Heart Health

The heart is the main organ in the cardiovascular system. It is a muscular pump that pumps approximately 7200 litres of blood daily throughout your body. The heart also controls the speed of your heart rate and maintains your blood pressure.

Why is it important to maintain a healthy heart?

A healthy heart ensures oxygenated blood and nutrients are delivered to all parts of the body.

What is Cardiovascular Disease? What are common causes?

Cardiovascular disease is a general term describing conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels. It is the leading cause of death worldwide.

Contributing factors include:

  1. Lack of regular physical activity
  2. Diet high in saturated fats
  3. Smoking

These factors are associated with development of diseases such as Raised Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Diabetes and Obesity.

Accumulation of fatty deposits within the blood vessels can lead to poor heart function with chest pain, shortness of breath, giddiness and possibly, heart attacks.

How can I reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease?

        1. Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle
          1. Regular exercise, as tolerated
            1. Health Promotion Board recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week


        2. Choosing healthier options when eating

          hpb healthier choice identifiers

          1. Less processed sugar
          2. Low salt intake
          3. Eating more fruits and vegetables
          4. Choose lean meat, healthy fat (unsaturated fats), lower cholesterol options
          5. Choose wholegrains


        3. Cut back on cigarette smoking and limit alcohol intake
        4. Regular health screening

        Early detection allows optimal treatment and can prevent complications such as heart failure, stroke and kidney disease.

        Let’s take active steps towards a healthier lifestyle!

        Take charge of your health and book your health screening appointment with us!


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