Thursday, November 28, 2013

“I took hookah just once. I was enticed by my friends”

“I took hookah just once. I was enticed by my friends”

The other day I was interacting with a group of post graduate dental students, posted with me.

They were examining a 22 year old young boy who had come with cancer phobia as he had smoked for 3 years now. While talking to the boy I casually asked him when and why did he start taking tobacco smoke. 
He replied that he was invited to an evening party by his friends. And everyone was smoking or drinking and it was like if “I have to be in the group with the friends I had to accept it. Now I am taking it regularly”.

After the boy left, I causally asked the students what they had to say about why the young students start tobacco. What this young girl student said is something I would like to share.

She was invited to a party by her friends. The place was exotic and lot of fun games were there. There was a hookah corner and alcohol corner as well. It was a fashion to smoke, free for all girls or boys. She had never smoked earlier, She told me “Sir, I took hookah just once. I was enticed by my friends.”

I asked – “Why did you not tell them that you will not smoke.”

She said – “the environment and excitement was so much that I just took it.”

I thought - the environment and excitement - peer pressure!

She went on to say that there were more friends who also smoked for the first time on that day and since then they are into the habit.

I said – “you were aware that tobacco and alcohol is bad. You have been told this umpteen times by your parents, teachers etc. You are educated. What was that forced you to break all the promises made to your teachers and parent. Could you have avoided this situation.”

She said –“It was like, I just could not think. I was blind with excitement and was forced into it. Next day, I narrated this to my parents and since then I have not been to any such parties.”

I was wondering. I am a father of a teen daughter. She is growing up. What should I do if she asks me permission to go for a party with her friends?  Should I be a modern father, or a conservative outdated father! If I do give her permission to go, what instructions should I give her so that she can resist such a trap? The momentary excitement and life-long guilt!
I am looking out for answers. Can anyone please guide me?

Dr. Pawan Gupta M.Ch.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

25 Benefits of Walking

  • Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 percent.
  • Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 percent.
  • Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.
  • Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke.
  • Women who walk have a 20 percent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of getting colon cancer.
  • Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 percent.
  • The human body works better when we walk. The body resists diseases better when we walk, and the body heals faster when we walk.
  • We don't have to walk a lot. Thirty minutes a day has a huge impact on our health.
  • Men who walk thirty minutes a day have a significantly lower level of prostate cancer. Men who walk regularly have a 60 percent lower risk of colon cancer.
  • For men with prostate cancer, studies have shown that walkers have a 46 percent lower mortality rate.
  • Walking also helps prevent depression, and people who walk regularly are more likely to see improvements in their depression.
  • In one study, people who walked and took medication scored twice as well in 30 days as the women who only took the medication. Another study showed that depressed people who walked regularly had a significantly higher level of not being depressed in a year compared to depressed people who did not walk. The body generates endorphins when we walk. Endorphins help us feel good.
  • Walking strengthens the heart. Walking strengthens bones.
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals. Healthy eating is important but dieting can trigger negative neurochemicals and can be hard to do.
  • Walking generates positive neurochemicals. People look forward to walking and enjoy walking.
  • And research shows that fit beats fat for many people. Walking half an hour a day has health benefits that exceed the benefits of losing 20 pounds.
  • When we walk every day, our bodies are healthier and stronger. A single 30 minute walk can reduce blood pressure by five points for over 20 hours.
  • Walking reduces the risk of blood clots in your legs.
  • People who walk regularly have much lower risk of deep vein thrombosis.
  • People who walk are less likely to catch colds, and when people get colds, walkers have a 46 percent shorter symptom time from their colds.
  • Walking improves the health of our blood, as well. Walking is a good boost of high density cholesterol and people with high levels of HDL are less likely to have heart attacks and stroke.
  • Walking significantly diminishes the risk of hip fracture and the need for gallstone surgery is 20 to 31 percent lower for walkers.
  • Walking is the right thing to do. The best news is that the 30 minutes doesn't have to be done in one lump of time. Two 15 minute walks achieve the same goals. Three 10 minute walks achieve most of those goals.
  • We can walk 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes at night and achieve our walking goals.
  • Walking feels good. It helps the body heal. It keeps the body healthy. It improves our biological health, our physical health, our psychosocial health, and helps with our emotional health. Walking can literally add years entire years to your life.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

2013-11-24 Cancer Awaraness Programme at Bihari Colony, Ghaziabad

Cancer Awareness Program held on 24th November 2013 at Bihari Nagar, Navyug Market, Ghaziabad.

Above program conducted by the following doctors.
1.     Lady Dr. Vani Puri (MD Onco.) explained & shown the clipping on screen regarding the early symptoms of Breast & Cervix Cancer.
2.     Lady Dr. Veena Mittal (Gynea) also educate the ladies regarding restore courage Cancer is Curable at early stage.
3.     Dr. Narendra Bansal (Naturopath) elaborate regarding the healthy life style & prevent the disease by nutrition diet, weight control, yoga & walking.
4.     The program was conducted by our National Secretary Sh. Suresh Prakash explaining the objective, aims & achievement of our NGO I CAN WIN Association.
About 100/125 ladies attended the program arranged by Sh. Anil Agarwal our joint secretary & active member of Vaish Samaj Ghaziabad. The program ended by the tea & snacks at about 5.30 pm.


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