STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Continuing the campaign to aware people about ill-effects of cardiovascular disease, Dr Sushil Sharma, Head of Department, Cardiology, SSH Jammu on Sunday conducted a day-long camp in association with Border Welfare Organisation (J&K) at Baba Sidh Goriya Nath Mandir, Swankha, Ramgarh, district Samba. More than 200 people were screened, evaluated and diagnosed for various ailments. Free blood sugar, ECG and lipid profile tests were also done. Highlighting strong association between environment temperature and blood pressure, Dr Sushil Sharma appealed to common populace to be cautious during rapid dip in mercury level in different regions of J&K. He informed that various studies, both at international and national level, sufficiently demonstrated seasonal influence on arterial blood pressure through single or repeated measurements among adults, elderly, children as well as healthy and hypertensive subjects. “In all of these studies, both systolic and diastolic mean blood pressures show a seasonal peak during winter and trough in summer. This variation is likely to affect incidence of hypertension in different seasons because of the fact that increase in blood pressure in winter will shift proportion of the subjects from normotensive to hypertensive category. This variation linked is with multiple risk factors, such as temperature, physical activity, air pollution and ultraviolet radiation,” he said. Management Committee of Baba Sidh Goriya Ashram Mahant Shri Girdhari Nath, Baba Bhola Nath and Avinash Choudhary (Chairman) Border Welfare Association, Surjeet Singh (Sarpanch), Ramesh Chopra, Rajinder Kumar and Amit Kumar appreciated the efforts of Dr Sushil and his team for conducting cardiac awareness camp in their premises for welfare of the people. Others who were part of the campaign included Dr Nasir Ali Choudhary, Cardiologist; Dr Saqib Samim and Dr Syed Raheela. Paramedics and volunteers included Raghav Rajput, Kamal Sharma, Mohammad Altaf, Manit Kumar, Akshay Kumar, Amandeep Singh, Vikas Kumar, Sandeep Kohli, Lovely Kumar, Anmol Singh and Rajkumar.
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