Update: October 13, 2021 7:53 PM STI
New Delhi [India], Oct. 13 (ANI / Mediawire): About 18.6 million people worldwide die from heart disease. But, deaths from cardiovascular disease are the highest in India. Covid-19 has made the situation more vulnerable, as it has made 520 million people living with cardiovascular disease and more likely to develop severe forms of the coronavirus. Until a few years ago, heart disease was common among the elderly in India. However, in recent years, heart disease is increasing rapidly among the younger population.
Heart disease is also called cardiovascular disease (CVD). These include weakened heart muscle, irregular heartbeats, and blood vessel problems. Smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, stress, obesity, a poor lifestyle and poor eating habits are all causes of CVD. Therefore, it is important to take care of our heart by eating healthy, saying no to tobacco, getting enough exercise along with our regular check-ups.
To strive in this Nobel cause to raise public awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD), its prevention and its global impact. To commemorate World Heart Day, a live panel discussion was launched with renowned cardiologists on cardiovascular disease, its causes, symptoms and treatment. The webinar is powered by The Times of India in association with MSN Laboratories. Webinar links are available on the Times of India Facebook or youtube page. The discussion aims to inform and educate people about this growing disease and to engage with relevant stakeholders to suggest solutions to provide accessible care and treatment.
Hypertension – The main cause of CVD
Hypertension (BP) is one of the most important risk factors for CVD, which is the leading cause of death. High blood pressure usually develops over time and has no warning signs or symptoms. It is a common medical condition and its prevalence increases with age. In recent years, the rapid increase has been seen in the younger population and has become a matter of concern due to long-term health issues.
Age, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobacco, BMI, low vegetable / fruit intake, high intake of dietary fat and salt, and sedentary activity are important risk factors for hypertension in Indian patients.
Understanding the silent killer
Early detection of hypertension (BP) is very important. Often referred to as the “silent killer,” it may not show any symptoms until serious damage has been done. By taking charge of your health, you can help control the silent killer. It’s about who, what, why and how!
Does hypertension tend to be familial?
People whose parents have hypertension have a high risk of developing the disease, especially if both parents are affected. However, the mode of transmission is unknown. Rare genetic forms of hypertension follow the inherited pattern of individual disease.
Prevent heart attacks in young people
The increase in young people having heart attacks is on the rise dramatically. Experts say this is due to poor lifestyle choices such as lack of exercise and poor diet. Eat a healthy diet, Get enough sleep, Know your family history, Learn to manage your stress, maintain a healthy weight, Do not smoke or stop smoking as soon as possible, Seeing your doctor for regular check-ups and screenings can help prevent or to reduce the risk of heart attack in young people.
Do high blood pressure medications reduce the rate of heart attacks?
Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to multiple complications. Therefore, in addition to lifestyle changes, medications are often suggested to lower blood pressure. With prescribed medications, BP remains at healthy levels and therefore significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and sudden cardiac death. Once the medicine has started it should be continued until your doctor tells you to stop.
How to lower blood pressure?
The steps to lowering your blood pressure aren’t as painful as you might think. If you smoke you will need to quit. Otherwise, lowering your blood pressure is as simple as the “more of this, less of that” approach you are used to hearing, including: maintaining a healthy weight, consuming little salt, staying physically active for at least 5 hours. at least 30 minutes exercise every day. Limit alcohol, eat healthy while adding fruits, vegetables and whole grains to your diet.
Warning signs of a heart attack
Symptoms include feeling of tightness or pain in the chest, neck, back or arms, chest pressure, shortness of breath, fatigue, dizziness, cold sweating or sweating, heartburn , nausea, abnormal heartbeat and anxiety. Some heart attacks strike suddenly, but many people have warning signs and symptoms hours, days, or weeks in advance. The first warning may be recurrent chest pain or pressure (angina) that is triggered by activity and relieved by rest.
Act immediately. The first 60 minutes are crucial to reverse the effect before the heart muscle begins to die. Getting to the hospital as soon as possible is essential for saving lives and curing cardiovascular disease. The faster normal blood flow is restored, the less damage to the heart would be.
It is always best to prevent such an event from happening. For this, it is important to lead a healthy life for the heart. All the risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, are silent killers because they do not produce discomfort.
symptoms and therefore are overlooked by most of us. It is essential to have yourself examined by an expert cardiologist at regular intervals. Maintaining good health should be everyone’s primary goal.
Cardiologists who attended the webinar were –
From Hyderabad – Dr Bhageerath Atthe, Dr K Naveen Krishna, Dr PLN Patel, Dr N Srinivas, Dr NaveenKumar Cheruku, Dr Pankaj Jariwala, Dr Manohar Chintoji, Dr Rajeev Garg, Dr Shabarinath Samudrala, Dr YP Raju, Dr Ramakrishna Reddy Mall R Raja Ram, Dr Mohammed Asif S, Dr Vamshi KrishnaMamidela, Dr G Kiran Kumar
From Delhi – Dr Vinayak Agarwal, Dr Sanjay Chugh, Dr Satbir Singh, Dr Gajinder Goyal, Dr RipenGupta, Dr Devendra Kumar Agarwal, Dr Manish Bansal, Dr Samir Kubba, Dr Sanjeev Chaudhary, DrRajeev Rathi, Dr Nagendra Singh Kouhan, Dr Manojumar , Dr Ashish Singhal, Dr BB Chanana, Dr Gaurav Singhal
From Kolkata – Dr Supratip Kundu, Dr Soumya Kanti Dutta, Dr Manish Saha, Dr Munna Das, Dr ImranAhmed, Prof. Dr Dipankar Mukherjee, Prof. Dr Kajal Ganguly, Dr Basabendra Choudhury, Dr RajaNag, Dr Anindya Mukherjee, Dr Ashraful Haque. Dr Sabyasachi Paul, Dr Biswarup Sarkar, Dr BiswajitMajumder, Dr Ayan Kar
From Mumbai – Dr Srinivas Dinesh Kudwa, Dr Rahul R Gupta, Dr Tanay Padgaonkar, Dr Chetan Shah, Dr Mayur Jain, Dr Pankaj P Patil, Dr Charan Lanjewar, Dr Snehil V Mishra, Dr BC Kalmath, Dr VinayBorwal, Dr Abhishek Wadkar, Dr Kumar Rajeev, Dr Ankeet R Dedhia, Dr Tabassum Khan, Dr Nagesh SWaghmare (Patil)
From Chennai – Dr K. Durga Devi, Dr Ganesh T, Dr KP Shamsuddeen, Dr Anand Manjunath K, Dr MSeetha, Dr M Vivek, Prof. Dr S. Guruprasad, Dr V Ganesh, Dr G Bharath Kumar, Dr B Midhunkumar, Dr J. Karthick Anjaneyan, Dr Anand Manjunath, Dr Kamal, Dr S Socrates, Dr R Vimal Kumar From Bangalore – Dr K Subramanyam, Dr Rahul S Patil, Dr BG Muralidhara, Dr Natesh BH, Dr LaxmiH. Shetty, Dr Yunus Saleem, Dr Sunil Kumar S, Dr Ramkumar S, Dr Balaraj, Dr Kumar Kenchappa, Dr Mahadev Swamy B, Dr Yashwanth Lakshmaiah, Dr Ram Anil Raj MR, Dr Jamuna TN, Dr Satish L,
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