Guru's of Penmai
Penman of Penmai
- Feb 3, 2012
An Interview with Dr. Devi Shetty, one of the most renowned Heart surgeons in India today and a world class cardiologist. Arranged by WIPRO for its employees, the transcript below is useful for everyone of every age
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[TD]Question: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart?
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
Question: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart?
Question: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person gets a cardiac arrest.. How do we understand it in perspective?
Answer: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.
Question: Are heart diseases hereditary?
Question: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress?
Answer: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.
Question: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart?
Answer: Walking is better than jogging since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints
Question: You have done so much for the poor and needy. What has inspired you to do so?
Answer: Mother Theresa , who was my patient.
Question: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases?
Answer: Extremely rare.
Question: 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?
Answer: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.[/TD]
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