Monday, August 4, 2014

"Second Heart" - Book Review

"Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardners"
                                                            - William Shakespeare

Yes, it's the hope or love whatever we can say, it is the only thing which keeps our soul and body healthier. We may came across many books that of various genres, but this book "Second Heart" written in a way which spread the awareness about our second heart(Kidney) with heart touching stories as mentioned in it's subtitle, "First Heart beats for Love; Second Heart beats for Life".

Dr.Sandeep G.Huilgol, Nephrologist from Bengaluru, wanted to spread awareness about the importance of kidney to our people, he met Santhosh Avvannavar, who started his career as a consultant and softskills trainer and author of books like "Adhuri Prem Kahaniya","Dear Wife, Your Husband is not a Superhero", "Get a job WITHOUT an interview", to pen down his idea. Santhosh gave structure to Sandeep's thoughts and they came up with "Second Heart" which encompasses of five fictional non-interrelated stories that attempts a non-technical handling of a Kidney diseases.

With one of the authors of "Second Heart", Santhosh Avvannavar

 Statistically to say about 10 percent of the India's general population experience some kind of kidney failure. It will found in the common people who have more stress, using painkillers, addicted to smoking, alcohol and drugs. Some kind of kidney failure can be cured, some cannot and even some for some kind of kidney failure there are no symptoms and it can be found only at matured stage.

These stories were partly based on factual stories through author's experience. Even I like all the stories in this book very much, Chapter 3 attracts me alot. At the end of the each story, there is a Doctor's note which explains the kidney disease mentioned in that story, in brief. These stories explains the various common symptoms which found in many people that leads to the kidney disease with a touch of love, romance and tragedy. These stories were great alert call to everyone. Who knows, we may also fall under those 10% of people I mentioned above. So, we should be aware and be concern on our health, because "Sound mind lives in sound body".              

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