Heart attack has been responsible for many deaths in Ghana in recent times.
Currently, anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest in Ghana may not survive because of the poor state of our emergency services.
That is why it is crucial that you take these five important steps to protect your heart.
1. Eat for your future
Doctors recommend that you cut down on or avoid fatty foods like sausages and eggs. Instead, eat plenty of fruits and veggies, grains, and foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like fresh tuna or herring to your diet.
2. Do not smoke!
Researchers have been very clear that cigarette smoking and second-hand exposure to smoke increases the risks of heart disease, lung disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke.
3. Be physically active
Doctors warn that inactivity can increase the risk of heart failure. So be physically active. Exercise regularly.
4. Maintain a healthy blood pressure
High blood pressure can trigger cardiac arrest. It is critical to monitor yours regularly to ensure that it falls within the acceptable limit.
5. Monitor your cholesterol
Too much of bad cholesterol in the heart makes a heart attack more likely. It is, therefore, important to monitor your cholesterol level regularly to ensure that you are within the safe zone.