Major Events 2023-24

Calcutta Chamber of Commerce
  • Calender March 31, 2024
    Good Health for All - Alzheimer's Diabetes & Knee Problems View More ❯
  • Calender March 20, 2024
    Celebrating International Women's Day - Women of Valor - Quiet Power, Loud Impact to Honour View More ❯
  • Calender February 24, 2024
    Chamber-led Initiatives : Connecting Academia and Industry through Internship View More ❯
  • Calender February 22, 2024
    Furthering Trade Ties Between Indian and Germany View More ❯

March 31, 2024

Good Health for All - Alzheimer's Diabetes & Knee Problems

Eminent speakers were Dr. Shuvendu Sen, Eminent Physician, Alzheimer's Disease, Dr. Ramendu Homchaudhuri, Orthopaedician & Knee Replacement Expert & Thalassemia Rotary Ambassador and Dr. Bijay Patni, Senior Consultant Diabetologist.

Dr.Bijay Patni, Senior Consultant Diabetologist mentioned various types of diabetes are affecting large section of Indian population due to fast changing lifestyle of Indian population including youths and children.

Early diagnosis and treatment can help in better health management for any person. Causes of diabetes are damaged metabolism resulting in damage of vital organs. Dr. Patni indicated diabetes remission is not a cure because it isn't permanent. Damaged beta cells and underlying genetic factors contribute to the person's susceptibility to diabetes which remain intact. The disease process reasserts itself over period of time and continued destruction of the beta cells ensues. Diabetes is a progressive disease and it can worsen over time.

Weight reduction is the key behind both remission and reversal of diabetes. A very low-0calorie diet, carbohydrate restricted diet and exercise can help in diabetes remission and reversal. Patni suggested regular physical exercise, eating of normal home cooked traditional food in moderation.

Dr. Ramendu Homechaudhury, Orthopedician & Knee Replacement Expert & Thalassemia Rotary Ambassador spoke on osteoarthritis and thalassemia. Dr. Homchaudhury mentioned exposure to sunlight is good for bone health. He indicated there is need to spread awareness on various bone health issues as well as early diagnosis so that corrective measures can be initiated at early stage. Dr. Homechaudhury called for need to promote wide spread awareness on thalassemia. Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the production of haemoglobin and red blood cells. It is passed down from one or both parents through their genes. Dr. Homchaudhury called for pre-marriage/pre-sex screening of both partners to identify whether any of the partner is thalassemia carrier. Dr. Homchaudhury suggested if both partners are thalassemia carrier then giving birth of child should be avoided.

Keynote speaker of the seminar was Dr. Shuvendu Sen, MD, Vice Chair, Professor of Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, USA who spoke on Alzheimer's disease affecting wide section of population across the planet Earth but no cure is available at this point in time. Dr. Sen stressed due care must be taken by caregivers so that Dignity of Alzheimer patients should not be undermined during management of the Alzheimer patients. Dr. Sen mentioned brain's response system is very complex. Dr. Sen's prescription to manage Alzheimer patients and fight Alzheimer : Music, Movement and Meditation. Dr. Sen suggested everyone should try to lead proactive lifestyle every day as well as sleep good amount of time to relax and rejuvenate biological body and spend in nature.