Mathura, March 17, 2016: Nayati multi super specialty hospital, Mathura today celebrated World Hypertension Day with an objective to create awareness and engage with the community to educate them on early detection and prevention of hypertension. The theme for World Hypertension Day 2016 is ‘Know your numbers’.
More than 15 patients with cardiac surgical problems who have been healed at Nayati Centre of Cardiac Centre through successful cardiac surgeries came together to share their heroic stories of survival to support the awareness initiative. Hypertension is one of the major causes of disability and death all over the world which causes heart attacks, stroke-paralysis, kidney failures and other disorders, if ignored and untreated.
Dr. Venugopal Ram Rao, Chairman Cardiac Sciences & HOD Department of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery stated, “High blood pressure also known as Hypertension, is a life-threatening condition where blood pressure exceeds the normal range and affects millions of Indians. It is estimated that hypertension is responsible for approximately 1.1 million deaths annually, accounting for nearly 11% of all deaths in India. More awareness is needed to ensure people who suffer from this condition are accurately diagnosed and know about available treatment options. In many cases, there are no symptoms until it causes complications such as heart attack, stroke and chronic kidney disease. So, it is important to realize that you may have high blood pressure and the only way to find out is to get your blood pressure checked at regular intervals. India is on the brink of a cardiovascular disaster and needs urgent measures to control Blood Pressure levels.”
Dr. Sunil Kumar Gupta, Head of Neuro-interventional surgery & Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery stated, “Hypertension is one of the important causes of Cerebro Vascular Accident (CVA) or stroke. Damage to the nervous system has long been known to be a common manifestation of Hypertension in the form of stroke or CVA. If we control our blood pressure in normal range then we can reduce the risk of stroke /CVA. “
Dr. Krishna Mohan Sahu , Director, Department of Nephrology stated, “High blood pressure and kidneys are intimately related. While high blood pressure can damage the kidneys and lead to chronic kidney disease (CKD); kidney disease can lead to high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder and, over time, can damage blood vessels throughout the body. If the blood vessels in the kidneys are damaged, they may stop removing wastes and extra fluid from the body. The extra fluid in the blood vessels may then raise blood pressure even more. It’s a dangerous cycle. It is imperative that we practice healthy living and seek the help of doctors whenever needed to keep blood pressure below 120/80.”
To mark World Hypertension Day, Nayati hospital will be organizing a free health checkup camp for Cardiac & Neuro on May 18 & 19, 2016 at Nayati hospital from 9am to 3pm to ensure better cardiac, renal & neuro health for the communities of Mathura. The checkup includes free consultation by the cardiologist, 50% discount on Hemoglobin, Random Blood Sugar (RBS) and Blood Urea nitrogen serum creatinine test and a 25% discount on TMT, Echo and Lipid profile. In addition to this, we are also providing free consultation for neurosurgical problems and nephrology. The camp will be operational from 9 am – 3 pm on both the days. Members of the community are welcome to make full use of this opportunity in large numbers.
Here are some tips to keep hypertension at bay
- Reduce intake of salt.
- Avoid red meat, egg yolk, oily and fatty food.
- Reduce alcohol intake.
- Garlic is a wonder herb for hypertension. It contains allicin, a substance which has antibacterial, antioxidant, lipid lowering and anti-hypertensive properties. Studies have proven that garlic significantly lowers both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
- Daily physical activity.
- Reduce the weight if the patient is obese or overweight.
- Reduce stress level by practicing meditation, yoga, listening to satsangs, joining laughter clubs.
- A simple diet should be followed to reduce high blood pressure:
- One glass warm water with one teaspoon lemon juice and two teaspoon honey should be taken up in the morning
- Include papaya, guava, or sprouts, or juice of seasonal fruits in breakfast
- Boiled vegetables, clear vegetable soups, whole wheat chapati, green salad with sprouted beans and curd should be taken up in lunch
- Whole wheat chapati, phulka, or roti, boiled vegetables and fruits in dinner
About Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.: Nayati is India’s first Multi Super-Specialty healthcare group offering premium tertiary care to Tier-II & Tier-III cities. We offer world class patient care services aided by state-of-the-art medical technology and advanced treatment facilities. Our aim is to provide both cost effective and easily accessible healthcare.
About Nayati Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Mathura: Nayati Hospital once operational will be the first hospital in the region to provide integrated, comprehensive and high quality healthcare through our Centres of Excellence. These centres will be supported by advanced Intensive Care units comprising of: MICU, CCU, SICU, NICU and PICU. The upcoming hospital in Mathura will also cater to Vrindavan, Agra, Palwal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kasganj, Etawah, Etah, Hathras, Agra and surrounding areas.