In Puebla, heart disease is ranked as main death among the population, a problem that tends to increase in the face of cardiovascular problems, stress, lack of exercise and the consumption of foods with low nutritional content in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
The statistics of the National Institute of Statistic and Geography (Inegi) reveal that, a year, Puebla has more than 7,800 heart-related deaths; while diabetes mellitus ranks as the second leading cause of death with more than 6,500 deaths.
Ricardo Robert Cervantes, researcher at the Faculty of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Faculty of Physiotherapy of the Popular Autonomous University of the State of Puebla (Upaep), highlighted that the pandemic is creating a complicated picture which can trigger an increase in cases of heart disease.
He noted that, with the pandemic, problems such as stress, lack of exercise and the consumption of processed foods increased, which, will impact the functioning of the heart of people.
During your virtual conference “World Heart Day: September 29. The care that must be taken in times of pandemic “, the academic highlighted the importance of people doing at least 300 minutes of physical activities a week to improve their quality of life.
“State of stress, lack of exercise and consuming processed foods and low nutritional quality, are factors that impact the quality of life and we are seeing more and more cases of heart disease,” explained the researcher.
He stressed that the World Heart Day is celebrated every year on September 29, and it has been done since, in the year 2000, the World Heart Federation, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), designated this day, with the aim of making the population aware of cardiovascular diseases, their prevention, control and treatment.
He noted that cardiovascular diseasesAmong them, myocardial infarctions and cerebrovascular accidents are the leading cause of death in the world, in the country and in the state of Puebla.
He highlighted that a large proportion of these deaths could be prevented with a healthy eating that reduces salt intake, with physical exercise, stress management and avoiding tobacco consumption.
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The weather forecast for this Thursday
The wide circulation of a low pressure zone with high cyclonic potential will remain located off the coast of Veracruz, and in interaction with higher atmospheric instability will cause torrential rains in Puebla and Veracruz, and intense rains in Chiapas, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí. Likewise, heavy rainfall is forecast in Colima, Edomex, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala, Mexico City, Coahuila, Morelos and Tabasco.
Weather forecast for this Wednesday
For this Wednesday, the low pressure area in the southwest of the Gulf of Mexico by Tropical Wave Number 35, which will be located off the coast of Jalisco, and a low pressure channel that will extend over the Sierra Madre Occidental and the center of the national territory, in addition to instability at high levels of the atmosphere and the entry of humidity from both oceans, which will cause rains of different intensities in most of the country.
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