President emphasizes for adopting healthy lifestyle to prevent cardiovascular diseases

President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized for adopting healthy lifestyle, including diet, to prevent cardiovascular diseases.

In his video-link address to the 12th biennial conference of the Pakistan Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons held in Peshawar on Friday, he said preventive measures not only decrease the risk of disease but also reduced the burden on the national healthcare system.

The President said cardiovascular diseases are also being diagnosed in young as well as the lengthy treatment and surgeries of cardiac diseases become unaffordable for the patients.

He said healthy diet and lifestyle are the best options to prevent cardiac diseases.

Dr Arif Alvi also urged doctors and medical practitioners to make a service to society by encouraging preventive care and convincing the general public to adopt the routine of walk and specific exercises.

Source: Radio Pakistan