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Are Diabetes Patient Prone to Cardiovascular Disorders?

By Medical Expert Team

Jul 25 , 2017 | 1 min read

Diabetes is a disease that goes beyond sugar and increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by 5 times. 75% people suffering from diabetes die due to heart diseases or stroke!

It is true that the diabetes patients are prone to the risk of Myocardial Infarction? Moreover, patients with Type 2 diabetes have a high rate of asymptomatic coronary disease with no symptoms.

Some diabetic patients may experience slight ischemic pain, which may result in angina symptoms, silent ischemia or silent infarction. It is primarily caused by autonomic denervation of heart.

Know the Risk Factors-

Coronary heart diseases (CHD) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with diabetes mellitus. If you are suffering from diabetes you need to manage your blood sugar and lipids to control the risk of heart disease. The risk factors mentioned below decreases the lining of arterial walls, thereby increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke.

  • Abdominal Obesity
  • Uncontrolled blood pressure
  • Elevated blood glucose
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Smoking
  • Micro Albuminuria

How to prevent diabetes?

  • Stop Smoking
  • Stay Active
  • Eat a Balanced diet
  • Keep an ideal body weight
  • Take your prescribed medicines timely
  • Use of statins can reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke
  • Keep your blood glucose levels in control
  • Maintain your blood pressure less than 130/80mm Hg
  • In some patients, you may need stress thalium/64 slice CT angiogram or coronary angiogram

Written and Verified by:

Medical Expert Team