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Why You May Need a Medical Alert Device

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People purchase medical alert systems for a variety of reasons. As you likely know, age is among the most common motivations for investing in a system. However, not all medical alert users are elderly. There are a handful or reasons why younger people may want to consider one of these devices. 

Certain illnesses, such as epilepsy and certain heart conditions, may necessitate a medical alert device for teenagers and young adults. If you’ve been diagnosed with any of these conditions, or if you have a child with an illness, consider an alert system. The device can provide added safety and the peace of mind you’ve been looking for.

Medical Alert Systems for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition that affects an individual’s brain, often leading to seizures and other serious complications. People are typically diagnosed as young children, which can complicate the illness; parents often have a difficult time monitoring their child’s activity, making it difficult to track and address potential seizures. As a result, many people with epilepsy use some type of alert system.

There are a variety of medical alert systems available to people with epilepsy. Mattress sensors, which are placed under a person’s bed, can detect seizures while the person is asleep. Seizure alert cameras can also detect unusual movements, and smart watches can identify seizures, record them, and send a message to the individual’s primary physician.

Still, smart watches and other devices can be too complicated for children and young adults. By contrast, medical alert system pendants, like those offered by Alert1, are visible, easy to use, and recognizable by adults. If you or your child has epilepsy, this can be a great option. 

Using Medical Alert Systems for Heart Conditions

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Many Alert1 users have devices in case of a cardiac event. However, many cardiovascular diseases are becoming common in children, teenagers, and non-senior adults. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia, a form of cardiomyopathy, usually affects teens and young adults, disrupting the heart’s electrical system and causing arrhythmias. This condition can cause sudden cardiac arrest in young people, especially if they are physically active and participate in sports. Similarly, dilated cardiomyopathy most often occurs in adults aged 20 to 60, and it can lead to heart failure.

These conditions can be difficult to diagnose in younger people, but there are many risk factors that can help parents and physicians predict a diagnosis. If you or your child is at risk for a form of cardiomyopathy, a medical alert system, like those from Alert1, can help to save a life. 

Investing in a Medical Alert System While Young

We know that cost can be a big hindrance to young people who need to use medical alert systems. That said, you should never sacrifice your physical and medical safety. If you’re interested in using Alert1, rest assured that our prices are below typical Life Alert® costs. With us, you’ll get one of the best systems on the market at an affordable, accessible price – no matter your age or the funds in your bank account. Plus, Alert1 systems are simple, easy to use, and provide a service that may be essential to your or your child’s health.