Increase in heart problems & hypertension observes among youth.
This is due to improper or unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
By Mahmood Hussain 24th September 2017 article and blog are written for www.babyfirst.com.pk BABY FIRST PAKISTAN and on Facebook.babyfirstPakistan and other social media such as Linkedin, Twitter and so on.
An article written by Ashwin Kumar in Khaleej Time today is an eye opener having headline
“Lifestyle, diet leading to heart problems among youth in UAE”.
This has compelled me to create awareness among our followers and viewers at BABY FIRST PAKISTAN. Our focus is to educate how to live healthy to young adults, young married couple age 16-40years and baby 0-6 years.
Considering the global data and statistics regarding Hypertension, Diabetes and Obesity. These all conditions are leading towards heart disease or stroke and ultimately resulting in death, If proper management, care and treatment are not facilitated on the long-term basis. This is on the rise among young population and putting the great burden in society. It increases the healthcare expenditure to manage it.
We all need to work actively to educate the masses and teach them how to live a healthy life and stay fit.
Dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle are leading towards the heart problem.
This condition has been observed and recorded even in youth by research workers and physicians. Harvard Health Publishing of Harvard Medical School published and posted another report on 23 June 2015. It is Howard LeeWine M.D who is Chief Editor Internet publishing with the headline.
“Mild high blood pressure in young adults is linked to heart problem in later part of life.”
Another good report published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology in the year 2015. Having headline “Cumulative Blood Pressure in Early Adulthood and Cardiac Dysfunction in Middle Age”. In the study, they focus on 2,500 young people having age group of 18-30 years of both sexes. Research study recorded 25 years data. Within this period, they observe closely at all participants for seven times and they also had their heart imaging test at the end of the study. It is observed some of the participants had mild high blood pressure ranging from (120/80 to 139/89 mm Hg) even though they were below the age of 30. This level is not rated as hypertensive but maybe in later years, they are likely to become hypertensive. This is referred as a prehypertensive phase. Further observed by researchers and they found that people with an above normal level of blood pressure during their middle age likely to be affected and will have the sign of heart disease.
In early times and in the last century Physicians use to level patient hypertensive (high blood pressure) whose blood pressure is 140/90mm Hg or more. In multiple studies during current century, the 21st century till now September 2017, which states blood pressure more than 120/80-mmHg are linked with the increased risk of cardiac disease or stroke.
This phase is term / refer as prehypertensive period and clearly raises red flag and alert.
Now individual need to look for healthy diet and regular physical activity to avert or delay the onset of cardiac disease. Also, make sure to have a sound sleep of 7 to 8 hours per day.
What’s needs to do when you are young to avoid the cardiac problem at later stages.
Make sure to monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis, and keep it less than 120/80 mm Hg. BP should be checked at least once a year, it is better to get it checked every six months. If your blood pressure recording is more than 120/80mm Hg even for the first time, this to be taken seriously despite you are young. Ensure to regularly monitor in such situation which means twice or thrice a week blood pressure monitoring for few weeks and records its reading for full evaluation and monitoring. If still mercury is raised, then needs to consult the physician and follow his /her advice and guideline to bring blood pressure within normal range.
In the article written by Ashwani Kumar which is published on 23 September in Khaleej Times, it states, as per statistics gathered by health authorities in Abu Dhabi. Cardiovascular disease death reported is approximately 35% of all deaths during the year 2015 in the city.
During last six months, most of the death reported in Abu Dhabi were having two common factor that is
• Heart Attack
• Young people aged between 30-40 years
The trend is quite frightening as well as highly disturbing. The Government of UAE needs to pay attention and focus on actively promoting quality lifestyle via all communication tools and means. Focus needed in which ask people to follow below guidelines to avert this danger:
• Eat healthy, nutritious and balanced diet.
• Regularly go for physical activities devoting 35-45 minutes per day at least five times a week.
• Have sound sleep of 7-8 hours per day.
• Avoid eating outside and rich foods and reduce salt intake.
• Smoker needs to immediately quit it (STOP SMOKING)
• Regular check and monitor blood pressure (high blood pressure is referred as Silent Killer.)
Data on Pakistan as per the report published in the year 2009 which states hypertension affects nearly 20% adult population of Pakistan. The saddest part is only 3% of high blood pressure patient receive treatment and can manage their blood pressure to normal level. This was stated by Prof Dr. Zafarullah Khan of King Edward Medical University, Lahore at the seminar on hypertension held in the year 2009. During that time hypertension affects more than one billion people worldwide, which is roughly 13-14% of world population in the year 2009. Secondly, it accounts for one in eight deaths.
Till to date worldwide cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death.
The trend is, even more, higher in UAE. The reason is known and simple, it is due high incidence of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking. All these factors effects on the heart and putting more workload on the heart. In UAE during the year 2015 approximately 20% of the adult population (20-79 years) suffering from diabetes. Which translates into almost one in five suffering from Type II diabetes.
In an interview with Dr. Walid Shaker of Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi who is a consultant and cardiac surgeon states, stress full life, poor and unhealthy dietary habits, diabetes, smoking and sedentary lifestyle will lead to cardiovascular diseases.
Article written by Mahmood Hussain for www.babyfirst.com.pk , Baby First Pakistan for social media such as website, Facebook, Linkedin, twitter etc.
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