Cardiologist: “After a pandemic the mortality from heart diseases will increase”
Coronavirus threatens not only with the direct damage to the health, but also with a delayed effect. This was stated by the cardiologist Yuri Belenkov, the director of the Hospital Therapy Clinic named after A.A. Ostroumov of Sechenov's University.
According to Belenkova, еру stress associated with a pandemic can trigger an increase in the number of cardiovascular diseases.
- Mortality from cardiovascular diseases will increase. This is not a discovery, we have already seen this after 1991 and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Six months later, mortality increased sharply. Then defaults went, then crises went, and each of these social upheavals led to increased mortality due to social instability, the doctor said in an interview with Radio Sputnik.
According to him, it is necessary to take into account the forced decrease in physical activity, as well as an unbalanced diet. In addition, lack of communication negatively affects the nervous system. All these factors will contribute to a surge in hypertensive crises and cases of coronary heart disease, notes Belenkov.
Experts advise to compensate for the lack of physical activity during the regime of self-isolation by exercise or individual exercises.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health advised self-isolated to try to eat less. According to Sergei Boytsov, the chief non-staff cardiologist of the department, in conditions of self-isolation, the daily caloric intake of the diet should be reduced by 30%.