World Heart Day
The World Heart Day is observed on 29 September, annually to create healthy heart environment The World Heart Day is observed on 29 September, annually to create healthy heart environment. The theme of the World Heart Day 2016 is “Power Your Life”.
Heart is a muscular organ which is at the centre of our circulatory system. This system consists of a network of arteries, veins, and capillaries. These blood vessels transport blood to and from all parts of our body. Thus, it is the most vital organ of the body. Cardiovascular disease is a group of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels which supply blood to lungs, brain, kidneys and other parts of the body.
It is the leading cause of death among males as well as females. According to World Health Organization, there are about 2.5 million people dying annually from cardiovascular diseases and by 2030 this figure is likely to rise to 23 million. In India, almost 26% of total deaths due to Non-communicable diseases(NCDs) is caused by cardiovascular diseases.
Source: Non-communicable Diseases Country Profiles 2014 by World Health Organization(WHO)
Risk factors for Heart diseases are as follows-
Warning signs of Heart Attack
First Aid During Heart Attack
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Tips to keep your heart healthy
To know about the food which is good for your heart, click on the link below: www.webmd.com/
What is Cardiovascular disease/heart disease?
Cardiovascular disease is a group of disorders affecting the heart and blood vessels which are supplying lungs, brain, kidneys and other parts of the body.
Which factors decide whether I am at risk of heart disease?
The factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol levels, obesity, family history, physical inactivity are majorly responsible for causing heart disease.
What is high blood pressure?
The heart pumps blood through the vessels to all parts of body and thus causing pressure against vessel's walls which is measured as blood pressure.
Why high blood pressure is called "Silent Killer"?
High blood pressure is the most common and dangerous condition and often known as silent killer as it often has no symptoms or warning signs and many people are unaware
How can I control my blood pressure in case I am hypertensive?
The blood pressure can be controlled by taking low salt and low fat diet, quitting smoking, losing weight, drinking in moderation
How much salt should I consume every day?
The daily recommended salt consumption depends on age-
What is cholesterol and why it is important to know my blood cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol is a fat like substance(lipid) present in the body cells produced by liver and transported through substances called lipoproteins. Two types of lipoproteins found in our body are low density lipoprotein(LDL) and High density lipoprotein(HDL) where LDL is called as Bad cholesterol as it delivers cholesterols to the body cells and high level of LDL in blood can cause plaque formation in the blood vessels which can lead to heart disease. HDL is known as Good cholesterol as it carries cholesterol from away from arteries back to liver
To know the normal blood cholesterol levels, click on the link below:
What do you understand by enlarged heart?
An enlarged heart means when the size of heart becomes larger than the normal because of obesity, high blood pressure, viral illness and hereditary disorders.
What is stroke and what are its warning signs?
Stroke is a brain injury where blood flow to the brain is blocked or interrupted. The warning signs of stroke are sudden numbness or weakness in face, arm or leg, difficulty in speech and temporary loss of vision.
What do you understand Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR)?
CPR is an emergency procedure to provide breathing and blood circulation to an unconscious patient in case of heart attack/cardiac arrest.
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What are the myths about heart disease?