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Insurance firm: Heart disease rising among young

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JOYEETA CHAKRAVORTY
Published Oct 6, 2017, 5:07 am IST
Updated Oct 6, 2017, 5:07 am IST
In Bengaluru young working women between  25 and 35 years of age are becoming prone to heart disease due to lack of oestrogen.
Prolonged intake of painkillers and hormonal and contraceptive pills can cause clotting of blood in the arteries.
 Prolonged intake of painkillers and hormonal and contraceptive pills can cause clotting of blood in the arteries.

Bengaluru: Recent data provided by an insurance company presents a worrying picture about the cardiac health of the millennials. Data shared by SBI General Insurance shows that claims related to cardiovascular diseases among the  35- year- olds and below have risen alarmingly in 2016-2017 as compared to 2015-2016.

 "Our data points to  increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases among the millennials perhaps due to greater stress, long working hours and sedentary lifestyles. The majority of claims settled are for ischemic heart disease, angioplasty, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart diseases and CABG surgeries," reveals Mr Sukhesh Bhave, deputy vice president, accident and health claims, SBI General Insurance.

 

 A survey by Indus Health Plus too reveals that CVD has increased by  eight per cent among Bengalureans this year when compared to last year and  30- year- olds are at higher risk of heart disease. Forty five per cent of those surveyed in this age group  were men and 38 per cent women

"In Bengaluru young working women between  25 and 35 years of age are becoming prone to heart disease due to lack of oestrogen. Prolonged intake of painkillers and hormonal and contraceptive pills can cause clotting of blood in the arteries. This coupled with an unhealthy lifestyle and stress increases the risk of heart disease. Lifestyle modifications and inclusion of exercise like jogging and  climbing stairs and  healthy eating can help in reducing the risk of heart ailments," says Mr Amol Naikawadi, preventive healthcare specialist with Indus Health Plus.

  Dr Avinash Phadke, president, technology and mentor (clinical pathology) of SRL Diagnostics, notes that the burden of cardiovascular disease  has been growing steadily over the past few decades in the country. 

“Most women worry about breast cancer, but more women die from heart attacks. In India cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women. It’s an alarming situation as heart attacks appear 

differently in women than in men and prove more fatal in the post-menopausal women.   We should all work together to spread awareness in  society about this fact," he adds.  

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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