The number of deaths due to heart attack is increasing day by day. Young people are also losing their lives due to heart disease. The situation has worsened significantly since the Corona epidemic. Heart attack cases are increasing every day. Doctors say that cases of heart attacks are increasing due to bad eating habits, Covid virus and bad eating habits. People are having heart attacks at any time. Attacks occur while dancing, sitting and while exercising in the gym. In many cases, death is occurring on the spot. The matter of concern is that heart attack can occur even while sleeping at night. Let us know about this in details.
Doctors say that people who suffer from high blood pressure have a higher risk of heart attack. Heart attack can happen even during sleep. This risk is higher in patients suffering from sleep apnea and obesity.
How does heart attack occur during sleep?
Dr. Ajit Jain in the Cardiology Department at Rajiv Gandhi Hospital says that heart attack can happen even during sleep. This can happen in five to ten percent of cases. The risk of heart attack is highest in the morning during sleep. This happens because when a person sleeps, his body and muscles rest.
During this time, the neck and surrounding tissues remain active and pressure begins to fall on the respiratory tract. Due to this there is difficulty in breathing. This happens more with patients suffering from sleep apnea. Due to difficulty in breathing, heart function is also affected and this leads to heart attack.
People with high BP are also at risk
Dr. Ajit Jain says that people who have high BP problem are also at risk of heart attack during sleep. This risk is higher during the winter season. During this period blood circulation does not occur properly. Due to which heart attack occurs. In such a situation, people are advised to take special care of their health in this cold season. Especially patients suffering from sleep apnea and BP need to take special care.
how to protect
get yourself checked regularly
take your medicines on time
If you have problem of shortness of breath or chest pain, consult a doctor.
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