With every organ in the body having its own significance, the heart and brain are the two most vital organs that keep us going. Unfortunately, if anything happens to a kidney, or a portion of the liver gets infected, we still will be able to survive, but without the proper functioning of the heart and mind, it is impossible to imagine life. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for all of us to understand the necessity of the health of our vital organs, and World Heart Day comes each year on the 29th of September to remind us of the same.
The International Heart Day aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity, in other words, by taking care of heart, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart diseases and stroke can be avoided.
Heart Disease and India: Facts that raise alarm!
Nearly 60% of the Indian population is under the burden of cardiovascular diseases, and 25% of the populations’ mortality is due to them.
The occurrence of heart diseases in the youth of India has increased at a rate of 24.8% in the past decade.
Sadly, nearly 1/6th of all Indian patients with cardiovascular diseases are under 40 years of age, and nearly 1/4th of all heart attacks in India occur at less than 40 years of age.
Smoking is one of the worst habits for the health of the heart. It damages the inner lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle and increases the risk of clot formation which leads to heart attacks. Also, a very prevalent risk factor among Indians is the combination of high triglyceride counts and low levels of good cholesterol (HDL) along with the habit of smoking.
We Indians also lag behind in fitness routines which considerably contribute to the development of cardiovascular diseases. A waist greater than 80 cm (32 inches) for women and 94 cm (37 inches) for men indicates increased risk.
Life can change in a beat of the heart!
Irrespective of the family history of heart diseases, people of every age and gender can push these serious diseases to a lot later in life, which cannot avoid completely. Thus, here’s how to take care of your heart!
- Eat right
- Maintain an active lifestyle
- Say no to smoking
- Control stress, anxiety, and depression
- Monitor the health of the heart with regular blood pressure, blood glucose, and other heart-health checkups
- Educate yourself about the warning signs of heart attack and stroke
If you start from an early age, these are simple as well as easy tips for how to take care of heart, but with the increasing age comes complexities and a very tight schedule to maintain the health of the heart, therefore, it is absolutely necessary for us to begin taking care of heart from the proper time.
When to see a doctor?
If at any point in time you come across symptoms like raised blood pressure, a very fast heartbeat, burning sensations, then immediately rush to your nearest cardiologist for the heart attack cure.
Celebrating the International Heart Day, Park Group of Hospitals has come up with a heart camp to help more and more people in taking care of heart. So, book your package today with Park Group of Hospitals and avail it till the 30th of September, 2021.