From Hard Work to Heart Disease

Posted on December 6, 2019

Indians spend the most time at work per week globally according to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and this lifestyle could be having adverse effects on health.

The working population in urban areas is known to spend between 53-54 hours earning a living and these figures exclude overtime work. Although this lifestyle is part of the professional culture, as most consider this a norm to attain success, its impacts on cardiovascular health are widely ignored.

Working long hours is not only detrimental to our social lives but also leaves us vulnerable to various heat problems. Spending more than 55 hours weekly at work deteriorates cardiovascular health and a major sign is irregular heartbeat patterns. An ECG is a must to clarify any suspicions of risk but it is a one-time analysis and does not give an overall picture of your heart activity. A more suitable solution would be to opt for cardiac monitoring to spread the observation over a longer duration.

Work-related stress can lead to Atrial fibrillation (AF) causing an increase in heart rate. About of AF can leave a person feeling lightheaded and breathless with an attack of palpitations due to the uncontrolled pace of the heartbeat, while some may not feel any signs of this condition. Continuous and careful observation of your heart activity in the event of a suspicion of AF is of utmost importance to reduce any risk of stroke. AF makes the chances of having a stroke five times higher making an ECG monitoring service the best preventive measure in such an event.

Any changes in heart activity are recorded by the biosensors used in the cardiac monitoring device. This small battery-operated device, installed near the ear, detects any abnormalities over a day or week.  Symptoms of AF are best studied under continuous observation as an ECG and EKG may not present a cardiologist with a complete picture of the causes affecting your heart health as there can be numerous reasons behind the causes.

Cholesterol is one such cause leading to obesity and increases the risk of cardiac arrest. A typical day for most of the working population across the world involves demanding tasks and remaining static for a large part of the week. With barely any time or energy to spare for physical exercise, many are trapped in unhealthy lifestyles leading to obesity and cholesterol levels which are major causes of cardiac arrests.  The right data collected through cardiac monitoring devices help in making suitable lifestyle changes to avoid such heart conditions.

It becomes imperative in such cases to incorporate detection devices and methods which study electrical impulses and create a cardiac rhythm map to identify abnormalities. Holter Monitoring or Cardiac Events Monitoring serves this purpose and make excellent options to get an overall report on your heart activity.

Another contributor to heart-related diseases is an addiction. Addiction to food, smoking, and alcohol are common substitutes for exercise and a healthy diet to tackle stress. These unhealthy coping mechanisms again lead to various heart diseases. To keep a tab on the daily habits affects your health a mobile monitoring device may be a more suitable choice.

A mobile heart monitoring device employs a cardiac monitoring bio-sensor to detect and alter the harmful activities impacting your cardiac health. An advantage of this device is it does its job while you do yours. It keeps a watchful eye by monitoring your cardiac activity in real-time without interfering with your regular routine.

While most of these devices and services are deployed in the care of existing problems, it is smarter to keep a watchful eye on your cardiovascular health through routine check-ups. These devices leave no room for excuses as their ease of use and portability cater to every individual need.

Nevertheless, the best way to maintain not only your cardiovascular health but your overall health is to achieve a balance between your professional and personal life.  Scheduling your day to efficiently manage your career demands as well as including a healthy diet and exercise is a must for good health.

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