Things you need to know about Heart Disease: Cardiac Health Tips
Today’s fast-changing life is causing a great impact on human life, thanks to our stressful life, we rely on consuming junk food, unhealthy diets, improper sleeping habits and lack of physical activity. These habits are the cause of different lifestyle disorders. Beside this mental pressure and inclination towards alcohol and smoking are the key factors of heart diseases.
Heart disease is a term that covers the range of disorders that affects the heart. Heart disease means the same as cardiac disease but not cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the blood vessels and heart, while heart disease refers to just the heart.
The catalysts of a heart disease are as follows :
Cholesterol: Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance used by the body to build cell walls and for making several essential hormones. When cholesterol is too high, it can clog the arteries affecting the flow of the blood.
Triglycerides: Triglycerides are fats found in the blood that are important for muscle energy. High level of this substance is a high cause for heart disease
High Blood pressure: High blood pressure occurs when small arteries are tightening.
How smoking and unhealthy habits lead to heart disease?
Smoking damages the lining of blood vessels, increases fatty deposits in the arteries, increases blood clotting, adversely affects blood lipid levels and promotes coronary artery spasm. Nicotine accelerates the heart rate and raises blood pressure.
Diets high in animal fat, low in fresh vegetables and fruit, and high in alcohol have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease.
Symptoms of Heart Disease
- Chest Discomfort
- Indigestion, Heartburn and Nausea
- Pain spreading towards Arms, Neck and Back
- Feeling Dizzy
- Heavy Sweating and Tired Up
- Legs, Feet and Ankles are Swollen
- Irregular Heart Beat
Though these are some common questions for heart disease but besides asking them is as crucial as following healthy diets and exercising regularly to lead a healthy life.
The seasoned team of cardiologists and dieticians or nutritionists at Gunam Hospital can guide you well about keeping your heart healthy and bringing important changes to your lifestyle.