Healthy mental and physical activity, and nutritious food essential to good health: Dr. Sudhakar

Healthy mental and physical activity, and nutritious food essential to good health: Dr. Sudhakar

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Bengaluru, October 22Dr K Sudhakar, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, said in Bengaluru on Saturday: Healthy mental and physical activity along with nutritious food is essential for checking high blood pressure and maintaining good health.

Speaking at the Conclave Nursing Stroke Event 2022 at Bangalore Medical College held on the occasion of World Stroke Day, the minister said that cases of hypertension among the middle class and the poor are now very common, which is a matter of great concern.

Dr. Sudhakar said deaths from non-communicable diseases are higher than those from communicable diseases.

For various reasons, about 70% of cases of hypertension are seen among the middle class and those who live below the poverty line. “This has been a growing concern and issue for developing and underdeveloped countries,” he said.

Dr. Sudhakar said that October 29 is World Stroke Day and that many countries around the world are constantly trying to find solutions to this problem. What is surprising is that diabetes, high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases cause more deaths than infectious diseases.

“Our government at the federal and state level is taking measures to prevent this. It’s better to prevent the disease than to try to cure it after you’ve had it. Hence, we from our government focus on creating awareness regarding such non-communicable diseases.”

He said that creating awareness among many segments of society including people living below the poverty line, illiterate, rural population and those who do not have much awareness about health is the challenge we are facing now, and asked doctors to focus attention on such cases.

Doctors only treat stroke patients but they are cared for by nurses. Nurses have the primary responsibility to take care of the patient properly, make the patient aware of the problem and emotionally strengthen the patient. This is what actually allows the patient to recover, the minister said.

The number of people with high blood pressure is increasing in the country. India is gaining a bad reputation for being the diabetes capital of the world. The main cause of stroke is high blood pressure and the number of high blood pressure cases we treat directly leads to a lower number of strokes.

“If one leads a healthy lifestyle including good eating habits, physical activity and mental health care, a healthy social life can help one reduce the risk of stroke,” he said.

The state government is already implementing awareness programmes. Currently, more than 9,000 NCD clinic sub-centers have been set up in the state and a total of 6,000 local healthcare centers have been designated for this purpose. He said that this is also one of the main intentions to establish Nama clinics, explaining that Nama clinics will provide screening and treatment for non-communicable diseases including hypertension.

He said Nama clinics will also perform the task of collecting data on non-communicable diseases and providing advice on a nutritious diet. “Time is very important when it comes to a stroke. It is important how quickly you get to the doctor. The deciding factor for a patient’s condition is how quickly he or she receives treatment. The way doctors and other staff treat the patient and his family is also an important factor. If the patient receives appropriate and timely treatment Appropriately, chances of recovery and recovery time improve.” Dr. Sudhakar said: “We need to build healthy Karnataka through the use of technology.”

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