Dr Singh addresses CME on ‘20 years of use of Statins’

Newspoint Bureau

Jammu Tawi, October 18

Highlighting the recent developments on Statins medicine, Padma Shree Dr Balbir Singh Chairman (Division of Electrophysiology) Medanta Heart Institute stressed upon use of Statin medicine – panacea in helping to reduce LDL cholesterol from body and Challenges faced in treatment of increasing LDL cholesterol leads to heart diseases.

He also added that turmoil in Kashmir since ‘90s has taken its toll and in recent past Flood in Kashmir Valley had increased the stress level of common man in both Kashmir & Jammu regions of state.”

He said this while addressing the gathering of medicos from different specialties present at the Continuous Medicine Education (CME) programme on the topic ‘20 years of use of Statins- where we stand’ held at Hotel Fortune last night.

The proceedings of technical session of CME were chaired jointly by Dr Mohan Lal & Dr CD Gupta Former Prof & Head Deptt of Cardiology Govt Medical College (GMC) Jammu as chairperson while Dr Sushil Sharma Prof & Head Deptt of Cardiology ,GMC Jammu and Dr Gurjit Singh Former Head & Director JK Medicity attended the occasion as guest of Honour.

The keynote speaker from host Medanta –The Medicity, Dr Balbir Singh while speaking on the subject with special reference of the J&K said, “The turmoil in Kashmir since ‘90s has taken its toll and in recent past Flood in Kashmir Valley had increased the stress level of common man in both Kashmir & Jammu regions of state.”

Enlightening the gathering on recent developments on Statins medicine, Dr Balbir Singh stressed upon use of Statin medicine which is helping to reduce LDL cholesterol from body and Challenges faced in treatment of increasing LDL cholesterol leads to heart diseases. “When we check heart diseases patients, a lot of people ask to us that they are vegetarian then why are suffering from the diseases. Vegetarianism is no safeguard, in fact, fried food, today’s life style and increasing LDL cholesterol leads to heart diseases. “Lack of exercise and sedentary lifestyle in young age group of 25 to 39 years is a well-known fact as well as lack of open space for playing, cycling or recreation in most urban centres is only adding to the heart problems, he stated,” he added.

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