How much are you aware about your heart health? Heart diseases (cardiovascular diseases) need special attention, even a mild heart attack can be a huge warning to something not right inside the body.
Never consider any issues going on in your body as not a big deal, it can be quite a dangerous issue if left untreated.
There are various myths surrounding cardiovascular diseases, here are some of the most common ones :
1. Heart Diseases does not affect in early ages
Not at all! Heart disease (cardiovascular diseases) is not related to age, yes it is more common in ages from 50 & above but, is no way a confirmation that it cannot affect in early ages. People affected by obesity and type 2 diabetes are at the higher risk of developing heart issues. It depends on how you live and how healthy your diet is.
2. I will have a chest pain to recognize a heart attack
Not every heart attack comes with a smashing chest pain, there can be other symptoms too. The symptoms may include nausea, light-headedness, vomiting and sudden headache. Consult your doctor when you start feeling discomfort and any other above mentioned symptoms.
3. Diabetes won’t affect my heart if I am on medications
Diabetes can be treated with medications but it does not eliminate the risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The risk factors which trigger diabetes are equally responsible in triggering the heart diseases. In fact, the rate is much higher when talk about diabetic patient.
4. Heart failure means the heart stop beating
The heart suddenly stops beating in the case of cardiac arrest but not the heart failure. During heart failure the heart keeps on working and pumping the blood but, it does not pump normally or as well as it should. While during a cardiac arrest the heart stops pumping the blood and a person stops breathing.
5. I should stop exercising after a heart attack
While many of us would believe the same. Yes, you need to take good rest and follow a healthy regime but, that does not mean we should stop physical activities, in fact, you should get moving as soon as possible. Consult your doctor for some heart friendly exercises you could do and get going.
Stay known and updated with your heart and its related issues. Stay healthy, stay fit!