Air pollution is increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, know how 'dangerous' it is for heart health. - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Air pollution is increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, know how 'dangerous' it is for heart health.

A recent study has found that air pollution can increase the risk of heart diseases. Due to this, fatal problems like heart attack, stroke can occur.

Air Pollution And Heart:  The pollution level of Delhi-NCR has reached dangerous levels. Life is becoming difficult due to the air being poisonous. The risk of spreading many types of diseases is increasing by breathing polluted air. The biggest problem is breathing. Apart from this, the risk of diabetes and other chronic problems may also increase. Now in a recent study it has been found that air pollution is also having a bad effect on the heart. Due to this, fatal conditions like heart attack and stroke can also occur. The number of new heart patients has also increased due to air pollution.

air pollution dangerous for heart

Heart experts say that air pollution can have adverse effects on heart health. Small particles present in the air, PM 2.5, enter the lungs and blood circulation. Due to which inflammation, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and lung related problems can occur. Nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide are found in microscopic particles of air, which can increase such dangerous diseases over time.

Risk of heart attack due to air pollution

According to the report of  , exposure to mild levels of air pollution increases the risk of heart attack. Staying in polluted air for even an hour increases its risk. According to studies, air pollutants can increase the problem of chronic coronary syndrome. Due to this, blood supply to the heart muscles may be disrupted.

What do health experts say

Professor Haidong Kan of the School of Public Health at Shanghai Fudan University says that everyone should be careful about air pollution. Studies have found that exposure to air pollutants such as particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide can increase the risk of heart attack manifold. Exposure to these microscopic particles can cause heart diseases, stroke and other problems. Not only this, due to this the risk of premature death can also increase. Therefore one should always be alert about pollution. When going out, one should wear a mask only, so that bad air can be protected to some extent.

Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert.

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