The 21st century is described as the age of anxiety and stress. Amongst many psychosomatic illnesses, the cardiovascular diseases are quite significant. The modern man is constantly facing symbolic stress. This stress and strain of day-to-day life affects ones’ bodily organs through several psychophysical mechanisms. More than forty million people are suffering from CVS and its related disorders in our country.
The report of an expert committee convened by WHO indicate lifestyle and behavior are important catalyst in causing and preventing heart disease. The incidences of heart attacks are increasing, especially in the early thirties and forties, which is the period where most people make hard efforts for higher achievements. The seeds of this disease are sown in early ages of adolescence with the life style factors. Main factors namely, Stress and strain of everyday life, Tobacco chewing, Smoking, Lack of exercise, High Blood Pressure, and Diabetes, all are man made and lifestyle factors. All these factors are preventable and modifiable.
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