Cardiovascular Surgeon Op.Dr. Orçun Ünal gave important information on the subject.

‘Shock diets do not affect the heart’

It is appropriate for the individual to lose weight by consuming certain amounts of each food in accordance with his age and gender. If the weight is removed from the muscles and water in the body, it hurts in the long run. Since the bones and muscles keep the organism alive, it is very necessary for the muscles to be strong, especially for the heart and other internal organs. Shock diets disrupt our metabolism. Since metabolism is impaired, the mineral and electrolyte balance in the body will affect, it is the most sensitive organ in the heart that will be affected by this electrical change. That’s why sudden weight loss can even cause heart attacks.

‘There is no such problem as high cholesterol in weak people’

False. Although it is more common in overweight and obese people, any type of body may have high cholesterol. For this reason, you should have your blood cholesterol measured regularly, even if your weight, activity level and diet are suitable for heart health.

‘I am healthy and fit, I cannot be a blood pressure patient’

False. Blood pressure is not related to the feeling of well-being. A person may have high blood pressure or imbalances in his blood pressure, despite feeling very well. In medicine, it is necessary to know that everyone’s body is different in general. For this reason, it is useful to measure the blood pressure from time to time and record the values ​​aside in the period when there is no complaint or illness, in order to mention that the blood pressure has increased or decreased in a person.

‘There is no such problem as high cholesterol in weak people’

High cholesterol can be seen in unexpected people regardless of age or weight. Although there are many factors such as sedentary life, nutrition in high cholesterol levels is at the forefront of genetic factors. In addition, the frequency of high cholesterol is high, especially in those who eat foods rich in fat. High cholesterol is very important for cardiovascular health. For this reason, we should stay away from fat-rich foods in our diet.

‘Heart patients should not exercise’

One of the misconceptions is that heart patients should not exercise. However, on the contrary, heart patients can also exercise. Brisk walks are beneficial for heart patients. But the important thing is that some patients may need to have an exercise test.

‘Heart diseases are more common in men’

No, heart diseases are not only seen in men. Cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death in women, as well. In other words, women are at risk of cardiovascular diseases as much as men.

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