MD - Alternate Medicine, PGDIP.IN Geriatric Care, Post Graduate Diploma In Holistic Healthcare
Ayurvedic Doctor, Balasore
You correctly answered out of 5 questions
Stress can cause a heart attack.
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Stress induced heart attack is quite common. There is no situation where stress is good for your health and neither it is here. Stress causes blood pressure to rise, and it also contributes to cardiovascular diseases, which on getting worse can lead to a heart attack. Indulge yourself in a hobby like gardening.
If I don t eat any fat, I won t have to exercise for a healthy heart.
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This is a common misconception. Your body is consuming fat with every kind of food. No matter how much you try to avoid it, fat will enter the body. Exercises help to burn that fat to produce energy. Also, cardio exercises, walking, and jogging gets your heart pumping, which is essential as that produces more and more oxygenated blood. A healthy body is a result of 70% diet and 30% exercise.
Blood pressure has nothing to do with a heart attack.
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High blood pressure or hypertension is known as the silent killer. It is called so because it shows no symptoms but degrades your body systematically. High blood pressure corrodes the inner lining of the blood vessels and increases a high risk of a heart attack. You won t even know that it is silently destroying your heart. Keep tabs on your blood pressure on a regular basis and consult your doctor when it is beyond or below the normal range.
At what age are you prone to a heart attack or heart stroke?
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Your heart is always prone to attack no matter what your age is. There have been cases of teenage heart attacks that have been recorded. No particular age is associated with increased risk of heart attack. However, you are more prone to attack as your age increases. With the increase in age, the pumping capability of your heart weakens, and the cholesterol and fats that your blood carries get easily deposited in the arteries, creating a blockage. Your age also increases your blood pressure, which is a factor causing a heart attack. With age increase your activities and keep yourself engaged in exercises.
What is the main reason for having a heart attack?
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Along with these, many other factors as well contribute towards a heart stroke. Diets that include fatty foods like fried foods, red meats too much of dairy products, eggs, etc. helps to create LDL cholesterol that gets deposited in the arteries. If a diet full of saturated fats is consumed without any exercises to burn those fats, it is harmful to your heart and your body. This leads to obesity as well. Smoking is also a major factor for heart attack as the blood is reduced of oxygen. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will create a healthy heart.