Mumbai: According to a recent study by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 25 per cent of the deaths in India, between the age group of 25-69 are caused due to heart diseases. The doctors said that due to unhealthy lifestyle people are getting more prone to heart related ailments.
In the recent times, changing in lifestyle of people has been a major cause of critical medical conditions regardless of age or genetic history of diseases. “Eating disorders leading to obesity and increased smoking have been a contributing factor to cardiovascular diseases even among the younger population.” said Dr. Santosh Datar, Medical Director, Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd.
While some uncontrollable risk factors like age and family history can be a cause of heart ailments, there are some risk factors like obesity, lack of sleep, diabetes, high-stress levels, lack of exercise, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking etc. which can be controlled by an individual. People are of the belief that only aged people are prone to life-threatening diseases, but this is not the case anymore. “The younger generation is slowly falling prey to heart diseases mainly due to unhealthy and unmonitored lifestyle habits,” added Dr. Datar.
Improved habits like healthy diet, a regular check on blood sugar and blood pressure, quitting smoking and tobacco as well as avoiding consumption of alcohol, improving quality of sleep can go a long way in preventing heart diseases.