According to Dr. Nguyen Thi Duyen, Department of Cardiology, Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi, after learning about the risk information and signs of cardiovascular disease, it is important to prevent the disease. To prevent heart disease, regular checkups are essential.
Low-risk patients should see a cardiologist once a year to see if there’s a disorder, and then a follow-up plan should be developed. Cases already at risk of cardiovascular disease, for example, those who are elderly, menopausal, overweight, obese, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia… must have regular check-ups every 3-6 months time.
Everyone needs to take some self-prevention measures for themselves and their families. First, you need to build a healthy lifestyle, exercise and eating regimen. With the living regime, we should have a balance between work and family like needing to rest when working. Because long-term stress will cause reactions that can make you cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure, atherosclerosis.
You should have regular exercise. If you don’t have time, walk or practice something for at least 30 minutes a day, maybe do 2-3 or 5 days a week or turn housework into useful exercise. With such intensity, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by 50%, including coronary artery disease.
In addition, an important measure is that you should review your diet. People with cardiovascular disease or at risk of cardiovascular disease should have a diet reduced in salt, reduced fat, enhanced with green fiber, supplemented with vitamins and omega. These are 3 very important factors. Women at the age of starting perimenopause should have an early examination, especially about the endocrine system, so that they can supplement in time if the condition of menopause is early. You should lead a happy life, reduce stress, avoid tobacco use, and monitor your heart rate and blood pressure at home.
You should get vaccinated against Covid-19 because it is very important. With the changing weather, flu vaccination can prevent complications for people with cardiovascular disease. These are necessary measures that you can absolutely take to protect the health of yourself and those in your family