Age is just a number: Heart attack is very common in youngsters now

Heart attack a few decades earlier was only a condition associated with elderly people has now become very common in the younger population. various studies suggest an alarming increase in the rate of heart attack and heart-related disorders in young adults. 

          Myocardial infarction commonly known as heart attack is a condition where the blood supply to the heart is suddenly interrupted for a brief or prolonging period of time causing severe damage to cardiac tissues. A few years ago this issue was only faced after 50-55 years of age. Recently heart attack has become a condition associated with young people too. 

          According to experts, there are multiple factors that govern the health of the heart. One can broadly divide these factors into two categories namely the lifestyle and the genetics of an individual. Young people nowadays have a very hectic lifestyle. Stress, depression, insomnia has become a part of life. These factors directly impact the condition of the heart. Youngsters are very prone to smoking, consumption of alcohol, steroids, etc having a negative impact on their overall health. Eating junk, inadequate sleep, low physical activities are some very common and well-known factors contributing to a heart attack. Several studies suggest with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic the sedentary lifestyles and the chances of heart attack have drastically increased. Therefore it becomes very important to follow a healthy lifestyle to ensure the proper functioning of all the vital organs. It becomes very important to understand, analyze and never ignore the early signs of a heart attack. 


There is need to understand the signs of heart attack in both male and female and to seek medical  guidance as early as possible


                     People with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity should take special preventive measures and take doctor's consultations regularly. It is always advisable to take care of overall mental and physical well-being to ensure a healthy heart. Regular physical exercises like running, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc are advisable to keep BMI in check. Intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, and seeds should be increased with a reduction in consumption of junk food and all the intoxicating substances. Spending time with family and friends, indulging in pleasurable activities and hobbies is also important to have a happy and healthy heart.