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

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.

Is everyone’s time equally important???

You are eagerly waiting for the day and finally the day arrives. You are excited and nervous at the same time. You have a doctor’s appointment for ultrasound scan. The doctor’s time is 4pm and you reach the hospital even before the designated time, so that you are the first in the queue. As per the norms, I had to be ready with full bladder. A situation where it is quite difficult to control your calm.

The nurse collected the required paper from every patient and luckily I got the first appointment (that was my feeling at that time). For me, waiting is the worst thing to do, be it for anyone. Continue reading

Honey diet for a better health

We all know that “Health is wealth“, but in our daily busy schedules we always tend to ignore and forget our health. To do any work, our body needs energy and this energy or fuel we get from the food that we eat. If we don’t provide proper food at proper time to our body then our body will not work properly. Our body proper nutrition to keep on going.

We sleep late at night, then we get up late in the morning and leave for office in a hurry. In all these, many a times we skip breakfast. We are so engrossed Continue reading

Being a leading and successful doctor

Since childhood, Hetal wanted to be a doctor. Being born and brought up in a rich Gujrati family, she is not interested in earning lots of money, but she wants to help the poor and needy people through the noble medical profession. Her father is one of the leading doctors in Ahmedabad who is a well known physician.

Her father works in the government hospital, apart from his work hours, he spends rest of his time in the clinic adjacent to his house. He opened the clinic not for monetary benefits but to help the poor people. He doesn’t Continue reading

Complex human brain and neurologists

Suppose, one fine day you are going to your office riding on your bike (without wearing helmet) and suddenly your bike crashes with a car (trying to jump signal at the crossroad) and you are thrown few feets away from your bike after toppling many times. Or suppose, you slipped and fell down in the bathroom. Apart from small injury in the head nothing else happens to you. Then you get up early morning on the next day but you don’t remember a damn thing about yourself and others.

What will you do if such an unfortunate tragedy happens to you? You will go to the doctor but here one needs the care of specialists. Neurologists or the ones who are experienced in taking care of issues related to the brain, as in both the above instances there are injuries in the head (major or minor). In India there are many neurology clinics but there are many highly qualified and experienced neurologists in Mumbai.

One such incident happened Continue reading