Kuwait marks World Heart Day Sept 29, calls for healthy lifestyle – TimesKuwait






Despite the huge advancement in medical science, cardiovascular diseases have become more prominent due to poor lifestyle choices, eating habits, and lack of physical activity. While that might be discouraging for many, countries around the globe, including Kuwait, will be observing World Heart Day on September 29, an event promoting awareness of heart diseases and ways to counter them.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of the main culprits causing deaths are cardiovascular diseases which amount to 16 percent of those deceased globally.

In 2000, over two million people died due to heart-related diseases with the number jumping horrifically to around nine million in 2019 according to WHO estimations, the number might even reach around 23 million by 2030 if no preventative plans were set in motion.

On the numbers of those suffering from heart disease in Kuwait, Dr. Abeer Al-Bahho — health reinforcement department at the Health Ministry — told KUNA that cardiovascular diseases were the number one cause of death in the country according to a study carried out in 2021.

The study showed that there were 78.9 deaths from…

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