Everything you need to know about cardiovascular disorders

Did you know? Your heart beats 100,000 times a day, pumping around 2,000 gallons of blood through some 60,000 miles of veins and arteries to get your body deal with several physical activities you undergo on daily basis. But do we take care of our heart as much as we should? No we don’t!

The current statistics in India suggests that One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it will account for one third of all deaths. Also there are approximately 45 million patients suffering from coronary artery disease in India, and owing to the sedentary lifestyle, the number is bound to increase.

When we say heart or cardiovascular disorder, we are referring to several different conditions that can affect the heart. One of the most common type of heart disease is the coronary heart disease. This happens when there is a build-up of plaque in arteries thereby reducing the blood flow to the body. Some of the other forms of heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart infections, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, stroke etc.

It is often difficult to identify the symptoms of any heart related disorder. But if at all you experience any of the below mentioned symptoms, it is advised to visit cardiologist at the earliest.

· Shortness of breath

· Frequent chest pain

· Dizziness

· Fast or slow heartbeat

Every disease will have a different set of symptoms but it is crucial to address any of such symptoms.

Symptoms might be unclear but causes are not. It is not difficult to save what are the risk factors that lead to heart diseases. Read below to know some of them.

· Sedentary lifestyle

· Decreased in physical activity

· Smoking

· Addiction to alcohol

· Stress

· High blood pressure

· High cholesterol

To prevent yourself from being affected by any of these diseases, you will have to make a few changes to your lifestyle.

· Eat healthy diet, food items that are rich in fibre such as fruits and vegetables.

· Start exercising and get going on a physically active routine because it is the only way to keep your health in check.

· Quit smoking as it lowers the risk of heart complications.

And if lifestyle changes are not helping in improving your health, consult cardiologists. Apollo hospitals have some of the best cardiologists in India. To book an appointment with Apollo, all you need to do is visit their website and book online.