In this blog, we will discuss about the rise in heart attack.
Recently a famous Indian TV actor named Siddhartha Shukla died suddenly which leaving everyone in shock. First, people assumed that he was disturbed due to some reason and hence he committed suicide but it was a complete lie.
After medical reports came out, the total reality was distinct. Medical reports clearly mentioned that Siddhartha did not commit suicide rather he had a heart attack due to which he died.
In his case, it was reported that he complained of having anxiety at 03:00 AM at night. He took some pills to reduce it and then slept. That very morning, Siddhartha did not wake up and slept for eternity.
Now, this was a bigger shock than the previous assumption. People were unable to understand how such a fit gym guy could suffer from a heart attack.
Although the news hit the world badly yet experts had an explanation.
Heart attack is not just heart disease but it is a threat to human existence. There is deep data that we need to know. Hence in this article, we are going to cover important facts regarding rising in a heart attacks.
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What is a Heart Attack ?
A heart attack is a situation when oxygen supply is totally cut off to the heart. The heart is nourished by oxygen and in case there is any restriction in the veins, the chances of getting a heart attack go high.
Heart attack is also known as myocardial infarction. When there is a heart attack in the body, the arteries which supply blood to heart tissue get blocked. Due to this the supply of blood is totally stopped and thus the cells of the heart begin to die.
If this situation is left with no cure, this might be a threat to a person’s life. The treatment of a heart attack depends on the fatality and stage that a doctor diagnoses and treats.
Let’s go through some facts about heart
- Heart is a muscular organ that continuously beats for one lakh times in a day.
- The main function of the heart is to pump blood and nourish the body with oxygenated blood.
- In a day or 24 hours, the heart pumps almost 5000 gallons of blood.
- A heart helps the body to be free from carbon dioxide and other toxic elements. The reason is that it supplies oxygenated blood throughout the body.
- Myocardial infarction is made up of three words. Mayo is muscle, cardial is heart and infarction is the insufficient supply of blood to arteries or heart issues.
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Pain in the upper body
If you feel pain in the chest, pressure in the upper body or anxiety, this is not to avoid. In many cases, it is observed that a heart attack gives the indication of pain in the upper body.
If you are feeling pain in the chest, jaw, neck or shoulders, make an instant contact with the doctor. This pain or pressure might be a symbol of heart attack as the tissues start to die when there is an insufficient blood supply.
Dizziness may occur due to dehydration or malnutrition but in case you are already going through chest pain or upper body pain and then you have dizziness, it might be a symbol of heart attack. Research suggests that women experience sudden dizziness with anxiety or upper body pain frequently in case they are about to have a heart attack.
Increment in the heart rate
If you are feeling that your heart is beating loudly for a few seconds, it might be an indication of a heart attack. A few cases are here when it was observed that sudden increment in the heart rate is linked with heart attack.
Although heart rate might increase due to the consumption of caffeine or insufficient sleep hours yet it is not good to avoid it. It is actually better to check a doctor first in case you feel like it.
Cold sweating is also a symptom of heart attack. If you suddenly feel that you are sweating cold due to anxiety or pain, do not ignore it. Try seeking medical attention at the earliest.
Continuous cold and fever
Our immune system has a scheduling of virus or bacteria removal from the body after a certain period of time. This is why if we have a cold or fever during the seasonal change, our immune system fights against it and makes it okay.
Also, Cold and fever are not supposed to be symptoms of heart attack but in some cases, they can be.
If you are having a cold and it is not being cured for a long period, there might be chances that your heart is unable to perform the task. In such cases, the mucus begins to be reddish or pink.
Getting such a colour of the mucus, you must seek medical attention because it might be an indication of heart attack. When our heart is unable to pump the blood quietly, blood starts to go back in the lungs and thus the mucus begins to red or pink.
Having indigestion with sudden chest pain, chest pressure or anxiety may be an indication of a heart attack. We suggest not to avoid this at all.
Feeling low or experiencing fatigue with anxiety is not good for your health at all. If you are feeling fatigued after a stressful and tiring day, it is supposed to be normal. In case you have not done so much tiring activity during the day but you are feeling tired or low with anxiety and pain, do not avoid this.
Heart attack symptoms might be distinct in person to person. Some people may feel sudden pain in the chest before a heart attack whereas some people do not have pain rather anxiety. We still suggest not to avoid even a little discomfort coming to your health.
Yes, we need to be careful about some factors that may give birth to a heart attack. Let’s have a discussion on the same here.
What are the reasons for a rise in heart attack?
Although today young people are also experiencing heart attacks yet a big factor is linked with the aged people. Research says that 45 plus men and 55 plus women are prone to have a heart attack more than the younger one.
Family history is also responsible for heart attack. Reports suggest that if any family member in the previous generation has had a heart attack, the chances of having such a disease in the upcoming generation gets high.
This might be a factor linked with heart attack. Usually due to genetics and family history, an assumption is given to have a heart attack but if you take care of yourself properly, you may reduce it.
Lack of fitness
People who are lazy and do not go for physical activities, might increase the chances of having a heart attack. This is actually linked with the unusual and extra collection of fat on the body.
Metabolic syndrome is a stage where a person suffers from obesity, high blood pressure and high blood sugar continuously. This syndrome increases the chances of heart attack.
Obesity not only takes you towards heart attack but also it gives rise to stress and other bodily diseases. Although fat is important in our body because it is the initial base of energy yet extra fat might take you towards the risk of heart attack.
When there is excess fat in the body, that fat starts to collect inside the veins. This makes them narrow and thus the blood flow gets affected.
Due to this, there may be blood clotting inside the veins that restrict the smooth flow of blood. This is actually a dangerous condition for our body.
High Blood Pressure
The blood flow inside the veins has a certain speed and cycle. If somehow this increases, automatically our blood pressure rises. High blood pressure is not friendly to our heart at all.
The people who are suffering from high blood pressure should seek medical attention at earliest. If they avoid high blood pressure, they might increase the chances of having a heart attack.
Research suggests that men have more chances of having a heart attack than women. This is actually linked with the expression of feelings.
Women usually express their feelings whereas men do not.
Also anxiety in depression is also a cause for heart attack.
Smoking is not only injurious to the person who is addicted but also the person who is in contact with secondhand smoke.
Yes, if you or a person who does not smoke but you have your family or friends who do smoke and you are living among them, you might increase the chances of having a heart attack.
Research suggests that second hand smoke may lead to heart attack. Hence you need to not only get away from smoking but also the one who smokes.
What precautions should we take to avoid a rise in a heart attacks?
Above, we have discussed the reason for having a heart attack. We should avoid all the factors that can lead to a heart attack. Apart from this, we must remember that our lifestyle and diet must be very balanced.
We should consume the things that have proteins, minerals and vitamins. When it comes to choosing a carbohydrate diet, we must be very careful. Excess carbohydrates are injurious to the heart. Hence we must only take the essential amount.
Check your sleep cycle. It is necessary to have 7 to 8 hours of resting hours or sleep cycles for a healthy heart. If you do not have this cycle in your lifestyle, try including that into your life at the first priority.
Difference between a heart attack and a heart stroke
Heart attack and heart stroke both are heart diseases. In these both diseases, the blood supply is stopped by some internal factors. There is a minor difference between a heart attack and a heart stroke.
A heart attack is a condition when the blood supply to the heart is restricted via veins whereas a heart stroke usually occurs when the blood supply to the brain is totally stopped.
Our heart and brain both need oxygen and that is fulfilled by blood supply. In case the oxygen is not supplied to the brain and heart, the tissues begin to die. This situation gives rise to a stroke or an attack.
Heart attack and heart stroke both are very dangerous for a person. In case there is such a condition, that person has to seek out for medical attention at earliest.
In case the medical attention is not given properly, the person may be on the threat of death.
The very first cure of a heart attack is that we should always try to keep ourselves fit and fine so that no situation like this can occur. We should check the measurement of fat that we are consuming in a day.
As we know that “prevention is better than cure” and hence we should always try to be fit via physical activity, meditation, balanced diet, good sleep cycle and a healthy lifestyle.
Whatever we eat, that has a direct impact on our body. If we take too much saturated fat, ultimately we will get a situation of obesity or low BP.
Likewise they will increase the chances of having rise in heart attack, heart stroke and other physical or mental discomfort. Hence we should make our diet very particular and picky.