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Cardiovascular Disease avoidable Through Healthy Lifestyles
Date Posted: 03/Oct/2018

 

A Consultant Cardiologist at the St Edward Specialist Hospital and Cardiac Centre in Lekki, Lagos, Dr Emeka Okocha, has stressed the need for healthy lifestyles to guard against cardiovascular diseases.
 
Okocha said this on Saturday at the World Heart Day event organised by the Cardiac Health Initiative held at the Circle Mall, Lekki.
 
He said the World Heart Day, which is celebrated every September 29, was birthed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of untimely deaths in Nigeria and the world at large, and how it can be prevented.
 
Okocha, who is the founder of the Cardiac Health Initiative, noted that the disease could be prevented if people take their cardiovascular system seriously.
 
“It is something that is preventable, in most cases by our lifestyle. We should all know our numbers, which include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol level, and body mass index.
 
“We screened people for free so that they could know their risk and those who were at high risk, we told them what to do so that their risk of having cardiovascular disease could be reduced.
 
Okocha advised Nigerians against too much of alcohol intake and smoking which he described as a major cause of cardiovascular disease advising Nigerians to drink moderate alcohol and do away with smoking.
 
Also, speaking at the event, Chief Medical Director, St Edward Specialist Hospital and Cardiac Centre, Lekki, Dr Osaze Ota, said that regular checkup and early detection was necessary for the fight against cardiovascular disease.
 
A medical laboratory scientist, Mrs Anwuli Okunbor,  advised Nigerians to cultivate the habit of doing exercise and avoid consuming too many fatty foods if they want to be free from cardiovascular disease.
 
By: Dayo Ojerinde
Punch News
A Consultant Cardiologist at the St Edward Specialist Hospital and Cardiac Centre in Lekki, Lagos, Dr Emeka Okocha, has stressed the need for healthy lifestyles to guard against cardiovascular diseases.
 
Okocha said this on Saturday at the World Heart Day event organised by the Cardiac Health Initiative held at the Circle Mall, Lekki.
 
He said the World Heart Day, which is celebrated every September 29, was birthed to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, which is the leading cause of untimely deaths in Nigeria and the world at large, and how it can be prevented.
 
Okocha, who is the founder of the Cardiac Health Initiative, noted that the disease could be prevented if people take their cardiovascular system seriously.
 
“It is something that is preventable, in most cases by our lifestyle. We should all know our numbers, which include blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol level, and body mass index.
 
“We screened people for free so that they could know their risk and those who were at high risk, we told them what to do so that their risk of having cardiovascular disease could be reduced.
 
Okocha advised Nigerians against too much of alcohol intake and smoking which he described as a major cause of cardiovascular disease advising Nigerians to drink moderate alcohol and do away with smoking.
 
Also, speaking at the event, Chief Medical Director, St Edward Specialist Hospital and Cardiac Centre, Lekki, Dr Osaze Ota, said that regular checkup and early detection was necessary for the fight against cardiovascular disease.
 
A medical laboratory scientist, Mrs Anwuli Okunbor,  advised Nigerians to cultivate the habit of doing exercise and avoid consuming too many fatty foods if they want to be free from cardiovascular disease.
 
By: Dayo Ojerinde
Punch News

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