Rehabilitologist, expert on healthy lifestyles Alexander Fomin warned Russians about the threat of a “second pandemic”. His words transfers radio Sputnik.
The doctor recalled that the whole world of coronavirus is additionally offered, there is another pandemic in Russia. So, about half of the deaths in Russia are due to cardiovascular diseases, says Fomin. “In my opinion, we have 50 percent of mortality due to cardiovascular disease. This is the second pandemic that few people shout about. In some countries this figure is much lower, ”Fomin said.
To change the statistics, it is enough to adjust the lifestyle of Russians, the doctor said. The rehabilitation therapist advised to devote 45 to 90 minutes a day to active walking. “For an active lifestyle, you don’t need to run, just walk,” he said.
Earlier, the doctor and TV presenter Alexander Myasnikov named medications that can provoke the development of cardiovascular diseases. So, the greatest danger to the heart includes chemotherapy drugs, which is why, according to him, cancer patients are simultaneously sent to be monitored by a cardiologist. “In 70 percent [случаев приема лекарств] these side effects on the heart will be “, – Myasnikov.