38% of the Indians who believe to be healthy, have been discovered with diabetes, as per the study. At the same time, another 28% of the healthy people have been suffering from pre-diabetics based on their HbA1C levels. Hence two-thirds are either in the risk of CVD or are prone to risk.
There are 50 % of the Indians who are unaware that diabetes is Obesity is linked to one other that could further lead to heart disease. A massive 88 of the people are unaware of the fact that high cholesterol could lead to major heart disease. Shockingly, Mumbai, who ranks as the top metro city, ranks lowest at 14%in the lack of awareness on the link between diabetes and heart disease. In contrast,45% of the people in Hyderabad followed by 43% in Vijaywada happen to be most aware. The survey demonstrates that only a small fraction of Indians of around 10% are aware that the hardening of the arteries comes under the category of heart disease.
There is an increase in artery hardening, especially among the younger population due to lifestyle changes and food habits. According to the research studies, coronary stenosis, in connection with the hardening of the arteries impacts to near 30 % of the population. It is time people be a bit more attentive towards lifestyle and prevent the risk of getting heart disease, according to Dr Charan Lanjewar, who is a consultant at the interventional cardiologist and associate professor. He is the Unit Head at the GS medical college and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
The findings are very significant, where people with diabetes are known to have twice to quadrupled increase in the risk of the coronary arterial disease( CAD) risk. CAD has been reported to appear twenty to thirty years earlier in diabetic subjects than non-diabetic counterparts.
If we talk of the good thing, half of the respondents think that keeping your prime focus on a daily physical activity augmented by a healthy diet could help prevent CVD disorders amongst young people. Madurai with 55% appears to be aware, followed by Nashik at 25% that has been reported as least aware. Unfortunately, only 17% of the Indians feel the need of forming a disciplined life or routine and thereby visits a doctor. It is very unfortunate to also see 59% prefer Google for health awareness or making decisions to visit a doctor, whereas the rest spends their time on WhatsApp.
Besides the participation in the survey, the respondents have engaged in lipid profiling and blood glucose test that reveals the findings of the survey adjoining to the diagnostic parameters. The elevated triglycerides and poor HDL are other significant parameters that need to be taken into consideration while simultaneously taking corrective and preventive measures.
It is due to the carbohydrate base staple food habits, that there is the prevalence of elevated triglycerides. Tier 1 is where there is an observation of better Triglycerides, whereas Tier 2 is all about staple food habits. The prevalence of HDL is a major concern due to fewer physical work or sedentary lifestyles. 4 out of 10 have low HDL indicating a massive concern.