Tuesday, 17 September, 2019

Diwali not so happy for heart, diabetic patients

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Diwali, the festival of lights, is meant for feasting, bursting crackers and enjoying with the family, but doctors warn that patients suffering from lung and heart diseases, hypertension and diabetes need to exercise caution as their condition might worsen. Highly saturated food like sweets consumed during this period can increase cardiac problems and aggravate health issues in people with hypertension and diabetes. “Post-Diwali, heart patients and people suffering from hypertension, diabetes and breathing problems queue up in the hospitals as they do not abide by the precautions prescribed by doctors during such time.” Purshotam Lal, chairman of Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute, told IANS.

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