Why younger people are suffering from heart attack

In a last few years, a lot of lives are being lost in young people due to stroke or heart attack. In simple words, heart attack occurre when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. Fat, cholesterol etc can be the reason for stopping the flow of blood. As soon as these comes in the way of blood, then the clot get formed which block the flow of blood. This interrupted blood flow can damage part of the heart muscle.

In today’s time, cases of heart attack are being reported in youth or young people. Which could be the reason for this

Junk Food: Most of today’s young generation is preferring to eat junk food instead of home food to satisfy hunger. Instead of protein, fiber-rich food in their plate, junk and fried thing are more due to wich a lot of calories go to the body, which effect a heart health.

Smoking: smoking is also one of the biggest risk factor for coronary artery decease among young people. The chances of having a heart attack in the youth who smoke have increased manifold. According to various researches, smoking increases the risk of heart attack by 8 times.

High cholesterol: High level of cholesterol is also a main cause of heart disease. According to research, people with “bad” or LDL cholesterol above 190 mg have an increased risk of heart disease such as heart attack or stroke. So always keep cholesterol under control.

Depression: Depression affects not only the mind but the entire body. Depression releases stress hormones and thereby adversely affects the arteries and causes them to shrink.

High blood pressure and obesity: Obese individuals require more blood to supply oxygen and nutrients to their body, which increases blood pressure. The body also needs more pressure to circulate this blood. Hence high blood pressure is also a common cause of heart attack.

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