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Measuring vascular age - have you heard of him?

Measuring vascular age - have you heard of him? Determining vascular age is the new trend of modern medicine. It is estimated by measuring arterial or arterial stiffness. It is a value indicating the degree of risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Hint of where and how the investigation proceeds.

Determining vascular age is the new trend of modern medicine. It is estimated by measuring arterial or arterial stiffness. It is a value indicating the degree of risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Hint of where and how this examination probíhá.Arteriální rigidity is the new "biomarker" of healthy blood vessels . If the blood vessels are supple, blood pressure wave propagates them without difficulty and enhances blood circulation in the peripheral parts of the body. With age, but the vessel wall and changing its elasticity decreases. The result is then a change propagation of pressure waves, thereby increasing cardiac workload. Precisely measuring the pulse wave velocity is the most common method of determining the vascular age. To whom can ozorovat solidification of the arteries? For patients with:
high blood pressure,
diabetes,
kidney disease
high cholesterol levels in the blood.

All thus patients have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This can result in a heart attack or stroke. Now measuring vascular age helps you easily and early detection of this cardiovascular risk. It helps that the possibility of early treatment of health and prevent the development of diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

In peace and painlessly

Measurements can undergo at pharmacies close to home that offer counseling services for vascular age. The pharmacy at the same time they can also advise on how to prevent the emergence of cardiovascular disease. During measuring the stiffness of arteries, the patient is seated comfortably, it is important to feel relaxed. When measurements must not move or talk. The client will be asked for personal information - ie age, height and weight. After this, the measurement and pharmacists communicate the final outcome.

These measurements do not have to worry pharmacist PharmDr. Hana Chudobová from Prague Alphega pharmacies In Burned assures that "measuring vascular age painless, non-invasive and basically it can be compared to blood pressure measurement. It takes less time and is complex. "
A list of pharmacies where the measurement is in progress, you can find HERE .

What can you learn

It is important to remember that the findings of one measurement do not have a diagnosis . Examination of vascular age evaluates several parameters that may be affected by the current state of the client - the results are then divided into three categories designated colored symbol.
Green - the measured values are fine and there is no need for any professional intervention or treatment.
Yellow - vascular age is appropriate to the age, but slightly higher than the average. In these cases, the appropriate lifestyle changes, increased physical activity and a healthy diet . Due to another and has a more detailed examination is also recommended to see a doctor.
Red - the man has a significantly higher vascular age. Professional inspection should be carried out as quickly as possible.

examined variable

The parameters that when measuring vascular age evaluated include:
blood pressure - normal values are less than 129/84 mmHg;
Heart rate - in adults aged over 18 years of normal value 50-100 beats per minute,
pulse wave velocity
- this figure determines the degree of stiffness of arteries and is measured in m / s. The arteries are stiffer, the higher its value. The speed is compared after measuring the sample groups of the same age.



Source: U lékaře.cz
He worked on the story: Anna Čermáková
Expert guarantor article: MD. George Náhlovský



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