PHCC emphasizes importance of heart disease prevention

Doha: The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has emphasized the importance of maintaining a healthy heart and preventing disease through a healthy lifestyle and diet.

The PHCC has said that an unhealthy diet saturated with fat is a significant risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, noting that diet-related risk factors also cause obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes. uncontrolled, explaining at the same time as low in fat and high A vegetarian diet with fiber can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.

He noted that most doctors are aware that eating fast food is linked to early heart disease, pointing out that there is a consensus that this relationship can be explained by the saturated fat in these foods which increases the risk of heart disease. obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia and high salt. content, which increases blood pressure.

In this regard, the Primary Health Care Corporation has organized two awareness raising conferences under the title “Your health is the health of your heart” on the importance of maintaining heart health through the food a person eats, adequate sleep. , exercise, healthy lifestyles people live and how to promote heart health.

PHCC family medicine specialist Dr. Rusul Waseem Mohammed gave a talk in which she simplified the definition of heart attacks, their causes and symptoms. She explained the associated risk factors and how to avoid them, noting that the most common symptoms are a feeling of severe chest pain, which often resembles a feeling of strong pressure on the chest. Dr Russul added that the pain can also travel to the jaw and left arm or both arms together.

Dr Marwan Mohamed Hamed, specialist in occupational medicine at the Company, gave a definition of stroke and said that it is a disease that affects the arteries leading to the brain and inside the brain . He explained that strokes occur when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, and also when the blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain are clogged, either by a clot, splinters or ruptures. As a result, brain cells start to die within minutes, he said.

Dr Marwan also touched on hereditary heart diseases, which he said are relatively rare but can be life threatening to some patients, indicating that some of them are called genetic heart diseases, which are passed from parents to children, and arise as a result of genetic mutations in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). An example of this is cardiomyopathy, hereditary heart rhythm disturbances and sudden death syndrome caused by arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), or what is called electrolyte arrhythmia.

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