RAK Hospital launches free healthy heart wellness programme in Ras Al Khaimah

RAK HospitalRAK Hospital has launched a free ‘Healthy Heart Wellness Programme’ for the UAE residents at the hospital premises to create a support system for cardiac patients and help them manage their condition better

The programme aims to educate and advise patients recovering from heart attacks, angioplasty, stenting, and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) while introducing them to physical activity that can help prevent recurrent heart problems.

This is a comprehensive programme where the patient will be counselled by dieticians, nutritionists, doctors and therapists for the best possible outcome.

The personalised programme guides patients in understanding their heart condition and physiology, educating them on exercises that are best suited for their condition, heart-healthy nutrition, medication, stress management, weight loss, smoking cessation, cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes management.

It also helps patients learn how to exercise safely, improve stamina, and strengthen muscles. The exercise programme of each patient is based on his/her abilities, needs and interest.

In the UAE, nearly 30 per cent of the population suffers from heart diseases, counted as one of the biggest causes of death, according to a statement from the hospital.

Besides giving a fresh start to life, the programme aims to help strengthen a patient’s body after a cardiac event, reduce stress, cope with depression and enhance mood, relieve symptoms of heart problems and regulate medication, among other benefits.

Raza Siddiqui, executive director of RAK Hospital, said, “At RAK Hospital, we are constantly trying to find new ways and means to ease life for UAE residents. We are firm believers in disease management and lifestyle enhancement and this latest venture once again aim to improve quality of life for patients suffering from a chronic disease, in this case, cardiac issues.”

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