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Working Population in Delhi Suffers from Hypertension

by Julia Samuel on September 28, 2016 at 4:23 PM
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Working Population in Delhi Suffers from Hypertension

The risk of heart disease increases by 4 to 6% in working population with hypertension and diabetes, according to a report released by Indus Health Plus.

High sugar levels can lead to deposition of fatty materials which results in narrowing of arteries. This has increased the number of arteries blockages and people as young as 25-35 years are found suffering from obesity and are at the risk of heart problems.

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The study carried out to mark the occasion of World Heart Day, had a sample size of 14,483 people, who underwent the preventive health check-up during January 2015 to August 2016. Ten percent of the urban population and almost 7 percent of the rural population from Delhi have been observed with diabetes induced heart diseases.

There has been an increase of 6 percent compared to last year in terms of heart disease cases from semi-urban and rural parts of Delhi. Forty percent of the population was not aware of the silent symptoms of heart diseases and that diabetes is one of potential killer related to heart ailments. Due to heavy traffic and industrialization, the population in Delhi is exposed to smoke and therefore the risk of heart related problems increases.
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The risk increases 5 percent for people working in industrial areas and factories that emit smoke. Amol Naikawadi, Preventive Healthcare Specialist and JMD Indus Health Plus said, "Twenty percent women in the age bracket of 35-50 years and 16 percent men in the age bracket of 30-50 years have been observed with Vitamin B12 deficiency which increases the risk of heart diseases. Stress is one of the key factors contributing to heart diseases amongst working population." This is a serious concern and so this World Heart Day our aim is to educate people to keep heart healthy through regular exercise, playing outdoor sports, eating balanced diet and maintaining ideal body weight.

Besides lifestyle modification, preventive health check-ups and timely screenings are very useful in early detection of illnesses and risk factors" added Naikawadi. The diet intake in Delhi with oil, butter and other fatty eatables with lack of exercise has increased the number of obesity cases in women as compared to last year.

Delhi was seen to have the highest level of cholesterol, this surely has increased the risk factors of heart strokes. Pollution, smoking and high stress level with sedentary lifestyle, consuming alcohol, improper diet are contributing factors for heart diseases. People below 30 years were not aware of symptoms related to heart diseases and therefore they had a tendency to ignore chest pain and uneasiness due to stress which increases the risk of heart ailments.

The night life in Delhi is majorly to be blamed for youngsters getting affected by lifestyle ailments. Late night parties, junk food, excessive intake of alcohol and tobacco in the form of cigarettes, hukka, gutkha etc, are affecting youngster's health. As young as 22-25 years old are potential cases of non-communicable diseases.

Source: ANI
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