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FACT: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in Qatar and around the world.
“Kulluna for a healthy heart” knows that with the right information, and encouragement, each one of us can make changes that will result in improved heart health and a better quality of life.
Kulluna’s healthy heart team used an interactive road show to explain to the people of Qatar what heart disease is all about, how it can be prevented, and, where necessary, how it can be treated. Kulluna is sure that getting people to understand the way heart disease develops will help them to accept that changes they make now will benefit them for years to come.
What is high blood pressure? High blood pressure (HBP) is a condition that can lead to coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems. "Blood pressure" is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps blood. If this pressure rises above 140/90 and stays high over long time, it can damage the body in many ways High blo...Read More
What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a lipid (fat), which is produced mainly by the liver. It is essential for normal body functions. There are two kinds of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), which is also called "good" cholesterol. There is also low-density lipoprotein (LDL), often referred to as "bad" cholesterol. What happens if cholesterol levels are high? Too much LDL or "bad" ...Read More
Q. What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when the supply of oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle is blocked. If the blockage isn’t removed quickly then the affected heart muscle begins to die. Q. What causes the blood supply to the heart to become blocked? The blood vessels of the heart are called "coronary arteries" and the most common cause of a heart attack occurs with somethin...Read More
What is diabetes? Normally, blood glucose levels are tightly controlled by insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. Insulin lowers the blood glucose level. When the blood glucose elevates (for example, after eating food), insulin is released from the pancreas to normalize the glucose level. In patients with diabetes, the absence or insufficient production of insulin causes hyperglycemia. Di...Read More
Obesity is a term used to describe somebody who is very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Obesity does not just happen overnight, it develops gradually from poor diet and lifestyle choices Most cases of obesity are caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy from your diet but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, t...Read More
Facts about smoking All tobacco products: cigarettes, soueika, shisha, cigar contain poisonous products. Cigarette smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and 70 of these are known to cause cancer Tobacco conations Nicotine, a poisonous substance that also causes addiction just like Cocaine and Heroine One drop of pure liquid nicotine can kill a person Smoking is a major cause of preventable d...Read More
Physical Activity makes your heart muscle strong Controls your blood pressure and blood sugar level lowers your cholesterol level helps to maintain a healthy body weight Build and maintain healthy bones, muscles and joints. gives more energy and strength improves your sleep and mood Physical Inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by 50% Examples of moderate physical...Read More
There are many types and combinations of medications used to treat heart diseases and risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes, and your doctor will decide the best treatment combination for you. Medications come in different shapes, colour and names and size. Remember that your healthcare provider and pharmacist are your best sources of information. It's important to discuss all o...Read More