Brampton: Canadian Newa Guthi recently organized an information session for Nepalese community members on “How to Keep Heart Healthy”.
Welcoming the main speaker of the session, Prof. Dr. Sujeeb Rajbhandari, Senior Consultant Cardiologist and Head of Cardiology Department at Sahid Gangalal National Heart Center, Nepal, Guthi’s President Prakash Pradhan expressed his pleasure to have him as the keynote person for this important info session.
Introducing the speaker, Guthi’s Vice President Uttam Makaju explained that Prof. Dr. Sujeeb Rajbhandari was not only an acclaimed senior consultant cardiologist of Nepal, but also a Professor at National Academy for Medical Science who has carried out research projects on Cardiac Electrophysiology with many articles published in medical journals.
The constellation of theory, practice, experience and research made him able to render appropriate services to patients, added Makaju.
Initiating the presentation on “How to Keep Heart Healthy”, Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari cited the data that every year ten to twelve million people die in the world because of heart related diseases which shows an alarming severity. Even in Canada, heart related deaths ranks second leading cause of death. Age, gender, smoking habit, high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, heredity, unhealthy food habit, sedentary life style are some of the causes of heart disease, said Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari.
Citing a practical example, Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari said that when we wash highly fatty meats and other stuff in our kitchen, the kitchen will be clogged because of the fat deposits in the sink pipes. In the same way, excessive fatty food consumption can block heart arteries leading to heart attack or stroke.
Discoursing on measures to keep heart healthy, Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari exhorted all to avoid smoking, limit consumption of salt, sugar and fat, watching food label while doing grocery, doing regular exercise, watching blood pressure, sugar, cholesterol level and body weight, regular health checking, following healthy food habit and so on.
At the end of the session, Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari addressed individual and topical queries put by the attendees of the session. He also expressed his thanks to Canadian Newa Guthi for providing the opportunity to connect with Nepalese community members and sharing his experiences to help keep heart healthy. Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari, who is currently in Canada, was presented with a memento by Guthis’s President Prakash Pradhan at the program.
Guthi’s General Secretary Bimal Shrestha thanked Prof. Dr. Rajbhandari for his simple , clear but very useful and meaningful presentation in Nepali language.
Mr. Shrestha mentioning “Information is Power” said that even a small information plays vital role in saving the life of any individual.
After the session, NRNA Canada’s ex president and host of Namaste Radio Anil Thapa opined the info session should be brought to larger audience group as it carries a broader gravity in terms of public health.