Why do people get heart attack when they are young

Why do people get heart attack when they are young
September 17 06:50 2018 Print This Article

Myths and facts about heart attack

Myth: Only older men are prone to heart attacks.

Fact: These days, quite often, younger men get heart attacks due to stress and lifestyle choices and due to other congenital reasons.

Myth: Causes of heart attack in older men are different compared to causes of heart attack in younger men.

Fact: Usually, coronary artery disease in younger men is associated with the same risk factors as in older men, alon with additional reasons are there

Causes of early heart attacks in young men include:

  • Abnormalities of arteries
  • Disorders of the clotting system
  • Spasm or inflammation of the arteries
  • Chest trauma.

Risk factors:

  • Family history of cardiovascular disease
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Lack of exercise
  • Raised stress levels

Lowering risk of heart attack

Small lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of heart attack in young men.

These include:-

1. A healthy diet plan

Your diet should include a balanced meal with adequate amounts of:-

  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fats
  • Carbohydrates

    2. Keeping those numbers in check:-

Make sure that your parameters are normal for:-

  • Cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Triglycerides

3. Regular exercise

This should include

  • Aerobic exercises like:-
    • Walking
    • Jogging
    • Swimming
    • Dancing
  • Toning exercises that increases stamina and reduce strain on the heart  

    4. Giving up vices
  • Stop drinking Alcohol
  • Give up smoking
  • Say no to illicit drugs

    5. Keep stress levels down
  • Move away from situations that overwhelm you
  • Bring expectations down
  • Meditate
  • Deep breathing before handling a situation can help
  • Stretching exercise and yoga are good de-stressors
  • Introspect and understand stress triggers
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  1. Neha Raina
    November 21, 01:12 #1 Neha Raina

    Stress and lifestyle choices can definitely make or break you. Good blog! Thank you for busting the myths

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