Approximately 2.1 to 4.6 million people in India suffer from heart ailments.
Lucknow, 28 September 2019: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in India. The onset of the disease in India is reported at a much earlier age when compared to developed countries. The mortality rate is higher as per a study, in India 23% heart failure patients die within a year of being diagnosed.
Statistics suggest that the occurrence of heart healthy disease among youth has increased at a rate of 24.8 percent in the past decade. Sadly, nearly 1/6th of all Indian patients of cardiovascular diseases are under 40 years of age and nearly 1/4th of all heart attacks in India occur at less than 40 years of age. Smoking is one of the worst habits for our heart health. It damages the inner lining of the arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle and increases the risk of clot formation which leads to heart attacks. Also, a very prevalent risk factor among Indians is the combination of high LDL cholesterol counts and low levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Dr. Sushil Gattani, chairman & Cardiologists of Apollomedics Super Specialty Hospital said, “Lifestyle changes are most crucial to fight heart diseases and lead a healthy life. Young people becoming prone to heart problems must give up smoking, drinking and try to embrace an active and stress-free life. Youngsters must indulge in any sports activity of their choice on a regular basis, yoga has come up as another strong alternative and proven very effective in reducing stress. Everybody over 18 years should get their blood pressure, BMI, sugar, and cholesterol checked regularly. All establishments should provide such equipment at workplaces so that people can access them easily. People of young age and gender irrespective of family history of heart diseases are getting cardiovascular diseases. It cannot always be avoided but can at least be pushed to a lot later in life. The best way to do so is by adopting a healthy lifestyle starting today.”