With the second-largest population in the world, India is home to over 1.3 billion people. But are we a healthy population? Do we prioritise healthcare and are proactive with preventive healthcare? 1 in every 10 Indian suffers from a non-communicable disease mainly due to poor lifestyle choices, physical inactivity, uncontrolled stress, unhealthy diet, and environmental conditions. Non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension are responsible for 2 out of every 4 deaths in India. Research also suggests that unhealthy eating patterns alone are a risk factor in one in five global deaths, raising the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure immensely.
Close to 60 to 70 million people in the country suffer from common and severe mental health disorders that have a lasting impact on their lives. India is the world’s suicide capital with over 2.6 lakh cases of suicide happening each year. Both physical and mental health needs to be identified and treated promptly. Healthcare is a basic human right and must be accessible and affordable to all. This year “World Health Day” focuses on the theme “Building a fairer, healthier world”. Let us eliminate inequalities, fight discrimination based on gender, race, caste, or creed and bring people together to build fairer and healthier communities.
Healthy living tips
The first step toward preventive healthcare is to choose to live a healthier lifestyle. This not only lowers your chances of contracting multiple chronic illnesses, but it also increases your chances of living a long life. Here are a few things you can do every day to improve your health:
Have a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and consume a balanced diet to fulfil your body’s nutritional needs. Stay away from fad diets as they may deplete you of certain nutrients.
A physically active lifestyle can aid in the prevention of a variety of health issues, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Aim for consistency in your exercise routine and gradually increase the amount and intensity.
Regular health screenings are important and essential to help detect diseases early. Age-appropriate tests based on any symptoms, risk factors or family history help detect chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc and start prompt treatment.
Stay socially active
Staying connected with your family and friends, colleagues, your classmates, joining a hobby class, or volunteering helps you build a sense of community and boosts your overall happiness.
Manage safety risks
Take the required safety precautions to safeguard your and your family’s life. Drive within the speed limits, avoid distractions, don’t drink and drive, wear a seat belt or a helmet as required and wear appropriate equipment during an adventure sports too.
Maintain good dental hygiene
Brushing twice daily and flossing regularly protect your teeth from decay and keeps your gums healthy. The inflammation in the gums may lead to heart disease, breathing problems and other health risks.
Quit Smoking and drinking
Smoking harms nearly every organ in your body, and is a leading preventable cause of death. By quitting, you can reduce your chances of serious health problems like heart disease and various cancers. Excessive use of alcohol has harmful effects on your liver and is also linked to various cancers.
Immunizations are a key way to stay healthy and ward off many life-threatening illnesses. Talk to your paediatrician about the recommended vaccine schedule for your child and also ask your doctor about essential adult immunizations.
Aim to sleep between seven to nine hours a night to optimize the amount of deep, restorative sleep you get. Maintain a regular sleep schedule, and minimize distractions like screens, caffeine, or noise before bedtime.
Manage stress better
Stress is a part of everyone’s life nowadays due to professional deadlines, multi-tasking and managing various responsibilities. Meditate daily, maintain a journal or take up a hobby you enjoy to reduce your stress levels.
Why choose Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital has been voted as Mumbai & Western India’s no. 1 Multispeciality Hospital for 5 consecutive years. We are proud of our team for scaling these heights and promise to continue delivering world-class healthcare services each day. Our team is at the forefront of research and adapts to the most advanced medical technologies. We believe that healthcare systems become more efficient and accessible as a result of digitization. Our hospital is driven by advanced surgical procedures, minimally invasive techniques, robotics, high-end imaging, and superior diagnostic methods to facilitate high-quality healthcare services for our patients. Our specialists are highly trained, experienced and offer expertise that match international standards.
Equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, innovative technologies, and a multi-disciplinary care approach our team offers specialised treatment to children, women, and the elderly. Our Centre for Cancer offers a range of therapies, medication as well as conventional and minimally invasive surgical support for patients suffering from various cancers. We help detect, diagnose and manage minor health problems as well as the most serious health conditions.
Some important healthcare statistics at our hospital:
- Centre for Cardiac Sciences
7850+ Cardiac surgeries
- Centre For Cancer
12,298 complex cancer surgeries
- Centre for Bone & Joint
1960+ Joint Replacement Surgeries
1902+ Spine surgeries
- Centre for Neurosciences
1373+ Brain tumour surgeries
Your health is important to us. With over 750 beds, 180 ICU beds, 15 Centres of Excellence, 140+ OPD Clinics, Diagnostics & Day Care Services, Full-Time Specialist System and cutting-edge technology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is committed to your well-being. Our team is dedicated to offer comprehensive healthcare solutions to you and your family. Keeping you healthy at all times. For further information please visit: https://www.kokilabenhospital.com