Top 6 Risk Factors of Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest
Posted on : Feb 26, 2021


Heart diseases have been a leading cause of death around the globe since times immemorial. Heart disease is also known to be a major cause of disability. Various factors can influence your risk of heart disease. These risk factors can be divided into two broad categories controllable and uncontrollable.

As the names speak for themselves controllable risk factors form for a vital life change plan. Here are the controllable factors and the steps you can take to control them.

1. Blood Pressure

An increased rate of blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart diseases. It is very important that you get your blood pressure checked regularly and maintain its ideal level. Meditation, healthy diet, and controlled proportions of males are known to be significant factors in controlling the BP levels in the body.

2. Cholesterol

A high level of cholesterol is synonymous with the development of fatty deposits in the blood vessels. These deposits grow eventually, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through the arteries. It is also true that these deposits can break suddenly and form a clot which in layman's terms is known as a heart attack or a stroke.

With the right amount of medication, a healthy and low-fat diet, and exercise, cholesterol can be controlled.

3. Weight

While weight does not directly resonate with heart diseases, it does lead to significant risk factors that trigger a heart attack or a cardiac arrest. It has been long known that when you are overweight, you’re more apt to develop Conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes that can lead to heart disease. Excess weight is more than an accomplice in the development of heart issues. The pounds themselves can cause heart muscle injury.

4. Diet

While it is true that it is not very practical to shift to a strict diet for the entire life, it is also true that making small changes can make a significant difference in the health of the heart in the long-term. Does, diet plays a major role in preventing heart diseases. A little exercise along with diet, according to the doctors at Aster Prime can go a long way for a heart patient.

5. Stress management

Stress exposes your body to unhealthy, persistently increased levels of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Stress is also linked to two changes in the way the blood clots Further increasing the risk of a cardiac arrest.
Does, stress management keep your heart says in your life long.

6. Sleep

Lack of sufficient sleep for a long period of time can lead to health nightmares like asthma heart attack and depression. The right amount of sleep allows your body to re-energize and rewire for the distress it may face the next day. As many as one and two adults experience short-term insomnia at some point in their lives which is directly related to increased blood pressures and therefore heart diseases.

Hoping that the above reasons have convinced you to step out of a sedentary lifestyle and into an active one.

We encourage you to get checked regularly at the cardiology department of Aster Prime Hospital.