“Why do women live longer than men? As shopping doesn’t cause a heart attack but paying the bill does.”
Stress is a major health issue in Pakistan. That is one of the major factors which lead to a heart attack. Heart pain symptoms faced the majority of the time by men, as it is caused due to their jobs or their family. Stress causes people especially men to smoke making them into smokers as well as skip meals resulting in a poor diet, building hypertension, and diabetes which all contribute to a heart attack.
Death can be inevitable if a heart attack problem symptoms aren’t recognized beforehand. As more heart muscle shall face death. In this case, every minute counts. One of the patients of Transparent Hands Trust who had a heart attack while driving said: “I felt like I was flying high in the sky while driving a bike” (Madiha Khadim, 2017). It’s not important that all the signs of a heart attack are experienced, some men only feel 1-2 signs of heart attack, the major one being discomfort in the upper parts of the body such as jaw, neck, abdomen, arms, and back.
Although a lot of them even feel chest pain it isn’t crucial that a heart attack can only be determined by chest pain. A lot of times one may not even feel chest pain but the shortness of breath. Lack of finance and surgical procedures are the main reasons thousands of men face death every year. As cardiac surgery isn’t an answer for low-income families in which men work hard just to earn a living, making the job a big reason for their stress level. Therefore, this facility is only available for high-income families.
As the heart is the main organ made up of muscles, all the activities that an individual does and its effect having a massive impact on the heart. Since the heart is the one that pumps the blood, therefore, anything that we do which will make the blood thick or difficult for the heart to pump the blood will result in a heart disease that shall later cause a heart attack. Heart diseases should be watched out for as it can occur at a very young age causing it to just become verse.
The University of Southern California Department of Gerontology found out that men are more likely to die from CVD. Women are less likely and this is the reason for the major gender gap. Dr. Kayani a retired Chief of the Punjab Institute of Cardiology said that 80 % of the heart attacks were to occur in developing countries such as Pakistan. No measures are being taken to raise health awareness that could prevent smoking and that causes of heart attack in youngsters. Most affected youngsters are between the ages of 19 to 23 and rising.
Heart attack problem symptoms research has found that oily food, long hours in front of the television and smoking were the main reasons leading to diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol. All these cause heart attack and men are more likely to suffer one as in Pakistan. Majority of the men are smokers as compared to women. As heart attacks cases are increasing in Pakistan they are decreasing in European countries where awareness programs against smoking are being held. NGO’s are working hard to prevent their youth from suffering. The youth is going to be next working force that will be generating capital for the country.
Heart attack symptoms differ in men and women if a man is having nausea, dizziness, sweating badly than he is to be rushed to a doctor. These symptoms are mistaken with fever or tiredness. These are the major signs of a heart attack. Therefore, every house should have aspirin. As this is one of the things that will help during the heart attack. Especially, since in Pakistan it takes a while for the ambulance to come. Without proper care it could be possible that the individual expires on the way. Healthcare in Pakistan needs major awareness to avoid heart problems.
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