It never occurred to me that I will write and publish a book. Today here I am, with my second book "The Balancing Act –Know Your Heart". My books are the result of my day-to-day interaction with my patients as a family physician, their anxiety and fears regarding their health problems, for the last forty years. Overall one finds that the lifestyles of different strata of society have changed a lot, along with their food habits, irrespective of the income groups that they belong to. This has resulted in an increase in Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity and its related problems and Heart Diseases in all age groups of men, women and also children. Stress at the workplace, lack of exercise, too much of partying, consumption of fast food or junk food containing lot of saturated and trans fat, alcohol, smoking, depression, obesity, problems created by one’s own behavior and nature are some of the major causes of health disorders today.
In my first book "The Balancing Act- a Win over Obesity", I have explained the causes of Obesity, the related problems on health, the various effective methods of controlling it for concerned patients and Practicing Therapists. In the second book "The Balancing Act-Know Your Heart", I have given a detailed basic information about the Heart, its functions, the risk factors leading to Heart Diseases and preventive measures. I have also tried to explain the Investigations like D-Echocardiogram, Angiography and treatments like Angioplasty and Coronary Artery Bypass in a simple step-by-step way, all in simple terminology. This I am sure, the affected persons as well as their family members will understand easily and it will give them a positive outlook to the situation. Surprisingly, I find that most of the people in this day and age, are either misinformed or unaware about the basics of health problems and precautionary and preventive measures. Everyone wants to live a ‘good life’ but should it be at the cost of a ‘healthy life’? It is now time we decide and know what is a ‘good life’. I hope my efforts in writing these books will help people to make the right choice and lead a healthy life heartily