December 4, 2022

Be vigilant against other diseases, not just the Covid-19.
This Heart Month, doctors are reminding the public to also pay attention to their cardiovascular health – one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide.
Philippine Heart Association-Baguio-Benguet chapter vice president Ray Aswat said many cardiovascular diseases (CVD) can be prevented through lifestyle modification.
Citing the 2017 Department of Health data, Aswat said around 84,120 individuals died due to heart disease and 59,774 from CVD.
He suggested the 5-2-100 approach as a strategy in keeping the heart healthy.
Five means eating five servings of fruit and vegetables daily, maximum of two hours watching television and/or facing the computer, one hour aerobic activity, zero consumption of sugary drinks, and zero smoking.
CVDs include arrhythmia, Marfan syndrome, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. – Rimaliza A. Opiña