Learn About Your Heart

World Cardiovascular Health Day falls on 29 September. Find out more about your heart with AcuMed!

What are Cardiovascular Diseases?

It is a general term that describes a disease of the heart or blood vessels. The most common examples are heart attack and stroke.

What should I know about Cardiovascular Diseases?

  • Each day, 15 people die from such diseases in Singapore
  • The number of deaths from cardiovascular diseases in Singapore has been increasing
  • It can affect all ages and population groups, not just the elderly
  • Almost 30% of deaths in 2015 were due to cardiovascular diseases
  • It is the leading cause of death globally

What contributes to these diseases?

  • Smoking
  • High blood Pressure
  • Excessive stress
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Excessive alcohol intake

What can I do to manage my risk?

Prevention is always better than cure. A healthy lifestyle can go a long way in reducing the chances of cardiovascular diseases. Some tips include:

  • Maintain a healthy weight (BMI <23)
  • Don’t smoke
  • Exercise at least 150 minutes each week
  • Limit salt and fat intake
  • Avoid excessive alcohol intake
  • Go for regular health screening

In conjuction with World Cardiovascular Day, we have a health screening package for your heart.

If you have not done a health screening in recent years, please give us a call to see if you need to do so.