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Dr. Sandesh Prabhu

Consultant - Cardiology & Electrophysiology

Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield

Heart Health: Is Your Heart Healthy?

Posted On: Mar 23, 2023

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Heart disease, medically termed Cardiovascular disease, is the leading cause of death globally among both men and women. But, when it comes to heart health, what’s to blame? It has to do with the perception of heart disease and rapidly changing lifestyles among the population. Unlike cancer, which is a feared and deadly disease, heart disease is viewed as a common and natural part of aging despite the staggering numbers of people impacted by heart disease every year. Also, the perception that there is not much that can be done to prevent it, is not true.

Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease

There are many risk factors for heart disease, some of which are modifiable and some of which are not. Modifiable risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle, and being overweight. Non-modifiable risk factors include age, family history, gender, and race. Visit Manipal Hospitals for heart disease treatment in Whitefield.

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy?

When it comes to heart disease, the most important factors are the ones you can control which are high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and blood pressure. Some general indicators like simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference and help keep your heart healthy for years to come.

Below are a few preventive measures to ensure a healthy heart:

  • Follow a regular exercise schedule

Exercise is important because it helps to keep your heart and blood vessels functioning properly. Doing a moderate level of exercise every day which includes brisk walking, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc., helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

  • Have a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet means eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. It also means limiting saturated and trans fats, as well as sodium. It can help keep weight in check and blood sugar in the healthy range.

  • Avoid smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your heart. Quitting smoking reduces the risk of heart disease by 50 to 70 percent. If you currently smoke, try to quit smoking. 

  • Limit excessive alcohol consumption

Drinking too much alcohol can raise blood sugar and blood pressure. 

  • Manage stress levels

Stress is a risk factor for heart disease. Getting enough sleep, doing fun and relaxed activities, listening to songs, or watching movies can help promote a positive mind which will indirectly lead to a healthy heart.

  • Have regular check-ups with a doctor

It is important to work with your doctor to manage conditions such as diabetes, blood pressure, and high cholesterol through proper medications. Visit Manipal Hospitals and consult with our experienced cardiologists in Whitefield, Bangalore.

If you are concerned about your heart health, it is best to speak with your doctor. They can examine you and discuss lifestyle modifications that can keep the heart healthy. Remember taking the right step at the right time can help to detect heart disease and help prevent heart problems.

You can book an appointment with a Consultant – Cardiology at Manipal Hospital Whitefield to discuss your heart health.

Dr. Sandesh Prabhu

Consultant - Cardiology & Electrophysiology

Manipal Hospitals, Whitefield, Bangalore

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