Yoga For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: It Improves The Quality Of Life

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Yoga For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: It Improves The Quality Of Life

Yoga For Patients With Atrial Fibrillation, Patients’ quality of life with atrial fibrillation usually decreases, and the disease is associated with high blood pressure and other health problems. Can yoga help control it?

A new scientific study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular found that people with Atrial Fibrillation may practice yoga to improve their quality of life and lower high blood pressure and heart rate.

In their study, the researchers compared two groups of participants with the disease, a group that practiced yoga, while the second group did not practice this type of sport.

Atrial fibrillation is defined as a medical condition that causes the heartbeat to accelerate and in an irregular manner, resulting in a decrease in the ability to supply the body with blood—stroke (STROKE).

The researchers explained that the infection with this disease affects patients’ lives greatly, as they reduce their daily activities for fear of having a seizure of the disease. They use medicine to help them adapt to their medical condition. Still, the researchers wanted to find another method that would reduce disease symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life.

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The researchers targeted 80 people with atrial fibrillation. They were divided into two groups based on yoga, noting that the first group practiced yoga one hour per week for 12 weeks.

The researchers measured heart rate, blood pressure, and quality of life for all participants at the start and end of the experiment and found the following:

  • The mental health of the participants who practiced yoga was better than the others.
  • Heart rate and blood pressure decreased in participants who practiced yoga.
  • The quality of life of patients improved in the first group after practicing yoga.
  • Yoga helped improve the psychological state of the participants.

The researchers suggested that practicing yoga, which contains exercises that help in the breathing process, improves the heart’s work and reduces the pressure on it, which helps reduce its heart rate and even lower high blood pressure.

The researchers are now working to conduct another trial involving 140 people with atrial fibrillation to study yoga and music’s effect.

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Anna Andersonne
Anna is a mother, yoga teacher, and psychologist. At YOGA LOAD she is the heart of the editorial team and writes about yoga, true happiness, and sustainability. Her articles are published in the Yoga Journal, Happy Way and GingerMag.