Happy Holidays: Excessive food, alcohol, long distance travel can cause heart attack

An Abuja based Cardiologist Dr Ademola Aderinloye has cautioned Nigerians against eating and drinking excessively during this festive season.

Aderinloye gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He noted that factors such as emotional stress, anger, anxiety and sadness could increase the risk of having a heart attack.

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He noted: “It is important for Nigerians to eat and drink appropriately during this season. 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 travelling long distance had increased their risk of having a heart attack.

Some people put themselves under undue pressure to make more money to enable them to spend excessively during the season. They will end up spending what is meant to be their season of joy and celebration in a hospital bed.

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