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Southern cities report alarming rise in CVD cases among young women: Indus Health Plus

Our Bureau, New Delhi
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

Cardiovascular diseases are now effecting women as young as 35 with massive section of the country’s population suffering from these non-communicable diseases while there is a 10-15 per cent rise in cases among young women in Bangalore, according to a study by Indus Health Plus.

According to the Abnormality Report by the company which is into preventive healthcare, in the southern cities like Bangalore, there is an alarming 10-15 per cent rise in CVD among young women, while women in Hyderabad, are prone to problems caused by lack of estrogen between the ages of 20 – 40.

“In Mumbai, there has been an increase in CVD cases between the age brackets of 24-30 years of which 58 per cent of the total cases were below 40 years of age and 30 per cent were below 30 years. Whereas, out of 11 per cent coronary heart diseases case in New Delhi 35 per cent of these have been observed in women. 23 per cent of corporate employees in New Delhi are suffering from CVD. Out of 55 per cent, under the age bracket of 20 to 29 years, 15-20 per cent of them are females,” the study said.

In the study, it was observed that women are more prone to cardiovascular diseases because of their drastic lifestyle changes. “Insufficient exercise, lack of sleep, poor eating habits and stress are the leading contributing factors to CVD. One major challenge is that the symptoms for heart disease are different from men in women. The common signs are shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, nausea, dizziness and fatigue, which often gets ignored,” it said.

Company joint managing director Amol Naikawadi said the report showed that the susceptibility ratio of men to women is 3:2 in younger age group, but after menopause the ratio becomes 1:1.


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