It's Movement for Movement Monday
Today is Movement for Movement Monday at Aortic Hope.
👉 As we all know, doing nothing is doing something however, many of us need some support to simply get moving (whatever that may be for you).
👉 Following your doctor's orders, do whatever he/she has cleared you to do. While recovering from open heart surgery, you may find it a little difficult to "move" and that's normal.
🥵 Temperatures are starting to rise and it's time to learn about how heat can impact your blood pressure.
🫀 According to the article How does Heat Impact Blood Pressure from Baptist Health, "If you have high blood pressure, warm temperatures can affect you in multiple ways. Blood pressure tends to be higher in cold weather due to the constriction of blood vessels as the body attempts to retain heat. The opposite is true in warm weather — blood pressure typically is lower.
That’s good if you have high blood pressure. However, there are also certain negative relationships between high temperatures and high blood pressure.
For example, some hypertension medications increase sun sensitivity. As a result, you have a higher risk of sunburn and a condition called photosensitivity, which is a reaction that can cause skin blisters or a rash. Also, you can experience dizziness, fainting, or falls if the heat-related lowering of your blood pressure happens too quickly. "
😓 It's important to know that when your body overheats, you may sweat more and with sweating can come the risk of dehydration which may cause your blood pressure to change.
👉 Be careful to protect yourself from the heat and stay hydrated if your are moving more outside in higher temperatures.
To read the article in it's entirely, click here.