Cardiovascular Disease Control Program in the Philippines


Meal plan for cardiovascular disease. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of middle adulthood death in the Philippines. Most of the times, it is accompanied by hypertension or high blood pressure. Most Filipinos suffer with such condition due to long lived unhealthy lifestyle and a hereditary risk factor.

Diabetes as medically introduced, is a non-communicable disease where there is high blood sugar or glucose level in the body. One can develop either Type I or Type II Diabetes depending on the nature of its cause. Usually, the clinical manifestations are frequent urination, feeling very hungry and thirsty, sudden weight loss, fatigue and cuts or wounds that are slow to heal.

Some symptoms do not sound alarming at an early stage but those were already a developing health problem. It is best to see the physician immediately for the treatment and medical advice.

The Department of Health in the Philippines has formulated a program for Hypertension and Diabetes – CVD (Cardiovascular) Program.  This program is operating on all health centers to reach those concerned patients. Through screenings and assessment, cases on hypertension and diabetes are easily detected. With this, patients will then be referred to a physician for treatment.

In the CVD program, there is monthly consolidation of reports on all newly and old diagnosed patients with hypertension and diabetes. Screening happens in a monthly basis. Just recently, some health professionals assigned in the health stations are trained for diabetes counseling or education. This program seems to be the key to help reduce mortality cases on cardiovascular diseases.

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