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How to avoid Heart Disease: Healthy Heart for Life

Sedentary lifestyle, stress, diabetes, obesity and many factors in the modern world have led to increase in the number people suffering from heart ailments. However, experts say that it does not actually require major changes in your lifestyle to have an effect on your heart. Even small little things can do good to your heart and can have dramatic effect.   Experts say that biggest drop in the risk for heart disease occurs when you switch from no work outs to being an active person even as little as one hour in a week. Of course, the more active you are, the better it is for your heart. But only one hour of vigorous activity in a week does make a lot of difference to your heart. Heart specialists across the world give few basic guidelines for a better healthy heart. Here are a few simple tips for preventing and conquering heart disease.   Eat fruits and Vegetables - Experts recommend that you should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables to boost

Knee Replacement Surgery - Right Time and Age?

Knee Replacement Surgery - When is the right age? Knee replacement surgery is the most commonly performed joint replacement surgeries across the world. It is the procedure to replace the damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. The most common question on the minds of people going for knee replacement is what is the right age to get the knee replacement or till when should we wait before we get the knee replaced. When should you consider knee replacement surgery? If your knee is severely deformed or damaged by arthritis or injury and you find it difficult to perform activities of daily living like walking or the pain is not going down with medications, physical therapy etc, you should consider getting a knee replacement done. The surgeon would advise you a knee replacement when: ·          Your pain in the knee is so severe that it limits everyday activities even walking, climbing stairs and even getting in and out of the chair. ·         

Advancements in Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee replacement surgery advancements Knee replacement is the most effective surgery for the treatment of advanced stage arthritis. American Academy of Orthopedic surgeons state that 90% of the patients experience dramatic reduction in pain and a remarkable improvement in performing activities of daily living after knee replacement surgery. A lot of patients can even resume sports and other rigorous activities. Knee replacement is one of the commonly performed operations all over the world now. Statistics state that more than 4.5 million Americans are living with at least one knee replaced.  The advancements in the technique and technology have enabled the surgery to be much more precise, allows quick healing period and better and long lasting results. Advancement in Technology ·         Computer Navigation ·         Customized instruments ·         Highly crossed implants Advancement in Techniques ·         Minimally Invasive surgery

Obesity - The Preventable and Treatable Epidemic

Obesity - an Epidemic that can be Prevented   World Health Organization has categorized obesity as a world-wide epidemic. It is the fifth leading cause of global deaths.  Obesity has become a great concern among healthcare providers and policy maker’s across the world as it is an increasing cause of burden on healthcare system.  Considered a problem only in high income countries a few years back, obesity has now dramatically risen in low and middle income countries adding all the more burden to the healthcare system. Obesity has become an epidemic- however is treatable  A few quick facts about Obesity: Incidence of Obesity has doubled since 1980 In 2011, more than 40 million adults under the age of five were overweight Obesity is the fifth leading cause of death in the world More than 65% of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kills more than underweight The fact that OBESITY IS PREVENTABLE is the best and saddest pa

Gastric Sleeve - Most Popular Bariatric Surgery Procedure

Gastric Sleeve Surgery or sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy Gastric sleeve surgery also known as sleeve gastrectomy or vertical sleeve gastrectomy has become the procedure of choice among bariatric surgeons and patients both, owing to many advantages and great results the surgery offers.  What is Sleeve Gastrectomy? Sleeve gastrectomy works on restrictive mechanism, which means it limits the amount of food that the stomach can hold and helps you feel full very soon. The procedure entails creating a small sleeve like stomach (of the size of banana) and removing the rest of stomach.   Sleeve Gastrectomy works by two mechanisms- limiting intake and reducing hunger pangs The portion of stomach that is removed is also responsible for secreting hunger stimulation hormone Ghrelin. When that bigger part of the stomach is removed, not only you feel full very soon, but you feel less hungry. The surgery thus has proven to be very effective in weight loss a

Gamma Knife Surgery -Done with Great Precision in India

Gamma Knife Brain Surgery Gamma Knife radiosurgery is considered by most neurosurgeons as the “gold standard” for brain tumours and various other brain lesions. Many researches have shown that Gamma knife surgery has given equally good or even better results than conventional bran surgery  in many cases without even the need for surgical incision or long recovery in the hospital. Most neurosurgeons across the world thus consider Gamma knife surgery as an alternative or in some cases adjunct to traditional neurosurgery procedures. Gamma Knife surgery entails a SINGLE one to two hour procedure in which around 200 beams of gamma rays are focussed at the target with the aim of matching the delivered radiation with the shape of the tumour. Each beam has very little effect on the tissue it passes through, but a strong dose is delivered at the site where the beams meet. This way, gamma knife rays are concentrated in the tumour to shrink or destroy lesions even those deep in the

Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy:Road to Full Recovery

Breast Reconstruction Surgery Breast Reconstruction is a surgery for women to restore a removed breast tissue after mastectomy. Through this blog we attempt to give handy information about breast reconstruction surgery to millions of women who are looking forward to leading a quality life after mastectomy. Here you can find some frequently asked questions about breast reconstruction surgery and your road to recovery post mastectomy in India. What is breast reconstruction? Breast reconstruction refers to the use of several plastic surgery techniques to restore breast tissue that has shape and size near normal to the natural breast which has been removed after mastectomy. It may be noted that if only one breast is affected, it can be reconstructed but when it comes to the symmetry of the breasts, a breast lift or breast augmentation or a breast reduction may be done along with reconstruction so as to achieve symmetry of breasts in terms of their size and position.