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JAMMU: Highlighting the iniquitous impact of cardiovascular diseases on female gender, Dr Sushil Sharma, HoD Cardiology SSH, on Sunday held a day long camp with the residents of Upper Beli Charana at Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Jammu City.
“Men and women alike can experience the well-known heart attack symptoms like gripping chest pains and breaking out in a cold sweat. But women can also have subtler, less recognisable symptoms such as pain or discomfort in the stomach, jaw, neck or back, nausea and shortness of breath. As a result, women are often unaware that what they are experiencing is a heart attack. So what happens women blow off the warning signs, assuming something else is the problem. Heart disease kills 500,000 women every year 10 times more than breast cancer and more than all other cancers combined. It’s also a leading cause of disability. Near about eight million women are living with it,” said Dr Sushil during the medical camp.
“To add to the problem, healthcare providers may misdiagnose these symptoms, and the result is that women discover their heart disease when it’s too late. Men, on the other hand, seem to benefit from having more frequently participated in clinical trials, and more aggressive diagnostic testing and treatment. Pointing out towards some staggering disparities regarding impact that CVDs are exhibiting on different genders Dr Sushil highlighted that women age 45 and younger are more likely than men to die within a year of their first heart attack. Coronary Micro vascular disease is more common in women than in men. Women experience pregnancy, menopause and are prescribed contraceptive pills and post menopausal oestrogen,” Dr. Sushil emphasised.
Management of the Gurudwara Committee and prominent citizens of the area Ajab Singh, Lakhwinder Singh, Varinder Singh, Dalbir Singh, Prem Singh and Paramjeet Kour (Ex-corporator Cantonment) applauded the effort of Dr Sushil and his team for conducting day long camp in their locality and deliberating upon such important theme.
Others who were part of this humane efforts included Dr Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr Anitipal Singh and Dr Kewal Sharma. Paramedics and volunteers who rendered their services include Kamal Sharma, Kashmiri Lal, Raghav Rajput, Vikas Kumar, Aman Gupta, Suresh Baigra, Jagdeep Singh, Amandeep Singh, Harvinder Singh, Nitesh Gupta, Rajeev Vohra and Raj Kumar.
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