Thursday, April 27, 2006

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--- Kiran <> wrote:

> Dear All Differents....
> Fyi ,There was a chat  arranged by WIPRO for its
> employees, with Dr.Devi
> Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Heart Specialist). The
> transcript of the chat
> is given below:

> What are the five thumb rules for a layman to take
> care of his heart?
> Dr Devi Shetty:
> 1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein,
> less oil
> 2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five
> days a week; avoid lifts
> and avoid sitting for a longtime
> 3. Quit smoking
> 4. Control weight
> 5. Control blood pressure and sugar
> ***************************
> Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
> Dr Devi Shetty: No
> ****************************
> It's still a grave shock to hear that some
> apparently healthy person gets a
> cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in
> perspective?
> Dr Devi Shetty: This is called silent attack; that
> is why we recommend
> everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine
> health checkups.
> ****************************
> Are heart diseases hereditary?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yes
> *****************************
> What are the ways in which the heart is stressed?
> What practices do you
> suggest to de-stress?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Change your attitude towards life.
> Do not look for
> perfection in everything in life.
> ***************************
> Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive
> exercise required to
> keep a healthy heart?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Walking is better than jogging since
> jogging leads to early
> fatigue and injury to joints
> *****************************
> You have done so much for the poor and needy. What
> has inspired you to do
> so?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Mother Theresa, who was my patient.
> ****************************
> Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart
> diseases?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Extremely rare
> ****************************
> Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age
> (I'm currently only 22)
> or do you have to worry about it only after you are
> above 30 years of age?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Cholesterol accumulates from
> childhood.
> *****************************
> How do irregular eating habits affect the heart?
> Dr Devi Shetty: You tend to eat junk food when the
> habits are irregular  and
> your body's enzyme release for digestion gets
> confused.
> *****************************
> How can I control cholesterol content without using
> medicines?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.
> *****************************
> Can yoga prevent heart ailments?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yoga helps.
> ******************************
> Which is the best and worst food for the heart?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Best food is fruits worst are oil.
> *****************************
> Which oil is better - gingili, groundnut, sunflower,
> saffola, olive?
> Dr Devi Shetty: All oils are bad; the so-called best
> oil company has the
> largest marketing budget.
> ****************************
> What is the routine checkup one should go through?
> Is there any specific
> test?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Routine blood test to ensure sugar,
> cholesterol is ok. Check
> BP, Treadmill test after an echo.
> ****************************
> How different was it in treating Noor Fatima, the
> little kid from Pakistan?
> Dr Devi Shetty: It was extremely difficult, Because
> of the media attention.
> As far as the medical treatment is concerned, she is
> like any other child
> with a complex heart problem.
> ****************************
> What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart
> attack?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Help the person into a sleeping
> position, put an  aspirin
> tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if
> available, and rush him
> to a coronary care unit since the maximum casualty
> takes place within the
> first hour.
> ***************************
> How do you differentiate between pain caused by a
> heart attack and that
> caused due to gastric trouble?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Extremely difficult without ECG.
> *****************************
> What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart
> problems amongst
> youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age
> having heart attacks and
> serious
> heart problems.
> Dr Devi Shetty: Increased awareness has increased
> incidents. Also, edentary
> lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise in
> a country where people
> are genetically three times more vulnerable for
> heart attacks than Europeans
> and Americans.
> ***************************
> Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the
> normal range  of 120/80
> and yet be perfectly healthy?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yes.
> ******
> Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart
> problems for the child.
> Is it true?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yes, co-sanguinity leads to
> congenital abnormalities and you
> may not have a software engineer as a child
> ****************************
> Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many
> a times we have to stay
> late nights in office. Does this affect our heart?
> What precautions would
> you recommend?
> Dr Devi Shetty: When you are young, nature protects
> you against all these
> irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect
> the biological clock.
> ****************************
> Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other
> complications (short /
> long term)?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yes, most drugs have some side
> effects. However, modern
> anti- hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.
> ****************************
> Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart
> attacks?
> Dr Devi Shetty: No.
> ***************************
> Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease?
> Dr Devi Shetty: No.
> ********************************
> How would you define junk food?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Fried food like Kentucky, McDonalds,
> samosas, and even
> masala dosas.
> ******************************
> You mentioned that Indians are three times more
> vulnerable. What is the
> reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat
> a lot of junk food?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Every race is vulnerable to some
> disease and unfortunately,
> Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive
> disease.
> ******************************
> Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension?
> Dr Devi Shetty: No.
> ******************************
> Can a person help himself during a heart attack
> (Because we see a lot of
> forwarded emails on this)?
> Dr Devi Shetty: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an
> aspirin tablet of any
> description under the tongue and ask someone to take
> you to the nearest
> coronary
> care unit without any delay and do not wait for the
> ambulance since most of
> the time, the ambulance does not turn up.
> ******************************
> Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low
> hemoglobin count lead to heart
> problems?
> Dr Devi Shetty: No. But it is ideal to have normal
> hemoglobin
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