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What are the main reasons of heart attacks?

Edited By: Divya Thearia

22 November 2022 (New Delhi): A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when blood flow through the heart is partially or fully restricted. When the heart is unable to get the blood and oxygen it needs, it can’t pump properly. The longer the heart goes without enough blood and oxygen, the greater the damage to the heart muscle. Young people with coronary artery disease (CAD) are defined as having CAD before the age of 45. With changing lifestyles, the primary cause of developing CAD at a young age is the appearance of typical risk factors in the early phases of development. It is well accepted that the CAD epidemic in India is caused by a higher prevalence of known risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, family history, an abnormal lipid profile, and others. Young Indians still have a poor understanding of heart diseases.

However, due to recent news of high-profile artists such as actors and singers dying of heart attacks, there has been a slow but steady increase in awareness of heart attacks among the young. Substance abuse or excessive alcohol, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, lack of physical activity, diabetes. A poor diet leads to a heart attack. Young adults who have slightly above-normal blood pressure or high cholesterol should consider making changes in their diet. Begin by limiting your intake of saturated and trans fats, and try to stay active because it matters for your health. If you’re someone who smokes, commit to quitting before it’s too late. Stress is an inescapable part of life, but how you manage it can make a big difference. A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when blood flow to the heart is partially or fully restricted. When the heart is unable to get the blood and oxygen it needs, it can’t pump properly. The longer the heart goes without enough blood and oxygen, the greater the damage to the heart muscle. Young people with coronary artery disease (CAD) are defined as having CAD before the age of 45. With changing lifestyles, the primary cause of developing CAD at a young age is the appearance of typical risk factors in the early phases of development. It is well accepted that the CAD epidemic in India is caused by a higher prevalence of known risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, family history, an abnormal lipid profile, and others. Young Indians still have a poor understanding of heart diseases. However, due to recent news of high-profile artists such as actors and singers dying of heart attacks, there has been a slow but steady increase in awareness of heart attacks among the young. Substance abuse or excessive alcohol use Smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, a lack of physical activity, diabetes, and a poor diet lead to heart attacks. Young adults who have slightly above-normal blood pressure or high cholesterol should consider making changes in their diet. Begin by limiting your intake of saturated and trans fats, and try to stay active because it matters for your health. If you’re someone who smokes, commit to quitting before it’s too late. Stress is an inescapable part of life, but how you manage it can make a big difference.

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