Continental Hospitals organize “free” awareness session on ‘Syncope’
Hyderabad, February 20th, 2021: Continental Hospitals, one of the leading healthcare providers in the city today organized a ‘free’ awareness and management session to help patients and their family members overcome ‘Syncope’, an ailment that leads to a sudden loss of consciousness due to drop in blood flow to the brain. Many times, victims are not aware of this condition and even ignore it, leading to a more dangerous situation with time.
Named “Khayal Aapka”, which means ‘We Care For You’, this awareness session was conducted by Dr. Jayakeerthi Y Rao, Consultant Cardiologist & Electrophysiologist, who helped participants to understand personal problems associated with this ailment, especially among the aged population, who could be at a higher risk of getting adversely impacted.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Jayakeerthi Y Rao said, “We at Continental Hospitals through Khayal Aapka sessions encourage people to discuss their fears and troubles, and counsel them on what they can do to overcome complex problems. Today we discussed on syncope as a common condition that affects 3% of men and 3.5% of women at some point in life. Syncope is more common as you get older and affects up to 6% of people over age 75. The condition can occur at any age and happens in people with and without other medical problems.”
“Continental Hospitals is committed to not just treating the sick, but also to the wellbeing of the society. The hospital has strived to keep patients and their family members informed of the challenges ailments throw at them and how to mitigate them with or without hospital care. In addition to holding this free counseling session for participants, Continental Hospitals is offering exclusive discounts to people who intend to undergo preventive health checkups. Such sessions help family members of patients to understand better means of tackling with problems associated when a patient is around them at home,” added Dr. Riyaz Khan, CEO, Continental Hospitals.
Earlier, Dr. Shilpa Aralikar, General Physician held a session on tackling stress during the Covid-19 pandemic; while Dr. Anuradha Reddy, Nutrition & Wellness Expert held a session on “how to boost immunity” in the past; and that was preceded by Dr. Pradeep Simha Karur, Consultant Pulmonologist held an awareness session on “way forward in this pandemic”. Continental Hospitals will continue to hold more such meets to enhance awareness among patients and their family members.