A healthy heart is fundamental to overall good health. It is never too late to start a healthy lifestyle. One can start following a healthy regimen at any age. This would help in a large capacity and can prevent heart disease and lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
The human heart is one of the most important organs responsible for sustaining life. The size of the heart is the size of about a clenched fist.
Have you imagined the human heart working every second, throughout to keep us alive? The human heart functions throughout a person’s lifespan and is one of the most robust and hardest working muscles in the human body.
Heart is the lifeline for most of the living creatures. Apart from humans, most of the other animals also possess a heart that pumps blood throughout their body. Even invertebrates such as grasshoppers possess a heart like pumping organ, though they do not function the same way a human heart does
Isn’t it Time, that we adequately TAKE CARE OF THIS LIFELINE IN US?
But we hardly realize the importance of this Organ and fail in returning the favour. And what is the return gift it is expecting? Nothing but adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Physical fitness is gaining momentum all over the world. It is good to see the Millennials are trying to follow strict dietary regimen and obsession towards keeping a fit body. But not very often do we see people working specifically for a healthy heart.
Although there has been a steady improvement in awareness about heart and its diseases and conditions, still a vast majority is ill informed about various heart healthy measures and more importantly lacking a strict regimen
In India many Heart Specialists are actively involved in creating awareness about Heart Diseases, Symptoms and Precautionary measures. They feel still there is a large void that needs to be filled in by increasing the awareness about heart diseases and conditions. A large section of the general population is uninformed of the symptoms of a heart attack or how to deal with one.
Below listed are some important heart facts that can come in handy during the crucial time.
What is Heart Attack?
A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, happens when a part of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough blood. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the main cause of heart attack.
What are the silent signs of a Heart Attack?
- Chest Pain, Feeling of Pressure, or Discomfort
- A sense of discomfort / fatigue in your body
- Breathlessness or difficulty in breathing
Can Heart Attacks be cured?
Once a person succumbs a heart attack, it can’t be cured. However, it can be made better with in time medical care and lifestyle modification. Wide range of treatment options are available for most forms of heart diseases today. There is some evidence that normalizing high blood pressure and lowering cholesterol to very low levels will partially reverse plaques in the coronary arteries.
How to take care of your heart health
- Eat a heart healthy diet
- If overweight, lose weight
- Increase regular physical activity to at least 2.5 hours per week
- Don’t use tobacco
- Avoid use of alcohol
- Check your blood pressure and blood sugar regularly.
- Undergo periodical Preventive Heart Check-up