Things You Should do For a Healthy Heart

People with cardiovascular disease should be especially careful to prevent situations that might trigger an onset, as temperatures can change rapidly in autumn, the Health Promotion Administration (HPA) said on World Heart Day yesterday. In India, until a decade ago, this threshold was 40-50 years which now has further come down to 30-40 years. Men should try and stick with two alcoholic drinks per day, while women should not have more than one drink per day.

People who have a high risk of cardiovascular disease should eat food with less salt and oil, and steam or boil food instead of deep frying it, the HPA said. “Heart problems such as heart disease can trigger light-headedness or dizziness because of a decrease in blood volume, which causes an inadequate blood-flow to your brain or inner ear”.

Using more than the recommended amount of alcohol can increase your likelihood for developing or increasing blood pressure.

Abdominal fat is often linked to increased blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, and elevated levels of triglycerides which are risk factors that contribute to heart diseases. Quitting smoking if you have diabetes is the first step. In Mumbai to announce a special cardiac programme for children at his Narayana Health-run SRCC Children’s Hospital in Haji Ali, the Bengaluru-based doctor-entrepreneur said he would advise everyone aged over 25 years to undergo a CT coronary angiogram to find out any congenital anomaly or early start of cardiac disease. If your blood pressure gets too high, it makes your heart work too hard. Once the blood is re-oxygenated, the heart then pumps the blood back around the body, giving each part the oxygen it needs to function.

Bad cholesterol can build up and clog your blood vessels. When we have a heart attack or a stroke, definitely apart from its physical damage, it is the psychological damage and the stress that usually takes a toll on the patient.

Managing diabetes is not always easy.

Meditate- Meditation reduces the stress levels in the body and makes the heart pump normally.

Physical activity of nearly 20 minutes should be a part of your routine.

He said lifestyle issues, such as smoking and substance abuse, family history, alcohol abuse, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle and poor dietary choices, were the leading causes of heart ailment at a younger age.

Regular exercise: Maintaining an active lifestyle helps improve blood circulation, lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

Don’t take chest pain lightly. While the incidence of heart disease increases in both men and women, there is more gender-specific approach to diagnosis and treatment, rather than the now practiced unisex approach.

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