Diabetes and Heart Problems
One of the commonest causes of heart attack is diabetes mellitus and in majority of diabetes patients cause of death is heart attack. There are certain peculiarities of heart attack in these patients, as compare to heart attacks in non-diabetic patients.
In obese diabetic patients blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels are high and these get deposited in the blood vessels which supply blood to heart. Because of this deposition blood supply is affected (due to narrowing of blood vessels) and this can cause Angina or Heart Attack.
Other additional factors are:
Certain precautions are essential
Bad Companions of Diabetes
All the above factors increase the risk for Strokes and Heart Attacks.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) is associated with:
By keeping Blood Pressure under control there was large reduction of stroke, i.e. by 44%.
Blood Pressure should be kept around 130/82 to prevent vascular complication of Diabetes mainly stroke and heart attacks.
As 40% of diabetics have associated with high blood pressure, all diabetic patients should have regular blood pressure check up and if needed use medicines regularly as per their doctors advice.
Diabetic Heart Attack are seen in young diabetic and are usually severe. Heart Attack are painless (silent). Usually seen in the age group of 35 to 40 years. All the major blood vessels of Heart are involved. Always need By-Pass Surgery.
Instead of pain they get discomfort in chest, suffocation and difficulty in breathing.
How to Cope
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