ICMR to analyze health records of Mahatma Gandhi
It may appear that Mahatma Gandhi, lean in physique and active in demeanor, was fit as a fiddle; but not many know he reeled under high blood pressure (BP). Gandhiji often used to fast, sometimes for periods stretching to 21 days, as a mark of rebellion in the tense political climate of the pre-independence era. At one such time, his blood pressure shot up to 180/110 mg/dL on the third day of his fast, says a note written by Sushila Nayar, former Health Minister,
To continue reading this article
Continue reading your article with a eMediNexus account.