Preventive examinations to a healthy heart

Preventive examinations to a healthy heart

 

Heart disease is the most common disease of modern times.

 

The heart is a special organ that gives strength to our body. Its role is to feed both itself and other organs. This means that the functioning of the whole organism depends on our way of life, as well as health care. An irresponsible attitude of our own can lead to numerous heart problems, which, further, affect the functioning of the brain, kidneys and other organs.

As many heart diseases can be prevented, we draw your attention to the importance of preventive annual examinations.

Why is heart disease prevention important?

 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. According to statistics, about 47,000 people die from these diseases every day, which is about 17.5 million deaths annually.

Unfortunately, the situation in Serbia is alarming. Every day, 47 residents suffer a heart attack, and 15 of them do not survive. While more than 55,000 people die every year as a result of heart disease, which is 51.7 percent of all causes of death. Such statistics ranked our country on the 3rd place in the world, right after Russia and Ukraine.

While in previous years the most endangered group of people was between the ages of 50 and 60, today, the population from 40 to 50 is most often affected. Of particular concern is the fact that heart disease is increasingly affecting the younger population, which does not have pronounced risk factors for their occurrence.

That is why health screening is very important, as well as good information about the most effective ways of prevention.

 

Heart disease – Symptoms that should not be ignored

 

There are a number of factors that lead to heart disease. They are, above all, predestined people with a family history of the disease.

Also, possible causes include improper diet, overweight, reduced physical activity, hypertension, stress, tobacco, high sugar and blood fats.

Even if you do not belong to the risk group, you must listen to your body. In that way, you will notice the first signs that may indicate heart disease in time.

In addition to palpitations and heart palpitations, the symptoms are pain behind the sternum, pain that spreads to the arm, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, dizziness. Then, swollen legs, joints and feet can be the cause of heart disease, because when the heart does not pump enough blood, the fluid from the blood vessels, due to gravity, goes to the legs and feet.

Many people will attribute the cough to a cold. However, it can be a sign that the heart is not working well. A persistent pink discharge may occur with persistent cough.

Heart disease is also manifested on the skin. It becomes pale, with a bluish tinge, and in some there is a rash.

 

How to prevent heart disease?

 

Lifestyle changes are the basis for reducing the risk of heart disease. It does not only mean proper nutrition and physical activity, but also regular laboratory analyzes and systematic cardiological examination.

Laboratory diagnostics enables monitoring, as well as comparing the values of blood sugar and cholesterol, and based on them, checking the work of the heart and other organs.

Cardiac examination with ultrasound of the heart includes physical examination, measurements of arterial blood pressure, ECG of the heart and ultrasound of the heart with color Doppler. This detailed analysis enables the determination of the possible presence of some of the heart diseases, but also the assessment of the risk of their occurrence.