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Air pollution behind heart and lung diseases: Dr C N Manjunath

Mysuru, July 10:- “Air pollution is the major reason behind increasing heart and lung-related diseases,” said director of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Dr C N Manjunath.

He was speaking after inaugurating new cardiology department at Suyog Hospital at Ramakrishnanagar E&F Block here.

“According to the recent studies, air pollution is the major contributor for the increasing heart-related diseases. The change in lifestyle is causing heart diseases, kidney problems, sugar, blood pressure, and other diseases. Earlier, children used to bring their parents for treatment, but now it has become vice-versa. Diabetes can be seen among the children in the age group if 15-20, Heart attack and kidney problems are common youngsters these days. Earlier, sugar and heart problems were haunting the rich but now it affects everyone. It is due to the change in lifestyle,” he added.

“Everyone, above the age of 35, should undergo annual health check-up without fail. Medical field too has become commercial. I am happy as Suyog Hospital functions on the principle of ‘treatment first and payment later’. Along with the advancement in technology, the diseases too are increasing. We should congratulate Dr S P Yoganna for constructing 400-bed Suyog multispeciality hospital in Mysuru. May this hospital help patients of all the five districts,” Manjunath added.

Dr Yoganna requested the government of India to honour Dr Manjunath with Bharata Rathna for his contributions to the medical field.

Senior heart surgeon Dr G Rajagopal, former vice chancellor of University of Mysore Prof K S Rangappa, Prof S N Hegde, Dr Mahesh Kumar, Dr Sujata Rao, Dr Ramegowda and others were present. (MR/GK).

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