Heart disease can also be avoided with regular physical activity every day.
JAKARTA — Internal Medicine Specialist dr. Sally Aman Nasution, SpPD KKV, FINASIM, FACP, invites the public to prevent heart disease by adopting a healthy lifestyle and conducting regular health checks. “People need to adopt a healthy lifestyle to avoid the risk of heart disease,” said doctor Sally in a virtual talk show about coronary heart that was accessed from Jakarta, Thursday (29/9/2022).
Sally, who is a cardiovascular consultant, explained that people need to do physical activity or exercise regularly at least 150 minutes a week. “Regular physical activity is a healthy lifestyle that needs to be done to maintain a healthy body, including preventing heart disease,” he said.
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The Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Indonesian Association of Internal Medicine Specialists (PAPDI) also reminded the need to regulate a healthy diet to prevent various health problems, including preventing heart disease. In addition, he said, it is also necessary to regulate sugar and salt intake that is tailored to the needs of each individual.
“It is necessary to regulate the proportion of food, for example, fewer carbohydrates while more fiber and protein,” he said.
“Sugar intake needs to be regulated to maintain blood sugar levels, while salt intake also needs to be regulated to maintain blood pressure. In addition, the intake of fatty foods and those containing cholesterol also need to be managed wisely,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sally’s doctor also reminded the need for regular health checks to detect early if there are health problems. “Health screening is needed to find out early if there are health problems, including heart problems, awareness is needed to carry out routine controls that can start from oneself,” he said.
He gave an example, regular control of blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels can be a good first step to prevent various diseases including heart disease.
“World Heart Day, which is celebrated every September 29, is a momentum to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of a healthy lifestyle and the importance of regular health checks,” he said.