Women in red spread awareness on CVD
Women in red spread awareness on CVD. On the occasion of ‘Wear Red Day’ on Friday, women working at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital dressed in red,...
On the occasion of ‘Wear Red Day’ on Friday, women working at Narayana Multispeciality Hospital dressed in red, to spread awareness on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) among women.
Neeta Chowdhary, president, Air Force Wives Welfare Association, Airforce Academy, Dundigul, lit the lamp on the occasion.
Dr Shiv Kumar Reddy, consultant cardiologist, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, said, “Globally one in four women die of coronary heart diseases. In India, women with acute stress and above the age of 45, who have passed menopause, are at a high risk to cardiac related ailments. Women who are diabetic are 3 to 7 times more prone to heart diseases than men. Through this initiative ‘Wear Red Day’, we want to reach out to all women and build awareness on preventive cardiac care.”
“Heart diseases in women are found to be the leading cause of death than cancer. Women are mostly asymptomatic and thus diagnosis becomes difficult,” said Sudhaker Jadhav, facility director of the hospital.