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Happy Leg Calf "Trusty Helpers of the Heart" - Episode 2

29th August, 2018

Cardiovascular Disease - #1 Cause of Death

In Singapore, everyday 15 people die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular diseases also accounted for nearly 1 out of 3 deaths in the year 2014.  (Singapore Heart Foundation, 2014)

 

The Calf Muscle as Our “Second Heart”

Our calf muscles act like the body’s second heart; it contracts and relaxes as we walk or move around. The contraction of the muscles squeezes the blood and lymph accumulated in our leg back to our heart.

 

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Happy Leg Calf "Trusty Helpers of the Heart" - Episode 1

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Singapore is the Number 2 Nation with the Most Diabetes (International Diabetes Federation, 2015)

1 in 3 Singaporeans have a lifetime risk of developing diabetes. It is a chronic medical condition that can lead to serious complications like kidney failure, blindness and stroke (Health Hub Singapore).

 

Examine Your Legs

When you have diabetes, you may develop foot problems because of damaged nerves and poor blood flow to the feet. Poor foot care may eventually lead to amputation of a foot or leg.

 

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