‘Hurry, Worry and Curry’ lead to all sorts of diseases

One fifth of the deaths in India are from coronary heart disease. By the year 2020, it will account for one third of all deaths. Sadly, many of these Indians will be dying young. The reason the heart disease get written about so much is because it kills in huge numbers. When it comes to heart, the early you start the better you get, believes Dr. Balvir S. Tomar, Chancellor, Nims University, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

During his fellowship at Kings College Hospital, London and Harvard Medical School, USA and subsequently in India, he observed many times that patients often tell that they do not have any risk factors such as diabetes (increase blood sugar level), hypertension (increase blood pressure) and obesity. The absence of risk factor doesn’t mean that you will not have a heart attack because there are some non – modifiable risk factor such as age, gender (if you are a male), and strong family history, which also put you at risk. We can lower the risk of heart disease by keeping in mind the following –

  1. Pump it up – An evening walk for 30 minutes every day must needed. The number of hours sitting every day that can up the risk of heart failure by 34 percent, even if you get regular exercise, according to a study published in the Journal Circulation. The risk more than doubles in those who sit for at least five hours a day and don’t exercise. “Get up every half an hour,” says Prof. (Dr.) Tomar.
  2. Food that protects – Have your meals home cooked and include lot of fibrous food in your diet.
  3. Keeping it young – Smoking not only harms you but it harms others too. Passive smoking is a health hazard for the entire family. Vitamin C needs to be a part of our daily intake – eat oranges, lemons, pineapples, broccolis, green peppers and amla.
  4. The secret – Avoid “hurry, worry and curry” as these lead to all sorts of diseases.
  5. Heart smart – Stress is a crucial risk factor. It can’t be calculated. But daily stress ups the blood pressure and can lead to anxiety and depression
  6. Healthy heart myth – “Women usually do not get it”, that’s not true. Post menopausal, the risk of a heart attack is high as in women as in men.
  7. Stay informed: Science changes constantly

The NIMS University’s Cardiac Superspeciality hospital has a dedicated team of cardiologists who work in tandem to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients suffering from heart ailment at affordable prices to meet the requirement of the society. The team of doctors, nurses, technicians and other heart experts are there to ensure excellence in patient care with human touch.

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Hindustan Times (Jaipur)
Sep 30 2015