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Life Story Risabh Puri (Author & Entrepreneur)

Risabh Puri And the last in the league came in the form of avascular necrosis (the death of bone tissue because of the lack of the blood supply), diagnosed after he had a car accident when he was 27. Hip replacement followed suit. A life completely in the hands of doctors and nurses, isn’t it? But all this couldn’t blow out the positive spirit inside Risabh Puri, a well-known entrepreneur and author. Born in Chandigarh, Risabh is a Punjabi-Hindu. He was taken to Nigeria by his mother when he was six months old. His father Harish Puri was engaged in business there. He also had a younger sister. The fondness to travel seems to have blended into Risabh’s blood from his child hood itself. Today, he travels extensively between Chandigarh, Dubai and Singapore for both his business trips as well as to take care of his health. Every quarter of the year, he visits India for the fol low up of his heart and Singapore, for his hips. It seemed that peace returned to Risabh’s life after the heart surgery when he was 18. He went back to Africa and spent on

Risabh’s LDL cholesterol range is around 650 mg/dL and total cholesterol at 730 mg/dL. To bring it under 200, he takes an expensive treatment at USA and travels there in every two months. He says that it is not a hereditary disease.

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almost 9 months of a healthy, beautiful life. Then it was diagnosed that he had block in his arteries and had to undergo a bypass surgery. “My arteries are a little bit thin and my legs, arms are not as bul ky as it should have been. My heart is very small in size. My valves were specially made for me as they had no size fit for me,” he adds an element of humour to his condition. Risabh’s LDL cholesterol range is around 650 mg/dL and total cholesterol at 730 mg/dL. To bring it under 200, he takes an expensive treatment at USA and travels there in every two months. He says that it is not a hereditary disease. “My father had mild cholesterol and my mother had the same. It just got infused. That is not very common. The reason for hyperlipidemia is genetic.” Unfortunately, all his treatments cannot be done at India. Some of them are not available in India and some are very expensive. “I’ve began taking insulin shots called PSSCT 9, which is not available in India and is very expensive. It costs around $550 for a single shot and I have to take three. The medicine helps to lower the cholesterol rates to 200 and lasts for almost a couple of months before it shoots up again,” adds him. Tal king about the accident occurred when he was 27, he points out that it just triggered the pain in his right hip. His uncle was also hospitalised at the same time and so there was a lot of running around. There were days he had to drive around 150- 200 km on a single day. Lack of rest increased the pain. When he reached back Nigeria in November 2014, he couldn’t even put his feet on the ground. “The pain was so severe that I couldn’t wal k. I was carried to a local doctor there. He asked me to get an MRI done which confirmed avascular necrosis and I was bed-ridden followed by it. I used to go Florida, USA for stem cells treatment where they

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