To prevent heart attacks and strokes

As part of the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, the WHO makes some recommendations to prevent the Health and the lifetime are in danger

Contrary to what is commonly believed, 4 out of 5 deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases they are registered in low and middle income countries, affecting both sexes equally.

The positive aspect is that 80% of myocardial infarctions and cerebral vascular accidents (AVC) are preventable. Healthy diet, regular physical activity and smoking cessation are essential.

To prevent a myocardial infarction or stroke:

  • Eat a healthy diet It is recommended to consume plentiful fruits and vegetables , whole grains, lean meats, fish and vegetables, in addition to little salt and sugar.
  • Practice exercise regularly . 30 minutes of physical activity daily helps keep the cardiovascular system in shape. 60 minutes almost daily help maintain normal body weight.
  • Avoid the tobacco use , because it seriously damages your health, regardless of whether it is a cigarette, cigar, pipe or chewing tobacco. The risk of myocardial infarction and CVA decreases immediately after stopping to use tobacco products and can be reduced by half in just one year.

Verification and control of cardiovascular risk

  • Measure the blood pressure : hypertension does not present symptoms, but it can cause myocardial infarction or cerebrovascular accidents.
  • Measure yourself sugar in the blood : Diabetes increases the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke.
  • Measure yourself lipids in the blood : the cholesterol in the blood increases the risk of myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents.

World Heart Day

The September 26 Each year, the World Heart Day is commemorated, this action recognized by the World Health Organization, giving greater importance and seriousness to the date.

Cardiovascular diseases, among which are the heart attack of myocardium and the cerebrovascular accident , are the deadliest in the world, not in vain do they charge 17.1 million lives a year, according to WHO data.

The mission to celebrate World Heart Day, is based on trying to let the general public know the methods to reduce the risk factors, without getting involved in any of the cardiovascular diseases, such as keeping the body weight controlled and doing exercise regularly .

Thus, the World Heart Federation and the WHO organize in more than 100 countries different activities, among which health checks, careers, public talks, scientific forums and exhibitions stand out.

Video Medicine: 4 Ways to Prevent Heart Attack - Mayo Clinic (February 2023).