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Being fit is good, but overexertion can lead to complications, warn experts

In general, the doctor says, it is important to get a medical opinion before setting off on a journey to challenge your physical limits.

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Working hard for the ‘perfect body’ has become a bit of a fad among several people. But while physical exercise is good – how much is too much? And what happens when you exert yourself without understanding your body’s limits? cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

In the case of Swaroop Mittapalli, a 29-year-old Assistant Director in films, overexertion led to a heart transplant. Swaroop was a fitness fanatic; in February last year, he reportedly exercised for several hours a day, and went on a crash diet of just fruits and vegetables. He developed a rare condition called Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), which led to blood clots in his heart. Swaroop had a cardiac arrest and a stent was placed in his heart. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

However, his heart had been damaged beyond recovery and a heart transplant was the only remaining option. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

Experts say that while SCAD is rare, overexertion without understanding your body can lead to several medical complications. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

Dr Vivek Jawali, Chief Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru said, “Though SCAD is very rare, when it occurs it is a medical emergency and needs immediate intervention. The tricky thing about SCAD is that it has been found to occur in people who are physically very fit and have no history of any cardiac problems.” cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

Underlying medical conditions that one may or may not be aware of, Dr Vivek says, could also lead to a risk of developing SCAD. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

In general, the doctor says, it is important to get a medical opinion before setting off on a journey to challenge your physical limits. “Be it a very long marathon or intense bouts of exercises every day, always take a medical opinion and then start off. Do not, on a whim, register yourself to physically demanding tasks like a marathon. All these require thorough preparation and guidance. Most people do not do that, and they exert themselves beyond what their body can do,” Dr Vivek says. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

Without training, various injuries are also likely, experts warn. “Most of the people who run a marathon are not trained. They are at a risk for various injuries. Ligament tear, muscle pull, broken bones, stress fractures can happen. It is recommended to undergo training at least three weeks before a 10km marathon and three months before a full marathon,” Dr Chirag Thonse, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Specialist in Arthroscopy, Sports injuries and Joint Replacement Surgeries, Fortis Hospitals, Bengaluru, said. cool stuff for guys cool stuff to buy cool stuff for kids cool stuff for girls

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