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Doctors from Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore emphasize the need for a healthy heart

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Webinar organized to educate people on cardiac health and importance of preventive healthy check

Mysuru: To create awareness among people about the rising cardiac ailments in both younger and older population, Columbia Asia Hospitals – Mysore (A unit of Manipal Hospitals) has organized a webinar ‘Healthy Heart’ on Saturday.

As many as 72 people participated in the interactive session from across the region and clarified their doubts about heart related issues.

Dr Upendra Shenoy, Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, Chief of Medical Services, Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore (A unit of Manipal Hospitals) and Dr C B Keshavamurthy, Consultant, Interventional Cardiology, Columbia Asia Hospital Mysore (A unit of Manipal Hospitals) addressed the session.

A healthy heart in an indicator to the overall wellbeing of an individual. But often people take heart’s health for granted and do not pay much attention to this vital organ. The worry starts only after they get diagnosed with any condition or start experiencing symptoms. Therefore, it is important to consider all the aspects related to heart and take the necessary precautions to avoid any complications.

Talking about the increasing cases of heart related problems, Dr Upendra Shenoy, Consultant Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, Chief of Medical Services said “Earlier people in the age group of 40 and above were vulnerable to heart related problems. Comorbid conditions like diabetes, hypertension and a family history of cardiovascular diseases were the major reasons for the this. However, in the past few years, we are witnessing heart related problems among younger population. This can be attributed to factors such as following sedentary lifestyle, stress, lack of physical activity and unhealthy habits.”

Therefore, we want the youngsters as well as elders to give importance to their heart’s health and take all measures to ensure that they are fit and healthy. The onset of pandemic has highlighted the necessity to keep fit and maintain a healthy heart with many people complaining about various heart problems after they are cured of Covid”.

Highlighting on the webinar Dr C B Keshavamurthy, Consultant, Interventional Cardiology said “One needs to understand that people do not get cardiovascular problem suddenly. The entire process starts after the age of 20-25. Therefore, people have to be cautious about their lifestyle. If proper care is not taken and people continue to follow sedentary lifestyle habitsthe plaque may start building up in the arteries.”

Other lifestyle conditions like obesity, stress can add to it and habits like smoking can aggravate the condition. Though we keep stressing on these factors, many youngsters think that they are too young to get affected by heart problems and they need not worry yet.  We have organized this webinar to educate people on the factors which affects heart’s health and how to have a healthy heart.

During the session the doctors advised people not to ignore the symptoms of heart problems such as chest pain and breathlessness and encouraged regular preventive health checks and healthy lifestyle.

– Team Mysoorunews

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