Pollution dangerous for heart
Heart Disease: Delhi-NCR is once again in the grip of air pollution. This pollution has increased so much that visibility has reduced and at the same time it has become difficult for people to even breathe in the open air. This pollution has become a challenge especially for those people who have breathing or heart related problems. The polluted particles floating in the air are no less than poison for humans.
Dr. Sudeep Khanna, Senior Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, says that the effect of pollution on human health is very subtle but its consequences are quite fatal. Air pollution is very dangerous not only for breathing but also for the heart. He says that it is important for common people to be aware about this so that they can protect themselves in time.
How dangerous for the heart?
Dr. Sudeep Khanna says that we often hear about poisonous particles in the air but most people do not have much information about it. Due to increasing levels of pollutants like particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and organic compounds present in the air, the number of heart patients is continuously increasing across the world. According to health experts, toxic elements present in the environment increase blood pressure due to prolonged contact with humans.
Due to this there is a possibility of heart attack or stroke. Prolonged exposure to pollution can cause many problems like pollutants, oxidative stress, inflammation and endothelial dysfunction.
Take these precautions
Health experts say that if you are going out of the house, then definitely wear a face mask. Along with this, keep yourself fully hydrated. Along with this, blood pressure and diabetes should also be checked. Include foods rich in anti-oxidants like oranges, berries and turmeric etc. in your diet. Include food items rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon in your diet. Along with this, do breathing exercises.