jueves, 7 de abril de 2022

WORLD HEALTH DAY – DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM – Peripheral vascular disease - Lymphatic vascular disease - Chronic Venous Insufficiency – Lipedema - Pediatric and Primary Lymphedema – Secondary Lymphedema – Lymphatic Elephantiasis - Filariasis – Podoconiosis – Best first Line Treatment – Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT) – Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)

World Health Day is celebrated to promote awareness of people’s general health and well-being, and also plays a part in raising awareness about contemporary health issues that require immediate attention. Physically healthy also means mental and social well-being, and this can only be obtained with access to proper health care. Healthy people are more productive and tend to live longer, and giving people access to healthcare without the prospect of financial hardship, is a Human Righ inherent to the dignity of every person.

Health for All, regardless of where people are from, should be the number one goal of countries in all regions of the world. But the reality is that millions of people are still undertreated or have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and food, clothing, or even a home. Countless studies show that countries that invest in universal healthcare will make a sound investment in their human capital; indeed, access to a very bottom line of care and financial protection will not only truly improve someone’s health and life expectancy, but also protects countries from epidemics, reduces poverty, creates jobs, drives economic growth and enhances Quality of Life.

Together we must celebrate this day, a day to push toward the non-discrimination and stigma against people who suffer diseases of the circulatory system, such as “Lymphatic Dysfunction”, “Lipedema” or “Chronic Venous Insufficiency”. People should be taught to recognize symptoms and know when to see a physician for diagnosis, and national health systems give access to correct treatment for these diseases. 


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