World Heart Day 2023: Find Simple Solutions To A Grave Problem
New Delhi: World Heart Day, celebrated on September 29 every year, is a reminder to everyone around the world to take care of their hearts and this year’s campaign focuses on the essential step of knowing our hearts first. This year, the theme of World Heart Day is “Use ❤️ Know ❤️” i.e. use and know how best to use heart emoji since visual language is a part of our daily lives where emojis are one of the most popular forms of communication today, especially amongst younger generations, to help retain people’s attention and transcend language barriers.
More than anything else, each one of us owes it our own self to take care of our heart. And for that, you have to know your heart, which is also the focus of World Heart Day this year.
Guard against high blood pressure
While low blood pressure is also not good for your heart, high blood pressure can increase the risk of heart failure. A regular check on your blood pressure can help know your risk.
Your pulse helps understand the strength of your blood flow and blood pressure in different parts of the body. A slow or fast heart rate can help understand your heart health. If you are not able to do so, you can seek help from your doctor.
Normal blood test reports
It is essential to get your blood tests done at regular intervals as advised by the doctor as a blood report can help know the levels of sodium, potassium, creatinine and other elements that are linked with your heart health in many ways.
Know your cholesterol levels with the help of a blood test. Poor cholesterol levels can block your arteries and increase the risk of a heart attack. Therefore, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is crucial for a healthy heart. A simple blood test can help know your cholesterol levels.