India is in the lime light for all wrong reasons. We are one of the ‘leading’ corrupt nations. Corruption is painted boldly on the face of all our leaders and other important people. As of now, the only clean persons are the beggars and ordinary folk on daily wages.
And now WHO reports that by 2015, 60% of all the heart patients of the world would be living in India. Of them 40% would belong to the age group less than 40. That’s a terrifying news indeed, isn’t it?.
What are the reasons for heart problems in human beings?
We undergo tremendous stress and strain. due to various kinds of down to earth difficulties, the chief being financial worry. Domestic disharmony perhaps comes next. Whatever it is, the doctors during a recent seminar conveyed that we need to take life easy and not weep over the predicaments we come a cross now and then. Humans, especially those living in cities, go nuts for nothing, according to the medicos. You know tension could kill you or make you walking skeletons !
How lucky the animals are, particularly our pet dogs. Although they too have a heart each, they don’t suffer from heart diseases. Pet dogs don’t have heart attacks because they have no burden of any kind that would affect their heart. They develop the same diseases as we human beings do except leprosy. But heart attack, no. They don’t experience stress of any kind.
One method to get over our tension arising out of worries is to take to hard drinks. A few pegs down your throat around7.30 p.m.you become a different man, a care free man. Nothing would trouble you. then. The Stress would stand far away and not bother you at all. You may even dance and come home dancing all the way and face an angry wife. But by then you couldn’t care less about anything. Nor are you expected to give an explanation to your wife as to why you over drank. And you hit the bed straightway without dinner.
Once you get addicted to drinking, doctors tell you to stop drinking because drinking is bad for health. What happens then to this fellow Mr. Stress? I think we should let Mr. Stress and Mr. Drink fight it out between themselves and let us know who we should vote for.
You would think that the villagers are relatively free from stress and strain. A village life is an easy going life. No, no friend. They are possibly subject to heavier stress than the city population. You see, they take heavy loan from banks and if there is a crop failure or recession and what not, they would suffer heavy loss and would be unable to pay back the loan. They then would spend sleepless nights or decide to kill themselves.
Some farmers have vowed never to let their male children take to agriculture which has driven many farmers to suicide. If nobody takes to agriculture, who is going to produce food grains for us? The government needs to take notice of this kind of thinking and do something about it so that a farmer’s sons continue to stay on in the village instead of migrating to the cities. Even now, our towns and cities are over crowded due to influx of the villagers. Once again the Government has to do something to confine the villagers to the village boundary only. We have digressed too much. Now back to the heart problem.
While the doctors have advised us to go easy and to take life easy, they don’t tell us how to do it. Do we contain it with some kind of medicine or some other action?
One mantra is to sing a song daily which should go like this, “Take it easy brother, take it easy, that’s the best policy, take it easy, I say again, take it easy.” You know singing is very relaxing and would put you in a happy mood.. Once you sing this song at least every hour, you would not be troubled with any stress conundrum. If your boss ticks you off for singing the ‘Take it easy’ serenade, tell him most amiably, “Take it easy, Sir. Life is not all that heavy and stressful. Take it Easy, Sir. You won’t have any heart complications then. Okay Sir?”.