Kuwait Has A High Cholesterol Rate Of 20%

18 October 2023 Health

As part of the “Use the Heart to Know the Heart” celebration, organized by the Kuwait Heart Foundation (KHF) on the occasion of World Heart Day, 3,000 citizens and residents were tested. The celebration took place throughout the week and was coordinated with the Sabah Al-Ahmed Heart Center. According to a press release issued yesterday by the foundation's Secretary General, Dr. Rashid Al-Awaish, about 20 percent of those tested suffer from high cholesterol levels.

His tests included analyzing diabetes and cholesterol levels and measuring blood pressure, weight, and height. He stressed the need to conduct periodic tests for the early detection of chronic, non-communicable diseases, as well as other diseases that can be controlled when detected early. Public awareness campaigns should be conducted to raise awareness of chronic noncommunicable diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases.

To prevent heart disease, Dr. Al-Awaish also recommended quitting smoking, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, and having periodic check-ups. The mobile heart disease awareness unit will launch in November and run for seven months until May 2024. The event will take place at cooperative societies, commercial malls, schools, and other places crowded with people. The unit is expected to attract between 400 and 500 people per month, according to Dr. Al-Awaish.

 

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