As The World Celebrates World Heart Day, Here are Things to Note
In commemoration of this year’s World Heart Day, it is important to bring to your notice some of the things we ignorantly do that hamper our heart health.
The human heart is a muscular organ in most animals, which help in pumping blood through the blood vessels of the circulatory system.
The blood plays an important role in putting the heart into its proper functioning as it provides the body with oxygen and nutrients, as well as assisting in the removal of metabolic wastes.
The heart in human beings is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest.
There are several recognised behaviours that can negatively affect your heart health. These include inactivity or sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excessive consumption of salt, lack of sleep, poor dental care and so on.
Prevention they say is better cheap and always better than cure, at this era where there are diseases that pose as Incurable or might likely lead to an untimely death, it becomes necessary to take cognizance of one’s action that can jeopardize his or her health.
Here are some of the identified acts that are detrimental to one’s heart health and could possibly make an individual vulnerable to heart diseases.
Lack of Adequate Sleep: Depending on what keeps sleep far from your eye at night, if this it persists without any effort to checkmate it, your energy level during the day might not be the only side effect you will experience.
Sleep loss related to a condition like sleep apnea can often be easily treated with the help of a sleep specialist. However, if sleep apnea is left untreated, it could lead to high blood pressure which has adverse effects on the heart.
If you’re up at night – especially due to stress or anxiety – you could be putting yourself at risk for high blood pressure and putting unnecessary strain on your heart.