According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, 21 people die from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and stroke, every day in Singapore.
When you have a heart problem, you need to get treatment right away. The symptoms vary depending on the condition and age of the person. In addition, you need to take the right steps to reduce your risk of complications.
Diagnosis and Treatments
Having an arrhythmia, a condition where your heart beats irregularly, can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke. However, you may not experience any symptoms at first.
A doctor can detect an irregular heartbeat by asking a series of questions during a routine physical exam. They will also use an electrocardiogram to monitor your heart rhythm.
In addition, a patient with arrhythmia can be asked about their diet and lifestyle. This can help the doctor determine if they have an underlying condition that is contributing to the abnormal heart rate.
A cardiologist can prescribe medication to slow your heart rate. They can also install an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator to monitor your heart's rhythm. If the device detects your heart beating too fast, it will automatically reset the heart to its normal speed.
How to lower the risk of heart problems by sleeping?
Below are a few ways to boost heart health by sleeping:
(1) You can lower your risk of heart problems by sleeping on a consistent schedule and by eating right. It can also be helpful to incorporate yoga into your lifestyle.
(2) Take a deep breath and practice meditation before bed. This will help your body relax.
(3) You can also make sure that you do not consume alcohol or nicotine before you go to sleep.
Also, you can take other steps to reduce your risk, such as getting good quality sleep.
The more you know about your cardiovascular health, the better. Your doctor can recommend screening tests for you or your child. Consult your doctor immediately if you have heart problem signs or sleep disorder conditions.