Social isolation between high BP-linked covidial outbreaks: a study

Social isolation between high BP-linked covidial outbreaks: a study

LONDON: Cowed-induced lockdown and social isolation have been linked to an increase in high blood pressure (BP) in emergency patients, researchers have found.
According to the studyAdmission to the emergency department during a period of compulsory social isolation was associated with a 37% increase in the risk of hypertension – even considering age, gender, month, day and consultation time.
“After the onset of social isolation, we observed that more and more patients coming to the emergency room had high blood pressure. We conducted this. the study “To confirm or deny this impression,” he said the study Matthias Fusco, author of the Favoloro Foundation University Hospital in Argentina.
During the three months of social isolation (March 20 to June 25, 2020), the frequency of hypertension in patients 21 and older was compared to the previous two periods: the same three months in 2019 and immediately after social isolation ( Three months later (13 December 2019 to 19 March 2020).
Blood pressure is a standard measure about admission to the emergency department and was included in every patient (98.2%) admitted between March 21, 2019 and June 25, 2020. the study.
The most common causes of admission were chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, abdominal pain, fever, cough and high blood pressure.
the study Which included 12,241 patients. The median age was 57 years and 45.6% were women. In times of social isolation, 23.8% of emergency patients had high blood pressure.
That proportion was significantly higher in the same period in 2019, when it was 17.5%, and in the three months before social isolation, when it was 15.4%.
“There are a number of reasons for the link between social isolation and high blood pressure,” Fosco said.
For example, increased stress due to an epidemic, limited personal contact, and the onset or escalation of financial or family difficulties.
“Changed behaviors have played a role, along with food and alcohol, sedentary lifestyle and weight gain,” Fosco added.
Researchers have noted that blood pressure control can help prevent coronary heart disease and stroke and other serious illnesses, so it is important to maintain healthy lifestyle habits even in times of social isolation and lockdown.
the study It was to be presented at the 46th Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC) from 19 to 21 November.

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