Plethora of activities carried at DMCH to mark World Heart Day today
Plethora of activities were carried at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital to mark World Heart Day today. From medical camps to imparting knowledge through informative booklets and distributing healthy millet snacks, DMCH who is always in the forefront to create awareness among the masses made every effort in imparting knowledge about maintaining a healthy heart.
Ludhiana, September 29, 2023: Plethora of activities were carried at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital to mark World Heart Day today. From medical camps to imparting knowledge through informative booklets and distributing healthy millet snacks, DMCH who is always in the forefront to create awareness among the masses made every effort in imparting knowledge about maintaining a healthy heart.
World Heart Day is observed on September 29 every year and the theme for the day this year is "Use Heart Know Heart". This year DMCH is commemorating 100th Birth Anniversary of Dr Brij Mohan Lall Munjal on the occasion of World Heart Day.
Awareness session was organized for the general public at OPD Block of DMCH, DMCH Cancer Care Centre, Reception Area of HDHI and DMCH College of Nursing, Malakpur. A day-long Medical Camps from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm were also organized for the general public at 12 locations throughout Ludhiana. The main motive of conducting these camps was to spread awareness among different sections of the society.
They were also made aware about various yoga methods for snoring, taking care after heart attack and also to encourage people to come for regular screening because early detection can cure the disease.
These camps also included free sugar and BP Check-up, health awareness talks, yoga sessions and CPR Demonstration and training session. These camps were conducted by skilled team of Medical Specialist and support staff.
Highlight of the day was the distribution of the information booklets related to Heart Attack Prevention and its Management.
“Beat the Heart Attack, Strengthening Heart Muscles, Understanding and Managing Hypertension, Living a Sweet Life: Taking Control of Diabetes”
These books have been written by team of doctors from the Department of Cardiology and Department of Endocrinology, DMCH in a very simple language so that it is easily understandable by general public.
There are various myths related to cardiovascular disease and these books help in busting the same.
“These books provides in-depth knowledge and information on various aspects of hypertension, its myths, importance of Blood pressure monitoring, importance of medications , life style changes, various risk factors related to hypertension, information about heart attack, their causes, symptoms and risk factor related to it,” said Dr Bishav Mohan, Medical Superintendent, Hero DMC Heart Institute.
Bipin Gupta, Secretary of DMC&H Managing Society, Sh Mukesh Verma, Treasurer of DMC&H Managing Society, Dr Sandeep Puri, Principal, Dr GS Wander, Vice Principal, Dr Sandeep Kaushal, Dean Academics, Medical Sudts. Dr Bishav Mohan, Dr Sandeep Sharma, Dr Ashwani K Chaudhary and other faculty members of Hero DMC Heart Institute were present on the occasion.
In his message, Bipin Gupta, Secretary DMCH Managing Society said that, stress and a sedentary lifestyle are the primary causes of heart attack and it can result other life-threatening disorders. He also encouraged the audience to take the necessary steps to maintain their physical and emotional well-being.
Giving Information about the booklets Dr Bishav Mohan stated that these books are medical specialist’s contribution to the society which will be helped to improve the heart health of general public. These books includes various tips and suggestion to keep the heart healthy and to prevent cardiovascular disease. These books are also highlighted the management of hypertension and diabetes.
Hypertension is a common ailment in people today, but only a few are aware that it can lead to heart failure. Hypertension is also known as the ‘silent killer’ because it is often asymptomatic. Excess dietary salt is one of the biggest risk factors for high BP. High BP is preventable and manageable. Other risk factors of hypertension are obesity, intake of alcohol, stress and anxiety and use of pain killers. The book “Understanding and Managing Hypertension” is a step towards the right direction to make people aware of the same. Through this book we are trying to encourage people to get regular check-ups to control their BP, added Dr Bishav Mohan.
“Living a Sweet Life: Taking Control of Diabetes” will explain various aspects of diabetes, its causes, symptoms, and risk factors. Readers will recognise, through this book, the importance of regular checkups, blood sugar monitoring, the role of various medications, diet, and physical exercise in managing and preventing diabetes.
Yoga has been known to have a positive effect on cardiovascular risk factors. A special ‘Yoga Capsules’ which includes various yoga asana that can relieve a person from heart attack and for snoring was also shared during these camps and this yoga capsule is developed by Research & Development Centre of Hero DMC. These yoga poses can beat the heart attack and people can lead a healthy life.
Dr Sandeep Puri, Principal DMCH said that heart health is important for our overall health as heart is muscular organ that pumps blood throughout your body, so it is important to keep your heart healthy.
Dr G S Wander, Professor and Head Department of Cardiology, HDHI said that it is crucial to know key risk factors which lead to hypertension such as family history, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, intake of alcohol and unhealthy eating habits.
Shaveta Batta, In-charge Department of Dietetics in view of International year of Millet 2023 said that this event is a newer insight in heart health as we are promoting nutrient rich millet as a suitable alternative to wheat and rice which are beneficial for heart health and control diabetes which have lower glycemic index. Millet snacks also distributed among the general public at the reception area to prompt millet.