Heart Disease: Recognising Symptoms and Preventive Measures
We live in a world where ‘work hard and party
harder’ has become a lifestyle anthem, and most of us are trying to live up to
it, ignoring the consequences it will lead to.
constantly working hard for a better future, but what will happen if we came to
know that efforts and pain we are taking for a flourishing career is actually
putting us down and pushing us towards probable heart diseases.
fast-paced world we are constantly under stress which as per medical experts
can cause injury to our heart muscles and lead to Cardiac Ischemia. This condition causes a reduction or stoppage
of blood flow which ultimately causes injury to our body cells and reducing
their life. However, all this can be prevented by just making some simple
changes to our lifestyle.
We should be aware of heart disease symptoms, so we
are prepared to take timely preventive measures for a healthy heart and
Symptoms of Heart Disease
1) Chest Pain: feeling discomfort in the
chest or heaviness radiating to your left arm and back.
2) Dyspnea: If you feel difficulty in
breathing after walking for short steps and even at rest, it can be due to
multiple factors including improper functioning of the heart.
when your heartbeat gets irregular after eating heavy meals or during the day
to day activity, you should not ignore that and should immediately consult a
4)Diabetics: if you are a diabetic you should
be extra cautious as high blood glucose from diabetes can lead to
damaged blood vessels which can cause sudden cardiac arrest.
5)Hypertensives: This condition is often
ignored by patients as there are no definite symptoms until it leads to life-threatening
heart disease or even stroke. Regular
check-ups, timely medications, and controlled blood pressure are the key to
prevention for those suffering from high blood pressure.
a few common symptoms one should be aware of and if you experience any of the
above-mentioned symptoms then you should immediately get in touch with a doctor.
lead a stressful life and are suffering from lifestyle diseases such as
diabetes, obesity, etc. then it is advised by cardiac specialists that you
should go for regular cardiac check-ups at least once a year. Even if you are in your 30's, you should not
take these symptoms lightly. As per the reports, coronary artery disease cases are
on the rise even among the youth in their 20's.
Best practices for a healthy lifestyle:
The cardiac team at Metro Hospital advises people to
make positive changes to their lifestyle for a healthy heart, as they say,
prevention is the best cure.
Early to bed and early to rise: we should follow the principle of
‘early to bed and early to rise is the key to a healthy life’ as medical
it too. So getting up early and 45 mins of walk and yoga/exercise are
the best medication suggested by heart experts to prevent heart diseases and
live a healthy life.
Explore nature: heart experts suggest that one should experience the nature around us, as it keeps
your stress level down.
Avoid sugars, fatty, and oily food all the time, it's ok to
indulge in foods that you crave once in a while, but regular consumption of
food with high oil and sugar content can lead to many heart diseases.
Add nuts to your daily diet
like almonds and walnut as they are a rich source of nutrients including omega
fatty acids which are good for your heart health.
Add Vitamin C and E rich fruits and food in your diet.
Try getting organic vegetables and fruits or start growing them in
your garden if you can. Normally fruits and vegetables available in the market contain
a high amount of harmful fertilizers which can have an adverse effect on our
Stay Positive: give yourself ample time and indulge in activities
that keep your mood positive like listening to music while to commute to your
office. It reduces your stress levels and keeps your heart healthy.
lifestyle changes will keep your heart healthy. If you are unsure about your
symptoms, you should consult a heart specialist as soon as possible, after all,
you have got only one heart and one life.