Jammu, Jan 22: Not knowing one’s blood pressure is like not knowing the value of one’s company,” remarked Dr. Sushil Sharma, HoD. Cardiology, GMC Jammu while examining patients at Parasmani Public School , Brij Nagar area of R S Pura . It’s imperative to mention here that most of the patients were having high blood pressure.
Sensitizing the patients about the negative effect of high blood pressure, he said, continuing with the aforesaid problem for a long time is not good for the health of the heart. He delineated that besides unhealthy diet, less physical work and smoking, indifferent attitude towards this problem ab initio adds more worries to one’s health. He stressed that it is necessary to consult the doctor at the onset of the problem to decrease the chances of its not taken the form of morbidity.
Highlighting the havoc created by this problem, Dr. Sushil said that Hypertension is the number one silent killer all over the world. The burden of hypertension varies remarkably throughout the regions of the world and is a serious public health problem in both developed and developing countries.
He added that high blood pressure does not produce obvious symptoms. However, it causes progressive damage to arteries, which can interfere with blood flow throughout the body. This may lead to stroke, heart diseases, heart failure and peripheral vascular diseases, he said.
More than 250 patients were examined during the day long camp. ECG, blood tests were done and free medicines were given as per the requirement. The camp was organised by natives of the Brij Nagar.
Doctors who were part of this camp include Dr. Dhaneshwar Kapoor, Dr. Anitipal Singh and Dr. Chakshu Mahajan. Paramedical and Volunteers included Kamal Kishore, Kashmiri Lal, Raghav Rajput, Aman Gupta, Harvinder Singh, Vikas Sabharwal, Ankush Kohli and Vikas Kumar.