JU organizes insightful session on heart health for boarders

Jambu Lochan Boys Hostel, University of Jammu, today organized an informative and interactive session on heart diseases, their causes, prevention, and treatment. Dr. Nasir Choudhary, a renowned consultant cardiologist from GMC and SSH Jammu, led the session. Prof. Lalitsen Sharma, Provost Hostels (Boys), guided this insightful event with support from Dr. Satyapriya and Dr. Nitan Sharma, the warden and resident warden, respectively.

The session aimed to educate the hostel boarders about the critical aspects of heart health, emphasizing the importance of understanding heart diseases, their risk factors, and the necessary steps to prevent and manage them effectively. 

8989Dr. Nasir Choudhary provided a comprehensive overview of heart diseases, addressing key topics such as genetic predispositions, unhealthy lifestyle choices such as poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption, chronic conditions such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity, and the importance of adopting a heart-healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. He also stressed the importance of regular physical exercise, routine health screenings to monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and effective stress management techniques like meditation and yoga.

During the interactive Q&A session, Dr. Choudhary addressed various queries from the students, providing valuable insights into the early warning signs of heart diseases and practical tips for maintaining heart health from a young age. He highlighted the importance of early intervention and regular medical check-ups in preventing severe heart conditions.

This interaction not only enhanced the students' knowledge about heart diseases but also empowered them with practical tools to lead healthier lives, as informed by Dr. Nitan Sharma. The hostel boarders expressed their gratitude for the valuable information and the opportunity to learn directly from a distinguished cardiologist.