Operspective, June 2020
According to global and national health organizations world-wide, there is a common consensus that heart disease only happens to the elderly. However, study shows that more and more younger adults are getting heart disease treatments every year. This is because the conditions that lead to heart disease such as high blood pressure and cholesterol are seen among younger people and the middle-aged (ages 35-64).
In Finland, although cholesterol levels have declined after rising about a decade ago, still 55%* of Finns have elevated cholesterol levels. The average cholesterol level of both women and men aged 25-64 was 5.2* millimoles per liter. Diseases of the circulatory system are the still most common cause of death in Finland, accounting for 35%* of all mortalities in 2018. Ischemic heart disease led to 9 280* deaths and 4%* of the deceased were of working age. Such figures explain the disproportionate number of working age Finns getting regular cardiovascular treatments nowadays.
As the world’s one and only #feelgoodfactory, we hold this public health concern very close to our heart. As we live and learn, we encourage you to take ownership of your heart performance.
Join us and make our heart feel good again with these simple steps!
Step 1: No more smoky lungs! - If you do not smoke. Great! But if you do, it is time to help our lungs and heart return to their former glory by learning about how to quit.
Step 2: Check your stats! - Discuss regularly with your heath care provider about your blood pressure and cholesterol level regularly
Step 3: Munch those happy greens! - Fill up at least half of your plate with veggies and cut on trans-fat, saturated fat, added sugar and sodium.
Step 4: Let’s get moving! - Exercise for at least 150 minutes every week. Track your progress with a health monitoring app.
Share your stories and let us know about the good habits that you are keeping to take care of your heart. Tag us in via #heartfeelinggood.
We cannot wait to hear your stories!
Operspective - Did you know?
While you are working hard to make your heart feel good again, our Optinova #feelgoodfactory is also thriving every day to support you. Did you know that every tenth* patients with heart conditions is receiving treatment with IV fluids? As the world-leading producer of IV Catheter, stent and balloon tubing, we cannot stress enough the time and efforts that our team puts into making sure that our tubing is high quality, contamination-free and consistent lot-to-lot.
*Facts and figures used in this article are gathered from Eurostat Database and Statistics Finland.