People who are suffering from schizophrenia are more likely to suffer from heart attacks than people without the disabling mental illness, says a new report.
A person suffering from Schizophrenia may demonstrate symptoms such as disorganized thinking, auditory hallucinations and delusions. In more severe cases, the personal may be largely mute, remain motionless or exhibit agitation with no purpose.
Heart disease which is one of the leading causes of death across the world is now said to be twice as deadly for people with schizophrenia.
The report looks at the reasons why the risk is no high for people with schizophrenia and what can be done to reduce or even prevent it.
People suffering from Schizophrenia are less likely to receive good preventive care because they are more likely to see a psychiatrist than a primary care physician or cardiologist for than matter. Thus, the hearty condition of the patient may go unnoticed.
However, the report suggests that people with schizophrenia can lower their heart disease risk with the help from clinicians and close family members.