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  • Is physical activity safe for people with heart problems?
  • Can people with heart disease lift weights?
  • How can I include more physical activity in my life?
  • How long does the recovery take?
  • What operations do you do?
  • How can I book an examination?
Is physical activity safe for people with heart problems?

For most heart patients, physical activity is not only safe, it’s part of the treatment! Be sure to talk with your doctor before you start your physical activity program and follow the doctor’s advice. The doctor may want you to have an exercise stress test to help determine a safe level of activity for you.

Break up your physical activity into a few short sessions throughout the day. Other things you can do include

Enjoy physical activity on weekend days, when you may have more time.

Consider buying a secondhand stationary bike or treadmill so you can be physically active while you watch TV.

Plan your physical activity schedule for the entire week and mark off the time on your calendar.

Can people with heart disease lift weights?

Yes, most people with heart disease can lift weights. But if you had surgery, it’s important for you not to push, pull or twist or lift more than five pounds for up to six weeks after your procedure. You can start with weights weighing about one pound and work up to heavier weights as you get stronger.

How can I include more physical activity in my life?

You can add physical activity to your daily life in many ways:

  • If you have a desk job, use your coffee breaks to take five- to 10-minute walks.
  • In parking lots, park your car as far away as you can.
  • Use a pedometer to count how many steps you take each day. Some health and fitness experts recommend increasing your daily step count by 1,000 steps each week until you reach 10,000 steps a day.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever possible.

Find more ways to include physical activity in your day

How long does the recovery take?

Working your muscles is the only way to make them stronger. However, it’s not during the actual workout that your muscles become more powerful — the workout itself breaks down muscle tissue. It’s the recovery period between workouts, in which the biochemical processes responsible for muscle-fiber repair and synthesis, that is critical to getting stronger. Without adequate recovery between sessions, your regimen will stagnate. How long your muscles take to recover depends on the type and intensity of the workout.

What operations do you do?

We do very many procedures ranging all at affordable cost ranging from Cesarean section, Circumcision, Arthroplasty of knee, Percutaneous coronary angioplasty (PTCA), Laminectomy, excision intervertebral disc, Spinal fusion, Hip replacement, total and partial, Cholecystectomy and common duct exploration, Hysterectomy, Colorectal resectionabdominal and vaginal, Spinal fusion, Arthroplasty of knee, Cesarean section among others

How can I book an examination?

You can book an appointment via our website @salihospital.com with any physician or a doctor of any specialty. You can also come to the Hospital or make a call to our call center using the numbers displayed on the contact list on our social media platforms




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Frequentlyasked questions

The purpose of an FAQ is generally to provide information on frequent questions or concerns

  • What are Vision Screenings?
  • Are children’s vision screenings helpful?
  • Passing a vision screening
  • Do adults need more frequent eye exams?
What are Vision Screenings?

Vision screenings are not comprehensive eye exams. Screenings usually take only a few minutes and are often performed by volunteers who are not eye care professionals.

In many cases, vision screenings are nothing more than a visual acuity test where you’re asked to identify the smallest letters you can on a vision chart across the room.

Vision screenings typically are designed to only detect subnormal visual acuity and major vision problems — as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. They generally are ineffective for detecting more subtle vision problems and potentially sight-robbing eye diseases.

People who fail a vision screening (usually because their visual acuity is worse than 20/40) are made aware of this and are encouraged to visit an eye doctor so they can have their vision problem professionally diagnosed and treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.

Are children’s vision screenings helpful?

Good vision is essential for children to reach their full academic potential. It’s been widely stated that roughly 80 percent of what children learn in school is presented visually, and vision problems can have a profound effect on learning.

According to the American Optometric Association, an estimated 20 percent of preschool children have vision problems. Other research shows that 24 percent of adolescents with correctable refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism) don’t have their vision fully corrected with up-to-date prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Passing a vision screening

Even if your child passes a school vision screening, it doesn’t guarantee he or she has perfect vision or has all the required visual skills needed for optimum performance in the classroom.

In fact, a number of studies have identified significant challenges and shortcomings of children’s vision screenings, including:

  • Children with significant learning-related vision problems being able to pass simple school vision screenings
  • Poor consistency of screening results among different volunteers conducting the testing
  • Parents being unaware their child failed a vision screening
  • Lack of follow-up to make sure children who fail screening actually have an eye exam
  • Also, poor standardization of vision screening standards among different states and lack of reporting requirements make it impossible to adequately evaluate the effectiveness of school vision screenings.
Do adults need more frequent eye exams?

On the other end of the age spectrum, many older Americans often forgo routine eye exams and falsely believe that free vision screenings offer adequate monitoring and protection of their eyesight.

This is extremely dangerous, since the most common causes of blindness — glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration — increase with age. Vision loss often can be prevented or reduced if these conditions are diagnosed and treated early. But the only way this can be done is to have routine comprehensive eye exams.

Don’t take chances with your eyesight as you get older. It may be sufficient to have a comprehensive eye exam every two years in your early adult life. But if you’re over age 60, have an annual eye exam to preserve your vision and make sure you are seeing the world as clearly as possible.


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