World Heart Day - 28th September

This article tells about the world heart day which comes on every 28th September. Read to know some details about the troubles of heart in the world and also about the factors that affect the heart and the populace with heart diseases.

Initially heart disease was believed to be prevalent in affluent society, but day by day even the middle class and even lower middle class and low socio economic class are suffering from this disease.

According to the WHO report death due to cardiovascular disease reached about 27.5 million worldwide.
Mostly cardiovascular disease are characterised into
a) Congenital
b) Rheumatic
c) Inflammatory
d) Ischemic, and
e) Cerebrovascular

Barring congenital heart disease most of the other categories are preventable if we perform certain changes in our life i.e.
i) Change in lifestyle
ii) Cholesterol free diet
iii) Control of infection which usually lead to rheumatic heart disease.
iv) Regular exercise
v) Quit smoking
vi) Reducing alcohol intake

Come on let us unite together and fight from this deadly but controllable disease which is engulfing the life of at least one member of every family.


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Author: Dr Sachine (Eye Retina Surgeon)26 Sep 2008 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

3 white things should not be consumed in excess to protect heart-"salt,sugar,ghee"

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