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Bone Marrow Transplantation in India

A successful bone marrow transplant surgery requires conjoint efforts of the whole team of expert doctors, surgeons, nurses and subordinate staff. It also requires an active participation of family members of the patient in order to give him a strong psychological support.

For a patient traveling abroad to India, what is required from the patient’s end is a meticulous preparation and knowledge of the various aspects of undergoing bone marrow transplantation in India.
Here are a few important things you should know about getting bone marrow transplant in India:
1.Preparing for your bone marrow transplant surgery in India
(a)Knowing about different types of Bone Marrow Transplants
The different types of bone marrow transplants that your surgeon would advice are:
-Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant procedure – In autologous bonetransplant, the immature bone marrow cells are taken out from the patient himself. The patient then receives high dose chemo or radiation therapy. Post radiation ther…

10 Simple Strategies To Keep Your Heart Healthy!

A healthy heart paves way for a healthy life. There are many ways by which you can prevent heart disease. 
Although there are certain risk factors which cannot be changed such as age, family history etc that lead to heart disease, yet there are ways which can ensure a healthy heart and thus a healthy life.
Here are top 10 strategies that can keep your heart healthy:


1.Quit Smoking – Cigarette smoking brings with it many health hazards. The chemicals in cigarette narrow the arteries or lead to atherosclerosis. The nicotine present in the cigarette leads to narrowing of blood vessels and increase in heart rate and blood pressure. However, when you quit smoking, you start getting rewards of stopping smoking right away and your chances of getting heart disease drop dramatically within a year.
2.Workout for 30 minutes every day – Physical activity plays a great role in keeping heart diseases at bay. It not only controls your weight but also minimizes putting any undue strain on the heart suc…

Knee Replacement in Obese People

A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery says that obese people face more risks when it is matter of total knee replacement and have more chances of requiring a revision knee surgery than other patients. Obesity and Osteoarthritis It is a well known fact that one of the most common indications for knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis.
Extra weight puts extra strain on the knee joint which causes osteoarthritis, which has no cure.. Osteoarthritis is caused by the inflammation and wearing down of cartilage in the knee joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, with millions of people around the world suffering from it. Since it is a progressive disease, a lot of people eventually get to the point where knee replacement is the only solution left. Knee replacement, also known as Total Knee Replacement surgery is the procedure which involves resurfacing of the knee bones- femur, tibia and patella and the cartilage between them is replaced with…

Knee replacement surgery in India - Few important points to help you understand & plan your surgery

Planning for knee replacement surgery
What causes knee pain? The knee is the most used and therefore stressed joint in the body. The common causes of pain in the knee are injury, arthritis and infection.
Is there a cure? This depends entirely on the nature of the problem. Sometimes knee pain can be treated through rehabilitation, and if the problem still persists or if very severe, surgery may be required. It is important to consult a doctor for proper advice as soon as the symptoms are evident.
What is Total Knee Replacement? Knee Replacement surgery is a procedure in which the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants. Precision instruments are used to remove and replace damaged parts of the bone with implants. The surface of the femur is replaced with a rounded metal component that matches closely the curve of your natural bone. And the surface of the tibia/leg bone is substituted with a smooth plastic component.


How to tell if you need a knee …

How to become a Yummy Mummy – Get a Mommy Makeover Specials package this Christmas Holidays!

Are you among those mums who now feel they are too old to have those oomph looks?

OR Are you among those mums who are young at heart and ever want to remain a Yummy Mummy?
No matter among which type of Mum you are, strict dietary regime or rigorous exercise sessions that you may have followed to control the extra fat deposits at unwanted areas, pregnancy does take its toll on a woman’s body. Fat deposits on flanks, thighs and buttocks, sagging breasts and slack muscles on tummy that doesn’t budge are some of the common problems cited by most mums. For gaining that sculpted looks of 20-30s, plastic surgery after child birth can help resolve many issues that cannot be addressed by diet and exercise alone.


Mommy makeover plastic surgery procedures are comprehensively chosen plastic surgery procedures that have been proved to be highly effective in bringing back the pre-pregnancy looks in many women. Mommy makeovers comprise procedures such as breast augmentation or reduction with a lift, li…

If you are considering to go under knife for Large Volume Liposuction, Think India!

Large Volume Liposuction? Think India!
If you are among those who are considering to go under the knife for large volume liposuction, but are skeptical about the results and efficacy of the procedure, this post tries to help you frame your own questions and seek their solutions. Though with modern technology and highly advanced equipment, large volume liposuction is now no more left a difficult task, but you should educate yourself adequately to understand the science and technology that will make the surgery happen, its benefits and possible risks which come along with it.
Before knowing about different liposuction procedures, one needs to understand the term - “large volume liposuction”. The term, “large volume liposuction” is an arbitrary term used in plastic surgery literature. Most plastic surgeons refer to more than 5 L of total volume removal (fat plus wetting solution) from patient as large volume liposuction.
With removal of fat, there is removal of blood and body fluids al…