Heart Attack Problem in Younger Age
Cardiac arrest, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular diseases have always been significant worldwide health concerns. However, it is only recently that a growing number of cardiovascular problems in younger people have been diagnosed and reported. Even though doctors and other medical professionals haven’t found a clear answer yet, they have figured out a few things that could be causing this.
Here are some reasons why young people are having heart attacks.
Diabetes is one of the biggest causes of early heart attacks:
Compared to adults who don’t have diabetes, people with diabetes are 2–4 times more likely to die from heart disease. The problem starts when you don’t have enough control over your blood sugar to keep it in a healthy range. When you have high blood sugar, your blood vessels get damaged. This makes it more likely that fat will build up in your arteries and cause atherosclerosis.
Patients with diabetes are also more likely to have other long-term health problems like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which greatly increase the chance of having a heart attack.
More and more young adults are being told they have high blood pressure:
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is one of the most important risk factors for heart disease. Unfortunately, just like with heart attacks, the number of young adults with high blood pressure is rising faster than the number of older adults with high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes the muscles of your heart get thicker, hurts your blood vessels, and makes you more likely to have a heart attack.
The main causes of heart attacks are being overweight or obese:
For a number of reasons, being overweight makes it more likely that you will have a heart attack. First of all, having extra weight puts a lot of stress on your heart. Even if you are otherwise healthy, being overweight makes you more likely to have a heart attack.
Patients who are overweight or obese, on the other hand, often have other health problems that hurt their hearts, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.
Smoking cigarettes and vaping are major risk factors for a heart attack:
One of the most important things that can lead to heart attacks in young adults is smoking cigarettes. The more cigarettes you smoke, the more likely it is that you will have a heart attack. If you smoke one pack a day, your risk of having a heart attack is more than double that of someone who doesn’t smoke.
Even though cigarettes are much more likely to cause a heart attack than vaping, you’re not out of the woods if you vape. E-cigarettes have nicotine and other dangerous chemicals in them that make your heart beat faster and your blood pressure go up. According to a recent study, vaping makes you 34% more likely to have a heart attack than people who don’t vape.
Abusing drugs is bad for your heart:
Experts are still looking into how marijuana affects the heart, but they do know that it speeds up your heart rate and makes you more likely to have a heart attack. But it is well known what cocaine does to your heart. Cocaine speeds up your heart rate, narrows your blood vessels, and raises your blood pressure, all of which are linked to heart attacks.
Even though you can have a heart attack at any age, your chance of having one increases as you age. Heart disease is more likely to happen to you if someone in your family has had it and if you are a man.
Even though you can’t change some risk factors, you can change many others. This includes smoking, not getting enough exercise, eating unhealthy food, and drinking too much alcohol.
Consult your doctor about how to lower your chances of a heart attack if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or any other condition that can make you more likely to have one.