Opening my eyes, when I could barely see, I felt the solitude around. Realizing it soon that the dull blue coloured walls were that of a hospital, with me lying down and tethered to machines with tubes sprouting from my arms, I just had a flashback of the few seconds that reminded me of the heart attack I had this morning as I was leaving for work.
That was the time I realized that heart palpitations not only do let you live peacefully, but also if its rhythms get stunted, it gives a lot more pain & agony.
In our day to day life we don’t really try to comprehend the possible reasons of heart diseases. Several health conditions, our lifestyle, and our age and family history can increase the risk. Even stress, exertion and excitement can act as triggers for an attack. Some risks specifically high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and obesity are preventable and controllable. The risk of heart disease increases for men after age 45 and for women after age 55 (or after menopause).
According to a survey, about 160,000 people who died from cardiovascular disease in 2015 were younger than age 65.
Not all heart problems come with clear warning signs. There is not always an alarming chest clutch followed by a fall to the floor like you see in movies. Some heart symptoms don’t even happen in your chest, and it’s not always easy to tell what’s going on. There can be a lot different kinds of symptoms like nausea, indigestion, dizziness, discomfort in areas like back, neck, or jaw, breaking out in cold sweat or pain that spreads to the arm, etc.
Some other heart diseases can be a Coronary Artery disease, Cardiac Arrest, Arrhythmia, Stroke, Congestive heart failure and many more. Prevention of these diseases can be made by all age groups through eating heart-healthy diet, be physically active by exercising regularly, quit smoking or use of tobacco, maintaining weight and stress levels, get enough quality sleep and last but not the least get regular health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol levels & diabetes etc.
It’s a wake-up call for all of us to look after ourselves as a priority to any work so that we do not get entangled into this wide web of heart diseases.
Published By: HOSPYTEK