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6 Surprising Things That Hurt Your Heart

All it takes is an unhealthy and luxurious diet combined with a lack of exercise to harm the heart and increase the risk of chronic and deadly heart disease. However, there are numerous more unhealthy behaviors and problems that we engage in on a regular basis, such as sitting in front of the television all day and eating too much processed food, fully unaware of how much they harm our hearts.

All of these hazardous habits, as well as wise modifications that will improve your heart's health, are included here:

1. Dental Ailments

Brushing and flossing on a regular basis is critical for a healthy heart and body. Gum disease patients, for example, are more likely to develop heart problems. Researchers aren't fully clear why this link exists, but specialists suspect that bacteria that forms in the mouth moves into the bloodstream, causing inflammation in the blood vessels and other heart problems.

Brushing and flossing on a regular basis, as well as frequent dental check-ups every six months, will help you avoid these problems. 

2. Hepatitis C

This harmful liver infection produces an abnormal fall in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but patients with hepatitis C are nonetheless at a higher risk of developing heart problems than those who do not have the condition.

Hepatitis C, according to specialists, causes inflammation in human cells and tissues, particularly those found in the heart. Keep a watchful eye on dangerous heart symptoms by visiting your doctor for frequent examinations.

3. Insufficient Sleep

You increase your risk of having high blood pressure and cholesterol levels if you sleep less than 6 hours every night on a regular basis. This increases your risk of acquiring a variety of conditions, particularly diabetes and obesity, both of which increase your risk of heart disease.

This does not, however, imply that you should sleep all day, because lying horizontally for more than 9 hours each day raises the risk of diabetes and heart stroke.

4. Traffic Delay 

According to studies, sitting in traffic for an hour or longer increases the risk of having a heart attack.

Furthermore, high levels of noise pollution, such as what we hear on the road and on the motorway, raise our risk of heart disease. While it is impossible to completely avoid traffic delays and jams from one's life, one may always reduce tension by listening to music or talking with one's passenger.

5. Snoring 

Regular snoring or trying extra hard to breathe while sleeping is one of the first signs of heart disease. You could be suffering from sleep apnea, which is a serious condition. It usually happens when the airway becomes partially closed, causing the person to stop breathing.

This respiratory problem has been linked to symptoms such as an irregular pulse, high blood pressure, heart failure, and strokes.

6. Irregular Working Hours

Working late at night or having inconsistently irregular working hours increases the risk variables that contribute to heart attack development.

Shift employment, according to researchers, has a harmful impact on the body's circadian rhythm, often known as the internal clock. If your work schedule is inconsistent, try to rearrange it so that you only work throughout the day.

Other heart-healthy behaviors to adopt include regular exercise, a wholesome and well-balanced diet, and regular doctor appointments.

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