Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Reclaiming core fitness.

It is not just about abs.

It is a general perception to associate core strength with a flat belly or a six pack abs. However, that is not the exact case. Core strength can be built regardless of how your mid-section looks, but a flat abdomen is an added benefit of working those core muscles.
A flat belly or six-pack abs, may be motivating goals to you, but there are so many more benefits that come from improving core strength than how your midsection looks, including improved posture, better balance, reduced back pain and easier breathing.

What are Core Muscles?
It is interesting to know that your core muscles go far beyond your abs. Core muscles form the trunk of the body, which include abdominal muscles or abs, oblique (sides), mid and lower back. They work in tandem to stabilize the body and support the spine. They are important because they not only make the body strong; core muscles support the load of movements we need every day- whether it is carrying the baby, standing for long hauls or reaching out to a shelf. If core muscles are weak, you are more prone to back pain, spinal problems, injuries etc.  

Strengthen your core and you'll firm and tone muscles in your back, sides, pelvis, abdomen, and butt that are critical for every move you make, from bending and reaching to twisting and standing. What's the difference between "regular" and "gentle" core exercises? Gentle core exercises are specially designed for people who aren't up to tackling regular core exercises, perhaps because they are out of shape, or possibly due to an injury or health problem. 

Core strength and flexibility are so important to your health. Regular exercises that gently work your core can help in the long run. A strong core improves balances and stability. Thus, helping in evading falls and injuries during sports and other activities. Core exercises are generally neglected with the performance of the usual sit-ups or pushups. However, this should not be the case as core strength reinforces all your bodily activities. Here are some reasons as to why you should focus on core fitness as well;

·         Relieves Back Pain: Research has proved that people are prone to increased risk of back injury and ache if they have weak core muscles. A weak core means lack of adequate spine support. Strengthening your core with exercise, yoga and Pilates means reducing discomfort, better mobility and support for the spine for patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. 

·         Improves Posture: A stronger core gives you better posture for sitting and standing. This also aids in reducing risk of disc herniation and vertebrae degeneration. Better posture also helps in breathing better.

·         Better Athletic Performance: Every sports or related activity relies heavily on your core strength for performance. A stronger core will give you the agility and forte needed to be a well-rounded athlete.

·         Improved Balance: Poor balance is a complicated condition, but lower body weakness, vestibular dysfunction and neurological deficits are often contributing factors. Studies have shown that dynamic balance improves as core strength increases.
·         Safer Everyday Movement: Daily mundane activities and tasks—such as maintaining balance on an icy sidewalk, carrying groceries, hoisting children and walking up a steep flight of stairs—are easier and less likely to result in an injury when you core is strong. Not only do you have better control of your muscles, but you can more easily find your center if you’re caught off-balance. In addition, being able to depend on a strong core will make it less likely that you’ll overtax other muscles.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Healthy Kidney for all !

A global health campaign is celebrated on the 2nd Thursday of March every year to commemorate the worldwide awareness of one of the most vital organ in our body – the kidneys. The world Kidney day calls our attention to occurrence of kidney ailments and health problems related to the kidneys. Initiated by the joint committee of “International Society of Nephrology and International Federation of Kidney Foundations” in the year 2006 by 66 countries. Kidney day reminds us to take care of our kidneys which regulate many vital functions in our body.
Each year a theme is set to celebrate the day and create public awareness to prevent renal ailment. This year’s theme is “Kidney Health for all”. Today, i.e. 12th March 2015 is observed as world kidney day to create awareness and prevent chronic renal diseases.

Caring for Your Kidneys
In order to get the best care and solution, you must first question yourself, am I at risk? Do I suffer from the high blood pressure? Do I have diabetes? Does my family have history of renal ailment? Am I overweight or obese? Do I smoke too much?
If your answer is yes to any of the question, you must fix an appointment with your doctor to get yourself diagnosed for any possible renal ailment. It is always deemed best if chronic kidney diseases are detected at an early stage so as to receive quick treatment. However, many a times, the signs and symptoms are either ignored or not noticeable. Hence, it is important to pay close attention to slight bodily discomfort and changes to catch kidney diseases at an early stage. Abdomen pain in the kidney area, difficulty in sleeping, alteration in the amount, frequency and appearance of the urine, nausea or vomiting, bad breath, headache, shortness of breath and high blood pressure are early signs of kidney ailment. If you are really health conscious, you should meet your doctor to avoid any delay in getting the right treatment at the right time. You would be surprised that a person with a simple kidney problem can lose up to 90% of his kidney functions without experiencing any signs or symptoms.

The 8 Golden Rules for Kidney Disease Prevention
Generally kidney ailments show no or small symptoms that are usually ignored by many. It is very important that you pay close attention to your body to avoid chronic ailments in the future. Renal disease affect the quality of life and can be fatal too. Here are 8 golden rules to help you prevent kidney problems.
  1. Stay Fit and active. Regular exercise, cycling, walking or jogging helps in reducing blood pressure which in turn reduces risk of developing chronic renal ailments.
  2. Help you kidney by monitoring and maintaining a normal blood sugar level. Regular test, check-ups and medication can help fight off the early signs of kidney problems.
  3. Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
  4. Maintain a healthy diet with optimal weight and a healthy lifestyle. Reduce intake of salt and consumption of junk or fast food.
  5. Drinks lots of fluid. Keep your body hydrated with daily consumption of at least 3 to 4 litres of water as it helps the kidneys to filters out sodium, urea and other body toxins from body which may lead to the risk of developing chronic kidney diseases.
  6. Avoid smoking or refrain from smokers or areas that are polluted with carcinogenic agents.
  7. Avoid excessive intake of over the counter pills on regular basis, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen) which may lead to serious kidney damage. Such medications may cause arthritis or back pain and put your kidneys at risk.
  8. Follow a regular check-up routine to monitor your kidney functions. This comes in handy if you have a family history of diabetes, hypertension, obese, or kidney related disease.

This year on World Kidney Day promise yourself to Prevent Kidney Disease by taking these vows:

Monday, 23 February 2015

Missing teeth ? Get low-cost Dental Implants in India

Dental Treatment in India
Do you have missing teeth, and need a cost-effective way to replace them? Get your dental implants in India! A dental implant can be best understood as an artificial "tooth root", which is planted at the site of missing tooth to be covered with crown to give a natural looking tooth.

Simply put, dental implant is a screw made of titanium, which is placed into the jawbone to replicate the root of a missing natural tooth. It gives a strong foundation where missing teeth can be placed or crowned to give a natural appearance of the teeth.
Dental Implants in India are indicated as a treatment option for individuals who need replacement of a single tooth, several teeth or all teeth. A cost effective way to replace several teeth is opting for all on 4 dental implants in India. They are a permanent set of teeth that look and feel like natural teeth. The advantage is that it requires shorter treatment time, and is cost effective. The all on 4 dental implants is an effective solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.

Dental Implant Treatment and Costs
A dental implant is the best treatment method to restore missing teeth. It is extremely competent in terms of both functionality and aesthetics. Dental Implants can be used as a regular treatment for the complete set of dental problems ranging from replacing one tooth to rehabilitation of the whole mouth.

The implant treatment is normally divided into 2 stages, with an interval of 4-6 months between the two stages:
  • The first stage involves the placement of the implant and requires one to two sittings (7-10 days stay required in India)
  • The second stage involves the placement of the artificial tooth- Crown (7 to 10 days stay required in India)

The tooth implant cost in India is much cheaper as compared to the cost of tooth implants overseas. The dental implant cost in India start from around INR 36,000 (approx. USD 600) onwards per tooth implant depending on the choice of implant used. Your case manager shall help you with case specific costs. Hence, as compared to the treatment for dental implants abroad, opting for dental treatment in India is a wiser and cheaper choice.
The cost of dental implants in India also varies with the type of tooth implant chosen. With a variety of implants available today viz. Equinox, Alpha Bio, Zimmer, Branemark, Noble Biocare, etc. the tooth implant cost in India depends upon your choice and budget. Your dentist will help you make the decision.
Best Dental Care in India
IndiCure Cares

IndiCure is extremely sensitive towards your requirements and refers you to dental clinics that offer the best dental implants in India. We encourage you to educate yourself about the procedures before any confirmations. At IndiCure, we understand the importance of every dental surgery conducted, and therefore, we treat our guests with utmost care and professionalism. For further information or a free consultation, we request you to fill in inquiry form on the website. IndiCure assures you that all arrangements for examinations, surgeries, and post-operative recuperation will be ably taken care of.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

The Gamma Knife is a radiosurgery that actually involves no knife. For many decades Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is being used to treat brain tumors and disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia without any loss of blood or use of scalpels. It is a non-invasive neurosurgical procedure which makes use of strong radiations to treat unhealthy brain tissues. Owing to the benefit the technology offers over other techniques, Gamma knife is now accepted worldwide as a preferred mode of treatment. Highly focused Radiations have no negative effect on surrounding healthy tissues, thereby making one of the safest modality to treat brain lesions. With the help of Gamma Knife surgery, even a deadly brain tumor can be operated. In this surgery, a 3-D reference frame is fastened to the patient’s head before the procedure.  As no incision to the brain is involved, risk of any kind of infection or hemorrhage is ruled out. Gamma Knife Surgery shows a new ray of hope to the patients suffering from vascular malformations, brain tumors and other functional disorders. Gamma Knife is the best option for those who face high risks in open skull surgery.

Cost of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Gamma Knife surgery is quite affordable in India as compared to other Western countries. It is also generally covered by the insurance companies all over the world. Gamma Knife Surgery’s cost is thirty to seventy percent less than that of open surgery. Not only the cost is less, gamma knife requires much shorter recovery period as compared to open surgery which is generally many months. It is a one session treatment. Cost of Gamma Knife surgery in India is affordable due to varying factors like free access to excellent medical facilities, lower rate of exchange, etc. Even though the cost is cut almost to half the quality remains the same as compared to the best hospitals across the globe. The standard of treatment and medical protocol is in sue with those of the western countries.

Post-Surgery Care
Patient feels little discomfort at the time of surgery but post-surgery he can lead quality life. As this is a one session treatment, the turnaround time is comparatively less to open surgery. The complete procedure, from the arrival to the discharge of patient, takes not more than five hours. Patient is either immediately discharged or made to stay overnight after the radiosurgery is performed on him and he can resume his routine activities within a week. Quicker recovery does away with the hidden costs of long period of stay in hospital.

Advantage over Open Surgery
According to studies, Gamma Knife Surgery has 85 percent success rate on brain tumors and other related disorders as thousands of radiation beams of size more than 0.5mm each are generated from 200 sources of cobalt-60. Radiation beam appears to be weak on its own but when they intersect and combine while targeting unhealthy cells, they become strong enough to treat the targeted area.
Gamma Knife is a non-invasive alternation to
tradition open brain surgery.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that Gamma knife surgery has proved to be highly beneficial as well as cost-efficient. Technology used as well as the quick recovery time is what is making this treatment procedure popular amongst surgeons and patients alike, provided you are a likely candidate for it.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Breast Augmentation and Lift in India – An Affordable way to get perkier breasts

Breast lift with Augmentation

Pregnancy, aging or significant weight loss can leave the skin of your breasts stretched and breast tissue with lesser volume. Breast lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can help you get uplifted breasts. However lifting breasts alone without significant volume may not give you the youthful breast contours that you might be yearning for. What you would need is a breast augmentation along with a lift in order to give your breasts a fuller and perkier appearance.

Breast Lift

breast implants cost in India

Breast implants placement

Breast lift with Augmentation – How does the surgery work?

Breast lift and Augmentation together reshape the breasts by uplifting and adding volume to the breasts. Medically known as Mastopexy, a breast lift surgery on one hand reshapes and lifts sagging breasts to give them a firm and uplifted appearance. Breast augmentation on the other hand makes the breasts look fuller with more volume thus adding bulk and perkiness to your breasts.

Performed under general anaesthesia, the procedure involves removing excess skin from around the areola and from the bottom of the breasts along with shifting of breast skin to tighten the skin envelope. The additional volume or breast implant is then added to the breasts to give them a projected appearance and for smoothing of the skin. By doing so, the nipple-areola complex is given an elevated and youthful position.

Ideal candidates for Breast lift and Augmentation?

The ideal candidates for the combined breast lift with augmentation surgery are those women who naturally have sagging breasts with lesser volume or whose breasts have sagged owing to pregnancy, nursing or aging. The combined procedure improves the size, shape and position of the breasts.

What to expect after your procedure?

After the procedure, you can expect to have a better shaped and lifted fuller breast tissue with an improved areola to give you aesthetically pleasing breasts. There would be slight soreness and discomfort initially which would be controlled with pain medication. You would also be advised to wear a medical bra for few weeks to support the newly lifted breasts. After the procedure, you can resume light daily activities in about a week however rigorous activities can only be started after few more weeks or when your doctor advises you for the same.

Why choose India for undergoing Breast procedures?

Cosmetic surgery in India has come of age and for many reasons people have been traveling to India to avail quality cosmetic surgery procedures. Be it the expertise of cosmetic surgeons or state of the art hospitals or economical treatment benefits, there are tremendous reasons which have been attracting people from all over the world to get cosmetic surgery in India.

Breast augmentation with lift surgery in India is available at some of the best plastic surgery hospitals in India at the most reasonable prices. Along with surgeons, known to be among the best plastic surgeons in the world,  getting breast procedures in India is definitely a great deal.

Why undergo Breast lift augmentation in India with IndiCure?

Breast lift augmentation is perhaps one of the most complex cosmetic surgery procedures that require a lot of finesse, sculpting and surgeon’s expertise. IndiCure associates with best cosmetic surgeons in India who are well known for their skills and quality work. Having helped hundreds of clients attain their dream makeover, IndiCure takes pride in being your most trusted medical travel planner in India.

For more information about breast lift augmentation surgery, write to us at info@indicure.com or get your appointment scheduled by the best plastic surgeons in India at +91 98184 62127 or +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at Skype@ IndiCure.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Why is India one of the best places for tummy tuck abroad?

Medical tourism cosmetic surgery

What picture comes to your mind for the place where you would like to spend your tummy tuck holidays? Or what would be the best place for you in the world where you would like to spend your cosmetic holidays for your dream makeover?

Would that be a place equipped with the most modern treatment technology or you would like to spend your plastic surgery holidays in the lap of mother nature or a blend of both? Needless to say, in this era, there are a lot of places in the world that can offer you both. However, if you are on a budget, does that seem a distant dream spending your tummy tuck holidays in an exotic place at an affordable cost?

cosmetic surgery tourism in India
Medical tourism for cosmetic surgery in God's own land!

Now that can actually be a feasible if you would like to know more about the country India which is not only reckoned among the best places but the most affordable places in the world for cosmetic surgery procedures. 

Few important reasons for Cosmetic Surgery Tourism in India 

1.       India is the place of origin of plastic surgery – The origin of Plastic surgery dates back to 600 B.C. in India when a Hindu surgeon reconstructed a nose using a piece of cheek. The Indian doctor published first of its kind book in the history of plastic surgery, Sushruta Samhita, a collection of medical text on plastic surgery. Having originated in India, plastic surgery indeed has truly come of age in India.

2.       Best plastic surgeons of the world in India - India has to its credit the expertise of some of the best plastic surgeons of the world and the most modern techniques with which the Indian surgeons have been performing the plastic and reconstructive surgeries. They perform cosmetic surgery with that finesse and skills that are necessary to carry out the most complex cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.

3.       India- the must visit destination – Since ages India has been on top of the minds of land explorers be it for natural resources or for medical treatment or for holiday trips. Every year India attracts millions of people from across the globe for its rich cultural heritage, scenic splendor and healthcare treatment. The ancient medical system Ayurveda and the exotic spas available in various parts of the country are a major reason of medical tourism to India.

4.       Affordable medical treatment at best cosmetic surgery centers in India – Cost of medical treatment and plastic surgery in India is not only affordable but is much cheaper as compared to some of the best places of the world that are known to offer quality cosmetic surgeries. For tummy tuck, the cost of tummy tuck in India is about less than a third of what it would cost in any western country. Thus getting your tummy tuck holiday in India would definitely be an economical deal.

5.       English as the second most spoken language in India – Language is a medium that can connect you to rest of the world. In order to avail cosmetic surgery in a foreign country, you need to be able to connect with the healthcare providers so as to get an unhindered treatment and care.
English is the world’s most widely used language and is being spoken by doctors and healthcare professionals at the world class hospitals in India. This not only helps break the communication barrier between foreign nationals and Indian natives but has also given Indian healthcare system a competitive edge.

6.       Confidentiality of treatment in the foreign land like India – Most of us do not like to reveal the  secret of the changed or improved appearance. Getting your cosmetic surgery done in a foreign land gives you an advantage of keeping this affair a secret and under covers. In fact, most of the people prefer to get their plastic surgery done away from their native places to keep away from the meddlesome media, thanks to the phenomenon of medical tourism- it helps them get cosmetic surgery abroad.

cosmetic surgery prices in India

Above mentioned are some of the top reasons that can make you think why India is among the best places you should spend your tummy tuck holidays at. If you would like to know more about this wonderful place and tummy tucksurgery cost in India, contact us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 98184 62127 or +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at skype@ IndiCure.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery – Advantages of non fusion surgery in patients with chronic spine pain

Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

Artificial disc replacement, a non spinal fusion surgery, is a procedure of replacing a painful disc that has been a reason of chronic back pain with an artificial disc that is structurally similar to the damaged disc. Since artificial discs share similar functions as those of natural discs i.e act as shock absorbers in the neck or back, ADR surgery provides pain relief without compromising the spine’s natural anatomical structure.  

best hospitals for spine surgery in India

Advantages of Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery over Spinal Fusion surgery

Artificial disc replacement surgery aims at reducing chronic back pain with improving mobility in the spine. ADR surgery is a new procedure and is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery. The major disadvantage of spinal fusion surgery is that it stops movement at the fused joint due to which there is accelerated movement in other joints thereby increasing the chances of degeneration of discs at the adjacent levels of the spine.

Artificial disc replacement surgery, on the other hand, replaces the worn out or degenerated disc with a mechanical devise which functions to restore motion at that level. The sophisticated artificial disc used in ADR surgery has two metallic end plates and a plastic center which is designed to help align the spine along with maintaining natural flexibility of the spine. The artificial disc thus mimics the natural spinal disc in allowing it to twist and bend even at the time when it is maintaining normal spinal position. ADR surgery can be performed on lumbar or cervical spine.

Deciding your candidacy for an ADR surgery:

You are a candidate for an ADR surgery if:

·         You have not responded well to conservative treatments like medication and physiotherapy for more than 6 months.
·         Inter-vertebral discs in lumbar or cervical spine have been a cause of your back pain
·         There is no significant nerve compression or facet joint disease
·         You are not excessively overweight
·         You don’t have any spinal deformity (scoliosis)
·         You did not have any major primary surgery

ADR is contra-indicated for those:

·         Who need multiple level spinal surgeries
·         Who have spinal instability
·         Who have severe osteoposrosis

Artificial Disc replacement surgery in India

spinal fusion surgery cost India
IndiCure stands among the most trusted names for providing high quality surgical procedures in association with best doctors in India. Being the pioneer medical tourism company in India and having served numerous clients from across the world, IndiCure takes pride in being the best medical tourism company in India offering medical procedures at the most renowned hospitals in India.

ADR surgery is performed at some of the best spine surgery hospitals in India that are of international repute and have standards similar to those of India’s western counterparts. The cost of spinal surgery in India is much affordable and cheaper than what it costs in the western countries. IndiCure offers ADR surgery at highly economical prices negotiated with the most expert spinal specialists.

To know more about ADR surgery, write in to us at info@indicure.com or call us at +91 98184 62127 or +91 93200 36777 or chat with us at Skype@Indicure.