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Learn About Your Heart

AcuMed Infographic on Cardiovascular Health

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.