Rapid increase in cases of heart attacks among young people

Heart disease, which is usually thought to only affect older people, is becoming more common among young people today, which goes against what most people think.

According to a Harvard University report, American health experts are worried that this trend is more common among young people between the ages of 20 and 40.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that every 34 seconds, a person in the US dies of heart disease.

A study that came out on March 5 and was presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions found that most young Americans have heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and smoking. By the way, the information for this study came from 2009 to March 2020.

According to another study, older adults who take fewer than 2,000 steps a day are three times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those who take 4,500 steps a day.

Heart attack rates are on the rise in India.

24 year-old Vishal died when he passed out while working out in the gym. Sachin, an 18-year-old engineering student, died when he passed out in class.

According to the doctors, these two youths died due to a heart attack.

According to the Indian report , the data shows that heart disease is increasing day by day among the youth in India.

A report in the Times of India said that the number of sudden cardiac arrests in people who seem to be healthy has gone up by 10 to 15% in some hospitals.

Causes of a weak heart

According to the experts, there can be many reasons for a heart attack, but most of the reasons given below are related to the increasing number of heart diseases.

1. smoking

2. Consuming fatty foods

3. Diabetes

4. Cholesterol increases

5. High blood pressure

6. Overweight or obesity

When it comes to measures to prevent heart disease, we need to lead a healthy life. Regular exercise, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and reducing pollution can be appropriate changes.

Apart from this, avoiding alcohol, controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes reduce the chances of a heart attack.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

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

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