|Dr. Devi Shetty.|
3. धूम्रपान सोडावे.
5. रक्तदाब वर नियंत्रण आणि शुगर कमी करावी.
प्रश्न: मांसाहारी (मासे) खाने हृदयासाठी चांगले आहे का ?
प्रश्न: कधी कधी शरीराने सशक्त किंवा उत्तम आरोग्य असलेल्या व्यक्तीला सुद्धा हृदयझटका येण्याचे उदाहरणे दिसतात. झटका येण्याचे काही कारण असते का?
उत्तर: जीवनच्या प्रति आपला दृष्टिकोण बदला. प्रत्येक गोष्टीत परिपूर्णता (perfection) आणण्याचा प्रयत्न करू नका.
उत्तर: जॉगिंग पेक्षा चालणे नेहमीच चांगले असते. जॉगिंग ने लवकर थकायला होते आणि सांधे दुखी वाढू शकते.
उत्तर: मदर तेरेसा, जी माझी पेशंट होती.
प्रश्न: कोलेस्ट्रॉल कधी पासून जमा व्हायला सुरुवात होते? आता पासून चिंता करायची गरज आहे का ? का तीस वर्ष नंतरच त्याची काळजी घेतली पाहिजे ?
प्रश्न: अनियमित भोजन घेण्याच्या सवयीने हृदयावर कसा परिणाम होतो?
प्रश्न: हृदयासाठी चांगले आणि वाईट आहार कुठला?
प्रश्न: कुठले रुटीन चेकअप केले पाहिजे ?काही विशेष परीक्षण आहेत का?
प्रश्न: हृद्य झटका आल्यावर कुठले प्राथमिक उपचार केले पाहिजे?
प्रश्न:जास्त चहा/ कॉफी घेणे हृदयाला धोकादायक ठरू शकते का ?
Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
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
Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person
gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.
Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints.
Qn: You have done so much for the poor and needy.What has inspired you to do so? Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient
Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Ans: Extremely rare
Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
(I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age?
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.
Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.
Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.
Qn: Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
Ans: Yoga helps.
Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.
Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive?
Ans: All oils are bad .
Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test?
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check BP,Treadmill test after an echo.
Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack?
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.
Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and
that caused due to gastric trouble?
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sedentary 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.
Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy? Ans: Yes.
Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true? Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may not have a software engineer as a child.
Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart ?What precautions would you recommend? Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.
Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short / long term)?
Ans:Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.
Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?
Ans : No.
Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
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.
Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
Ans : No.
Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack(Because we see a lot of forwarded emails on this)?
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.
Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems?
Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.
Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise?
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..
Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar?
Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.
Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation?
Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease
when compared to day shift workers?
Ans : No.
Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs?
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.
Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks?
Ans : No.
Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women?
Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45.
Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition?
Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smok and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30(once in six months recommended) ...