A rising stress over economic and social issues in the modern era, and greasy food with little exercise expose the people to the high blood pressure that is one of the main causes of cardiac diseases which are responsible for one-third of deaths in Pakistan.
This was stated by speakers at a seminar which was aimed at raising awareness about necessary precautions to avoid heart diseases. It was arranged by the Drug Information and Poisson Centre, College of Pharmacy, Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF) at Seminar Room and was presided over by GCUF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakir Hussain. Dean Prof Dr Noreen Qureshi, renowned cardiologist Dr Habib Aslam Gaba, GCUF Medical Sciences Director Dr Riaz Hussain Dab also addressed the gathering.
The Vice Chancellor said that one of the easiest ways to prevent from the cardiac diseases is to adopt positive attitude and give the happiness to others by helping them to get the peace of mind that will reduce worries from your life. He said that to do work in a hurry and become angrier may be harmful for your heart. He pointed out that malnutrition, low standard and greasy food added the risks of the disease that may be curtailed by adopting the simple life and taking other precautionary measures. He called for adopting balanced diet in your routine life that will narrow down the risk of many diseases and keep you healthy. The Vice chancellor also said that there was a need of creating awareness among public on preventive measures to be taken to avoid heart-related problems. Dr Habib stressed the need to spare time for exercise; monitor the blood pressure; reasons and precautionary measures. Talking about major risk factors linked with heart disease, he said tobacco use, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, physical inactivity, stress and unhealthy diets pose the threat of heart disease.
Prof Dr Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari and Prof Dr Muhammad Zubair Saddique, Imran Qadir and other notables were also present on the occasion.