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Thermal-S Syrup

Thermal-S Syrup

Manufacturer: Apex Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol, Phenylephrine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Thermal-S Syrup is an antihistamine which works by blocking the action of histamine in the body. It is used for relieving symptoms of sinus pressure, sinus congestion, runny nose, itching of the throat and nose, watery eyes, and sneezing due to upper respiratory infections, hay fever and allergies.

You are advised to not use this medicine if you are allergic to it or if you are taking or have taken sodium oxybate, furazolidone or a monoamine oxidase inhibitor within the last 14 days. Before using this drug, inform your doctor if you have breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, liver disease, high blood pressure, seizures, overactive thyroid, stomach problems or urination problems.

Some adverse effects include dizziness, confusion, anxiety, constipation, nausea, restlessness, blurred vision, dry mouth, decreased coordination, irritability, shallow breathing, hallucinations, tinnitus, problems with memory or concentration and trouble urinating.

You can take this drug in the form of a tablet, capsule, or liquid form by mouth with or without food. This medicine is usually recommended only for a short time until your symptoms are cleared. Do not take it for longer than 7 days in a row.

In addition to its intended effect, Thermal-S Syrup may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Nausea
Vomiting
Headache
Palpitations
Increased blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Heart beat irregular.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Kufma dr syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Kufma dr syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
contraindicated in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment
Caution to be advised in patients with severe impaired renal function.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Thermal-S Syrup, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Que Pharma Pvt Ltd
Remedies Pharmaceuticals (India) Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Med Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sunny Drug Pharma
Themis Medicare Ltd
Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Brawn Laboratories Ltd
Panacea Biotec Ltd
Winsome Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Bliss Gvs Pharma Limited
Wanbury Ltd
Themis Medicare Ltd
Molekule India Pvt Ltd
Fitwel Pharmaceuticals Private Limited
Dales Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Themis Medicare Ltd
Heal India Laboratories
Parenteral Drugs India Ltd
Kentreck Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Agron Remedies Pvt Ltd
Themis Medicare Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Biostrass Health Sciences Pvt Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Med Manor Organics Pvt Ltd
Medoz Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd
Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi doctor I am 34 week pregnant women and I am RH NEGATIVE factor patient. Since last week I am suffered from cold and cough. I am taking medicine. Like cefixime, paracetamol and a cough syrup that's combination is chlorpheniramine maleate and Dextromethorphan Hbr recommend by my gynaecologist. But last night when I sneeze then I think some thing like maggot come out through my nose. And I am worried about it what should I do. please doctor tell me about it. I am not taking iron and calcium tablet due to cold and cough. please doctor tell me something.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Latur
Hi doctor
I am 34 week pregnant women and I am RH NEGATIVE factor patient. Since last week I am suffered from cold an...
Not to worry madam but first stop the cough syrup you have to take the medicine tablet moxikind cv 625 my 1 tablet 2 times a day tablet febrex plus 1 tablet 2 times a day syrup brozeet 1 teaspoon 3 times a day tablet montair lc 1 tablet 1 a day tablet r ppi 20 my 1 tablet 1 a day and flomist nasal spray to spray in the nose 3 times a day please check pefr on breathometer at asthma clinic.

I have been suffering with excessive mucus for 6 months. I expectorate a lot sometimes every minute without coughing. Just splutter without cough. I do not know where this phlegm come from? I take antihistamine and montelukast medicines but there is no improvement. JUST once taking Apidone syrup (dexamethasone 0.5 mg plus chlorpheniramine maleate 2 mg) for 7 days then get some better but after stopping this medicine my condition return to deteriorate again. I sometimes feel shortness of breathing. ALTHOUGH I have suffered with these symptoms for 6 months But I have not got correct diagnosis.

MBBS, DNB (Respiratory Diseases)
Pulmonologist, Mumbai
Dear Mr. Hisham, Excessive mucus production can be due to many causes. Since you have not mentioned anything about the tests that you have undergone, I will advice you to meet a good Chest Specialist. Basic Investigations needs to be done. Depending on the results doctors can take further call on your management. I hope you will understand it may sometimes be time consuming to get an accurate diagnosis and relief. All the best.

Hi, I want to discuss the problem of my younger brother, who is 33 years old. He z suffering from very serious problem from 4-5 yrs. He didn't share his problem with anyone but he  thinks everyday, to get rid from that. I came to know about this in last year, when some guy frm his college office calls me, where he works as lecturer frm 4-5 yrs. He told me that your brother is addicted to drugs in Cough Syrup form (COREX) - which contains  [chlorpheniramine MALEATE AND CODEINE PHOSPHATE] daily 2-3 bottles of {100 ML} from 3-4 yrs. I get very much worried tht he is wasting all things his life, his health, money and does not interact with anyone, and always sleep in full day and wake up on every night. His body always keep on sweating and every time his hands starts shivering, and feels embarrassment frm thz situation ,specially when some one points him. He was brilliant in studies, but now days he has loose his all confidence and get lost in his mind only and start thinking that, every one makes fun of him and get conscious every time, to overcome this  thing, he starts ignoring every one and starts living alone. Everyday I make him realize tht he z spoiling his life, his wife and his small daughter life which is just 3 yrs. Old. Every day he promise me tht frm now he will leave thz habit completely. But I guess due to addiction frm many yrs. He can't leave now, if he wants thn also, even he knows the results, but he z unable to leave thz even ,for one day also. He z spoiling his full family life. So, can you help me out for making his life frm meaning less to meaning full for his life. Is there is any cure (medicine) which (by not telling him) about treatment, so that he totally turns his face from that. I am really worried for him. As he is good guy and my only brother. Waiting for your answer  eagerly till he gets well. Thanks.

M B B S, M. D (Internal Medicine)
General Physician, Nellore
Hi,
I want to discuss the problem of my younger brother, who is 33 years old. He z suffering from very serious proble...
The effect of sleeping all day is due to codeine which is a sedative. Even Chlorpheniramine is sedating. Cough syrup addiction is a common outlet for depressed college students who did not have means of getting hard drugs. I notice that you are a doctor. I am surprised that you did not notice the behavioural changes. Drug addiction is usually a result of psychiatric illness. Instead of consulting a professional due to stigma, they tend to go for whichever is accessible to relieve their depression and anxiety. Your brother is officially a drug addict from your description. Your location is in Punjab, I think so. Please admit him in a de-addiction centre, wean him off the drugs and then, get a full psychological evaluation and treat him accordingly. This is not something you do over phone or internet. Family plays a very important role in these circumstances in helping and monitoring the addict. Please take action immediately before it is too late and he dies from and overdose or moves onto hard drugs or commits suicide.
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I am getting cough with phlegm and some times dry cough for 10 days. It is very high. I used the drugs containing guaifenesin, phenylephrine, chlorpheniramine, and antibiotics azithromycin and levofloxacin and also amoxicillin. But I didn't get any result. I am 50 years old and I am a diabetic patient. Due to this cough my BP level increasing and urine leakage also occur at the time of coughing. Please suggest any other treatment please please.

PhD, Human Energy Fields, Diploma in PIP, EFI, Aura scanning for Health evaluation; Energy field assessment, Fellowship Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Rehabilitation, MD (Ayur - Mind Body Med), Mind Body Medicine
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Pune
Dear It is essential for you to improve your immunity and lung health to protect you from the conditions leading to this situation. Allergic reactions to dust or air borne mites (in AC environment is common) or some foods also leads to accumulation of kappha leading to this. It may not be infection at all. So no type of antibiotic helps. Please take capsule Reimmugen (healthsolutions. Net.in) that will modulate and strengthen immunity. If medicines are not helping, please do not take as they will only increase the toxic/side effects that are difficult for anyone, especially diabetics. Regards.

I am 36 years old. I am addicted to cortex in 9 years. I leave this. But I am not able to leave this. I got 2 cortex daily. I feel eveeveryFatiq.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I am 36 years old. I am addicted to cortex in 9 years. I leave this. But I am not able to leave this. I got 2 cortex ...
Hello, Thanks for your query. I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress. Corex is a cough syrup and it contain chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM) and codeine phosphate. CPM causes sedation. Codeine is an opioid compound which causes feeling of wellbeing and it is responsible for corex addiction. Opioid are highly addictive substance. It lead to psychological and physical dependence on it. Sudden stoppage of corex lead to severe withdrawal like anxiety, lack of sleep, diarrhea and body ache etc. Which make it impossible to leave corex without help. Apart from that patient motivation is also needed to quit it. To quit corex help of psychiatrist is needed as deaddiction is a complex and specialised work. For de addiction from corex following steps are followed: -Consent of the patient: So motivate him for treatment. -Motivational interviewing: by the psychiatrist. -Stoppage of corex with prevention of discomfort or withdrawal by safe and long acting opioid compounds. Slowly tapering and stoppage of opioid compound over a period of few days. -Relapse prevention counseling. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Popular Health Tips

6 Drugs That Impact Your Sexual Health

DNB (UROLOGY), MBBS
Sexologist, Jammu
6 Drugs That Impact Your Sexual Health

Popping pills is something we cannot do away with completely. But something that should be borne in mind that every drug is used for one of its particular property which is healing, but on the other hand, it also has, almost always, the not-so-nice effects. These side effects could sometimes be as simple as nausea or itching to something as serious as shooting up blood sugar levels.

Talking of side effects, do you know that Viagra was originally used for pulmonary hypertension and its side effect was improved performance in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED)?  Viagra thus became the famous magical blue pill for patients with ED. On the other hand, there are quite a few drugs that can lower your libido levels. Listed below are some of the regularly used medicines that can impact your sexual life.

1. Antihypertensives - Medications that are aimed at reducing blood pressure (diuretics and alpha and beta adrenergic blockers) have a negative effect on the sexual life. Switching drugs after medical consultation is an alternate.

2. Antidepressants - With depression on the rise, more and more people are prescribed anti-depressants, especially the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Both these increase the mood but lower the libido, in up to 50% of the patients. Added amount of cardio workout could be a work-around for patients on SSRIs. Reducing the dose of TCAs could help improve sexual function.

3. Proscar - Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a common condition seen in aging men, and finasteride is used for its treatment. This prevents conversion of testosterone to its active form and thereby reduces sexual function. Surgical correction of BPH could be an alternative.

4. Antihistamines - Common cold cures like diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine affect sexual life too. The good news is that these drugs are cleared out of the system within 24 hours and the side effect does not last long either. In patients who might need these chronically, this side effect should be borne in mind.

5. Anti-seizure drugs - Drug like terbetrol which is used to cure seizure does the same for the sexual act, which is physiologically akin to a seizure -impulse traveling slower along the nerve. If noticed, an alternative medication should be used.

6. Opioids - For severe chronic pain, Vicodin and OxyContin are used but these reduce testosterone levels and thereby reduce sexual drive too. Use of testosterone creams could be a substitute.
In all these cases, the key is to have a discussion with your doctor as soon as you realize it could be affecting your sex life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

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Sexual Health - 6 Drugs That Impact It

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Navi Mumbai
Sexual Health - 6 Drugs That Impact It

Popping pills is something we cannot do away with completely. But something that should be borne in mind that every drug is used for one of its particular property which is healing, but on the other hand, it also has, almost always, the not-so-nice effects. These side effects could sometimes be as simple as nausea or itching to something as serious as shooting up blood sugar levels.

Talking of side effects, do you know that Viagra was originally used for pulmonary hypertension and its side effect was improved performance in patients with erectile dysfunction (ED)?  Viagra thus became the famous magical blue pill for patients with ED. On the other hand, there are quite a few drugs that can lower your libido levels. Listed below are some of the regularly used medicines that can impact your sexual life.

Antihypertensives - Medications that are aimed at reducing blood pressure (diuretics and alpha and beta adrenergic blockers) have a negative effect on the sexual life. Switching drugs after medical consultation is an alternate.

Antidepressants - With depression on the rise, more and more people are prescribed anti-depressants, especially the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Both these increase the mood but lower the libido, in up to 50% of the patients. Added amount of cardio workout could be a work-around for patients on SSRIs. Reducing the dose of TCAs could help improve sexual function.

Proscar - Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a common condition seen in aging men, and finasteride is used for its treatment. This prevents conversion of testosterone to its active form and thereby reduces sexual function. Surgical correction of BPH could be an alternative.

Antihistamines - Common cold cures like diphenhydramine and chlorpheniramine affect sexual life too. The good news is that these drugs are cleared out of the system within 24 hours and the side effect does not last long either. In patients who might need these chronically, this side effect should be borne in mind.

Anti-seizure drugs - Drug like terbetrol which is used to cure seizure does the same for the sexual act, which is physiologically akin to a seizure -impulse traveling slower along the nerve. If noticed, an alternative medication should be used.

Opioids - For severe chronic pain, Vicodin and OxyContin are used but these reduce testosterone levels and thereby reduce sexual drive too. Use of testosterone creams could be a substitute.
In all these cases, the key is to have a discussion with your doctor as soon as you realize it could be affecting your sex life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.

6787 people found this helpful

Taking Medicines during Pregnancy: Safe and Unsafe Medications

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Taking Medicines during Pregnancy: Safe and Unsafe Medications

Normal pregnancy lasts for 38 to 42 weeks. However, there may be times during these weeks that you may have some physical issues such as vomiting, backache, and loose stools etc which require treatment with medicines.

Therefore, monitoring and managing these physical conditions becomes necessary to ensure a normal delivery. Management consists of both medicines and rehabilitation. Medicines are considered to be the first line of treatment; however, the health care provider needs to take care while prescribing medicines during pregnancy taking into consideration the harmful effects they can have on both – the mother and the foetus.  Medicines pass on via the placenta from the mother to the foetus. Hence, before prescribing any medicine the provider should check the possibilities of the medicine causing any congenital defect. You should avoid medicines from the time of conception till the first 10 weeks, as this is the time when the foetus is most prone to the get permanent congenital deformities. Medicines given in the later stages (after 10 weeks) may cause systemic damage. For example NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) may lead to problems during labour or organ defects in the foetus.

Therefore, medicines should always be avoided during pregnancy. Still there are certain medicines, which can be taken but after consulting your physician. Let’s discuss the medicines that are safe during pregnancy.

The following is a list of medicines and their effects during pregnancy:

1. Analgesic Medicines

Paracetamol Safe
NSAIDs, such as aspirin May cause heart abnormalities in the third trimester

2. Opiates 

Codeine Effective in low doses
Hydrocodone Effective in low doses
Hydromorphone Effective in low doses

3. Anaesthetics 

Etomidate Unknown always ask your provider
Ketamine Avoid during the last trimester
Lorazepam Avoid for severe conditions, safe for short periods

4. Thrombolytics - The possible advantages of this class may balance the risk during pregnancy. Common medicines used are: Alteplase, Reteplase, Streptokinase, Urokinase.

5. Antidotes

Hydroxycobalamin antidote: cyanide Safe
Methylene blue antidote: methemoglobinemia Has a potential risk to the mother and foetus

6. Penicillins

First generation: penicillin G, benzathine penicillin, Bicillin, penicillin VK Safe
Second generation: oxacillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin Safe

7. Cardiac agents

Adenosine Safe
Digoxin Not advised in third trimester
Lidocaine Safe

8. Diabetes: Insulin is safe to use during diabetes.

9. Antacids

Famotidine Low risk
Ranitidine Safe

10. Corticosteroids: Advised for short term use

Cetirizine Almost safe
Chlorpheniramine Safe

Always talk to your physician in case of any complication and before taking any medicine given above.

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Safe and Unsafe Medications to Take While Pregnant

MBBS, DGO, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Safe and Unsafe Medications to Take While Pregnant

Which medicines are safe to use during Pregnancy?

Normal pregnancy lasts for 38 to 42 weeks. However, there may be times during these weeks that you may have some physical issues such as vomiting, backache, and loose stools etc which require treatment with medicines.

Therefore, monitoring and managing these physical conditions becomes necessary to ensure a normal delivery.Management consists of both medicines and rehabilitation.Medicines are considered to be the first line of treatment; however, the health care provider needs to take care while prescribing medicines during pregnancy taking into consideration the harmful effects they can have on both – the mother and the foetus.  Medicines pass on via the placenta from the mother to the foetus. Hence, before prescribing any medicine the provider should check the possibilities of the medicine causing any congenital defect. You should avoid medicines from the time of conception till the first 10 weeks, as this is the time when the foetus is most prone to the get permanent congenital deformities. Medicines given in the later stages (after 10 weeks) may cause systemic damage. For example NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) may lead to problems during labour or organ defects in the foetus.

Therefore, medicines should always be avoided during pregnancy. Still there are certain medicines, which can be taken but after consulting your physician. Let’s discuss the medicines that are safe during pregnancy.

The following is a list of medicines and their effects during pregnancy:

1. Analgesic Medicines

Paracetamol Safe
NSAIDs, such as aspirin May cause heart abnormalities in the third trimester

2. Opiates

Codeine Effective in low doses
Hydrocodone Effective in low doses
Hydromorphone Effective in low doses

3. Anaesthetics

Etomidate Unknown always ask your provider
Ketamine Avoid during the last trimester
Lorazepam Avoid for severe conditions, safe for short periods

4. Thrombolytics - The possible advantages of this class may balance the risk during pregnancy. Common medicines used are: Alteplase, Reteplase, Streptokinase, Urokinase.

5. Antidotes

Hydroxycobalamin antidote: cyanide Safe
Methylene blue antidote: methemoglobinemia Has a potential risk to the mother and foetus

6. Penicillins

First generation: penicillin G, benzathine penicillin, Bicillin, penicillin VK Safe
Second generation: oxacillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin Safe

7. Cardiac agents

Adenosine Safe
Digoxin Not advised in third trimester
Lidocaine Safe

8. Diabetes: Insulin is safe to use during diabetes.

9. Antacids

Famotidine Low risk
Ranitidine Safe

10. Corticosteroids: Advised for short term use

Cetirizine Almost safe
Chlorpheniramine Safe

Always talk to your physician in case of any complication and before taking any medicine given above.

7 Hidden Atrial Fibrillation Dangers

PGD IN ULTRAASONOGRAPHY, Non invasive cardiology course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
7 Hidden Atrial Fibrillation Dangers

When you are diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, or afib, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, putting your heart back in its proper rhythm is only half the goal. Stroke prevention is the other.

Both objectives require rethinking certain foods and medications that once seemed innocuous and now could be a danger to your health. From common over-the-counter drugs to some of the healthiest vegetables on the planet, here's a list of atrial fibrillation dangers to sidestep.

Caffeine can trigger atrial fibrillation

Chugging cup after cup of coffee may help you stay awake, but too much caffeine can be an atrial fibrillation trigger, causing more frequent episodes of the irregular heartbeat. The same goes for caffeine pills, energy drinks, and other caffeine-containing substances.

" they [energy drinks] have the capacity to make afib worse or more frequent, even in people who have never had afib before" says larry chinitz, md, a cardiologist and professor of medicine at nyu langone medical center in new york city. But, Dr. Chinitz notes, when you have afib, only excessive caffeine intake is a problem, so you can sip a latte here or there without any trouble.

Alcohol can be toxic to your heart

Think twice before you order that next round alcohol and atrial fibrillation can be a dangerous combination. Alcohol in excessive amounts is a depressant to the brain, but a stimulant to the heart. This stimulation can worsen or instigate afib episodes.

" it's also a direct toxin to the heart muscle" chinitz says. Sometimes, heavy drinking over a short period of time can cause episodes of atrial fibrillation in people who have not been previously diagnosed with it, a condition known as holiday heart syndrome.

Cold and allergy medications can trigger afib

For most people, nonprescription medications for stuffy and runny noses are fine, but cold/allergy medicine and atrial fibrillation don't mix well. Use caution when taking these remedies because they could cause more frequent episodes of an irregular heartbeat.

" all medications that are trying to decrease secretions or dilate the airways or lungs are all direct stimulants to the heart" chinitz explains. A few common stimulating over-the-counter (otc) medications to watch out for include actifed (chlorpheniramine and phenylephrine), sudafed (pseudoephedrine), and contac (acetaminophen, chlorpheniramine, and phenylephrine), though others may present the same atrial fibrillation dangers. Talk to your doctor before taking any of these medications if you have afib.

Leafy green vegetables affect blood clotting

Whoever thought that veggies could be bad for you? but as it turns out, some of them can be dangerous if you have atrial fibrillation. If you're on a blood thinner such as warfarin (coumadin, jantoven) for atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke, you should carefully monitor your intake of green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, which contain high amounts of vitamin k.

Vitamin k can counteract the blood-thinning effects of warfarin, making some veggies atrial fibrillation dangers. But you don't have to give up vitamin k for afib management; the key is to eat about the same amount of k-rich foods every day" you shouldn't have none for a month and then huge amounts over the course of a few days" chinitz says.

Vitamins and herbal supplement cautions

Though otc supplements are often thought of as harmless, some of them can affect atrial fibrillation. Vitamin e, for example, has a blood-thinning effect so if you're on a blood thinner, talk to your doctor before taking it. The same goes for herbal medications that have a stimulant effect, like ma huang (chinese ephedra) and st. John's wort.

Extreme exercise puts a strain on your heart

For most people with atrial fibrillation, moderate exercise isn't a problem and can be beneficial by helping you control your weight and improve your mood. But a few people with afib find that particularly difficult workouts can launch a fibrillation episode" we do caution those people against excessive amounts [of exercise]" chinitz says" but most people's exercise routines are not affected"

If you notice irregular heart rhythms during or just after a workout, talk with your doctor about the best way to proceed so that healthy workouts don't turn into atrial fibrillation dangers.

Stress, anxiety, and depression weigh on the heart

Emotions can play a role in bringing on an atrial fibrillation episode. People with afib who have more severe anxiety and depression symptoms may have more afib episodes than people with less-severe anxiety and depression. To help reduce stress and lower your risk of an afib episode, pay close attention to your emotions and schedule relaxing activities that you enjoy.

If your stress, anxiety, or depression becomes overwhelming, talk to a healthcare professional about ways to lighten your emotional load.