Heart conditions are the leading cause of death across the globe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by a heart condition. Experts suggest that Coronary Heart Disease is the most threatening condition.
An important point to note here is that heart conditions can affect anyone. Similarly, the chances of survival are greater if you begin treatment quickly.
Who is at Risk for Heart Disease?
Several medical conditions can put people at a higher risk for heart disease. In fact, poor lifestyle choices can exponentially increase your risk of developing a heart condition.
Risk factors for Heart diseases include:
- Lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle
- Poor diet
- Excessive drinking (alcohol use)
Keep going – and Start Moving!
This is how we are, always on the go, but never ‘up from our couches’. Despite being super active on social media, people are lesser active in real life. We don’t have the motivation to work out. The heart is the main organ that requires the most care and attention. After all, it is responsible for pumping blood and supplying oxygen and nutrition to our cells.
It is important that heart health should be carefully maintained and managed. Many mobile applications have been developed to particularly benefit heart health. These applications not only provide heart-healthy exercises but also provides you with a chance to monitor your heartbeat.
Surprisingly, you can now find specialized phone apps that can diagnose irregular heart rhythms. On the other hand, there are gadgets that can monitor blood pressure even when you are walking around the block.
Of course, technology is advancing at a rapid pace and companies want to work on products that have a huge impact on human health.
You would come across apps that offer a heart-healthy diet plan for people on the go. Smart gadgets such as Fitbit can monitor your heart rate, as well as the number of steps you take, have taken over the course of the day. Some apps would also provide additional information, guides, and how-to tutorials to make your life easier.
As you can guess, irregular heart rate or atrial fibrillation can be dangerous, in fact, life-threatening. So having a mobile app that can diagnose rhythm irregularities is a good idea. Tech companies are trying really hard to create apps and gadgets that benefit heart patients, and now there is a need for clinical research to see whether or not these improvements are truly effective.
Do You Care About Your Health?
Today people are obsessed with being healthy but sadly they don’t have the time to be healthy. Since they are always on the go, they prefer to download apps to not only track their fitness levels but also their diets.
Remember you might be tempted to opt for junk or processed/canned foods. These not only are loaded with fat but are quite harmful to your body in the long run. Thanks to health apps like Pedometer and Weight Watchers, even the busiest people can keep track of their health journey. That’s right. The popular health apps will encourage you to opt for the nutritious options and keep a close eye on what you eat.
Do These Health Apps and Gadgets Work?
Another benefit of health applications is that people who suffer from hypertension and diabetes can keep their blood glucose levels and blood pressure under control. There are apps that work closely with devices, gadgets attached to the body of the patient. The good thing about such apps is that they identify the warning signs and prevent huge damage. For example, health apps can measure the heart rate of the patient and ensure that the patients wake up fresh and well rested.
Studies reveal that diabetes if left uncontrolled can damage your kidneys and eyes. What’s worse is that higher blood glucose levels also increase your risk for heart diseases.
Healthcare professionals across the globe recommend heart patients to get proper rest and maintain an active lifestyle so these applications can come in handy for them. These applications can remind the patients to take their medicines and contact their healthcare provider immediately in case of emergency.
Do I Need to Subscribe to Premium Versions?
Most applications are free but they do have premium versions. Paid apps have more features and you can easily customize the app according to your personal preferences. In fact, some health apps allow you to design a complete heart-healthy diet and fitness plan according to your medical condition and the current BMI.
The world is moving at a fast pace and we must keep up with this pace to stay on top of our fitness game. Hundreds of things might be running inside your mind. There will be days when you’d want to skip sleep for work-related tasks.
Briefly put, reliable telemedicine platforms and mobile healthcare apps deliver numerous benefits for the healthcare industry as well as patients. It’s high time the industry utilizes both to their maximum potential.