Health Tips: What Are The Causes Of Heart Disease? Learn preventive measures

Health Tips: In today’s fast-paced life, cases of heart disease are increasing rapidly. You must have heard about many incidents related to the heart around you. Recently singer KK also passed away due to heart attack. Changing lifestyle, unhealthy diet, eating out are all factors. But, what are the other reasons? Learn in this context […]
 


Health Tips: What Are The Causes Of Heart Disease?  Learn preventive measures

Health Tips: In today’s fast-paced life, cases of heart disease are increasing rapidly. You must have heard about many incidents related to the heart around you. Recently singer KK also passed away due to heart attack. Changing lifestyle, unhealthy diet, eating out are all factors. But, what are the other reasons? Learn in this context from Dr. Pratap C. Reddy, President, Apollo Hospitals Group.

Could a heart attack be the ‘silent killer’?

About 75% of patients are unaware of their condition, resulting in only a quarter of patients continuing to receive medical or surgical treatment for any of their symptoms. Today, cardiovascular diseases such as ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular events such as stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India accounts for a fifth of these deaths worldwide, especially given the fact that all Indians are in the age group of 20 to 40 years and their prevalence is increasing among the youth.

Due to sudden cardiac arrest?

 

In today’s rush hour, we often avoid paying attention to the body. As a result, stress, high calorie and unbalanced diet and low physical activity lead to increased heart rate.

Can prevention strategies prevent heart attacks?

Eighty percent of heart attack deaths can be prevented with proactive health management and risk reduction strategies. We should focus on health promotion and preventive measures to reduce the impact of these risk factors. Without understanding the basic state of health, traditional health programs focused solely on weight loss will no longer be sufficient. Building a strong capacity to conduct various tests and rapid diagnosis as well as public awareness activities can do some important work in this direction. Each person has a different family history and lifestyle. They need to create an effective program with positive thinking, provide these individuals with reliable health information and encourage them to take active responsibility for their own health.

What to do in case of emergency?

Timing is of utmost importance in an emergency and it is important for the patient to reach the hospital at the earliest. Presently, emergency cardiac ambulance service is available free of cost at various locations. While the patient is being taken to the hospital, first aid can be given to the patient in an ambulance. Everyone should keep the phone numbers of such ambulance services with them. So that this service can be easily available in case of emergency.