Saif Ali Khan (36) has suffered a mild heart attack.
This caught my eye NOT in terms of he being a celebrity but a little more than that.
The actor is suffering from a myocardial infarction, a condition brought on by the lack of blood supply to the heart.
According to cardiologist Dr BC Kalmath, “Myocardial infarction is quite common among South Asians and Indians. A large study done by noted cardiologist BK Goyal recently revealed that it is increasingly common in people in the 30-40 age group, which wasn’t the case till a few years ago.”
This termed as a life style disease. We eat more than the prescribed amount of calories daily but sit more at desks. To add salt to this ( pun intended) we gobble up junk food which increase our body weight.
Add some work/home pressure to this and the result is High Blood Pressure. The problem with this BP is that there are no symptoms. The only symptom is the onset of a mild heart attach like in saifs case or like my uncle who suffered paralysis waist down partially.
Some may swoon and fall down or that increased anger all point towards this hidden killer. There are more people killed by Heart attack next to our road accidents than all those cancer, AIDS put to gather.
So folks, head to that nearest doctor and get your BP monitored periodically if you are in the risk age group. If one of the parents or your grand parents have this issue – you have a 50% chance of inheriting their property!!
Prevention is better than cure!