STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Due to recent inconsistency across borders followed by mass migration of the people, cases of heart diseases have increased manifold in this border belt, Dr. Sushil and his team have decided to provide medical assistance to the people at their door steps and held a day long camp at Krail Manhasan block Bishnah, Jammu.
Over 250 patients were examined during the camp and free medicines were also distributed as per requirements.
While interacting with the patients Dr Sushil stated that cardiovascular diseases have now become the leading cause of mortality in India. A quarter of all mortality is attributable to CVD. Ischemic heart disease and stroke are the predominant causes and are responsible for greater than 80 per cent of CVD deaths. The Global Burden of Disease study estimate of age-standardised CVD death rate of 272 per lakh population in India is higher than the global average of 235 per lakh population.
Dr Sushil asserted that when it comes to health impact, characteristics of both people and places matter. Since stress, hypertension, lipid abnormalities were very high among the patients examined in the camp, He maintained that it is a matter of common observance that the commotion along the border didn’t let the residents breathe sigh of relief and repeated violation of ceasefire further push them to a situation which is full of stress, fear and unpredictable sufferings. Such stressful life situations contribute to heart diseases and even affect behaviours and factors that increase heart disease risk like high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking, physical inactivity and overeating. Since there is positive correlation between stress and heart diseases there is need to follow proper strategies to cope up stressful conditions by doing daily exercise to help you feel good and further advised to have balanced diet, limit alcohol intake, avoid nicotine and caffeine, get enough sleep and maintain a positive attitude. Having too much stress for too long is certainly bad for heart, he advised.
Dr Sushil said that there are thousands of people living along the borders of Jammu and Kashmir who are facing the harsh realities of life just being border residents As stress, hypertension, lipid abnormalities were very high among the patients examined in the camp,. He further elaborated that there is nonetheless overwhelming evidence both for the deleterious effects of stress on the heart and for the fact that vulnerability and resilience factors play a role in amplifying or dampening those effects. Numerous approaches are available for stress management that can decrease patients’ suffering and enhance their quality of life.
Residents of the area Tarsem Singh, Karpal Singh, Rohit Sharma, Ashok Kumar and Vijay Gupta appreciated the efforts of Dr Sushil and his team for showing special concern towards their village and conducting cardiac awareness camp.
Others who were instrumental in this endeavour included Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor and Dr Akhil Gupta. Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Arvind Sharma ( Journalist), Vikas Kumar, Kamal Sharma, Raghav Rajput, Vikas Sabharwal, Harvinder Singh, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Akshay Kumar, Ankush Kohli and Rajkumar.
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