Heart problems can hit younger people too
HEART-RELATED diseases do not affect just the elderly. In fact, those hit by such illnesses in Singapore seem to be getting younger, with some even in their 40s.
"This may be due to their lifestyle, among other factors," said Brian Khoo, a consultant at Cardiology Pacific Heart Centre. He will be speaking on heart health at the My Paper Advance seminar on Saturday.
Other risk factors for heart-related diseases include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and exposure to tobacco.
Dr Khoo said that warning signs of a heart condition include chest pains during physical exertion and shortness of breath.
Those who suspect they are suffering from a heart condition should seek medical attention. Cardiovascular disease - which involves the heart and blood vessels - is one of the leading causes of death here.
Saturday's seminar will be held at the Singapore Management University's Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, from 10am to 1pm.
Other topics to be covered include dealing with stress, managing one's finances and mapping out personal life goals.
There is a registration fee of $10. Light refreshments will be served at the seminar. Attendees also stand a chance to win an iPad mini in a lucky draw.
Visit pbp.sph.com.sg/mpadv for registration and other details.