience any symptoms, but others may.

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Death Rate

The death rate due to atrial fibrillation as either the primary cause of death or a contributing cause of death has been increasing for the past two decades.

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