Healthy diet best weapon to fight cardiovascular disease: Dr Sushil

4/9/2017

JAMMU: To drive their campaign further to aware the people about the effects of cardiovascular diseases Dr. Sushil Sharma (HOD Cardiology GMCH & SSH Jammu) holds a day long camp at Govt. Girls Middle School, Kotli Bhagwan Singh ,Block Miran Sahib Tehsil R S Pura ,Jammu.Accompanied by a team of young doctors, paramedics and volunteers, Dr. Sushil Sharma examined people of the area for prevalence of cardiac diseases and other health ailments .More than 200 people were screened. They were thoroughly evaluated, diagnosed and free medicines were given as per the requirement.While interacting with the people Dr Sushil said 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 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 in the former there is a 73% reduction in the risk of new major cardiac events. It's the overall pattern of our choices that counts. However its often tough to change your eating habits. Whether you have years of unhealthy eating under your belt or you simply want to fine-tune your diet. Simple measures such as control your portion size , eat more vegetables and fruits , Select whole grains , Limit unhealthy fats , Choose low fat proteins, Reduce sodium intake.He stressed that it is important to note that if your total fat intake is greater than 37% of your total calories, if that fat is unsaturated you increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Saturated fat intake should not exceed 10% of total energy and for high-risk groups, like people with diabetes total fat intake should be 7% or less of total energy.He even highlighted that healthy dietery pattern are dependent on other important variable such as age and physical activity and also advised people to control other risks factor in addition to diet.Head master of the school Sh. Parmod Kumar and Residents of the Area Raj paul, Vinod Kumar, gagan singh , Neeraj , Kuldeep singh , Ashu and Abhi applauded the efforts of Dr Sushil Sharma and his team for conducting cardiac awareness camp in their area and wish them a prosperous life for having acceded to our request.Others who were part of this instrumental effort included Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr Anitipal singh and Dr Chakshu Mahajan .Paramedics and Volunteers who were part of the team included Kamal Kishore, Kashmiri lal, Raghav Rajput, Suresh Sharma , Rajkumar ,Ankush kohli ,Vikas sabharwal, Akshay Kumar , Harvinder Singh ,Rajinder Singh ,Aman Gupta, Rajeev Vohra, Rohit khajuria and Vikas kumar.