Whenever someone have asked me- What makes so difficult to approach and control arterial hypertension and its related health conditions?
My response is loud and clear: The complexity of the tangled skein we must deal with as health care providers.
The problem is that there is a growing number of risk factors with a very complex interrelation.
Nowadays, another has been summed up to the list: the screen time or in other words, the time spent on social media, video games, watching television, music videos, advertising, etc.
It is not a secret that is increasingly rare to see kids and adolescents playing games outdoor unless these are part of the school program they belong to. Children are no longer playing hide-and-seek outside or reading a good hard-cover book. Instead, they’ve dived into a world of constant digital media through television, mobile devices and video games.
According to the latest statistics about the topic: Continue reading “Long screen time and cardiovascular disease in children and adolescents. Social media and video games might be taking their toll.”