Atrial Fibrillation Month on September, 2018: Atrial Fibrillation ?
September, 2018 is Atrial Fibrillation Month 2018. Atrial Fibrillation Info Get the Facts About the Condition That Puts You At Risk For Stroke.
Keep in mind I'm NOT a physician, I'm a pharmacist, so I cannot diagnose. These ARE symptoms of atrial fibrillation and it certainly COULD be. You should see your doctor about this. There may be other concerns involving your cardiovascular health going on here.
Have you done the thyroid function tests? Hyperthyroidism is a well known cause for atrial fibrillation. It can also cause weight loss and tiredness. If no other cause is found check with the doctor whether they have looked for carcinoid syndrome due to carcinoid tumor affecting the heart (though carcinoid tumors are rare). I hope an ECHO cardiogram of the heart is done. If not it should be done.
is anyone familiar with atrial fibrillation?
Some types of abnormally fast heart rhythms—such as atrial tachycardia, an increased rate of atrial contraction—are usually not dangerous. Atrial fibrillation, in which the atria contract in a rapid, uncoordinated manner, may reduce the pumping efficiency of the heart. In a person with an otherwise healthy heart, this may not be dangerous, but in a person with other heart disease the reduced pumping efficiency may lead to heart failure or stroke.