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Hepatitis C patients chose to get HCV treatment in India

Shalini Christabella Gomez, 66 an academician with a leading premier school in Nigeria was shocked when Dr. Nigella Khan (her family doctor) broke out the news to her.  The hale and hearty, and everyone’s sweetheart, Shalini never in her wildest dreams ever imagined to be suffering from Hepatitis C.  Reality today hit her hard, and although she kept her diet on a strict regime and went for an hour walk every morning and evening, Shalini like many others in their senior age was caught in the grasp of HCV, and the Hepatitis C symptoms came through quite midway! Hepatitis C virus affects the liver causing various symptoms like stomach ache to jaundice. An Overview of HCV What is Hepatitis C ?  Hepatitis C is caused by the hepatitis C virus and this blood borne virus affects the liver.  The symptoms of Hepatitis C include stomach pains, jaundice, appetite loss, fatigue and nausea, and the most common type of HCV is  TYPE 1.  It is through the blood or bodi

Should I Lose Weight Before Tummy Tuck for Best Results?

“Should I lose weight before undergoing a tummy tuck surgery?”   This is an extremely important question, yet probably one of the least contemplated among people wanting to undergo tummy tuck. The answer is ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ depending on your present weight. Tummy Tuck- What does it involve? Tummy tuck is a body contouring cosmetic surgery procedure which involves removal of excess skin from the lower abdominal region, mostly coupled with liposuction of areas like abdomen, flanks and even lower back in some cases. The abdominal muscles are also tightened to improve the muscle tone and lessen the abdominal bulge. However, the question arises- if liposuction is done along with skin removal, why is there at all the need to lose weight? To answer this question, it is important to understand how tummy tuck works, what is BMI and how are the two related? Tummy tuck surgery entails removal of almost all the skin below the navel, and pulling the upper abdominal skin down to

Life after Organ Transplant surgery in India

The role of medical tourism for organ transplantation in India The concept of medical tourism has taken the world by storm. Each year, more and more tourists wish to travel overseas to seek medical aid. This is because medical tourism offers high-tech healthcare services along with being economical for complex medical procedures. In fact, the top hospitals in India have helped India rank amongst the top three medical tourism destinations in Asia. They boast of having a promising medical tourism industry that is growing at an estimated rate of 30% per year. It is on par with its western counterparts, USA, UK, Russia, and many more. The most common treatments include heart surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, and organ transplant. Medical Tourism in India offers high-tech healthcare services. Organs that can be transplanted include heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, small intestine, eyes, and thymus. These could be from a relative, spouse, friend, or simply some

Best Paediatric Cardiac Hospitals in India for successful treatment

Narayan B, 42 and his wife, Sheela were blessed with a healthy baby girl in 2011. The wait was long, but the couple walked out happy from a reputed maternity nursing home in Iowa, US. It has been four years for the happy family, and their little girl Tanya now is in pre-school- performing her best and making her parents proud. The happy moments though were short-lived when Tanya collapsed at one of her school plays on stage. Tanya was rushed to the nearest child-care centre, where the doctors informed Narayan and Sheela of the heart defects their doting child was born with. The storm seemed to have engulfed the family; they were at a loss for words and emotions. While initial tests itself ripped half of the family earnings, doctors insisted on further tests that would ultimately lead to Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery and with no time to lose that too! The family doctor and a close friend of Narayan suggested an alternative, which wouldn’t only save the family from refinanc