The expert noted that factors such as emotional stress, anger, anxiety, and sadness could increase the risk of having a heart attack. An Abuja-based Cardiologist, Dr Ademola Aderinloye has cautioned Nigerians against eating and drinking excessively during the yuletide as this could lead to heart attack.
Aderinloye gave the advice in an interview on Monday in Abuja. He noted that factors such as emotional stress, anger, anxiety, and sadness could increase the risk of having a heart attack.
“If it is not necessary to travel, they should remain at their stations so that they will not go through unnecessary stressful situations.
“In the course of my practice over the years, I have seen an increase in cases of people coming down with heart attack during the yuletide.
“For most of these people, engaging in stressful conditions like traveling long distance had increased their risk of having heart attack,’’
“They will end up spending what is meant to be their season of joy and celebration in hospital bed,”
Heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot.
It could be life threatening and may seriously damage the heart muscles.