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Why Young People Are Suffering From Heart Attack And How It Can Be Avoided?

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Sidharth Shukla, a well-known television celebrity and former Bigg Boss winner, died on September 02, 2021. The news has shocked not only the acting community but also the actor’s millions of admirers. He was only 40 years old. According to preliminary reports, the actor, who was best known for his part in the television serial Balika Vadhu, died of a sudden heart attack. The actor was brought in dead, according to officials at Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital. His mother and two sisters are his only survivors. The question is why young people are suffering from heart attacks and how it can be avoided.

 

What Is A Heart Attack?

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Our heart receives blood from three directions. Blockage develops in the veins of the heart as cholesterol levels rise in the body. A blockage of up to 40% does not pose a significant concern. When the blockage rises to more than 70%, the blood flow to the heart slows, and the blood pumping stops. This is referred to as a heart attack. Increased cholesterol is the primary cause of heart attack. Cholesterol is driven by conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking. It’s also inherited in many cases. Apart from that, clotting in the lungs, bleeding in the brain, overdosing on drugs, viral infection, or any other heart problem might cause death.

 

Is Heart Attack Common Among Young People?

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Every year, 17 million people die from heart disease around the world. Every year, over 3 million people in India suffer from cardiovascular problems. The most shocking aspect of this is that 50% of all heart attack instances occur in adults under 50, with 25% occurring in people under the age of 40. Between 2000 and 2016, the rate of heart attacks in this young age group climbed by 2% every year.

Also, Approximately 30 to 35 million Indians suffer from cardiac arrest. Overwork, stress, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, drinking are some of the causes contributing to cardiac arrest. It is also one of the post-COVID effects. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone anywhere. To ensure the safety of our loved ones, we must beware of the signs of cardiac arrest. On the other hand, we must know how to perform Basic Life Support (BLS) and respond immediately.

 

Signs And Symptoms Of A Heart Attack

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In India, there is currently a heart disease and diabetes epidemic. Young people are becoming victims of it as well. In many cases, a sudden heart attack occurs with no warning signs or symptoms, and the patient dies before reaching the hospital. Symptoms often arise before a heart attack. For example, chest pain, heaviness and tightness, a feeling of acidity, pain in the left shoulder or left arm, and shortness of breath are all possible symptoms.

 

Risk Factors That Causes Heart Attack In Youth

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Tobacco usage is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease. Tobacco usage is responsible for 26% of heart disease in persons aged 30 to 44. In addition, poor sleep patterns and stress exacerbate this illness. Diabetes affects more than 70 million people in India. It also has a large number of young people. In the Indian population, this raises the risk of a heart attack.

 

How To Avoid A Heart Attack?

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Premature heart attack risk can be dramatically reduced by modifying one’s lifestyle. Walking, cycling, jogging, and swimming can lower your heart attack risk by up to 30%. Every day, one should walk for at least 10,000 steps. Eat healthy foods instead of junk food, such as vegetables, fruits, almonds, soy, and low-fat dairy products. Fast food, chips, biscuits, and other processed foods contain trans-fatty acids, which should be avoided. Tobacco and alcohol should be avoided at all costs.

Time management is something that should be learned. Because people nowadays spend more time at their computers and offices. Yoga and exercise are critical for heart health. Apart from that, extreme vigilance is required. People in their twenties and thirties should have their hearts checked.

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Anushka Jain
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