Care for your heart and it will take care of you for the rest of your life.
On the occasion of World Heart Day, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre wishes you a Healthy Heart & a Happy Life. We care for your heart – which is why we want you as well as your family members to get screened for cardiac health.
Below is a list of some of the questions we received from people like you and the answers posted by our expert team of Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons.
thank you for your query. Workouts and walks are very important exercise for heart. Brisk walking for 40 mints a day for 5 days in a week is considered one of the best exercise for heart. This increases the heart rate and causes blood vessels to expand which increases the blood supply to heart. There are lot of other benefits of brisk walking. I would suggest you to keep walking and doing workouts and keep your heart healthy.
thank you for your query. Feeling week and loosing hairs has lot of reasons like constant stress, poor diet, loss of sleep, low iron (anaemia) , genetic (hair loss) and your medication list etc. we need to evaluate each of these to know the exact cause. Rarely the statin medications can cause the symptoms. Please consult your doctor or take appointment at Sir H.N.Reliance foundation hospital to know the exact cause of your problem.
Yes they are. They are rich in fiber and antioxidants.
They will not ‘cause’ heart attack, but in fact, they may be symptoms suggesting that something is wrong with the heart. Often, the discomfort of angina, feels very similar to heartburn or gases, and should be checked out before labelling it as a digestive problem.
Yes, it does happen simultaneously
Several things. Take care of risk factors, like diabetes, blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol through lifestyle measures and medication when needed. Exercise regularly, eat healthy, and keep your stress under control.
There is no ‘ideal heart rate’, but a normal rate is anywhere between 60 to 100, and lower the better within that range.
Firstly, you should make an effort to get active. In terms of diet, avoid excess of trans fat and saturated fat in your diet. The diet should be rich in fruits and vegetables, and portion size should be controlled to keep your weight in check.
Thank you for your enquiry for your heart condition. The normal Heart Pumping is about 50-55%. Heart Pumping of 25% on 2 D Echo needs to be evaluated further.
Although there may be Interpreter (user) difference of 5-10% when two different doctors conduct echocardiography.
To offer you the best possible treatment options for your heart problem, we need to do few more tests to know the exact cause of your reduced heart pumping.
I will suggest you to come with all the previous reports for opinion at our hospital.
It depends on the type, number and severity of blockage, also depends on the clinical condition and the risk factors like diabetes. Angioplasty and Bypass surgery, both are good if done with right indications. For some patient angioplasty is better than bypass surgery and vice-versa. Consult the cardiologist for individualized advice.
The patients with autoimmune diseases are more prone to cardiac diseases and tend to develop heart disease at younger age. Certain autoimmune diseases can affect the blood vessel to the heart, muscles of the heart, valves of the heart. The autoimmune disease can affect the kidneys, or the blood vessel of the kidneys and can lead to hypertension.
We have number of cardiologists in our department with flat tummies, but yes Doctors should strive to be the role models.
Not always necessary. If the graft do get blocked, the option can be angioplasty or second open heart surgery depending on the type and number of blockages.
Disease which affects the functioning of the heart, which might be due to decreased blood supply to the heart muscles damage to the heart muscles or the valves. Heart problems include angina, heart attack, heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms - as well as many other conditions including congenital heart disease and inherited heart conditions
Risk factors are modifiable and non-modifiable
Take rest. Stop doing what you are doing. Ask for help. Consult the nearest cardiac centre/ cardiologist ASAP.
If the treatment restores your heart function to normal or near normal, you can carry on these activities unless you don’t develop any symptoms during these activities. If there is a damage to the heart function, the level of activities will depend on the severity of the damage. You need to consult your cardiologist for the same.
Smoking is one of the worst risk factor for the heart disease. In-fact people who continue to smoke after the treatment, are at even more risk for further severe damage of the heart function.
Hypothyroidism can affect the muscles of the heart.
Some diseases, not all, are hereditary.
If the damage to the heart muscles is permanent, then it is irreversible. But if the treatment is taken before the permanent damage, the function of the heart can be restored.
Low fat, low salt diet, plenty of fruits (if there is no diabetes) and vegetables (5 portions a day).
Not most, but more likely as they are prone to have other problems like diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, which contribute to the heart problems.
Prolonged stress can cause heart disease.
Chest pain/heaviness/tightness/discomfort/pressure on exertion, breathless on exertion, profuse sweating, unusual tiredness etc.