In Pakistan, 4 to 5 lakh people die due to heart disease

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Karachi (PR): September 29, 2020: In a walk organized by Dow University of Health Sciences on the occasion of World Heart Day, health experts said that heart diseases are on the rise all over the world, affecting 25 million people worldwide every year. They fall prey to diseases and die. But in developed countries, a balanced diet and exercise have significantly reduced the number of deaths from the disease, but unfortunately people in Pakistan do not take care of a balanced diet and light exercise to take care of their health. The disease is on the rise in Pakistan due to which 4 to 5 lakh people die of heart disease in Pakistan every year, he said while addressing the participants of the walk and talking to the media representatives. Separate walks were organized at Dow Ojha Campus and Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital due to SOPs. Chief Operating Officer Efat Swamir, Dr. Tariq Farman, Dr. Iftikhar, Dr. Haris Alvi, Dr. Rustam participated in walk at ojha campus while at Dow Medical College Chairman Department of Cardiology Prof. Nawaz Lashari, Dow University Registrar Dr. Ashar Afaq, Civil Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr. Noor Mohammad Soomro, General Secretary Pakistan Hypertension League Prof. Ishaq, AMS Civil Hospital Dr. Ismail Memon , Dr. Rifat Sultana, Dr. Najam, Dr. Bari, Dr. Kailash Were participated in the walk.

Professor Nawaz Lashari said that in Pakistan, the elderly used to suffer from heart diseases, but unfortunately the disease is spreading rapidly among the younger people due to smoking, which includes cigarettes, betel leaf, gatka and mawakhana. He said that every person should get in the habit of walking daily, 45 minutes of walking can significantly reduce the prevention of this disease.

On the occasion, Dr. Ashar Afaq, Registrar, Dow University of Health Sciences, said that corona virus can be fatal for heart patients, so keep a distance of at least 6 feet from each other, use a mask, exercise daily. By following them, we will not only save ourselves from the disease, but also prove to be beneficial to our loved ones and society, as well as avoid unnecessary expenses incurred on the disease. It is the responsibility of students, teachers, parents and everyone in the community to guide people to a balanced diet, daily exercise and a simple life, and the media is an important resource.

On this occasion, Prof. Ishaq said that the use of junk food in Pakistan, relaxation, use of elevators and other methods that reduce physical exercise is increasing, we should use the stairs, it will help not only Cholesterol and even sugar will be under control. He said that we should inculcate the habit of simple life and exercise in our children from childhood. With moderation in diet we can avoid any major problems, nowadays even heart diseases due to domestic problems. It is increasing rapidly, proper exercise provides energy to our heart, he said, adding that 20% of people in Pakistan suffer from high blood pressure, 10% from diabetes and 30% from obesity, which is the leading cause of heart disease. In this regard, the attitude of our society is irresponsible. After the Corona epidemic, the problems have increased for the people suffering from heart diseases. This disease proves to be fatal for the people suffering from heart diseases. Therefore, under normal circumstances, keep a distance of at least 6 feet and use a balanced diet.

On this occasion, Dr. Noor Mohammad Soomro, MS, Civil Hospital, said that a 45-minute walk significantly reduces the death rate from heart disease. Occurs.

Finally, special prayers were offered for the doctors and paramedics who died during the Corona epidemic. 

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