While a 65 years old person is more prone to have AFib, an individual aged 40 can also have AFib and it should be taken seriously
In modern times, our lives have become very fast-paced and hectic which may have helped us in enjoying most of the materialistic pleasures of the world but it has also affected our health in a negative manner.
Hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most serious concerns for our society in today’s time as the number of youngsters suffering from this disease is increasing at a very high rate. Stress is definitely playing a major role in making people hypertension patients and there is no denying the fact that in the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress is at an all-time high.
Before talking more about hypertension or high blood pressure, let us first tell you some basic details of blood pressure measurements. BP is measured in the millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and the results are obtained in two figures.
1. Systolic (top number) Pressure: The pressure when the heart forces out blood
2. Diastolic (bottom number) Pressure: The pressure in arteries when the heart is resting. between the beats.
As per medical experts, the ideal blood pressure range is 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. A person is having low blood pressure if his readings are 90/60mmHg or lower while if the readings are 140/90mmHg or higher, the person is suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure.
Why is hypertension very harmful?
What makes hypertension more harmful is the fact that it can cause heart attacks/strokes which may prove to be dangerous for a person’s life. Moreover, it is also worrying that there is a high percentage of those people who are suffering from hypertension but have no idea about it. Some very common symptoms of hypertension are – headaches in the morning, bleeding nose, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, exhaustion, chest pain, buzzing in ears for a long time, irregular heartbeats and muscle pain. Hypertension can also damage a person’s kidney and brain, so if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is highly recommended to get your blood pressure checked.
Monitoring blood pressure
You may either visit a doctor for this or can also get your blood pressure checked at home by buying a blood pressure monitor device. There are various brands available in the market which can provide you with a simple blood pressure monitor device but it is highly advisable to opt for a blood pressure monitor device with AFib detection as it will be helpful in finding out irregular heartbeats which have very high chances of resulting in heart attack/stroke.
What is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)?
AFib is termed as the most common type of irregular heartbeat or heart arrhythmia and many times people suffering from AFib don’t show any symptoms so regular monitoring is the only way to find out about it. Usually, the heart of the human contracts and relaxes on a regular beat as electrical signals are produced by some cells which make the heart contract and pump blood to other parts of the body. But when the electrical signals are disorganized and fast, the atria (the upper two chambers of the heart) contract very fast and irregularly, this is called Atrial Fibrillation. Atrial Fibrillation may not impact a person directly but it can increase the chances of other health problems such as continual weariness, rhythm problems, and it may also lead to heart failure/stroke. Some common symptoms of AFib are nausea, dizziness, breathing problem, thumping in the chest, sweating, fatigue, chest pain, weakness and anxiety, so if you experience any of these symptoms, do visit a doctor.
What may be the effect of AFib on me or my family members?
While a 65 years old person is more prone to have AFib, an individual aged 40 can also have AFib and it should be taken seriously because one out of six strokes is related to AFib. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and early diagnosis of AFib can be of great help in decreasing the chances of stroke and EASYCARE Blood Pressure Monitor with AFib Screening function which will be launched soon will definitely come in handy in keeping you and your family members safe from heart attack and stroke.
EASYCARE Blood Pressure Monitor with AFib Screening Function (24 features):
As we said earlier, having a blood pressure monitor with AFib detection at home will be of great help in saving a person from heart disease because it will warn the person in advance about the medical emergency.
EASYCARE is going to launch a Blood Pressure Monitor with AFib screening function super soon which will not only help its customers in monitoring their blood pressure but also help them in finding out if they are having AFib so that they can take medical advice as soon as possible.
You can connect it with ‘OUcare’ app which pairs to your monitor via bluetooth, making it easier to store & share all readings and reports with your doctor. It also has a color-coded indicator based on the WHO recommendations for hypertension.
How to deal with hypertension?
Regular monitoring of blood pressure by using EASYCARE Blood Pressure Monitor with AFib detection is one way to manage high blood pressure, there are some other prevention methods that a person should inculcate in life for a better future. Reducing or controlling stress, having a healthy diet that includes a good portion of vegetables and fruits, getting rid of obesity and saying no to alcohol and smoking can be very helpful in managing blood pressure. However, there are some people who have a history of blood pressure in the family and for them, it is highly recommended that they follow all the precautions and also monitor their blood pressure regularly.
Let’s help ourselves and our loved ones live a healthy life by keeping hypertension away from us.Website: easycareglobal.com
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