New Delhi. The increasing cases of heart attack among youth have started scaring people again. A video of a gym in Ghaziabad is becoming increasingly viral on social media, in which a young man dies of a heart attack while running at a trade mill. Similarly, a 22-year-old youth participating in Agniveer’s recruitment race in Etawah, UP, dies of a heart attack while running the race. The elder brother of this young man also died of a heart attack last year during Agniveer recruitment. Health experts of the country consider the increasing cases of heart disease among the youth as very serious. The country’s well-known cardiologist and Dr. AK Bisoi of Delhi AIIMS spoke in detail to News 18 Hindi about this.
AK Bisoi says, there can be many reasons for heart attack in youth. Taking steroids in excessive amounts can also be a reason. The desire to have a beautiful body has increased the cases of heart attacks among the youth. Youngsters are starting to take steroids because of untrained gym trainers. Consuming steroids has many side effects on the body. Besides, fake steroids are also available in the market, which are quite dangerous. Therefore, steroids should not be taken without the advice of a dietician.
Excessive exercise can also be a cause of heart attack. (Image: Canva)
How responsible is lifestyle for heart attack?
Till a few decades ago, heart diseases were seen as a problem that occurs with increasing age, but after the Corona period, serious cases and problems of heart attacks are being seen even in young people. Dr. Bisoi says, ‘Earlier, symptoms of heart attack were seen only in people above 50 years of age. There used to be reasons like sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, excessive weight, but now heart attacks are happening even in young children.
What do AIIMS Delhi doctors think?
According to Dr. AK Bisoi, ‘At present, cardiac arrests are being seen more in people below 30 years of age. Even 20-22 year old children are having to undergo heart surgery. The main reason for this is change in lifestyle. There have been a lot of changes in people’s lifestyle after Covid. Cholesterol level is increasing even in young children and cardiac arrest is occurring. After Covid, the atmosphere of uncertainty among people, stress, diet habits, smoking, staying awake till late night are also one of the main reasons. After Corona, there have been many changes in the biology of the body. Weight has also increased among the youth. I have done bypass surgery on many 23-24 year old IIT students. The stress level in these children was quite high. Normally a person should sleep between 9 to 12 o’clock at night, but after Corona, children are staying awake till late night.
Many diseases can occur due to lack of sleep. Image:Canva
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Dr. Bisoi further says, by lifestyle I mean people becoming more addicted to mobile phones. People have started liking junk food more. The lack of physical fitness and outdoor games is clearly visible among children. Due to this, there is excessive weight gain and symptoms of increase in heartbeat due to continuous watching of mobile have also been observed. Children are consuming steroids incorrectly. Along with this, many changes have taken place in the body of those who have been infected with Corona. Due to these reasons such incidents are increasing.
Tags: AIIMS, Doctors, Heart attack, Heart Disease
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 18, 2023, 17:52 IST