Obesity is a cause of concern: Dr.Sushil

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To drive their campaign further to aware the people about the effects of cardiovascular diseases Dr. Sushil Sharma (HOD Cardiology GMCH & SSH Jammu) holds a day long camp at Diwan khana Uperli Mandi Raipur Bantalab Jammu.
Accompanied by a team of young doctors, paramedics and volunteers, Dr. Sushil Sharma examined people of the area for prevalence of cardiac diseases and other health ailments. More than 200 people were screened. They were thoroughly evaluated, diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirement.
Dr Sushil said, “obesity is a chronic metabolic disorder associated with the CVD and increased morbidity and mortality rates .Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 to 29.9kg/m2 and obesity is defined as a BMI ?30Kg/m2. There are 400 million adults worldwide who are obese and one billion who are overweight. Children are getting fatty too. Worldwide, 17.6 million children under 5 years are estimated to be overweight. Obesity predisposes an individual to a number of cardiovascular risk factors, including hypertension and elevated blood cholesterol. In women, obesity is the third most powerful predictor of CVD after age and blood pressure .The risk of heart attack for an obese woman is about three times that of a lean woman of the same age. A 10 Kg higher body weight is associated with 3mmHg higher systolic and a 2.3 mmHg higher diastolic BP. These increases translate into an estimated 12 percent increased risk for CHD and 24 percent increased for stroke, he added. While interacting with the people he stated that the waist to Hip ratio is one way to determine your health risk .In addition to measuring your waist, measure your hips at the widest part. Divide your waist measurement by your hip measurement. For Women a ratio of .80 is safe, For Men a ratio of .90 is safe. For both men and women, 1.0 or higher is considered “at risk” or in danger Zone for undesirable health consequences, such as heart
disease.
He also exhorted that the Diabetes and cardiovascular disease have emerged as a major threats to human health, and the risk of developing is increased in individuals with abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Excess visceral abdominal tissue accumulation appears to be a key feature of abdominal obesity contributing to the development of metabolic syndrome.
Central obesity which is associated with increased intra abdominal fat mass as a particular adverse effect on risk factors and actual risk of CHD. He further advised people to Check their BMI and also Waist hip ratio at least once in a year and take healthy diet. Randhir Singh , Smt. Sanjogita Jamwal and Sh. Bodh Raj applauded the efforts of Dr Sushil Sharma and his team for organizing cardiac awareness camp in their area and wish them a prosperous life for having acceded to our request.
Others who were part of this human effort included Dr. Mohi Kalsotra, Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor Dr Anitipal singh .Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Kamal Kishore, Kashmiri lal, Sanjay Sharma, Sahil Sharma , Rajkumar, Akshay Kumar , Gourav Sharma , Rajeev Vohra and
Vikas Kumar.

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