Written & Edited by – Aditi Mishra
6 December 2022(New Delhi): Nowadays we are seeing that more people work hard for hours in the gym to keep themselves fit, but sometimes excessive exercise also proves to be fatal. Cases of falling down while dancing and then dying are now being heard more and more. The age of those who lost their lives is being seen between 30 and 50. So does the rise in heart attack cases have a link with coronavirus?
The incidents of death due to heart attack have been increasing rapidly in the country in the past. Earlier, where heart attack was considered a disease of the elderly, today young people are also falling prey to it. Recently, some such incidents have also come to the fore in which people got heart attack while exercising in the gym and died after some time.
In the last two years, several celebrities have passed away due to sudden heart attacks during gym workouts. The recent deaths of superstar Puneet Rajkumar, comedians Raju Srivastava, Siddhant Suryavanshi have created a buzz around gym workouts and heart attacks has begun.
The hashtag #HeartAttack has been trending on Twitter for the past 2-3 days with several instances of sudden heart attack in people who were otherwise healthy and fit.
A user posted the video and tweeted, “A 23 year old girl (Josna Kotha) failed and died suddenly (heart attack) at a wedding reception. Accident happened while dancing.”
Another Twitter user posted a video: “A young man died of a heart attack while walking.
The increasing cases of heart attack in young people have created fear in the minds of the people and many people have also distanced themselves from the gym after coming across all these news. Now people want to know why gym goers are getting heart attack diseases and how can its risk be reduced?
Talking about the same, Dr. Sudeep KN, DM Cardiology, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore said that experts recommend Disprin 325 mg (equivalent to aspirin) in cases of acute heart attack. “Generally, that dosage is not there for routine cases. It is an anti-platelet drug that helps prevent platelet aggregation and acute myocardial infarction, and if you have sudden severe chest pain/neck-left arm pain, pop it asap.
Aspirin should not be given to children under 16 years of age unless recommended by their doctors.