krysti_with_a_k Krystina Ostermeyer

Krystina Ostermeyer, Author at New Life Outlook

About Krystina

Krysti is a 30-something wife to Brad, and mother to Logan. She also happens to suffer from anxiety and has had migraines since she was 12 years old. In August of 2017, she also had a meningioma (a benign brain tumor) removed.

She writes for the anxiety and migraine of NewLifeOutlook, as well as a variety of other communities.

She is an RN with over ten years of nursing experience, which has enabled her to help many people with a variety of chronic conditions in her career. Her nursing experience has spanned from floor nursing on a telemetry unit, working with heart patients, to working in an allergy/immunotherapy clinic, to working in a diabetes education office. She enjoys helping people living healthier, more fulfilling lives, while also learning from her patients.

In addition to her work, she enjoys reading, yoga (she is a yoga instructor and believes it can help with chronic pain!), traveling, cooking and baking, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.

In addition to her freelance writing and nursing career, she enjoys writing for pleasure. Her son has food allergies, and she enjoys blogging about her family's journey.

Krystina's Work

Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

What Is Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation?

What we simply know as atrial fibrillation (AFib) may actually be termed as nonvalvular atrial fibrillation in the near future, but why?
156 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 10, 2018
AFib and Fatigue

Increase Your Energy With These Fatigue Management Tips

Sometimes fatigue can be a side effect of the heart medications prescribed for Afib. Consider the following AFib and fatigue management tips.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 18, 2017
Paroxysmal AFib

What Is Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation?

Sometimes, paroxysmal AFib is caused by a different condition, such as hyperthyroidism or hypertension. Learn more about this condition here.
163 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 28, 2017
AFib vs. VFib

Atrial Fibrillation Versus Ventricular Fibrillation – What Is the Difference?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) and ventricular fibrillation (VFib) may sound alike, but they are a lot different. Learn differences of AFib vs VFib here.
130 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 19, 2017
AFIB Medications

The Importance of Taking AFib Medications and Treatment Options

If you've been recently diagnosed with AFib, you may wonder why it is important to take medication and what your options for AFIB medications are.
277 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on August 16, 2017
Is Atrial Fibrillation Fatal?

Is Atrial Fibrillation Fatal?

AFib is a serious diagnosis and while this condition isn't fatal in itself, it can lead to potentially fatal life-threatening complications.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on July 20, 2017
Types of AFib

The Different Types of Atrial Fibrillation

There are several difference types of atrial fibrillation requiring different treatments. Learn more about the many forms of AFib.
691 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on June 20, 2017
Silent AFib

Is It Possible to Have AFib Without Symptoms?

Silent AFib becomes a larger problem because there is no symptoms and goes undetected — which increases the risk for stroke dramatically.
108 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on March 8, 2017
AFib Memory Loss

Research Shows AFibbers More Likely to Suffer Mental Decline

Research suggests AFib memory loss is a common occurance: sufferers may have an increased risk of dementia and general mental decline.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on February 22, 2017
AFib and Stroke

How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

There is a high correlation of AFib and stroke risk. Learn how the two are linked so you can take steps to minimize your risk.
by Krystina Ostermeyer on October 11, 2016