Keep your heart safe


A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Heart Specialist) Bangalore was arranged by WIPRO for its employees .
The transcript of the chat is given below. We hope this will be useful for everyone.

Click on each query below to get the answer

1.. Diet – Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil
2. Exercise – Half an hour ‘ s walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime
3. Quit smoking
4. Control weight
5. Control blood pressure and sugar

Ans: No

Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Ans: Yes

Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Ans: Extremely rare

Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body ‘ s enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Ans: Yoga helps.

Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil….

Ans: All oils are bad.

Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, edentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a country where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Ans: Yes.

Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child.

Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe..

Ans : No.

Ans : No.

Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and even masala dosas.

Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Ans : No.

Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Ans : Certainly.. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot….

Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cholesterol, BP, weight..

Ans : No.

Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to
reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Ans : No.

Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.

Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 once in six months

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