Jun 16, 2020, 4:09:00 AM
Lifestyle Choices : Understanding dilemmas of working women
Women are very often recognized and complimented as being multi-taskers. We celebrate them and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. According to a survey conducted by the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) 68% of working women in the age bracket of 21-52 years were found to be afflicted with lifestyle ailments. Is it because of health ignorance? Has it become seemingly difficult for her to think about herself??
May 25, 2020, 8:52:00 AM
What is limb reconstruction ?
Limb reconstruction is the process of bringing an abnormal limb back to normal as far as possible. The limb may be abnormal due to injury resulting in loss of part of bone, infection leading to loss of bone, bent limb caused by birth disorders, infection, growth problems.
Limb may also be shortened and deformed due to many causes- from birth [ congenital], due to infection , injury and problems due to growth. A shortened or deformed limb is not only cosmetically bad but also functionally disabling.
May 25, 2020, 8:51:00 AM
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE AN ABNORMAL FOETAL ECHO?
Most of the expectant mothers who come to know on their 18 weeks anomaly scan that the foetus they are carrying has an abnormal heart don’t know what to do. Out of the total of such women, 22% of them go into depression and 39% traumatic stress and this maternal stress further leads to impact the somatic growth, cardiovascular health and neurocognitive development. Elevated maternal physiological stress during pregnancy can negatively affect the foetal and child outcomes due to high maternal cortisol (stress Hormone) levels .
May 25, 2020, 8:47:00 AM
NON-SURGICAL MANAGEMENT OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES
Congenital heart diseases were initially managed surgically, however with the development of newer devices, smaller size catheters and balloons we are able to treat congenital heart diseases with minimally invasive techniques in the present times. Traditionally, those children who were treated surgically used to take a minimum of 8-10 days from surgery till discharge, but using interventional techniques a child can be treated on day care basis or at the most one day admission is required. Hence, it not only reduces the hospital stay but, also reduces the morbidity significantly.
May 25, 2020, 8:43:00 AM
How to take care of your health amidst COVID 19 pandemic
We are going through unprecedented times. COVID 19 has bought life outside our house to a standstill.
WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that “the best defence against any outbreak is a strong health system”. Similarly, a healthy body is the best host defence against a pandemic.
Oct 14, 2019, 4:08:00 AM
Abdominoplasty popularly known as “tummy tuck” is a procedure which removes excess fat and skin and tightens the abdominal muscles to give a flat rejuvenated appearance. This surgery should not be considered as a measure to reduce weight and is to be kept as a last resort for people who had exhausted all other measures to lose weight.
Oct 2, 2019, 4:04:00 AM
Gynecomastia is a condition seen among boys and men as a swelling of breast that appears larger than normal. Gynecomastia is caused by imbalance of the hormone estrogen and testosterone. Normal changes in hormone levels can cause gynecomastia among newborn, pubertal age group boys and in elderly men.
Sep 27, 2019, 6:51:00 AM
Congenital Heart Disease (CHD): What You Should Know
Congenital heart disease in Kerala follows a similar pattern as the rest of the world. On an average, 8 children are born with congenital heart defects for every 1000 live births in India. The number of babies born in Kerala with congenital heart defects are estimated to be 5000 every year. Critical congenital heart disease accounts for about 25 percent of all congenital heart disease. This is those defined as requiring surgery or keyhole procedure in the first year of life. Lack of timely diagnosis and referral to centers with expertise, result in these babies facing death, or leading a truncated life.
Sep 23, 2019, 5:58:00 AM
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
The normal brain works like a computer, with the various parts specialising in the processing of specific information. These centres are interconnected by nerve cells and fibres, which constitute sophisticated circuits that process incoming information instantaneously. These nerve cells communicate with each other by physical contact and neuro chemical messengers (called Neurotransmitter’s) like Acetyl choline. On the basis of this proper processing, the appropriately necessary executive action is performed. Normal day to day functioning requires the absolute integrity of these circuits.
Sep 18, 2019, 4:10:00 AM
Cosmetic Surgeries After Weight loss
Now-a-days in our society people are very concerned about their outlook especially women about their appearance and their body contour. After losing heavy weight by various measures generally individual get carried away by the achievement of losing weight but soon to realise that they have altered appearance due to hanging skin over their tummy, breast, buttock, face, thighs and arms. Similar changes are very common after pregnancy when individual will have loose hanging skin that seems bothering.