Question: I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I am in treatment with apocard and I have not had problems again, the reviews are normal. I am obese. I would like to make a hyperproteic diet. It is advisable? María Luisa (Philadelphia).
Answer: Hyperproteic diets are based on the decrease in carbohydrate consumption and replace these with proteins and fats; Thus, the body uses fats as an energy source, degrading fatty acids and increasing ketone bodies that decrease appetite. This type of diet is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency. In your case, with your heart problem, of atrial fibrillation, it would not be contraindicated.