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How to Beat The Fatal Risk of Heart Disease?

Discover the key strategies and lifestyle changes for effectively combating the fatal risk of heart disease.

  • 06 Aug 2013
  • 3 min read
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People in each region lead different lifestyles which has a significant impact on their health.

The survey recorded that about 25% of deaths in south India is caused by heart disease. This is the highest recorded percentage. Central region recorded the lowest percentage of deaths due to heart ailments (12%).

The urban India witnesses about 32.8% of deaths occur due to heart ailments. Surprisingly, the rate is lower in rural areas (22.9%). If all age groups are included, heart disease accounts for 19% of all deaths.

 

The Good News!

As per a report by World Health Organization, 4 out of 5 heart related deaths are preventable! The fatal heart condition can be prevented by bringing changes in your lifestyle. It is said that about 80% of heart diseases are preventable if individuals focus on adopting a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Major Risk for Heart Disease
  2. Tobacco use
  3. Physical inactivity
  4. Obesity
  5. Poor diet
  6. Genetics

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Tips on Keeping a Healthy Heart

Don't Smoke: Use of tobacco and related products increases the risk of heart disease by 4 times. Avoiding usage of tobacco can prevent the risk.

Exercise Regularly: Physical inactivity is another major cause of heart ailments. Regular exercise such as brisk walking can cut your risk of heart disease in half.

Maintain a Healthy Weight: Obesity invites many diseases and heart ailment is one of them. Reducing body weight by 10 kgs can lower the risk to half.

Eat a Healthy and Nutritious Diet: Include a lot of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, chicken, fish, bean, and legumes. Reduce salt.

Get Preventive Screenings: Annual check-ups are important to ensure your health status. It is surprising but true that regular dental cleaning can reduce the risk of heart attack by 31%. Oral and eye health and blood pressure also play an important role.

For more information visit

https://www.icicilombard.com/infographics 

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