Cardiovascular diseases remain the #1 killer globally and Covid-19 just aids the cause.
This Heart Health Awareness Month it’s important to know how to take care of your heart and prevent heart diseases. Additionally, you ought to factor Covid-19 and the issues it can have on your heart.
Despite significant improvements in assessing and treating cardiovascular diseases, it still remains the number one killer across the globe. Almost half of the people who have heart attacks show no previous symptoms. This being said, having routine check-ups remains utmost significant.
The following factors should to be evaluated routinely:
- Cholesterol levels
- Blood pressure levels
- Sugar Level
- Smoking Habits
- Diet Choices
- Lifestyle Choices
Heart health has become even more significant since the pandemic. There’s been a 16% increase in myocarditis incidents among patients infected with Covid-19. Myocarditis is the condition where the myocardium (a heart muscle) swells up causing heart failure. Those with pre existing heart issues are more vulnerable to the coronavirus and its ramifications.
Early studies reveal that COVID-19 could leave scars on the heart, but these theories carry little weight and further research is still underway. The best advice is to get vaccinated and try not to get infected in the first place.
If you do experience chest pain, pulsating heart beats, constant weariness or breathlessness, contact your doctor right away.
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