His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa deputised Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Mutawa to open Aster DM Healthcare that offers health services at reasonable prices and high quality.
"In the UAE we live in a cleaner environment with less risk of infections and diseases," said Dr Paulson Chalissery Joseph, a general medicine specialist at Aster Clinic in Dubai. "This also subjects us to low immunity levels."
Dr Joseph said the most common waterborne disease was diarrhoea, which is attributable to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation.
"As it is monsoon season in countries like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh, the major infections and diseases are waterborne."
Vitamin D helps reduce the risk of breast cancer, colon and prostate cancer, heart diseases, depression and weight gain.
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Taking informed health decisions help in understanding cardiac risks, and keeping the heart young and healthy
Almost one in every seven people living in the UAE is overweight or obese, according to recent statistics. The reasons for the alarming state of affairs are the usual ones: easy access to fast/unhealthy food, smoking, and lack of regular exercise. Residents of the UAE are not optimally managing chronic diseases and living busy and stressful lives that lead to poor health statistics. A large population is living with diabetes, hypertensive heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and congenial heart disease. Even though lifelong medications are available to offset some of the risks, in essence such lifestyle diseases hamper healthy and comfortable living.