Chennai : India’s leading hospital in the field of Diabetology, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre conducted a walkathon at their Tambaram Centre. With around 100 participants from the public and their team, the one kilometre walkathon was held from Tambaram clinic to Tambaram Velachery main road (UCCO BANK). Dr. Prasanna Kumar Gupta and Dr.J. Selva Kumar-Senior Consultants at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre – Tambaram branch flagged off the event and briefly spoke about the prevention and control of hypertension along with the aftereffects of uncontrolled hypertension.
Elaborating further on the need to control the severity and long terms effects of Hypertension, Dr. Prasanna Kumar Gupta and Dr.J. Selva Kumar – Senior Consultants – Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre – Tambaram branch expressed “Hypertension has always been an extremely common co-morbid condition in diabetes, affecting approximately 20-60% of the individuals with diabetes leading to complications in all populations and occurs with increasing frequency with advancing age. Both disorders are potent independent risk factors for cardiovascular, cerebral, renal, and peripheral atherosclerotic vascular disease. Hypertension is more prevalent in diabetic men than diabetic women below 50 years of age and more common in women thereafter. One needs to be vigilant and cautious of the risk factors of hypertension in most countries like diabetes mellitus, obesity, sedentary behaviour, alcohol, higher social class, salt intake and smoking etc.. Timely diagnosis, medication , regular check-ups, proper diet and healthy lifestyle needs to be on top priority for countering Hypertension.”
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre – Tambaram branch is located at Kalidasan Street in East Tambaram and has all facilities for treatment and diagnosis of top class Diabetes care and management.