Stress, Smoking making border residents prone to heart diseases

Jammu, November 30: According to the head of the department of cardiology at the Government Medical College and Super-specialty Hospital in Jammu, Dr Sushil Sharma, the people living in the border areas of the state are gradually falling prey to heart disease. This is turning the border belt into a heart disease-prone zone.

He explains that Displacement after repeated intervals due to firing and shelling on the border is the main cause of tension-gripped lives of the inhabitants of border areas.They become helpless and are always remained gripped with tension owing to which they turn to brisk smoking, the widely known course to ease their tension.

“Residents of this belt are becoming chain smokers due to prevailing tension in their respective areas, which is the main cause of high blood pressure,” the doctor said.

He added that Smoking is bad not only for the heart, but for other organs as well.

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