Take more water with it!

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We all know the benefits of drinking adequate amounts of water during the day and I have also read that sufferers of arrhythmias would benefit from this because water adds volume to the blood which makes it less " sticky" and makes it easier for the heart to pump.

I've upped my consumption to around 2.5 litres per day which I'm hoping will help with my atrial fibrillation. I will try anything to be normal again.

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    Good advice . I am going to uptake water.
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    I've upped my water intake also.  Also, do not take any of the medications on an empty stomach -- the order should be eat first, then pill on top of the food with at least a glass of water  .  It seems to have helped with the heartburn and indigestion.  Thanks for you advice.
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    Definitely agree. Had a cardioversion a few months ago that I believe was due to dehydration.

    I've been told(but need to confirm) dehydration  can also impact on magnesium and potassium levels, which in turn, can bring on AF.

    I now consume 2-3 litres of water every day.

    Definately think it helps.

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    I agree.  When I had my first a fib a month ago, I was dehydrated.  And had an a fib attack once a week after, for a total of 4. I haven't had one since a week ago last Monday.  I have been keeping hydrated and taking magnesium and potassium since.
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    I have been in Persistent Afib since Oct 2015. I found weight loss and being correctly hydrated made a huge difference. I probably drink 3-4 litres a day but also ensure I drink an Electolyte replacement drink as well, too much water can be harmful as well.
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