Saturday, November 26, 2022
For any kind of suggestion or query feel free to mail us at hello@globaldaily.in   Your online source for any kind of news   Welcome to Global Daily

Is there a reason why cardiac arrests often happen in the bathroom?


Many people want to prioritise heart health, but have limited knowledge about the signs and symptoms that indicate an unhealthy heart. This World Hypertension Day, Dr Nityanand Tripathi, the director and unit head — cardiology and electrophysiology at Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh throws light on an important topic: the disproportionately-high rate of heart attacks and cardiac arrests in the bathroom.

Is there any truth to it, and if so, why does it happen?

According to the doctor, one first needs to understand what a cardiac arrest is. It is a condition where the heart stops beating, and when it happens, essential organs no longer get oxygenated blood, leading to collapse and loss of life. “A heart attack, on the other hand, is a condition wherein a part of the heart stops getting oxygenated blood because of sudden clot formation in a blood vessel supplying blood to that part of the heart. Both are life-threatening,” he explains.

Dr Tripathi adds that most people spend an average 30 minutes or 2 per cent of their time per day in the toilet. But, it seems to be the place where heart attack and cardiac arrests happen at a disproportionately-high frequency, of 8 to 11 per cent, he says.

Since bathrooms are private places, detection and resuscitation are always delayed, and outcomes are, therefore, poor. The frequency of collapse is 8 per cent, and the chances of revival a dismal 13 per cent, he mentions.

According to the expert, the most common cause of heart attack and sudden cardiac death in the toilet is a consequence of defecation/micturition syncope. “There is a decrease in blood pressure during straining because of an imbalance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic autonomic nervous system; this leads to a decrease in blood flow to the brain and loss of consciousness. These events may also lead to a sudden surge in blood pressure, heart attacks, and sudden cardiac arrest in the toilet and bathroom,” he explains.

Taking a bath in water that is too cold can lead to blood flow from all sides towards the head, increasing the stress on arteries and capillaries. (Photo: Getty/Thinkstock)

The other causes, he says, may be rushing to the toilet after feeling sick, nausea/vomiting, and collapsing.

“Taking a shower — either too cold or too hot — can impact heart rate, blood pressure, and distribution of blood flow. Taking a bath in water that is too cold can lead to blood flow from all sides towards the head, increasing the stress on arteries and capillaries, which may cause cardiac events.”

Some things to keep in mind, according to Dr Tripathi:

* One must not strain too much during defecation or passing urine. Take your time while getting relieved.
* Avoid water that is too hot or too cold. Do not start pouring water directly on the head; start washing the feet or shoulder and gradually move up.
* Avoid getting exposed to a cold environment in the bathroom/toilet, especially in winters, as it may trigger a heart attack.
* If you fall in the vulnerable group, having had a previous heart attack, angina, old age, your heart pumping power is weak, you have had a stroke or multiple comorbidities, it is wise to not lock the door while using the toilet/bathroom.
* Toilets/bathrooms used by the vulnerable should have alarms handy, so that help can come in time.

📣 For more lifestyle news, follow us on Instagram | Twitter | Facebook and don’t miss out on the latest updates!





Source

Hits: 0

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1 + 9 =

Related Posts

Recent Posts

Here’s how Jio wants to take on Facebook’s, Instagram’s ‘most loved’ feature – Times of India
Here's how Jio wants to take on Facebook's, Instagram's ‘most loved’ feature - Times of India
Do Eggs Help Lower Uric Acid Levels In The Body? Read To Find Out
Do Eggs Help Lower Uric Acid Levels In The Body? Read To Find Out
THIS person was the happiest and most fun at Ira Khan and Nupur Shikhare’s engagement! – Pics inside – Times of India
THIS person was the happiest and most fun at Ira Khan and Nupur Shikhare's engagement! - Pics inside - Times of India
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Match Preview, Fantasy Cricket Hints: Captain, Probable Playing 11s, Team News; Injury Updates For Today’s IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match in Seddon Park, Hamilton, 7 AM IST, November 27
IND vs NZ Dream11 Team Prediction, Match Preview, Fantasy Cricket Hints: Captain, Probable Playing 11s, Team News; Injury Updates For Today’s IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match in Seddon Park, Hamilton, 7 AM IST, November 27
26/11 Mumbai terror attack led to forging of strong bond between Israel & India: Top Israeli diplomat | India News – Times of India
26/11 Mumbai terror attack led to forging of strong bond between Israel & India: Top Israeli diplomat | India News - Times of India
Host country Qatar becomes first team to be eliminated from FIFA World Cup
Host country Qatar becomes first team to be eliminated from FIFA World Cup
Suffering From Joint Pain? Practice These 4 Yoga Poses
Suffering From Joint Pain? Practice These 4 Yoga Poses
Congress slams Maharashtra governor for not removing footwear while paying tributes to 26/11 martyrs | India News – Times of India
Congress slams Maharashtra governor for not removing footwear while paying tributes to 26/11 martyrs | India News - Times of India
Maha: Pune Varsity Starts ‘Ganesh Atharvashirsha’ Course, Some Term Move Inappropriate, Wrong Trend
Maha: Pune Varsity Starts 'Ganesh Atharvashirsha' Course, Some Term Move Inappropriate, Wrong Trend
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 2022 Preview, LIVE Streaming details: When and where to watch IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match online and on TV?
India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI 2022 Preview, LIVE Streaming details: When and where to watch IND vs NZ 2nd ODI match online and on TV?

Archives

Categories

Tags

PHP Code Snippets Powered By : XYZScripts.com