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How Can We Prevent Heart Attack?


Ace cardiologist, Dr Naresh Trehan, has revealed in conversation with India Today that while the news of Sridevi passing away well before her time is “shocking”, there is no need to panic or fear such a cardiac arrest–as long as you take the precautions necessary.

Dr Trehan reveals that usually our bodies send us “warning signs” before a cardiac arrest, and those can be easily identified with regular screenings and tests.

“Get yourself checked by the time you’re 30, to analyse health risks,” he suggests. This, he claims, will help you identify if you are at a high risk for diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular issues, etc.

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“There are just some things one needs to do to stay healthy, and that’s all you can do,” he says. Medicine today, he explains, is predictive. Getting your family’s medical history and regular screening done can help you identify major health risks, which you can then use to customise your lifestyle.

“Creating an awareness in public–what is good for them, what should be done in moderation–it should steer you well. It won’t stop you from getting cancer or any other disease, but it will reduce the risks and the suddenness,” he explains.

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