For very few people on this forum an ablation appears to have helped their AF, but is that type of attempt at a 'quick cure' (if it works for long) the answer anyway I wonder? My feelings about this procedure are becoming very confused.
I seem to be reading more and more on this forum about ablations that aren't successful and about very few that are. I have to be honest and say my feelings are mixed as to whether or not they're worth having for the majority of people (I've had three).
A healthy and more natural plant based diet, exercising the muscles in the whole of our bodies and not overdoing it, taking a magnesium supplement, ensuring you are not lacking any vitamins, avoiding stressful situations and (if needed) losing some weight appear to be the better options to try first. I've read on this site that this had helped a lot of members.
Experimenting with different eating options like going gluten, lactose or dairy free often appear to help too. I feel that going totally gluten free after last Christmas when AF struck me yet again, helped me to feel a lot better. Before that I was gluten free with lots of lapses i.e. having the odd few biscuits etc., so it didn't work.
What made me take the gluten free option was because I noticed every time I ate a piece of cake I would become aware of a very strong heartbeat that almost made my body judder and my fear of that happing really left me with no choice but to say no when offered some, that was really hard at first, but I don't miss it at all now.
As regular members of this forum may have read in a previous post of mine, I believe having a tooth that had a root infection, which had been a problem from the start of my AF, extracted cured mine. So any infection in the body could be another cause.
Should we and the medical profession be looking more at what may be causing our AF, as I've mentioned above re diet and inflammation in our bodies, rather than just opting for the surgical intervention of an ablation before trying anything else?
What are your thoughts?