September 29, 2020

Adopting a healthy lifestyle key to prevent heart diseases: Dr Tasaduk on World Heart Day

Jammu/Sept,29: Dr Tasaduk Hussain Itoo on the occasion of World Heart Day said that adopting a healthy lifestyle is key to prevention of heart diseases.

He said that adopting unhealthy routines like eating poorly, exercising less, or leaning more heavily on substances such as alcohol, smoking and drug abuse, could increase the potential risks of heart diseases in general and heart attacks in particular.

He said that there are many modifiable risk factors responsible for heart diseases that can be modified well in healthy ways to prevent the latter from occurring.

“Controlling your blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and monitoring your cholesterol and triglyceride levels and keeping them under control are crucial hallmarks in prevention of heart diseases”, he said

In addition he said that controlling your lifestyle choices such as avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption are too important to help in prevention of heart diseases.

He said that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the incidence of heart attacks at home have increased and lead to various cardiac deaths which is a sort of concern.

He said that cardiac death is largely preventable if patients with a heart attack come to hospital in time to get treatment.

“If you think you are having a heart attack or some other heart issue, don’t ride it out at home because you’re worried about COVID. It’s really important to come to hospital and get evaluated so you can get the problem taken care of early”, he said.

He further added that people should also avoid unnecessary stress in their lives by following a good health routine as research has shown that the inflammation caused by depression can increase a person’s risk for a heart attack.

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