Bulletin 5th august, 2012

Rtn Sakuji Tanaka
Rtn Uttam Ganguli
Rtn Debajyoti Basu
Rtn Sudipta Ghosh
PP Rtn Prabhat Ch. Sinha
VOL. XVII N0. : 6
A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana
Glimses of
Hrudayalaya(Heart Specialist) Bangalore was arranged
“SAWANI” - A Mehandi programme of Ladies on
by WIPRO for its employees The transcript of the chat
29th July, 2012 at Community Hall of ORBIT HEIGHT,
is given below. Useful for everyone.
33, Gariahat Road South, Kolkata- 700 031 Q: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?Ans: 1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil2. Exercise - Half an hour’s walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime3. Quit smoking4. Control weight5. Control blood pressure and sugarQ: Is eating fish good for the heart ?Ans: YesQ: It’s still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy persongets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective?Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyonepast the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.
Q: Are heart diseases hereditary?Ans: YesQ: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practicesdo you suggest to de-stress?Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection ineverything in life.
Q: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise requiredto keep a healthy heart?Ans: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to earlyfatigue and injury to jointsQ: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspiredyou to do so?Ans: Mother Theresa , who was my patient.
Q: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?Ans: Extremely rare.
Q: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age(I’m currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after youare above 30 years of age?Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.
Q: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ?Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and yourbody’s enzyme release for digestion gets confused.
Q: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines?Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.
Q: Which is the best and worst food for the heart?Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and the worst is oil.
Q: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive? Q: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar? Ans: Yes. A strong relationship since diabetics are more vulnerable Q: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there to heart attacks than non-diabetics.
Q: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart opera- Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar, cholesterol is ok. Check Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time , Control cho lesterol, BP, weight.
Q: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack? Q: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart dis- Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position , place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty Q: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs? Ans : There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the Q: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the attack and that caused due to gastric trouble? drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.
diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.
Q: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems Q: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems.
Ans: Increased awareness has increased incidents. Also, sed- Q: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women? entary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in a coun- Ans : Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global cen- try where people are genetically three times more vulnerable for sus show that the Percentage of heart disease in women has in- heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.
Q: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range Q: How can one keep the heart in a good condition? Ans : Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkup s if you are past the age of 30 Q: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true?Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and Just to remind you to be more Careful
you may not have a software engineer as a childQ: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a timeswe have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart ?What precautions would you recommend?Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these Answer the Phone
Do not drink Coffee
Do not take pills
irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological by LEFT ear
TWICE a day
with COOL water
Q: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other com-plications (short / long term)?Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, mod-ern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.
Q: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks?Ans : No.
Reduce the amount
Do not have HUGE
Reduce the amount of
Q: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease? of TEA you
meals after 5 pm
OILY food you consume
Q: How would you define junk food?Ans : Fried food like Kentucky , McDonalds , samosas, and evenmasala dosas.
Q: You mentioned that Indians are three times more vulnerable.
What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also Keep your distance
Drink more WATER
Best sleeping time is
from hand phone
in the morning,
from 10 pm at night
less at night
to 5 am in the morning
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately,Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.
Q: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?Ans : No.
Q: Can a person help himself during a heart attack (Because wesee a lot of forwarded emails on this)?Ans : Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of anydescription under the tongue and ask someone to take you to Do not use your
Do not lie down
When battery is down to
the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait head phones /
immediately after
the LAST grid/bar, do not
for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does earphones for Long
answer the phone as the
period of time
before sleeping
radiation is 1000 times.
Q: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobincount lead to heart problems?Ans : No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to in-crease your exercise capacity.
Q: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able toexercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home orclimbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exer- Founder & Director The Indian Theatre Nakshatra1, Yerevanskaya Street, Suite number-19 Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

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