Jeff has lived with atrial fibrillation since 2011, and polycythemia since 2014.
He has written for NewLifeOutlook since March of 2017.
Jeff’s healthcare background as a registered clinical exercise physiologist and certified strength and conditioning specialist has provided him the opportunity to deliver care to people with a variety of heart and lung conditions as well as train competitive athletes.
Jeff has a passion for using his writing and one-on-one interactions to help people gain a better understanding of their health conditions. His goal is to help individuals learn accurate, evidence-based information about how to best manage and improve their physical health so that they can lead active, productive, and fulfilling lives.
He is a fervent advocate of living a healthy lifestyle and using exercise and nutrition to aid in treating chronic disease.
Jeff was born and raised on a farm outside of a small Northeastern Montana town that was recently named the “geographic middle of nowhere” by researchers from Oxford University. He is a voracious reader and enjoys exercising, yard and garden work, watching college and professional sports, connecting with friends and family, and traveling with his wife.
The use of cardioversion for AFib eliminates the need for medication, which can both offer relief and delay the progression of heart-related symptoms.
It's important to adopt effective self-care habits to improve nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and mental health when living with atrial fibrillation.
Scientists do not yet know how AFib and kidney problems are related, but the studies did reveal some fascinating facts about the two.
AFib ablation is another option for those with persistent AFib symptoms when no other treatment has been successful in managing the symptoms.
AFib treatment begins with an early diagnosis so that your physician can develop and implement a comprehensive plan before serious problems occur.
You don't have to have all of the AFib symptoms to be diagnosed, however, the longer the symptoms persist, the greater the risk of developing a stroke.
What is atrial fibrillation and how does it affect your heart? Learn what atrial fibrillation is so you can take the right steps before complications start.
There are several types of AFib, but the most serious type is AFib with RVR, or rapid ventricular response. Learn more about it here.
Some people want to travel, but one thing holds them back; the fear of what may happen when flying with atrial fibrillation.
The difference between atrial flutter vs. atrial fibrillation is important to note. The heart rate is much faster in atrial fibrillation than flutter.