“Heart disease on the rise among young people”


Lifestyle change and stress contribute to the increase of heart disease and diabetes, even among young people, according to KSSAdananda, medical superintendent, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research.

Speaking after he opened a heart control camp for reporters here on Saturday, he said work-related stress and lack of exercise made the problem worse and that there was an alarming increase in the number of young people with heart disease. The age at which they contract the disease also decreases.

Dr Sadananda said that compared to the rest of the world, the number of patients with high blood pressure and diabetes was almost two to three times higher among Indians and even the ratio of people with heart problems compared to the general population was high. . The number of young people with heart problems being treated today was higher than it was two or three decades ago.

The sudden death of actor Puneeth Rajkumar has created widespread concern in society about heart problems and hospitals have seen an increase in the number of people coming for check-ups and assessments, he said. A healthy lifestyle with the right mix of diet and moderate exercise could help prevent such illnesses.

Speaking about the hospital, he said the Jayadeva Institute had reached great heights and attributed it to the efforts of Dr Manjunath. The institute has opened branches in different parts of the state and the Kalaburagi branch is expected to be inaugurated in due course, he added.

The medical camp was held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 160 scribes took advantage of the installation. Resident Doctor of M.Pashupathi Hospital; Superintendent of Nursing Harish; STRAvikumar, President, Mysuru District Journalists Association; M.Subramanya, General Secretary of the association; and others were present.