Published On: June 7th, 2022Categories: Health281 words1.4 min read
World Heart Rhythm Week: 6-12 June 2022
World Heath Rhythm week aim’s to raise awareness about arrhythmias and to educate the general public and healthcare professionals on what to look out for.
What Is Arrhythmias?
Arrhythmias refers to what is classed as an abnormal heart rhythm, whether it be too slow or too fast. A normal heart beat is considered between 60-100 beats per minute.
Our daily activities such as drinking coffee or taking medication can have an impact on our heat beat, but these tend to settle over the day. Long term arrhythmias can lead to serious symptoms such as:
Increase of over 30 bpm in heart rate on standing
Loss of consciousness
AF related stroke
Daily fainting episodes
Rapid heart beat
Arms and legs jerking
Drop in blood pressure and heart rate
Low thyroid levels
Sudden cardiac arrest
Unfortunately it is quite an extensive list of potential symptoms that can be linked to this condition. Please visit the Heart Rhythm Alliance for more information.
Knowing your pulse can help save your life. This simple video below shows you how to take your own pulse.
Oral Health & Heart Disease
Research has shown that there is a connection between periodontal (gum) disease & heart disease. This is because the inflammation/bacteria in the gums may eventually lead to the narrowing of important arteries. So its important we take good care of our oral health and overall health to reduce the chance of heart disease.
If you are due a check up or worried about your dental health please do not hesitate to contact us today and book in.
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