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Dr. T.N.C. Padmanabhan, Friday, October 25, 2019

A person’s age of the heart and vascular system as against his overall cardiovascular health determines the age of the heart. Estimated heart age as against your actual age is yet another way that reveals your heart condition opines the best cardiologist in Hyderabad India from KIMS Hospitals.

Cardio Vascular Diseases lead to illness and death eventually. They cause diseases such as-

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Heart Failure

The study conducted by KIMS Hospitals', the best heart hospitals in Hyderabad on a set of people, concluded that the heart’s age older than the actual age of that person would put them in a risk zone. For women, it was 8 years older and for men, it was 5 years older than their actual age in comparison with their hearts age. This evaluation helps people in understanding that they are entering the risk zone and further make them check on their sedentary lifestyles and improve them in order to stay healthy. A very small proportion of people had a young heart and good cardiovascular health.

What is the Age of my Heart?

There are two factors that would help determine the age of your heart. They include:

1. Take your blood pressure reading. The top reading is the systolic reading while the bottom reading is your diastolic reading. Here we will consider the systolic reading.

2. The body mass index as against your height is measured and calculated.

The heart specialist at KIMS Hospitals tells how it is evaluated. The readings are noted, we can now proceed to find the heart age predictor. Let’s look at an example here to understand how it estimated. If a person with a systolic pressure of 125mm Hg, with no additional diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure but is a smoker with a body mass index of 22.5 will have his heart age of 38 years old. His heart is 8 years older than his actual age. It is probably because he smokes.

In case you are involved in other activities such as consuming a healthy diet or working out regularly etc. they are not taken into consideration while calculating your heart's age.

Will I be able to improve my heart age?

KIMS Hospitals, one of the Best Cardiac Hospitals in Hyderabad say that one can improve their heart’s age by simply changing their lifestyles. If you are a smoker you should immediately quit smoking. If you are having diabetes and high blood pressure, keep them under control by exercising and a proper diet. This will considerably improve your heart age in a span of a year. You will be able to see the results yourself.

Why KIMS Hospitals?

KIMS Hospitals is one of the best cardiac hospitals in Hyderabad as they have a dedicated team of cardiologists who not only give the right diagnosis and treatment and also counsel their patients in changing their lifestyles in order to improve their cardiovascular health.



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