Heart Attack: Smoking, sedentary lifestyle, supplements are reasons behind sudden death
Heart attack: At a time when people are more conscious about their health than ever, the cases of heart attacks are on a high.
Inder Kumar, Amit Mistry, Raj Kaushal and now reportedly Sidharth Shukla to add to the unfortunate list of celebrities who lost their lives to heart attack. Who would have imagined somebody as fit and healthy as Shukla, also as young as him, will fall prey to the silent killer, as per the reports, however police investigation is underway. Shukla, at 40, who was at the peak of his career and was enjoying the stardom that one can only desire of, left for the heavenly abode today.
However, all these sudden and young deaths give rise to a pertinent question. How and why? At a time when people are more conscious about their health than ever, the cases of heart attacks are on a high. Is it because of the stress caused by the pandemic or does it mean all that glitters is not gold? To be precise, no matter how fit we look from the outside it is important to be as fit, if not more, from the inside too.
Dr Subhendu Mohanty, Head and Senior Consultant - Cardiologist, Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, tells you that the rising cases of heart attacks among the young can be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle and stress. Though people have become concerned about their health, they are not taking proper care of it.
People have to understand what the major risk factors are. Today these are stress and smoking.
He tells you that many people instead of quitting smoking and reducing the daily count. However, this won't be of any help.
Apart from that, our focus today is solely on muscle building. We want to look good, but our internal health suffers because of it.
Also, the new trend of picking up everything that calls itself an immunity booster is running off the shelves at lightning speed. Supplements have become a part and parcel of our lives during the pandemic.
These tips will come in handy.
- Use any supplement only after thorough research about its ingredients and certifications.
- By adding one fruit or 250 grams of raw vegetables in the form of salad, like cucumber, can help improve your heart health. Diabetics can look for fruits which have less sugar.
- Don't add extra salt in your food.
- Say no to vanaspati ghee. Also, avoid baked foods like cakes and cookies. They have a high amount of vanaspati ghee in it.
- Avoid empty sugars. These are widely available in soft drinks.
- Take adequate sleep.
- Spend time with your family. Indulging in playing games will help reduce stress.
- Pause, think and unwind for a while.
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