Is it important for young adults to do their heart check ups at regular interval ?


Did you know that 1 in 4 deaths in India are due to cardiovascular disease, with heart disease and stroke responsible for 80 % of this burden? It has been predicted that India will be host to more than half the cases of heart disease in the world within the next 15 years.

Most Indians assume that there is no need to visit a doctor until something is wrong.

Gone are the days when Heart attacks were common only in the aged. Over the last few years, there has been a worry some tread of heart diseases and deaths due to heart attacks in the young population. Much of it can be attributed to the several lifestyle-related issues such as lack of exercise, stress, inconsistent eating habits, and also evolving risk factors like smoking, tobacco use, diabetes, Hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol in the younger population.

As our nation’s number one killer, the risks associated with cardiovascular disease cannot be overstated.

The key to maintain a healthy heart and best possible long term prognosis is dependent on early detection & treatment. Heart Checkups performed in young adults can give doctors & patients a great insight into their overall heart health; and help safeguard them from any potential heart problems, before serious health complications occur.

A healthy lifestyle and routine monitoring of heart health factors are more than just recommendations; they are necessities for long-term well-being. It’s a small measure but one that may be life-saving.



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An Emergency Physician by profession; writer, musician, entrepreneur, sportsman and a poet by passion, Dr. Mohit Garg is currently working as Sr. Consultant & Head of the Accident & Emergency department at Gleneagles Hospital, Mumbai. Apart from his zeal to write, he is also passionate about academics and is involved in teaching activities to young doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. This website is a source through which he fulfils his talent to write, and also to bring about a social change for society & the medical fraternity.

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