World Hypertension
Day celebrated at DUHS

KARACHI: Dow University of Health organized a meeting and a walk to create aware ness about high blood pressure on World Hypertension Day recently. It was organized in collaboration with Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Cardiology Department and Pakistan Hypertension League. The meeting was addressed by Prof. Nawaz Lashari, Prof. Ishaq Prof. Abdul Rashid, Dr. Ghulam Abbas, Dr. Zaryab Ahmed and Dr. Faisal Ahmed. Speakers in their talks emphasized the importance of taking care of the known risk factors. that can be reduced and high blood pressure can be controlled without medication through low salt and sugar consumption, balanced diet, daily exercise, controlling high blood pressure, This will also prevent strokes and heart attacks, kidney and eye failure.

Professor Nawaz Lashari said that the theme of World Hypertension Day is “measure your blood pressure and control it, live longer”. Connected with loved ones, so we can give more happiness to our loved ones by living more by keeping blood pressure normal, favorite and balanced diet, 30 minutes daily walk, use of Fruits, and vegetables in moderation increase life.

Prof. Noor Mohammad Soomro, Medical Superintendent of Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital, said that heart patients come to Civil Hospital Karachi from far places of the province, so maximum facilities are available in the hospital. In order to provide completely free treatment to the poor patients, he announced that a cardiology Dept. will have new facilities at a cost of Rs. 890 million. Include a new Cardiac Cath Lab.

Prof. Ishaq said that there was an urgent need for public awareness. Blood pressure of many people in Pakistan has been checked unfortunately, due to lack of education and neglect of health in Pakistani society, diseases are increasing. Despite the emphasis, safety measures are not followed, which leads to heart disease, diabetes, kidney, eye and other diseases. Obesity is on the rise due to lack of exercise, which is leading to high blood pressure, heart attack, kidney failure, blindness and various diseases. The patient with high blood pressure has to take regular medication. “Stopping medication in case of high blood pressure can lead to a major accident,” he said, adding that stress should be minimized from one’s life as much as possible.

Prof. Abdul Rashid said that blood pressure should be checked daily, this is the only way to prevent it, it is important for blood pressure patients to have their blood pressure checked. He said that even low blood pressure should be treated, which could be a precursor to a major disease, if accompanied by high blood pressure. If there are other diseases then blood pressure must be closely monitored.

Dr. Zaryab Ahmed said that the most appropriate thing is for patients to lose weight, patients who have suffered from myocardial infarction, they should check their blood pressure daily, only the use of appropriate medicine can save the patient from great danger. Dr. Faisal said that control of high blood is important and it can be achieved without medication as well in initial stages. (PR)

On extreme left picture shows Prof. Javed Akram VC UHS presenting certificate to
Prof.Maj. Gen. Muhammad Aslam former VC of UHS who was one of the mentors for
the on-going Certificate Course in Medical Editing at UHS. Picture also shows Prof.
M.Aslam and Prof. Javed Akram presenting certificates to other Mentors and facilitators
of the course Prof. M. Akbar Chaudhry, Mr.Shaukat Ali Jawaid and Prof. Nazish Imran.
President  PAME Prof. Jamshed Akhtar is also seen in the picture.

Prof. Javed Akram alongwith Prof. Maj. Gen. M. Aslam and Prof. Akbar Chaudhry
certificates to the Mentors and Facilitators of the Certificate Course in Medical
Editing being run by UHS from (L to R) Prof. Jamshed Akhtar Editor JCPSP, Dr. Masood
Jawaid Associate Editor Pak J Med Sci, Prof.Saira Afzal Editor Annals of KEMU and Mr.
Atif Director Media and Publications at UHS who is also the Focal Person of CME at UHS.

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