Published on June 3, 2021 by AliveCor India

Steps To Improve Your Heart Health Amid The Pandemic

The prevailing pandemic situation in the country has made us all even more cautious about our heart health. People with heart disease and other medical conditions are at a higher risk for more severe symptoms and complications.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people with serious heart conditions, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and obesity are among those at increased risk of severe illness with COVID-19. Those with high blood pressure, immune system deficiencies and lung diseases and stroke survivors also might be at increased risk.

The report suggests, some patients with COVID-19 experience racing heartbeats, abnormal heart rhythms, congestion and shortness of breath. Complications can include pneumonia and blood clotting.

Apart from following the guidelines to protect yourself and others during COVID-19, people with existing heart conditions should take extra precautions for managing their heart health.

To improve your heart health, follow these simple steps in your day to day lives

  1. Knowing the risk

The first step to improve or prevent heart health is knowing the risks of developing heart disease. Heart disease is a result of key health indicators such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, inflammatory conditions, depression and high cholesterol.

  1. Adapting healthy lifestyle

It is said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can help your heart in performing at its best by living a healthy lifestyle and adapting to self-care. For that, it’s important to eat healthy, stay active, and try to minimize stress.

  1. Avoiding untimely meals

Avoid sweetened beverages, which can contribute to weight gain. Avoid untimely eating by taking a quick walk around the block and remind yourself that your next meal is coming soon.

  1. Being cautious of COVID-19

Another thing that adds up to the heart issues these days is the virus. COVID-19 can affect your heart in many ways. Your heart and lungs work together to give your body the right level of oxygen. When your lungs are affected by a respiratory disease, like COVID-19, it can cause more stress on your heart. Get a constant check on the symptoms and take necessary precautions to avoid the virus.

  1. Tracking heart health regularly by taking ECG

The most important step is to keep a constant check on your heart health if you observe any new symptoms or if you are already facing heart issues. Taking an ECG is important to keep a track of your heart health but visiting the doctor on a regular basis amid the pandemic is difficult.

With technological advancement, portable ECG devices have made things easier. AliveCor’s KardiaMobile 6L can help you take an ECG in just 30 seconds at the comfort of your home. The device can detect the most common heart arrhythmias in the world including Atrial Fibrillation.

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The only way to protect your heart amid the ongoing pandemic is by making lifestyle changes and striving for optimal heart health as a positive path in these tough times.

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