According to the Brazilian Society of Cardiac Arrhythmias (Sobrac), when not correctly diagnosed and treated, cardiac arrhythmia can cause cardiac arrest, heart disease and sudden death. Anyone can be diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia, regardless of age, sex or socioeconomic status. Even newborns, healthy young people and athletes can be affected by this condition.
The most common form of arrhythmia is Atrial Fibrillation (AF), characterized by irregular and rapid heartbeats that result in an uncoordinated contraction of the two upper chambers of the heart, the atria. AF affects 1 in 4 people over 40 years of age. This type of arrhythmia is a major cause of stroke, heart failure, sudden death, and cardiovascular morbidity.
Treatment options for cardiac arrhythmias depend on the clinical condition of each patient. Among them are the interventional forms, such as catheter ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that prevents the worsening of symptoms.
After a troubled year, full of changes in plans and adaptations, 2021 has already started with the important mission of bringing hope and new air to everyone’s lives.
And with issues related to health becoming more and more in vogue and becoming so necessary, nothing better than facing this year as an opportunity to do something different and take even better care of yourself than in 2020. After all, who hasn’t lost a little hand during so many months of social distancing?
So if you slipped into personal care during the pandemic and want to do it differently in 2021, we’ve put together a little guide to help you build an even healthier future inside and out. How about starting today?
Taking care of food is necessary
During the months of social distancing due to the new coronavirus pandemic, it became common to find people uncomfortable with weight reduction or gain – all because of the poor diet that, many times, got out of control with the recent change of routine.
To get around the problem and keep your health always up to date, the new year is a good opportunity to start eating well from the start. To do this, consulting with a nutritionist may be the best way to start – as the professional is the most suitable for combining different types of food, in addition to alleviating any symptoms you may have, all in a complete and healthy diet .
And while life does not return to normal and we still live partially in the home office, the tip is to try to fit positive eating habits into your home routine and understand what works for you. You can, for example, choose a day of the week to buy and prepare your food for the whole week, or set aside an hour in your morning to organize everything that will be consumed that day.
The important thing is to make it work and close the gaps that make you opt for low-nutrient foods – the famous “nonsense” – such as moments of boredom and anxiety. Remember that balance is everything!
In 2021, get moving!
For some people, the old New Year’s promise that exercise will finally get into their routine after the flip of the calendar never gets off the ground. But how about doing it differently in 2021?
We know that making promises is often much easier than keeping. An exercise routine demands good will, discipline and, above all, commitment, as it is very simple to find excuses to skip that boring gym workout or excuse a missed dance class.