World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29, and has been celebrated since the year 2000 when the World Heart Federation, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), set this day, with the aim of raising awareness about cardiovascular diseases. , their prevention, prevention and treatment.
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world. Myocardial infarctions and strokes claim more than 17 million lives each year. A large part of these deaths can be avoided through a healthy diet, physical activity and avoiding the use of tobacco.
According to the World Health Organization, death from cardiovascular disease can be caused by many factors: from smoking to diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, air pollution or less common pathologies, such as heart disease. Chagas disease or cardiac amyloidosis. World Heart Day is an opportunity for everyone to stop and think about what is the best use of your heart for humanity, for nature and for yourself.
Beating cardiovascular disease (CVD) is something that counts for every heartbeat. Recommendations to maintain a healthy heart:
• Exercise, 5 times a week between 30 and 50 minutes.
• A healthy diet, low in fat and high in vegetables, significantly reduces the likelihood of suffering from heart attacks.
• Avoid cigarettes.
• Annual evaluation for cardiovascular check-up, to identify and avoid potential risk factors.
Warning signs that you need to go to a specialist:
• Chest pain
• Feeling of suffocation