Mumbai police prone to cardiac problems
Apex Hospital in Mumbai recently conducted a special health camp for a city police station and found that majority of the policemen suffered from problems of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney stone, piles and orthopedic problems. The police were also seen suffering from psychological problems.
Altogether 43 police personnel were screened for various ailments and the medical reports showed that almost 50 per cent were suffering from cardiac related problems and were suggested to undergo immediate cardiac consultation. Out of the total 23 per cent suffered from kidney stones, 20 per cent suffered from piles, 20 per cent suffered from orthopedic problems like back pain, joint pain, posture problems etc and 9 per cent suffered from psychological problems.
Dr Bhakti Bhatt, Senior Doctor and Counselor at Apex Hospital stated, “We found that apart from high BP, cholesterol, kidney stones, orthopedic problems & piles they suffer from various psychological problems. Our stressful lifestyle has increased the chances of heart diseases. Policemen should go for counseling sessions that will help them become stress free. Apex hospital is planning to conduct counseling sessions for a group of police officers after the permission from their senior authorities that will help them come out of their problems and live a healthy and fit life.”