If you’re young, you might think you are healthy and need not worry about heart disease at least for the next 15 years. But the heart still needs your attention no matter what age you are.
Heart problems are not something that can be ignored based on age factors. As much as it strikes the old, it can strike the young as well. In fact, heart disease is a leading cause of death not only among people above 40 years but also the younger.
For Women: Some studies have found that most women in their early twenties die of heart diseases than of cervical or breast cancers. There is a drastic increase in heart attacks among women who are 35 to 50 years old over the last two decades.
For Men: The average age of a heart attack in men is 60, but it is necessary to not ignore any symptoms of heart diseases as it can strike at any age and needs to be taken seriously at any age.
When To Worry About Being At Risk Of Heart Diseases?
Cardiovascular diseases occur due to narrowed and blocked blood vessels that obstruct blood circulation and flow to the heart and brain. Symptoms of heart diseases can vary for men and women.
- In Men: Men are more likely to experience chest pain
- In Women: Women might experience shortness of breath, extreme fatigue and nausea as common symptoms.
Other Common Symptoms Include:
- Pain, weakness, coldness or numbness in your arms or legs if the blood vessels in those parts of your body are narrowed.
- Pain in the throat, back upper abdomen, neck or jaw.
- Slow heartbeat (bradycardia)
Getting Complete Health Checkup Done
It is recommended that people must get a complete health checkup done at least once in a year. The tests must include a blood cholesterol, a check of blood pressure, blood sugar levels, your height, weight, and a calculation of your body mass index. Your habits in case you are a smoker, your personal hygiene, exercise habits, and your diet also must be checked by your doctor.
How to Lower The Risk Of Heart Disease
Heart It is a dynamic community of millions of cells that are responsible for. Blood contains oxygen and nutrients which are necessary for the human body to function properly. The heart is programmed to pump blood to the whole body as long as we live. In short, the heart does not rest. When the heart muscles become weak to the point that it beats very slowly and does not pump sufficient amount of blood to the rest of the organs in the body, the organs stop functioning and causes multiple organs or heart failure.
Having a healthy and balanced diet and cultivating a regular initiative to exercise can help you in having a healthy heart. To help you initiate having a better life, Cardiology experts at Sri Sri Holistic Hospital have hand picked a few easy and interesting tips that route your road to having a healthy heart.
Say No To Smoking Now!
Smoking increases blood cholesterol levels. The good cholesterol level drops in smokers as compared with nonsmokers. The coronary arteries start narrowing with a gradual accumulation of fat within walls of the arteries. This results in obstructing the blood flow with a high risk of blood clotting. This kind of sudden blockage of the arteries may lead to a heart attack.
Make Your Diet Healthy And Interesting
Include whole grain cereals, fibre foods, seeds and nuts in your diet and lower your risk of heart disease. These foods purify and improve the flow of blood throughout the body. When the blood flow improves, the heart rate also improves. This helps the heart in pumping better, gives a lot of energy and health to the heart. It is recommended that you avoid salty and high sodium foods.
Limit Your Alcohol Consumption
Heavy drinking causes your heartbeat to become slow and also leads to coronary diseases. Alcohol obstructs the supply of oxygen and essential nutrients to your heart muscles which are required for normal functioning.
Diabetes must be in control. Blood sugar can damage your artery walls which result in heart diseases and also blockages in the arteries, causing cardiac arrest.
Make Fitness Fun
Adopting an active lifestyle is an excellent way to keep your heart healthy. It is also important that a person must be happy to be healthy. Avoid stress and cultivate activities that combine exercise and socializing like, aerobics, cycling or yoga which are great sources that help in increasing the heart rate.
We all want to live better, longer and happier. The best way to have a better lifestyle is to have a healthy body mind and soul. Sri Sri Holistic Hospital offers a range of holistic treatments for you to make better choices on time to improve your health in totality.
For more information of to book an appointment with our cardiologist, you may contact us on: 040-44108108 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. V S Ramchandra is an experienced and eminent Cardiologist in Hyderabad, practicing at Sri Sri Holistic Hospitals, Kukatpally. He is also a Visiting Consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Mediciti Hospital and Narayan Hrudayalaya.
Sri Sri Holistic Hospital is a leading 100 bedded multi specialty hospital in Nizampet, Kukatpally, Hyderabad. Sri Sri Holistic Hospital provides high standards of healthcare with a combination of advanced technology and state of art clinical expertise. With more than 52 Internationally experienced doctors and 400+ staff, we served at least 50,000 patients so far.