Cardiologist warn against danger of heart disease


WITH coronary heart disease particularly prevalent throughout the Pakistan, one of the foremost heart specialist on Friday explains how World Heart Day on September 29, 2018, is a timely opportunity to create public awareness about the risk factors of heart disease and promote preventive measures for coming generation. An interview with Private news channel , Senior Cardiologist at the Heart Hospital. Pro Dr Ishtiaq Rasool emphasized the need to change the lifestyle as he identified overeating, lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and high blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels as major factors which could trigger heart disease and threaten lives of people.
He highlighted , the World day aim is to improve health globally by encouraging people to make lifestyle changes and promoting education internationally about ways to be good to your heart, he mentioned.
World Heart Day will be observed globally including Pakistan on Saturday with the theme ‘My Heart, Your Heart which will highlighted the ways to help people better understand their personal risk for cardiovascular disease, including hypertension. According to Expert, risk factors linked to cardiovascular diseases are already among the top 10 risk factors for the global disease burden in low-income countries, and have become the dominant risk factors for death and disability in middle-income countries.
He added that synthetic oils being used in junk food and baked goods, especially by some foreign companies, are working like a slow poison exposing consumers to complicated cardiac diseases.
“Small changes to your daily routine can greatly reduce the chance of developing any heart problems. Protective factors, such as an increase in vegetables in your diet, exercise, relaxation, alcohol moderation and smoking cessation can all combine to maintain a healthy heart. “ World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.
Everyone has the right to make heart-healthy choices wherever we live, work and play.He added the major risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke are tobacco use, alcohol use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, stress and unhealthy diets, he said.
The more risk factors you have, the greater is the likelihood that you will suffer heart disease, unless you take action to modify your risk factors and work to prevent them compromising your health, he said.
In a country like Pakistan, the addition of other risk factors like tension due to extra burden or pressure at work place, domestic disputes due to poverty or low income and unhealthy lifestyles are also playing part, said Dr. Doing work in a hurry, becoming angrier and sleeping less than 6-8 hours may be harmful for your heart, he added. He added patients with diabetes and blood pressure diseases should take extra care as these diseases may lead them to heart diseases.

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