World Heart Day 2021

Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death, all over the world. According to research, “Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined.” These diseases can occur by many things such as:

Smoking

Intake of liquor/ alcohol

Air pollution

High blood pressure

Obesity

Diabetes

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An unhealthy heart can lead to life-threatening diseases, these issues include:

  • Heart attacks
  • Heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Strokes
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Thickening of the heart’s walls
  • An overall weakening in the heart’s strength

Gut feeling is fine but we need to protect our hearts. Have a look at these following points of how to look after your heart, the right way:

Listen to your Heart

If you are already a cardiac patient or have an underlying health condition, don’t let this COVID-19 stop you from getting your heart checked. Nothing is worse than ignoring your heart’s signals and warnings. If it’s a regular checkup, talk to the best heart specialist through teleconsultation. If it’s an emergency, always go to the hospital. At Venkataeswara Hospitals, we are COVID safe.

Make better choices for your Heart

Let’s start from this very moment and stop saying a big NO to everything that is making our hearts feel worse. Some of these are:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Junk foods
  • Sugar
  • Unnecessary stress
  • Tension
  • Overthinking

Say thank you from your Heart

Last but not least, use your heart to convey and express heartfelt gratitude and thankfulness to all the healthcare professionals including doctors, nurses, technicians, researchers, caretakers, etc., for their constant and selfless actions towards the betterment of the world. They are indeed the unsung heroes of this pandemic.

Not only understanding, it is even more important to change our attitude, behavior, and actions to act and build a better life for both us and our hearts.

LET'S STAY HEART HEALTHY THIS WORLD HEART DAY!

LET'S STAY HEART HEALTHY THIS WORLD HEART DAY!

How can allergic reactions cause Asthma?

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system identifies a harmless substance, such as pollen dust, or pet dander, as an external substance trying to cause harm to the body. In order to prevent your body from the substance, the immune system creates antibodies that bind to the allergen.

These chemicals affect the body and lead to allergic signs and symptoms, including nasal congestion, itchy eyes, skin reaction, etc. In some patients, these allergic reactions may also affect the lungs, causing asthma symptoms.

 

 

Who’s at risk of allergic asthma?

  • Someone who has a family history of allergy is at an increased risk of developing allergic asthma.
  • Suffering from hay fever may also increase the risk of suffering from asthma.

 

The Department of Allergy and Immunology at Venkataeswara Hospitals deals with the management of diseases and disorders that are related to the immune system. These may range from common to the rarest of the disorders, spanning across all ages and including numerous organs. Diseases that are treated by allergists/ immunologists are:

 

  • Eye infections, such as allergic conjunctivitis.
  • Conditions related to the respiratory tract, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, sinusitis, and occupational lung diseases.
  • Gastrointestinal disorders that are caused due to allergic reactions to different kinds of foods.
  • Skin allergies such as contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, acute and chronic urticaria.
  • Adverse reactions to different types of food items, drugs, vaccines, and other agents.
  • Diseases that affect the immune system.
  • Systemic diseases such as anaphylaxis, and diseases that involve mast cells or eosinophils.
  • Diseases concerned with the autoimmune response to self-antigens, including auto-inflammatory syndromes.
  • Stem cell, bone marrow, or organ transplantation.

Is allergy the only reason that causes asthma?

Allergic asthma is quite common, but not all asthmas are caused by allergies. Asthma may be caused due to varied kinds of triggers. For certain people, it may be triggered by infections, cold air, acid reflux, stress, or exercises. What is important is to get the symptoms under control and manage your allergic reactions.

 

Understand the reasons that may have triggered your allergy and asthma symptoms and limit the exposure towards it. Discuss with your doctor and find the most ideal treatment to treat your symptoms, and follow up with your doctor on a regular basis.
Symptoms of allergy and asthma may change with time, one may need to adjust the treatment accordingly. Notice the asthma-related symptoms that may be more severe to understand what to do during such situations.

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