Heart Attack: There has been a significant increase in cases of heart attacks in the country after Corona. As people become more aware of heart diseases and how to prevent them on World Heart Day, doctors focus on checking the rise in heart ailments. Doctors say that bad lifestyle, Covid-induced body changes, stress all contribute to increase in heart problems.
What the cardiologist says
Dr. Ranjan Sharma, Senior Cardiologist believes that understanding the causes and prevention of heart disease is important. Heart disease is very common in developing countries like India. As time passes, the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes increases, resulting in an increase in sudden cardiac death.
Due to our geographical and genetic factors as well as increased urbanization, diabetes is quite common. Diabetes promotes hypertension and obesity. It is important to recognize that increased calorie consumption, sedentary lifestyle and stress have increased the risk of heart disease among young people aged 25 to 50 years.
According to Dr. Ranjan Sharma, in developed countries, awareness and regular exercise have reduced the incidence of heart disease. We are witnessing an increase in the number of young people with cardiac problems, especially arrhythmia, which is having a serious impact on the economic stability of the country. Awareness and knowledge are essential for a healthy existence. Physical activity should be introduced at an early age to ensure a healthy childhood. Workplaces, not just schools or colleges, should educate their employees on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Along with stress management, avoiding high-calorie foods and engaging in daily exercise can have a significant impact.
India needs to focus on non-communicable diseases like heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure
Timely measures can save lives, so it is suggested to ignore the early signs of any heart problem and consult a doctor immediately. Dr. Suvaro Banerjee, senior cardiologist, says that India is more concerned with communicable diseases and pays less attention to non-communicable diseases. Now non-communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and heart problems are increasing. While abroad both communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases are decreasing, in India it is increasing, this needs to be corrected.
Why heart problems increased in youth
Why young people have more heart problems, the heart surgeon said, “Post-Covid young people are facing covid-induced thickening of the arteries. The virus induces changes in the blood vessels that harden the arteries and promote blood coagulability, leading to a heart attack.
30 percent increase in heart disease in adults
Some statistics show a 30 percent increase in heart disease among young adults and adults. But Covid is not the only factor. Lifestyle is another major factor such as lack of exercise, stress and high consumption of fast food and lack of essential sleep.