Preventive Treatment Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases by 80 Percent

Medicana Bursa Hospital Cardiology Specialist Assoc. Prof. stated that cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death in the world. Dr. Aysel Aydın Kaderli said, "The 1980s were the years when deaths due to cardiovascular diseases increased the most. Thanks to preventive medicine carried out with increasing precision in recent years, deaths due to cardiovascular diseases in Europe have decreased by almost half. The most important contribution to this decrease is It is thought that one of the factors is the prohibition of smoking in closed areas. On the other hand, in developing countries, the risk of death and disability due to cardiovascular diseases has been preserved due to excess weight and the related increased prevalence of diabetes. Protection against cardiovascular diseases should be made a lifestyle. High cardiovascular disease "The risk of disease can be controlled by lifestyle changes and management of risk factors. It is estimated that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases and 40 percent of cancers can be prevented with effective preventive treatment," said Kaderli. "With the prepared SCORE (Systemic Coronary Risk Estimation) program, the total cardiovascular disease risk for a person within 10 years can be calculated. With this program, the expected risk of cardiovascular disease within 10 years can be calculated by taking into account certain parameters such as the person's age, gender, cholesterol level, blood pressure and smoking. Cardiovascular disease risk assessment can be performed in men over the age of 40 and women over the age of 50 or in menopause. However, caution is required, especially if there is a first-degree relative with cardiovascular disease in men under the age of 55 or women under the age of 65. "In the presence of major risk factors such as familial hyperlipidemia or hypertension, diabetes mellitus, smoking, high cholesterol, and concomitant diseases such as kidney failure, one should definitely seek control," he said.

After determining the risk, he explains what should be done to protect against cardiovascular diseases. Kaderli said, "After the individual risk is determined, necessary precautions should be taken to prevent the patient from encountering cardiovascular diseases. risk factors Modification of the device should also be arranged individually. Classic, unchangeable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases include age, family history of early cardiovascular disease, and male gender. High blood pressure, high cholesterol and the presence of diabetes are parameters that need to be controlled. "On the other hand, incorporating sports into life, healthy nutrition and modifying stress are the other steps of protecting against cardiovascular diseases," he said.

 

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