KONTAN.CO.ID – A heart attack is caused by blockage of the blood vessels that supply food to the heart muscle, known as the coronary arteries.
This blockage can be caused by a variety of things including plaque, torn heart walls, fat deposits (cholesterol), blood clots, and so on.
However, heart attacks can be prevented early by living healthy. Moving around and exercising regularly is important for people with heart disease.
Because this encourages blood circulation in the heart. It is advisable to take at least 10,000 steps per day. However, there are several myths about heart disease that are still believed by the public. What are they?
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10 Myths about heart disease
Summarized from the Ministry of Health‘s website, here are 10 myths about heart disease:
1. Myth: It’s commonplace, right, elderly people have high blood pressure?
Fact: Blood pressure does increase with age. However, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and interfere with their circulation function.
Forcing the heart to work harder. This triggers further damage and puts you at increased risk of having a stroke or heart attack.
2. Myth: Women don’t need to worry because men are more likely to have heart attacks
Fact: At a younger age, the rate of heart attack in women is below the incidence rate for men. However, it has been established that heart problems are not just men’s problems.
Moreover, with age and when entering menopause, the risk of heart attack in women is as great as that of men.