Today:- Our heart is ageing faster than us.If we are in our mid twenties then our heart will be in our mid thirties. Yes, it is now scientifically proven that our hearts could be ageing faster than our actual age.
That is the reason we often hear about heart attacks in young people .It is shocking but true that those prone to cardiac disease may be having a heart of 10 to 15 years older than themselves .
According to a survey which was conducted by the Centre for Disease Control in US shows that heart age of most men is nearly eight years more than their actual age while an average women’s heart five and half years older than her.
The condition of Indian heart is worst in comparison to US. Among Indians ,doctors found the actual age and heart age difference is higher due to genetic predisposition as well as great prevalence of risk factors such as diabetes,
hypertension and smoking. This means Indians are at higher risk of heart attacks and strokes.
The main reason of ageing heart is our lifestyle. High blood pressure is main culprit in growing our heart faster and older. Hypertension and fast food or very oily food, alcohol and smoking are considered main reasons for high blood pressure.
For diabetic patients the study is more horrible as they found the difference between actual age and heart age is double than those who is free from this disease.
By: T.K.- Teennews1 Network Team