World Heart Day: The heartbeat stopped and life ended. This is the importance of the heart in a person’s life. The heart is such a part of the body, which keeps on moving without stopping, without getting tired. The day it stopped, the pace of life stopped. Heart is such an important part of the body, so it has to be taken care of with equal dedication. In modern lifestyle we have weakened our heart. Our food and our environment are always ready to harm our heart. That’s why we need to be more careful about our heart.
Usually some symptoms start appearing in diseases related to heart, but many times a person gets a heart attack without showing any symptoms. On how to avoid the problems of heart disease in such a situation, Dr. Nityanand Tripathi, Director of Fortis Hospital and Unit Head of Cardiology and Electrophysiology, said that for this it is necessary to identify the potential patients with high risk.
Such people are at high risk for heart disease
Dr Nityanand Tripathi said, if people without symptoms want to avoid heart disease, then they need to know which people are at high risk for this disease. He said that usually patients with diabetes, blood pressure, increased cholesterol are at high risk for heart disease. Apart from this, some family history can also become a big reason for heart disease. If there is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the first blood relation, then such individuals may be prone to heart disease without symptoms. In this, the heart starts thickening and breathlessness starts.
Apart from this, anyone in whose family parents, siblings and children have Long QT syndrome, then he is also at risk of heart disease. Therefore, in some people the problem of heart disease comes from the family. Apart from this, obesity, metabolic syndrome and lack of physical activity can also increase the risk of heart disease. For all these, no symptoms are seen from above.
Asymptomatic patients how to avoid heart disease
Dr Nityanand Tripathi says, usually, the symptoms of heart disease are not visible only in high risk patients. If the person is at high risk, then men below 55 years and women below 50 years should get themselves checked regularly. He said that such people need to undergo blood sugar, cholesterol, echocardiography and TMT test once in every three years.
He said that many times people suffer from other diseases, in that case they also have to undergo many types of tests. Sometimes these tests also show signs of heart disease. Experts advise them to be cautious or further investigation based on these signs. That is why it is important to always be attentive to the heart.