Early heart disease is a growing concern, especially among young adults. While heart disease is often associated with older adults, it can occur at any age. In fact, the number of heart attacks in young adults has increased by 2% each year since 2000.
• Truncal Obesity (Tond)
• High blood pressure
• Lack of physical activity
• High cholesterol levels
• Unhealthy diet
• Family history
• Excessive alcohol consumption
“The good news is that early heart disease is preventable,” said Dr. Prof. Amal Kanti Sen. “By making healthy lifestyle choices, young adults can significantly reduce their risk of developing this condition.”
Dr. Sen recommends the following tips for preventing early heart disease:
• Eat a healthy diet that is low in saturated and trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium.
• Exercise regularly. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
• Maintain a healthy weight.
• Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
• Manage any underlying medical conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol.
If you are a young adult with any of the risk factors for early heart disease, Dr. Sen encourages you to talk to your doctor. They can assess your risk and recommend strategies for prevention.
Toll-Free and Cardio Helpline Numbers
• Toll Free No.: 1800 309 2730
• Cardio Helpline Number: 98550 54958
Young adults, take charge of your heart health! Make healthy lifestyle choices and talk to your doctor about your risk of early heart disease. By working together, we can prevent this serious condition and improve the health of our young people.
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