One of the most negative consequences of COVID-19 is the advance of other diseases that were neglected due to lack of controls or medical consultations. For that reason, although it is a campaign that has been visiting the neighborhoods of the different towns for a decade, this year “Healthy heart” it became even more necessary. Since this month, professionals from different medical specialties of the Municipality of San Isidro they travel the district with health posts at strategic points, to do free checkups of blood glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure and nutrition.
“It is an initiative that we did ten years ago with the idea that the hospital goes out into the streets and that people, near their homes, can carry out controls. We take care of our neighbors in all stages of life. Prevention is synonymous with a better quality of life ”, expressed the steward Gustavo Posse.
From the Secretary of Public Health explained that heart diseases are the leading cause of death in the world and one of the reasons lies in the deficit of the lack of control of risk factors. “The good news is that these pathologies can be prevented and treated, if the risk factors are acted upon. In addition to the free controls, key tips are provided for good cardiovascular health, “he said. Juan Viaggio, Secretary of Health.
Cardiovascular diseases are those that affect the heart and all the arteries of the body. Its main cause is arteriosclerosis or arterial aging, which causes the deposit of cholesterol plaques inside the walls of the arteries, causing their obstruction and compromising the arrival of blood to vital organs such as the heart, brain and kidney .
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