A sick heart doesn’t mean death.

Heart disease is killing more people. Every patient should follow some simple rules to keep their heart healthy for as long as possible.

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But this doesn’t mean that everyone with a heart disease gets a sentence along with the diagnosis. The prognosis and estimated time of survival depend on a lot of things, like the type of disease, how bad it is, how old the patient is, and how they live after they are diagnosed.

People who have been diagnosed with heart disease may live longer. The recipe is to live a healthy life, be responsible, and do what doctors tell you to do.

Cardiologists have proposed five guidelines for people with heart disease to follow in order to stay healthy for as long as possible.

Smart diet 

One of the most important rules is to do this. In the case of a diet, though, it’s not about going hungry. Instead, it’s about eating good meals and keeping your calorie balance right. “The best thing to do is to eat 4 to 5 smaller meals and take breaks in between. It takes time for the body to break them down. How we eat is also important. We shouldn’t eat in front of the TV, tablet, or newspaper. It’s important to pay attention to what you’re eating, enjoy the food, and chew each bite well. It’s also a good way to cut down on how much you eat.

It is very important to eat fruits and/or vegetables at every meal during the day. Only eat one or two servings of red meat a week. Fish from salt water is extremely beneficial to your heart.

Be Active

Every patient should do something physical. It’s not about competitive sports, which are usually not a good idea for these patients. Instead, it’s about everyday activities like walking to the store instead of driving, doing light work in the garden, walking the dog, or getting off the bus one stop early and walking.

Small activities help prevent the effects of a sedentary lifestyle. They are good for the circulatory system, help the body work better, lower blood pressure, and prevent diabetes, obesity, cancer, and depression. – explains. He also says that you should talk to your doctor about your activity plan. Not everyone with heart disease can push themselves.

Remember to take the recommended therapy regulary

Every fifth person who has a heart attack dies within the first year, and every second person dies after five years, even if they died before they got to the hospital. The Polish Cardiac Society says that the problem is that people don’t do what their doctors tell them to do in the weeks and months after a heart attack. The person may think, “If I feel better in a few days, I don’t need medicine.” This can cost you your life.

It is important to follow the doctor’s advice and take the prescribed medication on a regular basis. What matters is when we take medications, what we drink with them, and whether we mix them with other medications that may interact with the drug in a potentially dangerous way. The therapy plan should be discussed with your doctor.

Regular examinations

You should take care of yourself and check your body on a regular basis, just as you would your car. Preventive exams should be performed on all people, not just those with heart disease. The type of exam depends on age, diseases already present, and family history. It’s also a good idea to look into the free preventive programs that are already out there, like cytology, mammography, and tests that look for diseases caused by smoking.

Rest is important. Sleep and recreation are not wastes of time; they are the best investments in one’s health and well-being. A recipe for health? A healthy lifestyle, common sense and unlimited joy of life


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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