In Brunei Darussalam, more youths under the age of 40 are suffering from heart problems. The worrying trend was raised at the Cardiology Symposium in conjunction with World Heart Day. In this regard, the Ministry of Health urges the public to promise themselves to be more active, not to smoke as well as practise a healthy and balanced diet.
Present was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, Minister of Health. Doctor Peter Tay, Chief Executive Officer of Gleneagles JPMC as the symposium's Co-Chairman in his keynote speech explained that the symposium is held to raise the public's awareness on cardiovascular health, especially youths and gym owners. The symposium was organised by the Health Promotion Centre in collaboration with Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Centre, JPMC as well as the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah Health Science Institute, University Brunei Darussalam, UBD.
Among the topics presented at the symposium were 'Heart Attack: Survivor Perspective'; 'Coronary Heart Disease in Young Adults'; Anabolic Steroid (Know the Risks); Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease; and The Healthy, Lean and Strong Physique: The Natural Way". The symposium in conjunction with World Heart Day 2018 themed 'My Heart, Your Heart' aimed to educate youths on ways to prevent heart disease. Apart from that, it was also aimed to enhance the youth's knowledge on how to identify the risks and early signs of heart disease including heart attacks. Also present was Awang Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health.
Source: Radio Television Brunei