Physical Activity, a panacea for preventing CVD: Dr. Sushil

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In a significant move to aware the common masses about the effects of cardiovascular diseases Dr. Sushil Sharma (HOD Cardiology GMCH Jammu) holds a day long camp at Bathera in the outskirts of Jammu City
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 250 people were Screened. Dr. Sushil took special care of those who were weak and ailing. They were thoroughly evaluated, diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirements.
Dr Sushil said, “CVD is the greatest scourge afflicting the major part of the population .He added that it not only strikes down a significant fraction of the population without warning but causes prolonged suffering and disability in an even large number .The cost of this disease in terms of human suffering and of material resources is almost incalculable. He Advised people to take healthy diet and do physical exercise or brisk walking for minimum 30 – 45 minutes at least five days a week in order to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease .Walking is simple free and one of the easiest ways to stay active lose weight and become healthier .Increased level of physical activity leads to improvement in Blood pressure Control , Glucose intolerance and increases High density Lipoprotein levels .There is not an iota of doubt that ancient Indian seers and sages were well acquainted with the benefits of physical activity That’s why they included yoga as an essential practice in their life . Yoga has an important role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease as well as recurrence of heart attacks, hypertension and coronary heart disease. Yoga affects the hypothalamus directly the area of brain, controlling the endocrine activity and it helps to prevent heart attacks and boosts immune system, “He added. He stressed that the amount of physical activity and work is inversely associated with the cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Lifestyle modifications play a pivotal role in warding off this disease, he added. Dr. Sushil also exhorted that parents, Schools and Community organizations need to provide a supportive environment that encourages and integrates physical activity into the daily lifestyle. Most importantly physical activity should begin sooner rather than later within the life span for increased health and longevity. Members of the organizing Committee Capt. Prabhudyal Sharma and Ganesh Sharma applauded the efforts of Dr Sushil Sharma and his team for taking special care of the people belonging to rural areas and expressed hope that such kind of initiatives would be taken in the coming days also. Others who were part of this humane effort included Dr. Mohi Kalsotra, Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor Dr Anitipal singh .Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Kashmiri Lal, Kamal Kishore, Sanjay sharma, Harvinder Singh ,Manoj Sharma, Rajkumar , Gautam Malhotra ,Rajeev Vohra and Vikas kumar.

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