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Here’s all what heart patients need to know about COVID-19!

The outbreak of Coronavirus Pandemic has plunged the world into uncertainty and the continuous exposure to negative news, anxiety and stress about it can have an adverse impact on your overall health and well-being. All of this is taking its toll on people's health, especially the ones with pre-existing heart ailments.

Coronavirus can affect heart patients more severely, regardless of the age or gender factor. Anxiety of battling the disease and isolation can be stressful and can further lead to a decline in your heart health. Understanding the distress in these uncertain times and undertaking appropriate precautions can safeguard you from severe medical conditions.

Recently, the American Heart Association advised the people who have a heart disease or survived a stroke, to be cautious and take more measures to prevent COVID-19. Their research concluded that the elderly people with coronary heart disease or hypertension are vulnerable to develop more severe symptoms of the virus.

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak across the nation, health experts at AMRI Hospitals recommend  heart patients to follow the guidelines suggested by leading health authorities. Health researchers at the hospital suggested that if you have any heart condition, then you should restrict yourself from going out at any cost, and limit physical contact with people.

AMRI Hospitals stated that wearing a mask if you have a heart condition is not preferable as it could make breathing more difficult in some cases. Ignoring the symptoms can make the situation even worse and can lead to some severe medical conditions. Contacting medical authorities for treatment is important if you observe any symptoms.

AMRI Hospitals,best hospital in Kolkata  has laid certain dietary plans and urged heart patients to follow them in order to remain healthy and strengthen their immune system:

• Increase intake of canned meats like light tuna or white meat chicken without salt

• Dried beans and legumes

• Dried fruits and vegetables with low or no salt and sugar for boosting the immunity

• Prefer eating dried whole grains like brown rice and quinoa

They also suggested some effective ways at the comfort of your home:

•  Intake of a balanced diet

• Manage a stressful circumstance through any kind of home activity like house cleaning etc.

Till now, over 2.5  million Corona positive cases and more than 1.5 lakh fatalities are reported across the globe, with the numbers increasing every day. A number of countries including India are under a lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. However, robust government strategies and support from public is inching India to a better stage in this war against coronavirus.