According to the WHO, about 30% of all deaths in the world are caused by cardiovascular diseases, 80% of which are heart attack and stroke. Cardiovascular disease can be prevented, and how to do it told Uliana Suprun.
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How to take care of the heart so that it lasts longer
80% of premature heart attacks and strokes can be avoided thanks to a healthy lifestyle and timely access to a doctor.
What increases the risks of heart disease?
overweight; lack of physical activity; smoking and drinking; malnutrition; stress; high pressure. Timely and regular visits to your family doctor
Visit your GP or family doctor regularly and take prophylactic screenings.
In addition, you can calculate your risks of cardiovascular disasters. This can even be done on your own using an online calculator.
What to do with heart pain
The ability to recognize symptoms of heart conditions
In the event of a heart attack or stroke, every minute is vital. The faster a person receives the necessary help, the greater the chances of a quick rehabilitation and maintaining an appropriate quality of life. That is why it is necessary to know how to act in each case, and most importantly – to call emergency medical care on time.
Timely and regular medication
Now there are no other ways to prevent the complications of stroke, heart attack, kidney damage, and vascular dementia, except by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular medication.
Continuous medication should normalize blood pressure, so you should regularly take medications prescribed by your doctor.
What you should know
Important! Patients with chronic cardiovascular disease can receive the necessary medications for free or much cheaper with the Affordable Medicines program. They can be obtained by electronic prescription from a doctor.
Every Ukrainian with acute myocardial infarction in a critical situation can get a stent for free.
Centers operate daily 24 hours a day. Their addresses throughout the country can be seen here.
What to do if your heart hurts / Infographics of the Ministry of Health