Farmàcia Progrés

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CARDIOVASCULAR RISK SERVICE

Cardiovascular Risk is defined as a possibility of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) within a determined period of time, usually 10 years.

This disease is the world´s leading cause of death however 80% of cases could be prevented. The cardiovascular system consists of heart, blood vessels (capillaries, veins and arteries) and cerebrovascular area´s alterations are strictly related.
 

We do care about your heart health and in order to determine and monitor any potential alterations we have developed a professional service.

We discover factors that might increase your risk of developing diseases related to the cardiovascular area and we help you prevent them by following healthy lifestyle tips.

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Who is this service for?

Everybody between 35-74 years old.

How do we do it?

  • 1. We carry out research on risk factors i.e. we collect your data, we gather information concerning your medical history and lifestyle habits and we do the following analyses; cholesterol, sugar, blood pressure and your BMI.
  • 2. If we find any increased factors, we calculate the risk of developing the CVD within next 10 years.
  • 3. In case of detecting a high risk and obtaining parameters diverging from the norm, we recommend consulting your doctor. If there is a factor that might harm your heart, we take a holistic approach and suggest lifestyle changes that will improve your general health condition. On the other hand, if there is no cardiovascular risk at all, we will give you some interesting pieces of advice on how to maintain good health and achieve total well-being.

What exactly is a cardiovascular risk factor?

It is a factor that corresponds to a biological feature or a current habit of a healthy person which is related to developing CVD in the future and it increases the possibility of occurrence of this condition.

What kind of factors are there?

They can be divided into 3 categories:

  • Behavioural: tobacco, alcohol, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diet, stress and other psychological factors.
  • Metabolic: hypertension, blood sugar, high levels of lipids in blood and being overweight/obese
  • Other factors: age, gender and cases of heart diseases in family history.

How can I look after my heart?

We encourage you to follow a healthy lifestyle:

  • Do an aerobic, moderate workout; this should be adapted to one´s age and personal situation. The objective is to make this workout your daily routine. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day, every day and preferably in the morning since this will activate you for the whole day and it will help you achieve the detox effect.
  • Give up smoking, it is unhealthy and it is stigmatised. Check out our Smoking Cessation Service.
  • Cut down on alcohol, go for water as your usual drink and have more or less 2 liters a day. Drink plenty of organic fruit and vegetable juice.  
  • Keep fit, we will help you determine what your ideal weight is. We provide Nutrition and Dietetics Service which may help you eat better. We are experts at introducing healthy life style changes to your daily routine. We believe in ´´less is more´´ approach. Simply speaking, if you eat foods with a high nutritional value you will not need great quantity and it will not be necessary to eat very often.
  • Control waist circumference, it is an indicator of central obesity and is related to cardiovascular disease. We recommend weight loss if the waist perimeter is ≥ 88 cm for women and ≥ 102 cm for men.
  • Follow the Mediterranean diet. This requires eating fresh and natural products. It should be based on vegetables, and it should include wholegrain cereal, bread, plenty of fruit, fish (especially oily) lean meat (preferably poultry), skimmed dairy products, eggs  (< 4 a week), monounsaturated fats (olive oil), polyunsaturated fats (except for coconut and palm tree oil), the intake of saturated fats (animal fats) should be cut down. Calories obtained from fat ought to be less than 35% of energy, saturated fats less then 7% of energy, trans fats less than 1% and total amount of cholesterol in food less than 300mg a day.

What if a person has had a cardiovascular accident in the past?

We will assess all factors that might damage your heart. If we observe presence of any risk factors, we will proceed with appropriate screening of the following: cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. On the other hand, if all the results are correct, we will suggest having a checkup every 3 months.