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World Heart Day 2017: Cardiovascular diseases witness three-fold rise among Delhiites over the last three years

"Prolonged intake of painkillers, hormonal and contraceptive pills can cause clotting of blood in the arteries. This coupled with unhealthy lifestyle and stress increases the risk of heart diseases."


By   |  Updated On : September 28, 2017 12:16 PM
World Heart Day 2017: Cardiovascular diseases see three-fold rise among Delhiites

World Heart Day 2017: Cardiovascular diseases see three-fold rise among Delhiites

New Delhi :  

According to a recent survey conducted by Indus Health Plus, there has been a three-fold surge in cardiovascular disease (CVD) among the Delhiites over the last three years. And if the person is suffering from diabetes and obesity the situation will become more severe.

Between the 40-50 age group, about 40 percent of men and 38 percent of women have been tested positive for diabetes which has increased their chances of heart ailments. Of these, 20 percent men and 22 percent women are obese too, said the survey by Indus Health Plus.

"In Delhi, young working women between the age group of 25 to 35 years are prone to heart diseases due to lack of estrogen," said Amol Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist Indus Health Plus in a statement.

"Prolonged intake of painkillers, hormonal and contraceptive pills can cause clotting of blood in the arteries. This coupled with unhealthy lifestyle and stress increases the risk of heart diseases."

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Due to hypertension and heart ailments, more than 50 percent of corporate employees (both men and women) are suffering.

Between the age group of 35-55, more than 70 percent of urban men and 69 percent of rural men are under the risk of heart diseases due to hypertension, obesity, and diabetes.

In a bid to reduce the risk of heart ailments, a person has to make some changes in day-to-day lifestyle by adding small changes such as jogging, stair climbing, healthy eating or playing an outdoor game.

First Published: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:53 AM

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