Nine Preventable Risk Factors Are Responsible For 90% of Heart Attacks
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Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011
by Dr K K Aggarwal
Heart Care Foundation of India
One can prevent heart attacks. Nine preventable risk factors are responsible for 90% of heart attacks, said Padmashri and Dr B C Roy National Awardee Dr K K Aggarwal President Heart Care Foundation of India and MTNL Perfect Health Mela.
They are (in order of importance)
1. Increased LDL/HDL ratios (elevated bad LDL and low good HDL cholesterol levels)
2. Keep kidney and lung functions more than 80%.
3. Engage in recommended amounts of physical activity (minimum 80 minutes of moderately strenuous exercise per week). Our recommendation is to walk 80 minutes a day and for 80 minutes per week the speed should be 80 steps per minute 4. Eat less and not more than 80 gm of ml of caloric food each meal. Follow a healthy diet (high fiber, low saturated fat, zero trans fat, low refined carbohydrate, low salt, high in fruits). Refined carbohydrates are white rice white maida and white rice.
5. Doing 80 cycles of pranayama a day
6. Spend 80 minutes to yourself every day (relaxation, meditation, helping others etc)
7. Do not smoke or be ready to spit out 80,000 Rs for treatment. Not smoking or else you will have to spend 80,000 on your illness.8. Those who drink, does not want to stop and there is no contraindication, limiting alcohol use to no more than 80 ml per day for men (50% for women) or 80 grams per week. 10 grams of alcohol is present in 30 ml or 1 oz of 80 proof liquor.One can prevent diabetes by controlling five lifestyle factors. They are
1. Follow a healthy diet
2. Maintain an optimal body weight (less than 23 x height in meters x height in meters)3. Engage in recommended amounts of physical activity.
4. Limiting alcohol to recommended amount.
5. Not smoking.
When and how to suspect a heart attack?
1. Chest pain, burning, discomfort, heaviness in the center of the chest lasting for over 30 seconds and not localized to a point.
2. First onset acidity after the age of 40 first rule out heart attack
3. First attack of asthma after the age of 40 may be heart asthma
4. Any symptom which is unusual, appearing for the first which cannot be explained: contact your doctors
In heart attack what to do?
1. Do not panic
2. Chew a tablet of water soluble 300 mg aspirin at the onset of chest pain. You will not die.
3. Call 42000565 or reach Moolchand Medcity within three hours of chest pain for a clot removal procedure. We will not let you die.
If someone dies what to do?
1. The soul does not leave the body for ten minutes
2. Within ten minute of death for the next ten minutes do effective chest compression with a speed of 100 per minute.
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