Rakesh Jhunjhunwala had recently teamed up with former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and IndiGo head Aditya Ghosh to launch a new airline named Akasa Sir.
- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s death has raised concerns regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and managing diabetes and metabolic syndrome in time, especially at a time when most people are accustomed to a post-COVID, homebound way of life.
- People no longer like to step out in the heat and rain, sweat it out a little by running or jogging outdoors, and with that come a heightened risk of such disorders.
- Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was also popularly known as ‘India’s Warren Buffett’.
New Delhi: Indian business magnate, trader and investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away on Sunday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 62. The veteran stock market investor-cum-trader was suffering from multiple health problems such as kidney issues and metabolic syndrome and was being treated for a long time. The 36th richest billionaire in India had recently teamed up with former Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and IndiGo head Aditya Ghosh to launch a new airline named Akasa Sir. It took off last week and at the launch, Mr Jhunjhunwala was seen in a wheelchair. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was also popularly known as ‘India’s Warren Buffett’. His death shook the nation with businessmen like Gautam Adani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi sharing condolences on his demise.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable. Full of life, witty and insightful, he leaves behind an indelible contribution… t.co/AtkyDRUhnc
— ANI (@ANI) Aug 14, 2022
Extremely saddened by the untimely passing away of the most legendary investor that India has had. Shri Jhunjhunwal…t.co/MUZgjHGe02
— ANI (@ANI) Aug 14, 2022
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s death has raised concerns regarding the importance of maintaining a healthy weight and managing diabetes and metabolic syndrome in time, especially at a time when most people are accustomed to a post-COVID, homebound way of life. People no longer like to step out in the heat and rain, sweat it out a little by running or jogging outdoors, and with that come a heightened risk of such disorders.
Dr Ramen Goel, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospital, spoke about the demise of Mr Jhunjhunwala, renal disorders, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
“Unfortunate death of a corporate leader at the age of 62 years brings to mind the neglected focus on personal health. Though not many health details of Mr Jhunjhunwala are likely to be released, it is an established fact that 50% of renal failures are related to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Though medicines and lifestyle changes remain the mainstay of diabetes treatment, still over 50% of diabetics remain uncontrolled leading to complications like kidney failure, heart attacks, brain strokes and early death. In uncontrolled diabetics, metabolic surgery at an early stage not only helps in sugar control but also in reduction of these complications in up to 90% of patients and reduces related deaths in almost 50% diabetics,” he said.
Dr Ankur Phatarpekar, Interventional Cardiologist at Symboisis Hospital, spoke about heart diseases in people and how stress and stress-driven habits can affect health.
“Due to work from home and a sedentary lifestyle, the covid phase has been significantly more uncomfortable. Alcohol under “moderation” was thought to be protective in Europeans, but it was less so in Indians, possibly due to their binge drinking practices. Another consideration is the delayed onset of symptoms in young heart attack patients. The longer it takes to provide the information, the worse the results will be. The delay in a condition when time is a muscle is primarily due to self-diagnosis and confidence in alternative remedies – lack of health awareness and screening for basic heart disease risk factors,” said Dr Phatarpekar.
Dr Phatarpekar went on to talk about stress. Young people in India are under a lot of stress, including performance stress, urbanization stress, and lifestyle stress, all of which contribute to smoking, drinking, and unhealthy eating habits and patterns. According to research, long-term stress is connected to higher levels of blood cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar, as well as an increased risk of hypertension, which is a common risk factor for heart disease
“A healthy lifestyle would undoubtedly aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, excessive cholesterol, and hyperglycemia. Exercise and a good diet are both beneficial in preventing sickness. However, there is more to it than meets the eye, particularly with the growing number of young cardiac patients who are more aware and informed,” Dr Phatarpekar concluded.
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