Parul Soni from Medbound Times had an educational session with Dr. Paramjeet Singh, MD Cardiology. He is a consultant physician in Yashoda Superspeciality hospital, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh A.K.A Dr. Education on Youtube. He has a huge following. He imparts authentic knowledge to his audience and guides them toward good health.
There are innumerable myths and misconceptions surrounding heart disease.
Let's Debunk some of them with Dr.Paramjeet Singh:
Parul Soni: Heart disease only affects older men.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: While heart disease is more prevalent in older individuals and men, it can affect people of all ages and genders. Women are also susceptible to heart disease, and it is the leading cause of death for women globally.
Parul Soni: Heart disease is genetic, and there's nothing you can do about it.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: While certain genetic factors can increase the risk of developing heart disease, lifestyle choices play a significant role. A healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, regular exercise, avoiding tobacco, and managing stress, can help prevent or delay the onset of heart disease, even if you have a family history.
Parul Soni: Heart disease only affects people with high cholesterol.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for heart disease, but it's not the only one. Other risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, and an unhealthy diet. Multiple factors can contribute to the development of heart disease.
Parul Soni: Heart disease is only a concern if you have symptoms.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: Heart disease can develop silently without any noticeable symptoms. It is important to get regular check-ups and screenings to assess your risk factors and overall heart health, even if you don't have any apparent symptoms. Early detection and intervention can significantly improve outcomes.
Parul Soni: Taking aspirin daily prevents heart disease.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: Aspirin therapy may be recommended for certain individuals who are at high risk of cardiovascular events, such as those with a history of heart attack or stroke. However, for most people without a history of heart disease, the risks of aspirin therapy, such as bleeding, may outweigh the benefits. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication regimen.
Parul Soni: Heart disease is primarily a man's problem, so women don't need to worry.
Dr. Paramjeet Singh: Heart disease is often thought of as a male problem, but it affects women equally. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women worldwide. Women may experience different symptoms than men, and their heart disease can be underdiagnosed and underrated.
11. It's important to rely on accurate and up-to-date information from reputable sources.
2. Always ask advice from healthcare professionals and reputable organizations.
3. To improve heart disease and overall health, take the appropriate steps suggested by the doctor.