World Hypertension Day observed
World Hypertension Day was observed in the premises of Hero DMC Heart Institute today.
Ludhiana, May 17, 2022: World Hypertension Day was observed in the premises of Hero DMC Heart Institute today. The theme of World Hypertension Day 2022 is “Measure your blood pressure accurately, Control it, live longer”. Present on the occasion was Dr GS Wander, Chief Cardiologist & Coordinator, HDHI and Dr Bishav Mohan, Medical Superintendent, HDHI among others.
People were sensitized on the risks of hypertension through presentation in the reception area of HDHI. They were made aware of the role of good diet, exercise and meditation in maintaining the normal blood pressure and an overall good physical and mental health.
Dr GS Wander, Professor, Dept. of Cardiology and Chief Cardiologist, HDHI, said that stress and sedentary lifestyle are main reasons why people are susceptible to develop hypertension that can lead to further life threatening diseases as it affects vital organs like heart, kidneys and brain. He further advised people to do the needful to take care of their mental and physical health.
Dr Bishav Mohan, Professor, Dept. of Cardiology and Medical Superintendent, HDHI, called attention to the fact that hypertension can further lead to diseases like stroke, heart related problems, loss of vision, depression and anxiety etc. He advised people to practice meditation and breathing exercises to keep stress and anxiety at bay.
A free BP checkup service was provided at the reception area of HDHI and around 250 people were checked for their blood pressure levels and were further advised to follow a good diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle.