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Diet, exercise tribute to healthy heart: Dr Sushil

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JAMMU: In a bid to keep awareness drive on keeping heart healthy, Department of Cardiology of Government Medical College and Super-Speciality Hospital (GMCH&SSH) Jammu on Sunday reached out to the residents of Rehari area of Jammu city. Led by Head Department of Cardiology Dr. Sushil K Sharma, a team of doctors, paramedics and volunteers held a day long Cardiac Awareness Camp at Gurudwara Shri Kalgidar Rehari Chungi, Jammu. The team had been invited by Pradhan of the Gurudwara Commitee to screen inhabitants so that those suffering from the cardiac ailments get informed and start following a strict diet, medicine and exercise schedule. The team looked at more than 150 inhabitants who had turned up to get screened by the team of doctors about the prevalence of cardiac disease. Suspected patients with symptoms of heart disease were advised blood-sugar, BP and cholesterol tests, which they got done at the venue by trained and experienced team of paramedics. Dr. Sushil advised the inhabitants to keep an eye on their heart. “Heart disease is killing people all over the globe. The role of diet is crucial in the development and prevention of cardiovascular disease. Diet is one of the key things you can change that will impact on all other cardiovascular risk factors. Comparisons between a diet low in saturated fats with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, and the typical diet of someone living in the developed world show that there is 73 per cent reduction in the risk of new major cardiac events.
He advised the inhabitants to reduced intake of fat rich diet, transfatty acids and includes lot of fibre rich foods in daily routine. “Fibre rich food, natural intake of omega-3 fatty acids, fresh fruits and vegetables are the cornerstone of preventing and reversing coronary heart diseases. “Junk food you have craved for an hour, or the body you have craved for a life time? Your Decision,” Dr. Sushil said. Members of the Gurudwara Committee Jagjit Singh, Jaswant Singh, Harbans Singh, Rangil Singh thanked Dr Sushil and his team for organising such camp. The team of Dr. Sushil included Dr. Mohi Kalsotra, Dr. Achint Singh, Dr. Anitipal Singh and Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor. Technicians, Paramedics and volunteers who aided the team of doctors in their work included Waryam Singh, Kamal Kishore, Kashmiri Lal, Sanjay Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Vikas Kumar, Aman Gupta, Rajeev Vohra, Deepak, Gautam, Harvinder Singh and Lokesh Kumar.

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