Dr. Rajiv Passey is one of the renowned interventional cardiologists in New Delhi. He is working as Senior Consultant Cardiologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and is routinely performing coronary angioplasty both primary and elective angioplasties along with stent implantation & he has experience of implanting Permanent Pacemakers & other devices.
Dr. Rajiv Passey
Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dharma Vira Heart Center, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi -110060, India Mobile: 09810178588 Clinic: C-111 Preet Vihar Delhi 110092 for Appointment
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Tel: 011-42251700, 9810807987 oday's fast-paced life and workplace pressures escalate stress levels, taking a toll on one's heart. We must realize that the healing power of the body decreases when under stress, leading to many complications like hypertension and obesity. Today, even youngsters are prone to heart ailments. So, it's very important to stay healthy and manage your stress levels by understanding the risk factors — high cholesterol levels, stressful lifestyle, smoking, and lack of exercise — following simple changes in lifestyle.
Avoid smoking: Smoking reduces life expectancy by 15-25 years. If you are a smoker, you are twice more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker. The moment you stop smoking, the risk of heart attack begins to reduce.
Cut down on salt: Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
Watch your diet: Try to have a balanced diet. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, avoid starchy foods such as wholegrain bread and rice.
Monitor your alcohol: Too much alcohol can damage the heart muscle, increase blood pressure and also lead to weight gain. Avoid intake of alcohol or at least limit it to one to two units a day, gradually decreasing the consumption.
Get active: At least aim for 30 to 45 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Keeping yourself fit not only benefits the heart but also improves mental health and well-being.
Monitor your BP, blood sugar and cholesterol levels: Routine medical check-ups will ring an alarm if you need medical help. In case the reports are deranged then lifestyle changes & medicines can be taken to reduce the heart attack risk.
Manage your weight: Cholesterol deposition in blood vessels begins in the first decade of life. Carrying a lot of extra weight as fat can greatly affect your health. Make small but healthy changes in your diet.
Manage your stress level & Control to your Anger: If you find things are getting on top of you, you may fail to eat properly, smoke and drink too much. This may increase your risk of a heart attack. Practice yoga/meditation. Take a vacation. Anger only harms you.
Check your family history: If a close relative is at risk of developing coronary heart disease from smoking, high BP, high cholesterol, lack of physical activity, obesity and diabetes, then you could be at risk too. History of heart disease, diabetes & high BP in parents increase the risk in individuals.
Laughter is the best therapy:
Laughter anytime will work wonders for you. It is an instant way to unleash the pressure and it makes you feel light.