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Safeguard Your Heart

The heart is the first organ to be formed in the human body. As soon as a mother conceives, the first indication of life is the heartbeat which is found in the fetus. Needless to say the heart is the most important organ of the human body. Hence it needs to be kept safeguarded from malignant habits especially, smoking and alcohol consumption.

First it’s important to understand the function of the heart and then how excessive alcohol consumption and smoking can disrupt the functioning of the organ. The primary function of the heart is to pump blood and supply oxygen and essential nutrients to all parts of the human body. Excessive drinking of alcohol tends to weaken the heart muscle as a result of which the organ is not able to pump enough blood for the body. Consumption of alcohol can also increase the blood pressure in the human body which can lead to a stroke or a heart attack. Excessive alcohol intake can also cause blood clotting.

Another habit that has a direct relation with heart problems is excessive smoking. Cigarettes contain some very harmful chemicals like nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. Chemicals present in tobacco can harm the blood cells and cause severe damage to the blood vessels that take blood to every part of the body. Research shows that nearly 40% of the deaths that occur from smoking take place as a result of some heart problem. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of a stroke from two to six times.

The heart thrives off the supply of oxygen and nutrients. This is supplied through the coronary arteries. Overtime, due to smoking, collection of fat builds up in the arteries, which slows down the supply of blood to the heart thereby increasing the risk of a heart attack. This in turn also weakens the heart muscles.

We at Jehangir Hospital take care to counsel you to understand what can lead to a heart problem and also provide the best in class heart care. We have round the clock heart care services to enable you to lead a healthier life.

The team of experts at Jehangir hospital in Pune guides you through the entire process, starting from diagnosis to the complete cure of your heart problem. We take pride in our well versed and experienced team of cardiologists who provide world class treatment to all patients. Coupled with this are the premium medical equipments the hospital is equipped with, which are designed to offer modern healthcare. Located in Pune, Jehangir Hospital is well outfitted with the best doctors, technology and service to deliver a premium health experience.

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