Period, let it be #PeriodPride

In India every function, occasion or festival usually has many rituals attached to it. Such rituals sometimes seem logical, but mostly they feel illogical and are blindly followed by many people. Be it birth, death, marriage or any festival, many rituals are followed in India. Even menstruation has many rituals attached to it, somewhere, it’s beginning is followed by a celebration, somewhere by isolation and somewhere there is not even a slight discussion.

Menstruation used to be a big hush-hush topic and still it is in many parts of India. But times are changing and so is the mind-set of people, still there is a long way to go. In rural India, Continue reading

No safe zone

For every person in this world, his home in the safest place to live in. Whether one lives in a hut or a palace, the confines of the four walls of the house provide a sense of belongingness, safety and security. When I started my career, I moved to a new city, far away from my parents and far away from my hometown.

The language, the food, the culture and above all the people were different, still the new city accepted me with both hands. It felt like home away from home. Coming home late from office using public transport, it never felt unsafe. Continue reading

Bariatric surgery and its effects on kidneys

Bariatric surgery. Have you heard about Bariatric surgery? It is a weight loss surgery which is achieved by decreasing the stomach size with a gastric band or by removing a portion of the stomach or by resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch. You might have heard about liposuction, which is a cosmetic procedure for the removal of small amounts of unwanted body fat. Liposuction is not a weight loss operation, however, bariatric surgery can achieve a lasting weight loss for the treatment of morbid obesity. For patients having BMI greater than 35, bariatric surgery is the best option for weight loss.

In today’s world, people’s lifestyles have become sedentary. Most of the strenuous works are done by machines, people working in government offices, IT professionals; they are required to sit for long duration and don’t do much physical activity. Even housewives who don’t do much household chores; they also lead a sedentary life. In all such cases, when people don’t do much physical activity and even don’t pay attention towards exercising, overweight and obesity become a major issue. Not exercising and unhealthy eating is quite prevalent in today’s time.

Overweight and obesity don’t come alone, they lead to many other medical problems. Everyone wants to have a healthy and medically fit body, still obesity is a big problem in today’s world. Obesity is becoming a problem even among the younger generation. There are many ways to reduce weight, exercise and healthy diet are very important for a sound body and mind. But, junk food, unhealthy eating habits, improper sleep patterns and sedentary lifestyle are playing havoc with people’s lives. Still the fact is

Wherever there is evil, there is good. Wherever there is a problem, there is a solution to that problem.

Similarly, almost all medical problems have some medicine or surgery for their treatment. There has been tremendous development in the field of medical science, now there are cures and medicines for almost every ailment. In earlier times people used to die even due to diseases like malaria, cholera, pneumonia etc . Now the scenario has changed completely. In the same way, even overweight and obesity have weight loss treatments.

Weight loss surgery can improve or eliminate diabetes related kidney disease in obese diabetic patients. The improper control of blood sugar increases the risk of kidney disease or damage known as diabetic nephropathy. According to research, bariatric surgery had better than expected results on the kidney problems. Studies have shown that such surgeries cause a long-term weight loss, recovery from diabetes, improvement in cardiovascular risk factors and reduction in mortality rate.

Manipal hospital is a renowned name in providing high quality medical facilities. I myself have undergone various treatments at Manipal hospital and even delivered my first baby there. It provides solutions to weight loss surgery in Bangalore and has well-trained, experienced and dedicated team which takes care of such bariatric surgeries. One can even take online appointment for consultation, all information is available on their website.

If you are struggling against obesity and want to win the fight, then bariatric surgery is a good option for you.