Based on World Health Statistics published by The World Health Organisation (W.H.O) in people 25 years and above in Nigeria showed that 38.6% of men and 41.2% of women respectively, have raised blood pressure.
The heart is a vital organ that plays a major role in pumping blood to all parts of the body and hence must be taken good care of. Heart diseases include any disorder, abnormality, or failure to function well, relating to the heart and blood vessels or the circulation. Some of the common forms of heart diseases include hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, heart failure etc. As with many high-income nations, low to middle income countries, including Nigeria, are now experiencing higher levels of heart related diseases.
Aside from the very common lifestyle modifications such as exercise, diet, reducing and managing mental stress, treating hypertension (high blood pressure) and managing other medical conditions; the incorporation of regular home blood pressure monitoring as well as the use of nutritional supplements that provide natural heart protection cannot be undermined. Medical devices, specifically the home blood pressure monitors, play a critical role when it comes to managing hypertension.
The European Society of Hypertension have published guidelines for home blood pressure monitoring and doctors have adopted it as part of an effective health care plan in the management of hypertension (high blood pressure). Home monitoring of blood pressure have several advantages which includes: complimenting the physicians’ readings, simplifying the blood pressure history of patients, and reducing the anxiety associated with doctors in ward coats, which can result in false readings in the hospital (also known as White Coat Syndrome). The use of blood pressure monitors at home makes it easier for patients to measure their pressure anytime they please, save and track their readings for better adherence rather than the stress of visiting the hospital and pharmacies to check their blood pressure. However, the use of blood pressure monitors to measure, save and track blood pressure readings is not a substitute for routine doctor/hospital visits. When considering a blood pressure device, always take into account, the features. Such features include: high levels of accuracy and precision, a product with up to 5 years warranty, high reliability and durability, advanced technology/ease of use, price friendly devices and quality assured manufacturing.
A&D BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORS, possess the aforementioned features. It’s also regarded as a world class device which has been clinically validated by the European Society of Hypertension and the British Hypertension society.
Nutritional supplements specific for the heart such as Cardioace®, plays an important role for the optimal functioning of the heart. Cardioace® contains vitamins, minerals and other trace elements which are naturally deficient in people with heart diseases. It contains organic compounds such as garlic and other heart friendly constituents. It contains natural orange flavours to coat the taste of the garlic and also free of artificial colouring and preservatives.
The constituents of Cardioace® also help regulate cholesterol levels, which if not monitored, may worsen heart conditions.
Cardioace® is a brand from the stables of Vitabiotics, the number one nutritional company in the world. Formulated by a team of experts, based on the latest scientific research into the role of nutrients in heart health as well as extensive studies over the past 30 years, Cardioace® is the most comprehensive, research-based formula available for heart health.
Finally, through healthy lifestyle, self-monitoring & early detection and use of effective nutritional supplementation, the scaring picture of heart diseases can be changed.
The Global Burden of Disease: 2013 Update. Available from: http://ghdx.healthdata.org/gbd-data-tool; 2016. [Last accessed on 2019 Dec 30].