Sunday, September 29, 2013

The 5th ‘Dil Ka Darbar’ inaugurated

Inaugurating the day-long ‘Dil Ka Darbar’ organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with Department of AYUSH, Government of India, Health Department, Government of Delhi, MTNL, Central Bank of India and LIC, Dr. Ambrish Mithal, Chairman, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Medanta, the Medicity said that women suffer more from diabetes as compared to men.  Therefore, women’s health should not be ignored. He further said that 85% of Indians are Vitamin D deficient and should take Vitamin D supplement and spend more time in sunlight.  Vegetarians in India should consume Vitamin B12 as their deficiency can cause multiple symptoms, he added. 

In his message Mr. S.Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India said that the best way to prevent heart disease is to exercise.  One can start with 1000 steps a day with an aim of walking 10000 steps every day.  This increment in steps can be gradual. 

Delivery the key note address, Padma Shri and Dr BC Roy National Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India said that it is possible to reverse heart disease.  He said the first blood pressure check should be done at 4 years of age and the first lipid profile test in high risk patients should be done at age 7. 

An adult without risk factor if he or she can walk two kilometers and climb two flights of stairs or enjoy a sexual life without any discomfort or heaviness in the chest needs no further investigation.  He said the earliest test to know about heart disease is the thickness of the neck (carotid) artery wall. 

In a group statement, Sr. Cardiologists of the city, Dr. H.K. Chopra, President (Elect), Cardiological Society of India, Dr. Sumita Mishra, Pediatric Cardiologist said that sore throat and joint pain in children should not be ignored, especially if the sore throat is not associated with cough or sneezing as it can bite the heart and damage the valves, a condition called rheumatic heart disease. 

Doctors from other pathies, which included Dr. B.N. Sinha, Dr. Vishal Tripathi, Dr. Shashi Bala, Dr. Mini Mehta, Dr. Poonam Chiblani, Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh, Dr. S.N. Yadav, Dr. R.K. Tuli said that prevention of heart disease comes under the domain of all the pathies and one should come out with a protocol, which is common to all pathies. 

About HCFI: The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on" Hands only CPR" of 63400 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – "within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10×10 i.e. 100 per minute."

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