Vitamin C may help treat heart rhythm problem

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Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. A-fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

This condition may have no symptoms, but when symptoms do appear they include palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue.

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, meaning your body can’t produce it. Yet, it has many roles and has been linked to impressive health benefits.

It’s water-soluble and found in many fruits and vegetables, including oranges, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, and spinach.

Vitamin C is a natural supplement that may have anti-oxidant properties and work against heart rhythm disorders such as A-fib.

This video discusses the evidence pertaining to the effectiveness of vitamin C in treating A-fib in patients.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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Source: York Cardiology (Shared via CC-BY)