Medical Park Gebze Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Ahmet Hakan Vural warned about the prevention of cardiovascular diseases due to the 29 September World Health Day.
Stating that it is possible to have a healthy heart only by following some rules, Prof. Dr. Vural said, “Eating healthy and adequate, increasing physical activity, staying away from cigarettes and alcohol products, controlling stress factor, controlling weight, controlling blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, controlling blood cholesterol level and being optimistic about life are essential for heart health. between.” used his statements.
“One of the leading causes of death”
prof. Dr. Underlining that cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death all over the world, Vural said, “The heart carries nutrients and oxygen to the whole body and cells. Impairment of cardiovascular health can cause serious health problems and even death by preventing the body's vital functions from continuing in a healthy way. he said.
“It can lead to a heart attack”
Stating that the two most important parts of the circulatory system in the body are the heart and the vessels coming out of it, Prof. Dr. Vural said, “While occlusion of the arteries feeding the heart leads to a heart attack, other vascular occlusions lead to various diseases from paralysis to gait disturbance. The main reason for this is what we call atherosclerosis.” said.
“Pay attention to the most common symptoms”
prof. Dr. Vural stated that the prevention of cardiovascular diseases is possible by taking into account the health warnings, making the necessary controls periodically and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Giving information about the most common findings in heart patients, Prof. Dr. Vural said, “People with chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, palpitation, bruising in the hands and feet, arm and back pain, occasional sore throat, fainting, swelling in the feet and abdomen, weakness should apply to a physician as soon as possible and have the necessary check-up.” he said.
“Risk factors for cardiovascular diseases”
prof. Dr. Vural said, “Diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol levels, smoking and alcohol use, sedentary and stressful life and overweight are the most important risk factors. Male gender and advanced age are the second most important risk factors.
“Eat healthy, do not neglect physical activity”
Giving information about protecting heart health, Prof. Dr. Vural listed 11 suggestions to protect heart health as follows:
“Eating healthy and adequate, increasing physical activity, staying away from cigarettes and alcohol products, controlling stress factor, controlling weight, controlling blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, controlling blood cholesterol level, being optimistic towards life, looking positive towards your environment and people, Spending quality time with your family and surroundings, and choosing fresh foods instead of ready-made foods are important factors.”
“How old you are is determined by your veins and heart”
prof. Dr. Underlining that people are as old as their veins and heart health, Vural said, “Take care of your heart and your veins for a healthy and long life.” said.