Women in India are at high risk of cardiovascular disease: Dr Sushil

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Dr Sushil today stressed that the cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are a major health problem among women and remain under-recognised and under-treated. CVD is one of the leading causes of deaths in India. The largest groups of women at risk of CVD are aged 35-44. CVD risk is as high amongst housewives as it is amongst working professionals. 69% of Housewives and 67% of working professionals over the age of 35 in India are at the risk of CVD. 3 in 4 women above the age of 35 who are overweight or obese are at risk of CVD. 8 in 10 women above the age of 35 who are at CVD risk have low HDL. “Smoking, diabetes and high BP are other reasons putting women at risk of cardiovascular diseases. Sedentary lifestyles, stressful work conditions and compromised diet also contribute in accelerating heart disease risk. Exposure to household air pollution from using solid fuels for cooking substantially increases the risk of heart disease in women”,
he added.
He was speaking this during a free medical camp organized for the
people of Panchayat Gharota, Bhalwal here.
During camp, Dr Sushil Sharma examined local people for prevalence of cardiac diseases and other health ailments. A team of young doctors, paramedics and volunteers accompanied
Dr Sushil, examined over 150 people and free medicines were given as per the requirements.
While interacting with the people, Dr Sushil said that often considered a ‘male problem’, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for around 1 in 3 older women worldwide. He added that it is very painful that there are certain alarming parameters on which women are fast catching up with men.
Resident of the area, Sarpanch Narinder Singh , Makhan Lal and Manoj Sharma applauded the efforts of Dr Sushil Sharma and his team for taking special care of the people belonging to their area and expressed hope that such kind of initiatives would be taken in the coming days for their panchayat.
Others who were part of this camp included Dr Mohi Kalsotra, Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr Anitipal Singh.
Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Kamal Sharma, Kashmiri Lal, Rajesh, Rajkumar, Vikas Sabharwal , Gorav Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Shammi Thapa and Vikas kumar.

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