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Hello everyone. Radical Body Transformations is celebrating Men’s Health Month with the rest of the world. We’ll guide how men can look at their overall well-being. Men’s health month is celebrated every year in June. It encourages men to go for regular health checkups. It is because males do not go for regular health checkups as often as their female counterparts. 

Young men experience more heart attacks than middle-aged men.

Today we are going to discuss why young men are prone to heart attacks. Men in their 20s and 30s are more prone to heart diseases and attacks. The mystery is why that is happening. Why are middle-aged men more prone to heart attacks? Let's understand heart attacks in detail. It will help us understand why young men are more prone to it. Keep reading till the end to know how to lower your risk of experiencing heart attacks.

What are heart attacks?

A heart attack is when blood stops flowing through the heart muscles temporarily. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. If the oxygen supply to the heart muscles stops, the organ fails.

What are the symptoms of a heart attack?

Common warning signs of heart attacks:
  1. Stiffness of the chest and pain. 
  2. Nausea and lightheadedness.
  3. Neck and back pains.
  4. Shoulder and arm pain.
  5. Shortness of breath.

It is important to note that men might experience chest pain as a common symptom more than women.

Why are men under 40 easy victims of heart attacks?

According to a study by the American College of Cardiology, men under 40 experience higher heart attack chances. Guys under 20s & 30s experiencing a heart attack are more than ever. Let’s understand the possible reasons for this.

Being Overweight

Since 1917 percent of obese kids has tripled in the US. One contributor to this is junk food. Swapping vegetables with junk food is an unhealthy habit. Studies also indicated that teenagers often skip exercise altogether. 

Having excess fat burdens the heart to work harder than usual. The body then has to work hard to function normally. It causes inflammation and arteries buildup fat deposits. It disturbs the regular flow of blood to the heart.

Smoking and vaping

Men, smoking is not a good habit to keep. Guys under 30 smoke more than women do studies revealed. It affects cardiovascular health significantly. Just one cigarette is fatal enough to develop coronary artery disease in men in a single day. E-cigarettes are no exception and are harmful too.

Stress

Young adults in the US experience more stress in the past two decades. Stress has negative impacts on the body. Stress can affect blood pressure significantly. It also leads to blood clots after causing inflammation. Individuals experiencing stress are two times more prone to suffer heart attacks.

How to lower the chances of a heart attack in men?

Pay attention to risk factors. See if you often have high blood pressure, or high cholesterol and excess weight. Diabetic illness, smoking, and alcohol consumption also increase your vulnerability to heart attacks.
Here's what you can do

  1. Evaluate your dietary intake. Consider adding more greens to your diet. Avoid junk food as much as possible. Reduce sugar consumption and choose other sweeteners like honey.
  2. Start sweating it out. Fat deposits are the enemy, remember? Exercising will burn extra fat stored in your body.
  3. Look after your mental health. Do not overwork yourself. Practice yoga and meditation to keep stress levels in check.
  4. Go for frequent health checkups. Early diagnosis can detect any problems & save you from fatal illness in the future.

Over to you

Health is wealth. Men, we know your life involves a lot of problems. But it is you who has to take responsibility for your health. Seek medical consultations regularly. Build your diet accordion to your lifestyle and not the opposite. Start working out and take matters into your own hands. 

If you don’t know where to start, don’t’ worry. 

Radical Body Transformations is here to help you. 

The Radical Body Transformations trainers are certified and experts in their niche. We can help you build your diet custom to your health objectives. Our trainers are at reach to guide you through your new fitness regime and more. Keep coming back for more informative content.

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