Heart disease is a group term for heart conditions such as coronary artery disease (CAD), arrhythmias, heart failure and congenital heart disease. They have their respective symptoms and treatment. Despite the myth that women have a lower risk of getting cardiovascular diseases, both genders have an equal opportunity of getting these diseases.
A study was conducted in 2017 to 2020, with 8,500 men and women between 40 and 79 years of age with no history of heart disease. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology and the Asean Federation of Cardiology arranged a meeting in Singapore where these findings were presented by doctors.
Their advices varied according to genders:
– Men: higher levels of bad cholesterol (have to focus on lowering it)
– Women: lose weight, reduce salt intake, increase frequency of exercise, cut fat and calories
It is important for both genders to focus on moving the body and getting at least 150 minutes to 300 minutes (moderate intensity) or 75 minutes to 150 minutes (vigorous intensity, aerobic physical activity) weekly. It is also important to consume a diet rich in plant-based foods (whole grains, legumes etc) and reduce salt intake.
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With the global healthcare system’s current situation, it seems that the cliché, “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver” is undeniably true. In a mere blink of an eye, a large portion of your hard-earned money was used to pay for monthly premiums that you can barely see or feel. So what can you do to prevent the situations that can lead to rising premiums and the negative effects of illness in your life? It is simple – make your own health an investment.