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22nd January 2017
 
Walk with Your Doc: Doctors should be role models for their patients

Doctors often neglect their health because of the increasing demands of their profession. There is a general perception among the public that doctors are never ill. But, this is not true. The medical profession by itself is a health hazard. Lack of exercise, poor sleep quality or sleep deprivation, work-related stress are potential health risks of the medical profession.
 
"Charity begins at home" is a well-known phrase. Doctors should also take care of their own health. This is important not only for themselves but for their patients too.
 
To keep themselves healthy, doctors should walk 80 minutes each day, brisk walk 80 minutes a week and walk with a speed of 80 steps per minute. Walk in the sun as most doctors are vitamin D deficient.
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BP mismatch between arms signals risk

Patients with hypertension who have more than 10 mmHg digit differences in blood pressure between arms may be at risk for cardiovascular events and premature death

New Delhi, Jan 21, 2017: A recent study at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital measured blood pressure - in both arms-of 3,400 participants age 40 or older with no signs of CVD. The results showed average arm-to-arm difference of approximately 5 points in systolic blood pressure (the first number in a BP reading). About 10% of the subjects had differences of 10 or more points in the same. 

The subjects were followed for the next 13 years; people with arm-to-arm mismatch of 10 points or more were 38% more likely to have had a heart attack, stroke, or a related cardiovascular problem.
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