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Pensioners screened in health camp organized by IVY hospital

Pensioners screened in health camp organized by IVY hospital

KS Diwan/ royalpatiala.in/ Mohali

As many as 100 pensioners were screened during a free health check-up camp at Defence Accounts Pensioners welfare Association, sector-9 Chandigarh on Saturday. The camp was organized by Ivy Hospital, Mohali.

During camp a team of doctors from medicine, orthopedic, cardio and dietetics departments addressed the healthcare needs of people.

Pensioners screened in health camp organized by IVY hospital

Later addressing an awareness talk on health, Dr Deepak Puri , Exe Dir & Head- Cardiac Sciences at Ivy Hospital emphasized to adopt healthy lifestyle and remain fit from an early age so that they can enjoy a Healthy life span as 80% of lifestyle diseases are preventable by simple steps like regular walks at least 30 minutes per day 5 days a week, eat more fruits and vegetables 5 to 6 times a day, quit active smoking and prevent passive smoking.”

Dr Puri said that heart diseases have now emerged as the leading causes of death and illness and every year more than 17-million people die because of this. The western countries have reduced the heart disease related deaths by 50% in the last decade but in India it has risen 3-fold, he pointed out.

Pensioners screened in health camp organized by IVY hospital

Unfortunately Indian are worse hit by this menace because of genetic predisposition as well as faulty  lifestyle. The disease strikes Indians at an early age almost 15-yr earlier than the western population and progresses at a faster pace . Most of the Indians who have heart attack are   between 35 to 55-yr of age while in western population they are usually above 65-yr. Indians are 20 times more at risk compared to Japanese and chances of having second heart attack and heart failure are also higher, informed Dr Puri.

 

 

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