In this article, we’ll discuss signs, symptoms and treatment of heart attack and how to lower the risk of Cardiac Arrest.
According to a report by ‘The Times of India‘, a person dying due to a Heart attack every 33 secs. Heart attacks making Indians its victim 10 years ahead of the people on the West side.
Currently, India is witnessing around two million heart attacks every year and most of them are youngsters. Men/ Women living in cities are way closer to heart attacks than people in villages.
First, we will go with the definition of term ‘Heart attack’ and then try to figure out the reasons behind this attack…Later, I’ll mention signs, symptoms and treatment of heart attack.
A heart attack (scientific term ‘myocardial infarction’) is caused due to the blocking of blood flow to the heart, resulting in damage to heart muscle. It is a serious medical condition, require emergency treatment to minimize the damage to the heart.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or “bad” cholesterol is the foremost reason for heart attacks.
Other leading factors are bad eating habits. Pizza, Sandwich, Burger…People living in cities relied more on these foods. Whereas the condition is just opposite to this in villages ( village people eat fresh and healthy food made with pure Ghee or Oil ).
Smoking, diabetes, genetic history, lifestyles, high blood pressure, lack of physical exercises, and especially due to high intake of carbohydrate rich foods, heart attacks take place.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Sweating or a cold sweat
- extreme fatigue
- nausea and/or vomiting
- tiredness and weakness
- Sudden dimness/loss of vision, often in one eye
- Shortness of breath, either with chest discomfort or alone.
- Choose a healthy eating plan
- Don’t smoke or expose yourself to second-hand smoke
- Do exercise regularly
- Avoid drinking alcohol or try to take moderately
- Pick your pill wisely
- Be stress-free
- try to keep blood pressure at a healthy level
- Maintain or reduce weight
Emergency helpline number:
The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) launched a 24*7 heart helpline number (126-126), Actor Akshay Kumar and Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss launched this on Feb 23, 2009.