THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN LIFESTYLE ON TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

  • Inga Štelemėkienė VšĮ Jonavos PSPC
Keywords: cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, lifestyle medicine, lifestyle medicine intervention, lifestyle correction, plant-based nutrition

Abstract

Despite active development and application of pharmaceutical and surgical practices in treatment of cardiovascular diseases it remains as the largest burden of disease in terms of mortality and morbidity for the societies around the world as well as in Lithuania. Traditional approach to apply medicines and surgical interventions may contribute to dealing with the consequences, but not with the origins of disease. Interventions of lifestyle medicine directed towards the change of lifestyle together with the traditional medical practices or as standalone interventions may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, impacts the course of disease, and in some cases stops the progression or even helps to reverse the condition.

Published
2021-02-18