Heart disease and their prevention through diet

Heart disease and their prevention through diet

By Devina Bangotra  on: 22 June 2018
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Hey Readers? How are you doing? Feeling Healthy and Happy? Today our Topic is Heart disease and their prevention through diet. One of my friend’s fathers is a heart patient. He is a non-alcoholic and doesn’t smoke too. So it’s a myth that you can have heart disease only if you drink and smoke a lot. I will tell you what is heart disease? It’s Types, its symptoms, its causes  and its prevention through diet.

What is a heart disease?

Anything covering disorder in heart is a heart disease. Simple define but complicated to deal with.

Quick Facts

  • Quitting Smoking and regular drinking.
  • Every four out of 10 people have heart disease.
  • It can be treated with medical surgery.

Types of Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

There are some forms of deformities of heart which have been present since birth. Examples are :-

  • Septal defects: - There is a hole between two chambers of heart.
  • Obstruction defects:- Flow of blood is blocked through chamber of blood partially or fully.
  • Cyanotic Heart disease:- This defect cause shortage of oxygen in body.

Arrhythmia

In it person have irregular heartbeat.

There are several ways in which rate of heartbeat changes:-

  • Tachycardia: - It is when heart beats too fast.
  • Bradycardia:-It is when heart beats too slowly.
  • Premature ventricular contractions: - It is when heart beats abnormally.
  • Fibrillation:-When heart beat is irregular

It happens when electrical pulses in heart do not coordinate with heartbeats. Irregular heartbeat is experienced by many. It feels like heart racing.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary arteries supply the heart muscles with nutrients and oxygen by circulating blood. Coronary arteries can become damaged because plaque deposit contains cholesterol. Plaque buildup narrows the coronary artery and heart receives less oxygen and nutrients.

Dilated cardiomyopathy

In it heart chambers get dilated. It is because of weakening of heart muscles that heart cannot pump blood properly. The most common reason is that enough oxygen is not reaching the heart muscle. This affect left ventricle.

Heart attack

In it blood flow become interrupted or destroys heart muscle. It is usually caused by blood clot that develops in one coronary artery.

Heart failure

It happens when heart is not pumping blood around body efficiently. High blood pressure builds up in it which makes heart stiff and weak.

Pulmonary stenosis

In it pumping blood becomes hard for heart from right ventricle to pulmonary artery as pulmonary valve becomes tight. Right ventricle has to work hard to overcome the obstruction.

Symptoms

  • Chest Pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Pain travelling through body
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting
  • Tiredness
  • Clubbed Fingernails

If you are having any of these symptoms, Consult us we will help you out.

Causes

Now comes a really important part. Why people are having heart diseases? Let’s see them and check:-

  • Genetic
  • High Blood pressure and Cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Overweight and Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Family History
  • Junk food
  • Age
  • Staying in stationary position for long time

Diet to prevent Heart Disease(Dieticians advice)

Oatmeal

It is highly fiber solubleand helps in reducing cholesterol of body. It soaks up cholesterol just like a sponge.

Strawberries

Strawberries and other berry foods help in decreasing blood pressure and dilating blood vessels.

Dark Chocolate

Consuming chocolate daily can reduce heart attacks and stroke. It also help in blood pressure, inflammation and clotting. Milk chocolates and candy does not protect heart.

Citrus Fruits

They help in blood clotting but their sugary component can reduce the work of low calorie foods. So don’t eat them in excess.

Soy

Soy products like Soy milk add protein in your diet without unhealthy fats and cholesterol.It reduce blood pressure in people. It also help in  decreasing bad cholesterol.

Potatoes

Potatoes should not be deep fried. They are rich in potassium and help in lowering the blood pressure.

Tomatoes

They help in getting rid of bad cholesterol keeping the heart vessels open and reducing risk of heart attack.

Nuts

They help in reducing bad cholesterol

Olive Oil

Having at least 4 TSP of it a day can reduce risk of heart attacks.

Red Wine

It helps to reduce heart disease risk.

So here is it the end of this blog. This blog was for both. Those who think they have heart disease and those who actually have. So follow the advices and for more details contact us. It’s free. Stay tuned for more healthy tips. Remain happy and healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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