Docs link paralysis to erratic lifestyle

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Oct 2017 10:50:27


Staff Reporter,


Every day two to three patients of paralysis are recorded in the medicine department of the state run Dr BR Ambedkar Memorial Hospital. Reason behind the paralysis is irregular lifestyle and uncontrolled blood pressure, said Dr Smit Shrivastav, who is an expert of the hospital.

Indians have begun suffering diabetes, hypertension, obesity, paralysis, thyroid and heart disease ten years earlier in comparison to the other people. Chhattisgarh is no exception, State Chairman of the Association of Physicians of India Prof. Dr Ajay Sahai.

Doctors in the city now say that erratic lifestyle can cause not only diabetes and high blood pressure, but also paralysis. Talking about the society in general, most of the people face financial limitations and the other aspect of the society is that competition is everywhere, right up to school level. People are unable to cope up and therefore they are unable to eat and sleep properly. On the other hand, decline in greenery and growing jungle of concrete building, pesticide and pollution are responsible for disruption in endocrine system, said Dr Sahai.

To the extent of 40 to 50 percent of people are suffering with any one of the diseases like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, paralysis, thyroid and heart disease. In fact, in comparison to the people of other countries, Indians have began suffering these diseases ten years (a decade) earlier, he said and also mentioned that Chhattisgarh is no exception.

The objective is not just to bring a numerical decline in the blood pressure reading, but to prevent heart and kidney problems and paralysis due to it. Hence it is strongly advisable that people should keep their blood pressure under control. Up to 2005, beta blocker was considered to be best medicine to control blood pressure.

Researches later have shown that Central Aortic blood pressure, the blood pressure at the root of aorta, can not be controlled by it. Now beta blocker has declined to seventh place in drug administration, said Dr Smit Shrivastava, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology).

It may be mentioned that keeping in view the above diseases and the reason- erratic lifestyle, a state level conference of the Association of Physicians of India was recently held in the city in which more than 250 doctors expressed their concern. Chief guest in the programme was Raipur Mayor Pramod Dubey. Prof. Dr SR Gupta presided over the programme. Dr Alok Shukla, (IAS) was special guest.