Chennai, October 2017:The Fortis Malar Hospital today celebrated yet another ‘Happy Loser’s Club’ where people danced away their calories to the rhythm of Dappangkuthu. The club has been inspiring an environment and a support system for people who embarked on a path of weight loss and healthy living through bariatric surgery. The event saw people dancing to the tunes of Zumba and Kuthu in order to promote healthy living and create awareness on Bariatric Surgery. The session was inaugurated by Dr Nithya Ramamurthy,Senior Consultant Gynecologist& Obstetrician Fortis Malar Hospital.
The patients and their family participated in this energetic session in full force. Focusing on the healthy living of the people, the event aimed at offering a holistic platform for Obesity and related disorders like, Diabetes, Hyper-Cholestrolemia, Hyper tension, Infertility, Sleep Apnea and many more to keep their wellness on track.
Commenting on the Happy Loser’s Club initiative, Dr.Nithya Ramamurthy said, “Obesity has emerged as a major public health challenge in India and the prevalence of obesity is greater in urban areas, where men and women are equally affected.The risk of infertility, conception rates, miscarriage rates, and pregnancy complications are increased in women who are overweight.”
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Deepak Subramanian, Consultant Minimal Access (Gastro) & Bariatric Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital said, “A lot of the Indian population has started relying on processed foods that contain a huge percentage of trans-fat, sugars, and other unhealthy and artificial ingredients which gradually leads to obesity. Obesity is also considered as the core of many diseases. Increased weight carries significant health risks for some cancers, diabetes, heart diseases and strokes. We at Happy Losers Club started this initiative with a purpose to keep a check on the body weight and eliminate all obesity related diseases.”
Dr. Praveen Raj, Head – Department of Bariatric Surgery, (GEM Hospital & Research Centre) said, “With lifestyle disorders forcing more and more people to reel under excess body weight, even relatively younger people are seen obese. Excessive weight is associated with a series of health problems, including blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments. This club has come up to create awareness and help people to be fit and healthy”.
Fortis Gem Centre for Obesityprovides practical solutions to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight and to reverse the obesity crisis. Surgery is needed for people with BMI (body mass index) of more than 40. One can avail the Key-hole surgery which has quicker recovery period.Fortis Gem Centre for Obesityoffers a holistic approach to Obesity and its related disorders like, Diabetes, Hyper-Cholestrolemia, Hyper tension, Infertility, Sleep Apnea and many more. This Center provides the best possible combination of people, process, and technology towards the treatment of obesity and resolution for Diabetes.
About Fortis Healthcare Limited:
Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and 368 diagnostic centres.
About Fortis Malar Hospital:
Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.