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What are the different conditions that make you a candidate for heart disease?

Posted on 05/23/2022 by RBH



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Heart diseases are one of the leading causes of this all across the globe. Heart diseases do not discriminate and it can occur in any individual for instance congenital heart diseases are heart defects that are caused since birth, and heart diseases can also be found in younger adults and older people. Heart disease can be actually defined as a heart condition that is caused due to a problem or blockage in blood vessels, Heart valve disease, heart muscle disease or congenital birth defect or a heart infection. There can be a number of reasons for heart disease it can be genetic, congenital which means present since birth, or due to unhealthy lifestyles such as sedentary jobs and bad eating habits. According to various studies, people who have a sedentary job and who are habitual drinkers, smokers, or ones who consume drugs and who eat fried and excessively fatty food are usually at greater risk of having heart disease.

Symptoms:

Generally, people who are suffering from heart problems receive some warning signs from the body.  People begin to feel restless, have trouble doing daily tasks, and have breathing issues and chest pain once in a while. All these are warning signs that say there is something wrong with your heart therefore if you notice the symptoms you should immediately seek medical help. Some other warning signs of heart disease include:

  • Chest pain
  • Chest pressure
  • Chest discomfort or angina
  • Shortness of breath
  • Numbness in arms and legs
  • Weakness
  • Pain that radiates through the shoulder, neck, and hand
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the upper abdomen or back
  • Fluttering in Chest
  • Slow heartbeat or bradycardia
  • Racing heartbeat or tachycardia
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Swelling in hands, ankles, and feet
  • Fever

Risk factors:

There are certain conditions that make you a candidate for heart disease. These are basically conditions that occur which as a result cause some other person to have a defect in a person. Generally, accumulation of plaque or fat in the blood vessels are usually responsible for heart diseases in a person. Plaque or fat usually accumulates in the inner lining of the artery over a period of time; it is also damaged due to high blood pressure, smoking and high level of cholesterol in the blood from that hole in the heart or abnormality in the heart valves or heart muscles also constitutes to heart disease.

People who suffer from obesity are at a greater risk of having diseases as they need to pump a lot of blood in order to provide oxygen, also such people have accumulated fat deposits in the arteries that make them more vulnerable to heart disease.

Diabetic patients are equally at greater risk of having heart disease as the high sugar content in the blood often leads to heart attack and stroke.

A family history of having heart disease automatically makes a person more susceptible to heart conduction therefore people who have heart diseases in their gene pool must adopt a healthy lifestyle and go for regular health checkups.

Smoking is one of the primary causes of heart disease or Heart Attack as it releases toxins in the bloodstream when the exchange of gases takes place in the lungs. These toxins then enter the bloodstream through the heart that causes blockage and heart palpitations.

Consumption of drugs and alcohol makes an individual most susceptible to heart conditions and heart disease according to various cardiologists and scientists.

A sedentary lifestyle and eating unhealthy fatty food are other reasons for having heart disease, as these habits cause accumulation of fat in the arteries, and since there are nobody activities the condition gets versions over a period of time that leads to a heart attack or a stroke.

Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best multispeciality hospitals in Jaipur. It is one of the best hospitals for heart surgery in Jaipur as we have a few of the best cardiac surgeons in our hospital who have years of experience in treating cardiac disease. If you have any queries regarding cardiac diseases contact us for expert guidance and care.