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'Avoid advice from random influencers': Tata Memorial Hospital director tells Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath after stroke
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'Avoid advice from random influencers': Tata Memorial Hospital director tells Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath after stroke

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Feb 2024, 01:01 am

Mumbai: A director at Mumbai's Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. CS Pramesh, urged Zerodha co-founder and CEO Nithin Kamath, who recently suffered a mild stroke to ignore any advice given by “random influencers” who lack knowledge of science.

"Please avoid following advice from random influencers," Dr Pramesh wrote on X in response to the post by an entrepreneur and social media influencer advising Kamath on his health.

The influencer’s suggestions were contradicted by multiple medical professionals.

Retweeting the recommendation, Dr Pramesh wrote, "A thread that demonstrates how life-threatening social media can be... Please don't follow random 'influencers' who don't have true science to back them beyond 'Trust me, bro'."

"Zero true science to back this. Don't fall for influencers without a science background," the Tata Memorial Hospital board member added in a separate post.

Dr Krishnamoorthy, a senior cardiologist from Bengaluru, also rejected the influencer's advice.

Dr Krishnamurthy underscored the importance of work-life balance to reduce the chances of getting a stroke. "There needs to be time to relax, unwind and sleep. For all that you need spare time," he said.

The doctor's remark came after Nithin Kamath revealed on Monday that he suffered a "mild stroke" six weeks ago.

Kamath listed several possible contributing factors, including grief, inadequate sleep, exhaustion, dehydration, and excessive exercise. Currently in recovery, the Zerodha CEO may require up to six months to fully heal. His doctor has advised him to take a break to relax and destress.

"The doctor said you need to know when you need to shift the gears down a bit," Kamath said.

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