Heart Attack Pt 1 / What & Why? / Dr. Vipin Gupta

Heart Attack Pt 1 / What & Why? / Dr. Vipin Gupta


Today we are going to talk about
a dangerous issue Heart attack. The times of malaria and diarrhea are gone Heart attack is the top killer
in the world and in India But India needs to be more concerned because in India,
cardiac arrest is increasing in young people. Before this problem was
of people in 50s But today 25% cases are of age under 40 and their number is increasing That is why we need
to focus on heart health. and prevention of heart attack and this video even more for the young than for the elderly It is also crucial to focus on
heart health and prevention because many a times
heart attack doesn’t give second chances. First attack can lead to death Even if death doesn’t happen it causes some permanent
damage to heart. hence we need to focus on
prevention Third reason to focus on prevention is that as dangerous is the disease so are the businessmen
involved in this. So our effort should be to
keep our heart naturally very strong and healthy This whole topic of heart we will cover in 3 episodes First we will talk about
what is heart attack and why it happens In second episode we will talk about why heart attack can return after angioplasty and in the third episode how to keep heart healthy and prevent heart disease I have a request here and also give a warning if you are watching this video then watch all the three parts watch it a few times then you will be able to grasp this matter
properly Incomplete knowledge can be dangerous so let us begin First we will understand what and why of heart attack? technically, heart attack is that condition when some blood supply to heart gets obstructed whole body needs blood body runs on blood and heart sends blood
throughout the body but heart also needs blood for itself so heart’s own blood supply reaches through coronary arteries So if any blockade happens
in coronary arteries any obstruction comes up it leads to heart attack and it depends on type of blockade If the blockade is minute then it will cause chest pain or anxiety but if blockade is major then it may lead to death this blockade can
happen mainly due to 3 reasons First reason is called arterial spasm which means that artery suddenly contracts
for some time there can be many causes for this One major cause is smoking tobacco and gutka it can also happen due to cold, stress, some chemicals and some medicines too. The second cause for heart attack is called arterial calcification what happens is that calcium
starts depositing in arteries and this deposition happens more to those who take calcium supplements or those who mostly stay indoors, avoid sun
and have Vitamin D deficiency In those cases calcium from bones starts
depositing in heart and arteries which also increases
the risk of heart attack and third major risk factor for
heart attack is cholesterol plaque which is cholesterol deposition
in coronary arteries. You must have heard
a lot about this but the stories around this are
different than the reality we have done a video on cholesterol but i will repeat some information
about cholesterol we need to understand that
cholesterol is essential for the body cholesterol is ingredient to many hormones
especially sex hormones cholesterol is a precursor to vitamin D cholesterol is present in every cell membrane it is present in brain and it plays a key role in repair If there is inflammation anywhere in the body or any injury or wear-tear cholesterol is the first thing that body sends in a way to do some patch work So cholesterol increases in the body if there is any inflammation inside or injury happening internally and how much cholesterol
goes from our diet doesn’t matter too much because body’s 90% cholesterol is produced internally so by reducing cholesterol in blood and trying to prevent heart attack is actually a kind of stupidity and the cholesterol reducing
medicine is effective on only 1% patients and 100% patients get its adverse effects. and the adverse effect is dangerous because it leads to muscular ageing heart is also a muscle so it ultimately weakens the heart so derive 3 things from this episode if you take calcium supplements then discontinue them. If a doctor has prescribed them to you then go to your doctor and ask them if this extra calcium, instead of bones,
it might go to my heart Secondly, if you are taking
cholesterol reducing medication go to your doctor and request them and ask if you are really
among those 1% people who might be benefited by this medication. the reason of increasing cholesterol is related to the inflammation inside the body and inflammatory food
plays a big role in this. and some food cause more inflammation No.1 is sugar and when i speak of sugar,
it includes jaggery and honey then wheat milk and soyabean oil is also
much inflammatory so we need to reduce these. we especially need to reduce our
fascination to milk here i would like to
compare between India and china India is No.1 in world
for heart attacks china is at the bottom
and has quite less heart attacks. and milk is a major difference
in food habits of both countries In India, where cow and
buffalo milk is much glorified In china people only drink their mother’s milk they are not interested in animal milk Summary:
1. Early age heart attack increasing
2. Prevention is sensible Cholesterol is infamous
but calcium a big reason.