10 Small problems which the way to heart diseases
Our body which doesn’t give any trouble during the young age starts to give us a lot of health problem as we grow old. The most important among this is heart-related problems. Heart functions and blood flow is affected by various reasons like eating habits, sleep pattern, work, activities that make us stressful and leisure. Hence, if we take care of certain things, heart problems can be prevented.
Mainly due to our ignorance and carelessness, the little mistakes we make affects our heart in the future.
Won’t it be great if we can identify such mistakes and take steps to improve and avoid it? Information about the mistakes people generally do is given below. Read it, correct your mistakes and keep your heart healthy.
Not doing health check up
Most people who have heart diseases don’t get any symptoms. Therefore, once you are over 20 years, check the cholesterol levels in your blood once in 5 years without fail. You must also check blood pressure once in every 2 years. Before you visit the doctor each time, check the body weight index/Body mass index(BMI). You should also check the glucose level once in 3 years after the age of 45. By doing all this, you can keep your heart healthy.
Forgetting about the family history
If you wish to know about the chances of getting heart diseases, then ask the elders in your house if they have the heart problem or if anyone had in the past. If the people who had the heart problem is not alive now, then learn about what health issues they had and how they died. It will also be useful to know about their lifestyle. Even if children had heart disease at the young age, there are possibilities for it occurring in the future.
Neglecting to take care of teeth
Tooth and heart health is interconnected. According to various research, people who don’t take care of teeth hygiene and people who have swollen gums are at the higher risk of getting heart diseases. It seems that the bacteria from the swelling combines with the blood of the people who have had gum swelling for many years. If you clean your teeth properly, you not only get a healthy tooth but also a healthy heart. The chance of heart disease will be less for such people.
Not drinking sufficient milk products
In a recent research, the lifestyle of 82,000 postmenopausal women was studied for 8 years. Women who drink milk products are affected less than 50% by type-2 diabetes compared to the women who don’t take milk products. It is not healthy for your heart if you avoid milk products with the aim to reduce calories and to reduce fatty substance.
Not standing under the sun
No one desires to stand under the harsh sun. But the vitamin D acquired from the sun is essential to our body. Only if the sunlight falls on your skin for the sufficient amount, the skin will be able to produce vitamin D. It has been found in a recent research that, blockage of blood vessels is comparatively less for people who have good vitamin D when compared to those with less vitamin D. Doctors say that, it is good to expose ourselves to the sun for 5 to 30 minutes between 10 AM and 3 PM.
Protein is found in excess of black beans, kidney beans and other types of beans. These don’t contain saturated fat. It can reduce cholesterol and contains solvable fiber content. Oats and barley also contain this solvable fiber strength. Because they have the power to reduce cholesterol in the blood vessels.
Drinking energy drinks
Since sugar is added to this carbon-di-oxide filled energy drinks, it increases the triglyceride levels in the blood. Triglyceride is a type of fat. It could increase the viscosity of the blood. If you already have cholesterol, there are chances for blood vessel blockage. Triglyceride thickens the blood, therefore when the blood flow, blood pressure, and blood flow is affected. Hereafter, when you feel thirsty drink water, lemon juice, sweet lime juice or other juices instead of energy drinks. Sugarcane juice is good to avoid thirst and boost our energy.
Inconsistent sleep pattern
Do you sleep late at night? Do you wake up early morning? Are you struggling to sleep in the night? Do you realize you don’t sleep enough? If yes, then you are harming your heart. When you sleep well at night, blood pressure decreases and inconsistent heartbeat is also reduced. Heart problems and heart attack are considerably less for people who sleep well at night. Hence, if you are not sleeping for 6 to 8 hours at night, it better to consult a doctor and do a health check-up. By doing this you can find whether insomnia is due to medical or mind related reasons.
Avoiding colorful foods
Fruits and vegetables contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and potassium. Increasing the intake of potassium is as important as reducing sodium to treat blood pressure. Hence, when you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, potassium levels also increase. Potassium reduces the level of sodium and brings down high blood pressure. Citrus fruits, banana, potato, tomato, and beans are rich in potassium. Instead of just eating rice, including colorful fruits and vegetables to your diet. The chances of the heart attack are 52% less for people who eat apple, pear, cucumber, and cauliflower compared to the people who don’t eat these foods
Not walking enough
If you travel by car for a very short distance instead of walking, it means that you are causing problems to your heart. Whenever you go to some shop, bank or to do some personal work, walk instead of going by a vehicle. If you walk for 10,000 feet per day, it is equal to 45 minutes to 1 hour of workout. Hence, walk for the sufficient amount.
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