The Heart – How well do you know it?
On the 29th of September every year, the world comes together to recognize the importance of that organ in your body without which, no other part of your body would function. The Heart.
The size of your fist, your heart has a huge responsibility. It is one of the most crucial of organs, receiving and pumping blood to reach each and every part of your body. So to keep the heart functioning adequately, we as human beings need to make sure to take care of our body. Taking care of your body means eating good food, exercising regularly and drinking lots of water. Given how the lifestyle of people are nowadays, illnesses and diseases are taking over your body without you even realizing it. Smoking, drinking alcohol, continuously sitting in a place for hours, eating junk food, all of this eventually hampers your heart and your body as a whole as well.
World Heart Day – 29th of September, is when hospitals and doctors conduct camps for various tests for the heart for everyone so that, treatment if required, can be given and also prevention methods can be discussed.
Diseases of the Heart
Diseases and illnesses related to the heart are many in number. Most of them have external causes while the others are more genetically inclined. Some of the most common diseases of the heart are Coronary Artery Disease, Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack), Cardiac Arrest or Arrhythmias.
Some of the most common symptoms of these diseases are:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Irregular heartbeats
Today, there are a lot of people who are at risk for getting heart diseases. This is one of the main reasons that this day is recognized as World Heart Day – to understand and diagnose people who might be at a higher risk and so that prevention can be done.
The risk factors are:
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Family history of heart disease
Prevention of Heart related diseases
As you live in a fast-paced world where hardly anything ever stops, it is important to stop and understand the decisions you make and which of them are affecting your health. Do you think smoking to release stress is helping you? Even if it is in the short term, it is eventually harmful for your lungs and your heart. Same is the case with obesity. Junk food and fast food along with a fizzy drink has become staple diet for some, which is a deadly combination. Increase in fat content in your body can result in deposits in your blood vessels of fat. This then results in obstruction of blood flow into and out of your lungs and hearts to other parts of the body. This blockage of blood causes stroke or a heart attack. Hence, it is very important to understand how important your health is and how much damage you are causing to it because of your daily habits and especially the ones which you think is ‘okay’ to do.
This World Heart Day, take a step forward towards a healthy heart. Visit or book an appointment with us at Premier Hospitals so that we can check your heart and how healthy it actually is. If it is, we can help you keep it that way and if it is not, we will do everything to get it back to being healthy with your help.
About The Hospital:
Since the inception of Premier Hospital in 1991 till today, we have grown to unprecedented levels, due to our excellence in medical sciences and healthcare. Premier Hospital is the creation of Dr Mahesh Marda and when it was first established, was only a small, 30-bed hospital facility. Back then, we provided only secondary care to patients, but that certainly has changed in the present landscape.
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