Heart attack cases registered in India are high

29th September is world heart day :  Heart Health is a 365 days Commitment

Lata Jain

Every human on the planet Earth seems to be busy given escalating demand at work coupled with long working hours that we’ve become hard pressed for time to look after their well being and also the health of the family. This inevitably is taking a toll on our bodies. Lack of exercise, a poor diet and unhealthy habits invite stress leading to heart and other cardiovascular and non-communicable diseases (NCD).

World Heart Day, observed on Sep 29 every year, is aimed at encouraging people to reduce their cardiovascular risk and promote a heart-healthy planet. This year’s World Heart Day focuses on creating heart-healthy environments.

According to WHO report, number of deaths from hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and other circulatory diseases is on the rise. Globally, the number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases increased by 41 percent between 1990 and 2013, climbing from 12.3 million deaths to 17.3 million deaths. Over the same period, death rates within specific age groups dropped by 39 percent, according to an analysis of data from 188 countries.

In India, 50% of death every year occurs due to Heat related diseases. Most issue of concern is majority of heart related diseases are recorded in youths. 30 percent of young people in the country are suffering from serious heart disease. In the age of competition, most of youth are suffering from stress.

We need to help impress upon people lifestyle changes that will help reduce risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking” Says Dr.Narsimhan a leading cardiologist  “More importantly, we need to hammer home the importance of screening for heart disease. Many people go to the doctor when it’s too late. Our goal is to make sure people have the tools to prevent heart disease and I believe we can make that happen.”

Your heart works year round for you, and you should work year round to keep your heart healthy. On World Heart Day, commit to learning more about cardiovascular disease and about the best ways to prevent it.

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