World Heart Day Camp 2013
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) - which includes heart disease and stroke - affects people of all ages and population groups, including women and children. It currently causes 17.3 million deaths every year, with 80% of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries like India, making it the world’s number one killer. A large number of these deaths, particularly in India are premature and occur before the age of 70 years; taking people in their most productive working years, which can have a devastating financial and emotional impact on families. The good news is that the majority of CVD is caused by risk factors that can be controlled, treated or modified and so Dr Anant Madaan organized a public awareness programme on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and complications of heart attack.
Patient education about diet, exercise, impact of uncontrolled Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholestrol (LDL) and Vitamin D deficiency on the heart was given by Dr Anant Madaan.
Patients listening to Dr Anant Madaan's talk.
There was no registration fee for this medical camp. More than 400 patients had free screening of their blood sugar, blood pressure, ECG and also free consultation by Dr Anant Madaan.
Patients getting their blood glucose tested for free.
Patients getting their blood blood pressure checked for free.
Get your blood pressure checked regularly. High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for CVD. It is called the “silent killer” because it usually has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not realize they have it.
Say NO to tobacco and avoid secondhand smoke. Within 2 years of quitting, the risk of coronary heart disease is substantially reduced and within 15 years the risk of CVD returns to that of a non-smoker. Seek professional advice on how to quit, if necessary, or ask your employer if they provide smoking-cessation services.
Have your blood glucose levels checked. High blood glucose (blood sugar) can be indicative of diabetes. CVD accounts for 60 per cent of all deaths in people with diabetes so if left undiagnosed and untreated it can put you at increased risk of heartdisease and stroke.
Be physically active. five times a week reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke. Remember that physical activity isn’t only sport. It is any bodily movement that uses energy. This can range from sports and exercise to other activities such as playing with the children outside, walking, doing household chores and dancing.
Beware of what you eat. High dietary intakes of saturated fats, trans-fats and salt increase your risk of suffering from a heart attack or stroke: too much salt can lead to high blood pressure; too many fats can lead to clogged arteries. Be wary of processed foods which often contain high levels of salt. Total salt intake should be limited to lessthan 5 grams per day (about one teaspoon).
Know your numbers. Visit a healthcare professional who can measure your blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, weight, and body mass index (BMI), and advise on your risk.
Ask the experts. If you have suffered from a heart attack or stroke, speak to your healthcare professional on the best way in which to treat and manage your risk, so that you can try and avoid a second event.
Patients listening to Dr Anant Madaan's Lecture.
Dr Anant Madaan providing free conusltation to a patient after examining her and interpreting her blood sugar, BP and ECG reports.
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