3 months ago

We often hear the term. Heart disease. Do you know what it is? All forms of disorders of the heart can be categorized as heart disease. The causes vary and can be in the form of disorders of the heart's blood vessels, heart valves, or heart muscle. It can also be caused by infection or birth defects.

If all this time you think that heart disease is only experienced by elderly people, that opinion is not right. Because heart disease can be experienced by all ages ranging from children, adolescents, and adults, to the elderly.

For you who are of productive age, high blood pressure or hypertension is a sign of cardiovascular disease. This condition is also a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. Uncontrolled blood pressure can make it harder for the heart to pump blood and make the arteries in the heart organs stiffer.

Heart disease is usually characterized by chest pain, cold sweats, nausea, shortness of breath, and excessive fatigue. In young people, coronary artery disease, which is the narrowing of the arteries of the heart, is the most common cause. The main cause is an unhealthy lifestyle. If you consult a doctor, in addition to medical treatment, the doctor will advise you to change your lifestyle. How should it be done?

  • Stop smoking

The content of cigarettes interferes with the health of the heart and blood vessels. If it is difficult to quit smoking immediately, you can do it gradually. 

  • Exercise regularly

It is recommended to exercise regularly for 30 minutes every day. The lazy move risks causing an increase in blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and weight gain. All of these things are risk factors for a heart attack. 

  • Maintain eating habit

At productive age, it is difficult to avoid eating unhealthy foods. If it's just once in a while, it's not a problem. The important thing is that you know when to stop and don't overeat. Foods that are high in fat and contain high levels of salt are not good for heart health.

  • Correct stress management

It is impossible for a person to live without problems. Problems can arise in the work environment, social life, and family. What is important is how to manage and live it so that it does not cause stress.

  • Check health regularly

Do a routine health check once a year to find out the condition of your body.

Let’s change your lifestyle for the better to have a healthy heart and be more productive at a young age!