Weekly First-aid Topic: What are the risks of myocardial infarction of young and middle-aged people?
From:Beijing Municipal Health Commission
Date:03/27/2019

In recent years, the patients with onset of cardiovascular diseases, especially myocardial infarction, have become younger. What is the cause of heart disease in middle-aged and young people in the prime of life?
The study found that almost all young and middle-aged male patients under the age of 60 with myocardial infarction are smokers, and most of them have dyslipidemia and poor living habits. In addition to smoking a lot and eating oily food, there are bad habits like sedentary and staying up late. For female patients with myocardial infarction under 60 years old, if there is diabetes combined with obesity, the possibility of coronary heart disease will increase significantly.
Regardless of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity of females, or smoking and high blood lipids of males, those risk factors are controllable and treatable. Therefore, taking your own health seriously and adhering to a healthy lifestyle are the only ways to avoid the diseases. If you already have high blood pressure, high blood lipids, diabetes, it is necessary to take active treatment, regular reviews, which can also reduce the possibility of myocardial infarction. If you already have a myocardial infarction, even if you survived from it, the possibility of recurrence is still great. You should strictly follow a healthy lifestyle, low-salt and low-fat diet, quit smoking and alcohol, take medication according to doctor's advice, and return to the clinic regularly to reduce the incidence of recurrence.