We sometimes forget that our hearts are not just made for falling in love, but to keep us alive and healthy, too. Everyone knows the secret to a healthy and strong heart lies in positive changes in lifestyle, a balanced diet and regular exercise. But then, how many times have we applied this knowledge to real life?
For example, we understand that eating junk food isn’t the best for our health, but we still go ahead and dig into that bucket of fried chicken, don’t we?
Over the past few years, heart disease has seemed to exceed all the boundaries. Uncontrollable risk factors like diet, physical inactivity and stress largely can contribute to heart disease. Surprisingly, heart disease has become very common among the age group of 25-35 years as well. At times, some cases of heart disease may require a pacemaker to help assist their heart.
Therefore, making it even more important for us to take care of our bodies. Recovering from a pacemaker surgery can be hard, but not impossible.
So, don’t worry, we have just the right tips for you to follow or share.
What’s a pacemaker?
A pacemaker is a battery-operated device, which indicates when the heart is beating very slowly or irregularly. The device helps in managing and monitoring your heart’s rhythm. There are many unchangeable factors such as age, hereditary history, or gender, being mainly responsible for heart disease.
Fully recovering from a pacemaker surgery can take up to a few days to a couple of few months if post-care is taken properly. Therefore, it is very important to discuss with your doctor prior and post surgery, to learn what is best for your heart and health.
Learning the right way to take care of your pacemaker is very crucial, as it is now a part of you.
As the device is operated using a battery, it is bound to slow down, when it is wearing out over a period. These tips can help indicate any warning signs to save our or someone else’s life. Here are a few pointers to avoid any emergencies.
Your pacemaker maintenance
When should you call your doctor?
It is paramount to keep your doctor updated of any signs which might cause any stress to the heart. Timely check-ups are key to a successful and positive recovery post a pacemaker procedure. Discussing your heart’s health and recovery process with your heart specialist will not only keep trouble out of your way, but you may also be able to save someone’s life. Therefore, being safe than sorry is always a good thing.
Things to know and Avoid:
It is crucial for the patient to follow the doctor’s advice prior and post-procedure, to avoid any issues from recurring.
As your heart and body recover from a pacemaker surgery, you are slowly allowed to resume your daily life, but without exerting the body and causing it stress. Aftercare should be taken seriously prior and post-procedure, to achieve the best results and maintain a healthy heart.
A healthy lifestyle and exercise can help you tremendously pace with your pacemaker.
About the Hospital:
Sri Sri Holistic Hospital is a leading 100 bedded multi-speciality hospital in Nizampet, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. Sri Sri Holistic Hospital provides high standards of healthcare with a combination of advanced technology and state of art clinical expertise. With more than 52 Internationally experienced doctors and 400+ staff, we served at least 50,000 patients so far.