200% Rise in Heart Ailments among India’s Youth in Past 20 Years, Due Mainly to Stress - MMHRC

200% Rise in Heart Ailments among India’s Youth in Past 20 Years, Due Mainly to Stress
Cardiology, News
543 Views September 30, 2022

Acute and chronic stress, sedentary lifestyle, and unhealthy food are fast damaging the heart health of young Indians, thus compounding India’s burden of cardiovascular diseases multifold. In the last 20 years, there has been an alarming 200% increase in heart ailments among the most productive population in the age group of 20-50 years in India – the country that accounts for 50% of the world’s heart disease burden. However, about 80% of heart attacks and strokes can be prevented with a combination of healthy lifestyle, regular medical checkup and early treatment,” said medical experts of Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre.

Addressing a media conference organised here to mark the World Heart Day 2022, which falls on September 29 every year, the experts pointed out that cardiovascular diseases, a group of diseases that affect heart and blood vessels (veins and arteries), have been the biggest killers in recent decades. Every year 18 million people die of these diseases globally – and nearly 5 million of the deaths occur in India.

Date: 30.09.2022

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