Prevent Heart Disease Early by Reducing Risk Factors – Heart disease specialist from the University of Indonesia dr. Radityo Prakoso, SpJP (K), FIHA, said that heart disease can be prevented as early as possible by promoting a healthy lifestyle and specific protection to reduce a number of risk factors.

”The first chain of prevention is health promotion. This is the main spearhead to provide health promotion to the community. The target is healthy people so that modifiable factors can be reduced,” said Radityo during a virtual discussion related to diet on Thursday (7/10).

He said, basically risk factors can be divided into non-modifiable and modifiable risk factors. Family history, age, and gender are unavoidable risk factors.

Radityo, who is the Elected Chairperson of the Indonesian Association of Cardiovascular Specialists (PERKI), said that family members who suffer from heart disease are likely to reduce the risk to their children. In addition, the older a person gets, the greater the risk of coronary heart disease.

Data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2019 states that coronary heart disease (ischemic heart disease) is the highest type of heart disease in the world with a proportion of 46 percent occurring in men and 38 percent in women.

Radityo said that the incidence in women was slightly reduced because they had menstrual protection factors while the risk exposure for men was greater because they did not have protection factors. “As long as women menstruate relatively safe, but when she has reached menopause, the risk of coronary heart disease is the same as men,” said Radityo.

Editor: Dinarsa Kurniawan

Reporter : Antara



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