Are you also working too hard in the gym? Get a health test done before working out

Raju Srivastava Cardiac Arrest And Death: The country’s well-known comedian Raju Srivastava, who made everyone laugh on the basis of his wonderful comedy, left tears in the eyes of the world on 21 September. Raju passed away in AIIMS, Delhi. Let us tell you that he was a heart patient and his treatment was going on. According to the information, comedian Raju died due to cardiac arrest. Raju used to work out in the gym to keep himself fit and also used to run on the treadmill. In such a situation, many questions arise in the mind, like what should be the limit of exercising and are we making our body work too hard to stay fit? Is people’s obsession with being slim trim putting a strain on their hearts?

You might be surprised to know this but Indian Express Cardiologists say that 150 minutes of any exercise every week is enough and more effort does not guarantee much profit, according to a report published on the website. In fact, working harder than this can do more harm to the body, especially when a person is already suffering from heart disease.

What is a Cardiologist called?

“You only need to exercise for 150 minutes five days a week or 30 minutes each day,” advises Dr Ruchit Shah, an interventional cardiologist at Masina Hospital, Mumbai. Which should include aerobics, weight training and stretching etc. You can also do these in a rotational way. Doing so is good for both physical and mental health. If you feel any discomfort during exercise, stop immediately and get yourself tested before doing any high-intensity workouts.”

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According to information received from Dr Shalin Thakor, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Shelby Hospitals Ahmedabad, “Regular exercise increases your heart rate, strengthens your heart muscles and helps in increasing your lung capacity. On the other hand, excessive exercise and overexertion have been linked to an increased risk of ‘atrial fibrillation’, in which the heart rhythm becomes irregular and can be fatal if not treated in time. could. In addition, it can potentially increase the risk of heart problems, especially in people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or coronary heart disease.

What is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy?

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, usually caused by genes, occurs when the wall of the heart chamber (left ventricle) becomes thicker than normal. The thick wall can harden and it can reduce the blood supply to the body with each heartbeat. The thick part of the heart muscle, usually the wall (septum) between the two lower chambers (ventricles), blocks or reduces blood flow from the left ventricle to the aorta. According to Dr Shah, this can lead to sudden cardiac arrest and a patient needs to be conscious with the help of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in the first 60 seconds. He says, “We should train students in schools and colleges about CPR. We all should know how to do it.”

Dr RR Kasliwal, President, Clinical and Preventive Cardiology at Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon recommends a cardiac work-up before hitting the gym and says, “Just one TMT (treadmill test) is not enough for this. These days CT angiography is being done which can tell whether there is 40 to 50 percent blockage or not. This type of problem is not visible on TMT. Always check your heart health before going to the gym or working out.”

He says that this should apply to all those who stopped working out during the pandemic and are now following the old routine again. He said such tests are especially necessary for diabetic patients and women as in most cases they do not experience a heart attack as a normal pain in the chest.

How Exercising Too Much Is Beneficial or Harmful for Heart Health?

Exercising has beneficial effects on the heart, both directly and indirectly. Direct effects such as strengthening of the heart muscle and the heart pumping blood better and talking about indirect effects, workouts can reduce the chances of heart attack by controlling blood pressure, sugar level, cholesterol and body fat. does.

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According to Dr Ashish Contractor, Director, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai, “It is important to note that a person with a healthy heart has a very low chance of sudden cardiac death but those with excessive exercise. May trigger cardiac events in people with silent heart problems or who have not been diagnosed with heart disease.” He says that there is no upper limit for doing any exercise. It all depends on the training level of the person. Thumb rule is that while doing any exercise, there should be no increase of more than ten percent of the effort compared to the last time. During this time the weather should also be taken care of because even a healthy person can suffer serious consequences by working out in extreme weather conditions.

Tags: gym, Health, Heart Disease, Lifestyle, Raju Srivastav

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