More than two-thirds of the world’s population is now living in areas with a high risk of a Covid-19 pandemic. And as this number increases, so does the need for you to understand how pandemics can affect your heart health. This blog post will look at the different aspects of pandemics that can affect heart health and what you need to know about it.
1. Sudden Cardiac Arrest
One of the expected effects of the corona pandemic is sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest is more common in people who are sick and have a weak heart, and this is one of the factors that make it easier for the virus to spread.
A sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any age and isn’t triggered by a specific event. It can also happen when you do something as simple as walking or riding a bicycle.
2. Heart Attack
Another effect of the corona pandemic that affects heart health is heart attack and stroke. The corona pandemic can increase your chances of having a heart attack because it causes inflammation to your arteries, making your blood clot more easily.
More than two-thirds of the world’s population is at high risk of having a heart attack. So, if you notice any chest pain or shortness of breath, it is essential to see your doctor immediately.
3. Ischemic Heart Disease
Ischemic heart disease is the most common form of heart disease and is caused by a buildup of plaque on the walls of your arteries. The plaque can eventually cause an artery to narrow or block entirely. Since the corona pandemic affects people with weak hearts, this increases the chance of developing this type of heart disease.
High blood pressure is another type of cardiovascular disease often seen in patients suffering from Covid-19. High blood pressure is defined as having systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg or diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg.
Having such a condition can also be called hypertension. Although high blood pressure doesn’t cause any symptoms until later, it affects many organs, including the eyes, kidneys, brain, and heart.
And like other types of cardiovascular conditions, high blood pressure also puts you at a higher risk of developing heart problems. To avoid severe effects of heart issues, be sure to take advantage of the benefits of heart health awareness month.
What Can You Do to Protect Yourself From Pandemics?
There are a few things you can do to protect yourself from pandemics. The first is to be vaccinated. Pandemics can cause severe respiratory illness, which can lead to death. To prevent your loved ones from getting sick, be sure to get vaccinated.
Another critical step is to stay informed about pandemics. Keeping up with the latest news can help you make informed decisions about what you should do and how you should protect yourself. You can also seek out information about pandemics on telemedicine services or in other ways.
What Are the Future Effects of Pandemics on Heart Health?
A pandemic can have several different effects on heart health. The most severe effects can be caused by a pandemic’s impact on the body’s ability to fight infection. When the body cannot fight an infection, it can suffer from a variety of health problems, including heart disease and stroke.
Additionally, pandemics can cause other diseases to spread quickly, leading to critical illness or death. Finally, pandemics can reduce the life span of people exposed to them.
With February being the heart health awareness month, take extra preventive measures to healthy your hearts. In addition, be sure to follow all the laid down guidelines to prevent spreading the coronavirus.