Higher Risk of Heart disease in Young Indians

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70% of urban Indians are at risk of heart diseases. In recent times, there has been a rapid increase in the number of young people who are at risk of heart disease. Typically, males are at a higher risk.

The major risk factors are:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • Smoking
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Increased stress and anger

Certain lifestyle changes can help in reducing these risks. The following changes have been found to be helpful in reducing the risk of heart problems:

  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid smoking
  • Reduce stress by practicing yoga and meditation
  • Make sure you get 6-7 hours of sound sleep
  • Manage your diabetes better:
    • If you have a family history of diabetes, get regular checkups, eat a healthy diet and take your medicines on time
  • Keep your Blood Pressure in check:
    • Maintain a low salt intake and monitor your weight closely
  • Keep your cholesterol levels low
    • Say no to saturated fats. Found primarily in red meat and dairy products, they raise total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol.
    • Choose leaner cuts of meat, low-fat dairy and monounsaturated fats (like olive and canola oils).
    • Eliminate trans fats. Trans fats can be found in fried foods and many commercial products, such as cookies, crackers and snacks.
    • Eat foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These include fish, walnuts, almonds and ground flaxseeds.
    • Increase soluble fiber in your diet to help lower your LDL levels. Options include oats and oat bran, fruits, beans, lentils, and vegetables.

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103 thoughts on “Higher Risk of Heart disease in Young Indians

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  2. Jayadas A V

    My son 4 yrs old having a pacemaker. He is always playing games with my mobile. Is it makes any damage to the device or himself? ??

  3. Anu

    That was good information, but I’d like to know if chicken is good because I heard that it contains proteins… Please clarify

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  5. Shivakumarballupet

    Higher Risk of Heart dease in young indians is very informative…by fallowing precautions Risk can be controlled to limit

  6. Durai

    Very good advice for the people who have been suffering out of high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetic. Thank you for sending very useful tips to us.Please keep it up. All the best for your wonderful works.

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