Heart Attack – Do’s and Don’ts

DO’s

  • Regular exercise. It increases the threshold of exertion that could precipitate angina, increases HDL cholesterol level, lowers blood pressure, decreases obesity and promotes collateral (alternative routes) circulation in the heart.
  • Maintain ideal body weight.
  • Take diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits and polyunsaturated fatty acid.
  • Take antianginal medicines regularly as per the instruction of your doctor.
  • Take the antihypertensive, antidiabetic or lipid lowering drugs regularly if prescribed and get your blood pressure or blood sugar checked frequently.
  • Immediately consult your doctor in case of danger signals

DON’Ts –

  • Don’t exert to that extent which can precipitate angina.
  • Avoid situations which can lead to emotional outbursts.
  • Stop smoking and avoid heavy drinking.
  • Don’t take diet rich in salt and saturated fat.