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Pain is the best teacher

‘I have learned to accept pain and made friends with it’. ‘I thank all the people, circumstances and events which gave me pain as it helped me to gain insight into my own self and become a better human being and closer to God.’ 

This is a very surprising statement as very often we hate pain and dislike pain and want to run away from pain. But we do not analyze why we got pain. 

I would divide pain into physical pain, mental or emotional pain, social pain and nowadays there is also spiritual pain. So pain is part and parcel of our lives so why do not we understand it other than shunning away. As more you run away or hate it, it increases in magnitude. 

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How to take care of heart health?

Continued after “Why Heart Health is Important

Apart from following such routine activities, it is also highly necessary for going to regular cardiac health checkups. Always keep updating yourself on latest techniques that have arrived for protection against heart attacks and cardio arrest. Try to work on weight loss programs and follow diet plan given by your dietician and suggested by your cardiologist. Hypertension is a rooting cause of heart problems. Consult your cardiologist for Hypertension Reversal Program and try to control your level of blood pressures to avoid heart attack and clotting of blood in brain or heart.

If you are a diabetic patient, it is highly important that you intake your food and medicine according to set schedule to avoid increased sugar levels that may in turn effect the heart adversely. Try to go for Diabetes Reversal Program to control your diabetes. Insulin resistance and diabetes are controlled as you concentrate on eating complex carbohydrates and avoid foods that increase blood sugar rapidly. Free radical damage to the arteries and LDL cholesterol is inhibited by antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. (Alsi seeds, Dudhi juice, carrot tomato beet root juice, black tea).  Blockage generating compounds decrease and blood flow is enhanced when patient start eating Flax seeds which is a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. Cholesterol and triglycerides levels are lowered by eating adequate fiber and avoiding saturated fat and very starchy carbohydrate.  Green Tea and Black tea contains more antioxidants which has proven healthy heart benefits.

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Case Study 4: Mr. Mehta

My wife wants to attend the wedding in Gujarat in next month but she has been advised not to even step down from the home due to unstable condition. She is taking 6-7 sorbitrate daily and is on maximum medications but inspite of that since last 3 years she is not able to go for a daily walk, Said painfully Mr. Mehta who was very sad and disturbed for his wife who was a case of Blood pressure and diabetes since last 30 years.

She had also undergone a bypass surgery after which even an angioplasty on blocked grafts. Mr. Mehta complained that inspite of bypass surgery, angioplasty and regular intake of medicines there is no symptom of improvement.

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Case Study 3 : Mrs. Sumedha

Doctor, please do something so that I can sleep. From last 2 months I feel breathless at night when I go to sleep and get chest pain on slightest exertion. I have been advised bypass surgery but my case is very complicated and high risk for surgery. Being a diabetic for last 10 years my left leg which was amputed it took 2 long years just to heal the wound.

I am having low hemoglobin since last 3 years. I have been given a budget of Rs. 5 lakh for this complicated surgery and upper limit would be anything depending on the length of the hospitalization which may occur.  I have been admitted 3 times in 2009 because of breathlessness.

I have come from Bangalore all the way as IPC is the only hope where I can think of cure.’ This narration given by Mrs. Sumedha (name changed) touched Dr. Pratiksha, MBBS, MD Preventive Cardiologist, Founder Chairperson of IPC Heart Care. Dr. Pratiksha reassured Mrs. Sumedha that definitely there is a hope for patients like you.

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Hope After Failed Bypass Surgery

At old of age of 65 with severe uncontrolled diabetes, barely able to walk 7-8 steps even after bypass surgery 6 months back, Mrs.Kantharia (name changed) felt as if her world was coming to an end. The thought of undergoing angiography again and possibly some surgery again was killing her and making her cry all day.

Especially at night time could not sleep because of chest pain and breatlessness. Her heart pumping efficiency was reduced to 30% which is very low compared to normal 60%.

Her relatives had known about Mr. Shetty and had taken IPC treatment and is walking to Shirdi sai baba every year.

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