Eating and drinking excessively during the yuletide could lead to heart attack, according to an Abuja-based Cardiologist Dr Ademola Aderinloye. The medic said that factors such as emotional stress, anger, anxiety and sadness also increase the risk of having heart attack. “It is important for Nigerians to eat and drink appropriately during this season,” he said.
“If it is not necessary to travel, they should remain at their stations so that they will not go through unnecessary stressful situations. “In the course of my practice over the years, I have seen an increase in cases of people coming down with heart attack during the yuletide. “For most of these people, engaging in stressful conditions like travelling long distance had increased their risk of having heart attack.”
He also said that some people put themselves under undue pressure to make more money to enable them spend excessively during the season. During a heart attack, the blood supply that normally nourishes the heart with oxygen is cut off and the heart muscle begins to die. Heart attacks — also called myocardial infarctions — are very common in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that one happens every 40 seconds.
Some people who are having a heart attack have warning signs, while others show no signs. Some symptoms that many people report are: chest pain,upper body pain,sweating,nausea,fatigue,trouble breathing. A heart attack is a serious medical emergency. Seek immediate medical attention if you or someone you know is experiencing symptoms that could signal a heart attack.
There are a few cardiac conditions that can cause heart attacks. One of the most common causes is plaque buildup in the arteries (atherosclerosis) that prevents blood from getting to the heart muscle. Heart attacks can also be caused by blood clots or a torn blood vessel. Less commonly, a heart attack is caused by a blood vessel spasm. Symptoms for a heart attack may include: chest pain or discomfort, nausea, sweating, lightheadedness or dizziness, fatigue.
There are many more symptoms that can occur during a heart attack, and symptoms can differ between men and women.
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