Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightly

Diabetes is the cause for nearly 80% of the traumatic amputation, with atherosclerosis or chronic arterial occlusive disease as the underlying pathology.  Most of the amputation are lower-extremity amputations, such as foot amputation

Diabetics, don’t take your injuries lightlyAmputation is the removal of a limb by trauma, medical illness, or surgery. As a surgical measure, it is used to control pain or a disease process in the affected limb, such as malignancy or gangrene. Diabetic neuropathy develops in 60 to 70% of people with diabetes. Risk of neuropathy and amputation increases with advanced […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?

It is safe to breastfeed the baby when the mother is suffering from common illness such as a cold or flu, as these gems do not pass on through breast milk. However, some infectious diseases may impede breastfeeding, either on a temporary or permanent basis as they might get transmitted. A mother should avoid or take necessary precautions if they are suffering from the following illnesses

World Breastfeeding Week: Can certain diseases be passed through breastfeeding?Breast milk is paramount for a new born baby as its benefits extend beyond basic nutrition. It comprises of all the vitamins and nutrients a baby requires and is enriched with disease-fighting properties. For the first six months, a new born baby is completely dependent on the mother’s milk as the baby cannot consume other […]

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and child

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7th August), Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility explains the health benefits of breastfeeding for the mother and the baby

World Breastfeeding Week: Advantages of breastfeeding for mother and childNothing can be compared to the properties that are contained in human milk and breastfeeding offers tremendous health benefits to both mother and the child. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalkar, Consultant, IVF and Reproductive Surgery at Cocoon Fertility shares, “Breastfeeding is undoubtedly the best nutrition you can give to your baby rather than putting expressed milk in […]

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adults

Liver diseases are known to be among the top 10 causes of death in India; of these, cirrhosis is a progressive disease that involves loss of liver cells and permanent damage or scaring of the liver tissue

Liver cirrhosis: A preventable killer amongst young adultsThe liver is one of the largest glands in the system and it carries out multiple complex functions. These include helping in digestion of fat, synthesis of important proteins, regulating the blood clotting system, removal of toxic waste and managing blood glucose level. The average age of patient who develops cirrhosis may be between the […]

Know your in-game injuries

Dr Shreyash Gajjar, a Consultant and Unit Head, Arthroscopy and Sports Orthopaedics, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, shares tips about different sports injuries and their care

Know your in-game injuriesFootball is one of the most popularly played sports in India. It combines speed, agility, power, strength and hence requires quick movements and changes in direction in addition to avoiding contact with other players in a high-speed environment. As a consequence, the risk of injury is high. The injuries commonly associated with football are: Hamstring […]

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in children

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver; it is contagious in nature, and can transmit from the mother to her newborn baby. Babies who suffer from Hepatitis can develop serious complications as they grow older

How to recognise symptoms of hepatitis in childrenOur liver performs several critical functions that have an effect on our metabolism, aids bile production, filtration of toxins from your body, breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins etc. Hepatitis is categorised by its diverse forms according to the virus type, which are A, B, C, D, and E, which can be seen among children. […]

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatment

According to WHO, 325 million people across the globe are affected by Hepatitis B and C. In fact, 60% cases of liver cancer are caused by late diagnosis and treatment of Hepatitis B and C. This is why the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2018 is ‘Test. Treat. Hepatitis’

World Hepatitis Day: Know it causes, prevention and treatmentJust like every year, World Hepatitis Day will be marked on July 28th to raise awareness about the disease hepatitis and its causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver, which is usually caused by viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E), drugs (community alternative medicine or over the counter […]

Here’s what you need to know about breast lift surgery

Dr Viral Desai, a celebrity cosmetic surgeon, DHI India, and CPLSS, shares how a breast upliftment surgery can be helpful for the women

Here’s what you need to know about breast lift surgeryWhat is breast lift treatment? The breast lift is a procedure for correcting the size, contour, and elevation of the breasts. Breasts naturally droop with age, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and after weight loss. It is because of stretching of the skin and fibrous ligaments that support the breast tissue. It is not possible to […]

Five common reasons why a man should consult a urologist

Dr Sumit Mehta, Consultant Urology, Andrology & Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, shares how a minor issue, if ignored, can create bigger problems for men

Five common reasons why a man should consult a urologistAs a man gets older, he starts facing some health-related issues. Health issues among men are more varied than what most people think; however, some issues are more common than the others. The most common being that of the urinary tract system and reproductive organs. In this case, visiting a urologist, an expert specialising in […]

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]
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