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HEART ATTACKS IN YOUNG AGE WORLDWIDE AND THE RISK FACTORS

by Dr. Asif Abdullah
Heart attacks young

Heart attacks young

Heart Attack which is termed as Myocardial Infarction in medical science is a condition where one or more arteries supplying heart muscles are blocked. Previously it used to be a disease of old aged people but now a days thing have turned otherwise.

Right now, the previously rare occurrence of heart attacks in young patients which is not rare anymore , is happening all across the globe. The Very reasons are hidden in your current lifestyle. We will be discussing about that and the health factors that help it manifesting.

Risk Factors of Heart Attacks in Young Age  

The most common reasons that are being researched and should beavoided at costs

  1. Substance Abuse like Smoking, Sex Pills, Steroids
  2. Sedentary lifestyle
  3. Malnutrition and Mental Stress
  4. Obesity
  5. Diabetes
  6. Hypertension
  7. High Level of Cholesterol
Heart attacks young

Substances Abuses

Substance abuse is probably one of the main reasons that causes the heart attacks in young aged people.

Cocaine, Marijuana, Opioids has direct links with the heart and the artery damage.

Smoking with or without nicotine both have proven causing significant adverse effects on heart

Steroids that bodybuilders or athletes takes over a long time may cause heart disease.

SEX PILLS now a days has been a major reason behind the young heart attacks. Sex Pills are only to be prescribed for the Premature ejaculation and Erectile Dysfunction Patients with proper dosage and regular follow up under a registered doctor. But somehow these young and young adults are managing them and abusing them without any proper direction. Hence, the death events are increasing.

Heart attacks young

Sedentary Lifestyle

With the invention of PC games, PlayStation and Android games, most students are less likely to enjoy outdoor games and events. Besides We have many apps that make our eyes glued to the screens.Even the delivery system of different restaurants are making us lethargic and less dynamic. Hence there is a serious lack in the physical exercise which is essential to maintain a good physical and cardiac health.

Malnutrition & Mental Stress

These young generation is quite a picky eaters since the childhood and this only worsens by the day. Most of them don’t even like vegetables and are addicted to processed foods and fast food. Specially those who don’t live with parents or under their supervision, they are tendto having healthy derogatory food habits.

Besides Mental Stress could also be a cause a anorexia which is a medical term describing non eating habits. Mental stress could prevent a person having the desire to eat , which increases the probability of having cardiac problems.

Heart attacks young

Obesity

Living with excess weight or obesity can increase your risk of heart and circulatory diseases like heart attacks, strokes. The causes of obesity include many things such as:

  • Overeating
  • Medical conditions and medications
  • Genetic
  • Stress and lack of sleep
  • Junk food
  • Food labelling
  • Fat and sugar content of every day foods
  • Calorie content of food and drink served in restaurants and cafes

Everyone needs some body fat to stay healthy. But too much, particularly around the waist, puts your health at risk.

Heart attacks young

Diabetes

The ones with diabetes are average three times more likely to suffer heart disease compared with the ones who don’t have diabetes. The uncontrolled level of blood sugar could damage the heart tissue, blood vessels and nerves within. Over the time,  this could damage heart and leads to heart disease. That’s why young aged people with diabetes are more prone to heart attacks.

Hypertension

Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is one of the main factors behind a sudden heart attack in young patients.High blood pressure makes your heart muscle stiffened, the arteries less elastic, narrowing the space and reducing the blood flow. Less oxygen is supplied and more damages to the heart accumulate.

Heart attacks young

High Level of Cholesterol

Even Cholesterol have bad and good ones. The Bad One namely “LDL” could cling to your artery walls and halt the blood flow.

Today’s generation are more or less addicted to the processed and ready-made foods. As a result, it is slowly becoming a public concern and doctors are now asking you to measure your blood lipid profiles even if your in your 20’s or 30’s.

Heart attacks young

Some common symptoms of heart attack

  • Chest tightness
  • Pain in Left arm which spreads to the neck, back, or jaw
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, and indigestion
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Cold sweat
  • Dizziness and fatigue
Heart attacks young

DOs and DONTs:

The Only way to prevent this newly emerged crisis is changing One’s lifestyle. A few points are noted below :

  1. Avoid Processed Food and learning to cook could be lifesaving
  2. Daily exercise and optimal physical activity (at least 30 minutes)
  3. Cessation of smoking, alcohol , substances abuse, having sex pills without doctors advice
  4. Avoiding High LDL Cholesterol foods
  5. Regular health check-upsincluding Diabetes and Hypertension
  6. Try to live a stress free life. In case of severe mental stress,  Psychiatric counsellingregularly could be beneficial
  7. Health Knowledge about the sign and symptoms of the heart attack could be vital

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