Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngsters

Dr Manan Gujarathi, an Orthopedic surgeon, SRV Mamata hospital, shares how to identify the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and how to tackle it, also how it may affect the youths

Winter alert: Rheumatoid arthritis on a rise among youngstersExperts say that there has been a steady rise in the number of people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. It is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation which causes swelling and pain in and around the joints. Often, we believe that arthritis is a disease associated with the […]

How to take care of joint and muscle pain in dengue?

Dengue is also known as ‘Break Bone Fever,’ the pain in the joints and muscles are sometimes severe. In dengue, the arthritis is reactive in nature, and sometimes it takes more than 2 to 3 weeks to get rid of joint pain

How to take care of joint and muscle pain in dengue?As the monsoon progresses across the state, there is a threat of monsoon related disease, especially those transmitted through mosquitoes such as malaria, chikungunya, and dengue. Dengue and chikungunya are related to joint swelling and pain, even after complete cure the residual joint stiffness and pain lingers on, and this can which affect the daily […]

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Currently, there is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but proper treatment and moderate exercise may help reduce flares. If it is left untreated, the joints, cartilage, and bones in affected areas can become damaged

How to identify the early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritisThe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) typically affect the hands, wrists, and feet. Spotting signs of RA early could lead to an early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Early and consistent management of arthritis can prevent joint damage and, ultimately, disability. This article explores the early signs and symptoms of RA, its risk factors, and when […]

This winter, keep influenza at bay

Influenza cases peak in winter and just after the monsoon. At times, the flu can be deadly. Experts advise quick medical attention to prevent it

This winter, keep influenza at baySeasonal influenza is characterised by a sudden onset of high fever, cough), headache, muscle and joint pain, severe malaise (feeling unwell), sore throat and runny nose. Dr Pratit Samdani, General Physician from Jaslok Hospital said, “It is a very common communicable disease which affects young, elderly, diabetics, those who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung […]

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same day

The world today is going towards a fitter direction. There is an increasing awareness about the ill effects of being obese and obesity related health complications. In order to get rid of obesity, four members of the same family underwent a bariatric surgery for sustained weight loss on the same day

Obesity: Four ladies from the same family undergo bariatric surgery on the same dayWomen can often be best friends of each other. It was in March 2017 that four ladies from the same household decided to undergo bariatric surgery on the same day from the same place only to help one another in times of need. When Surat based Jasuben Ghenani, (60) along with her two sisters-in-law Smita Parvadia (65), […]

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say experts

It is a common perception that joint pain is related to age and is common in the elderly population. But recently, there has been a rise in joint pain among the younger patients. According to experts, the reasons behind this are faulty lifestyle, sports injuries, unsupervised exercises and dietary insufficiency

Joint pain: A rising phenomenon amongst youth, say expertsA 14-year-old, enthusiastic and energetic Leena Shah (name changed) dodged between her school, basketball classes and tuitions. She was the school basketball team leader and was soon going to play at the district in the coming months. But there was a striking pain in her calf-muscle and bilateral knee-pain, something that wouldn’t go in spite of […]

Supple, strong and slim is mantra for pain-free life: Dr Nadkarni

In his book, Dr Nadkarni shares the simple way to avoid knee pain and surgery. He says that most patients ask him about avoiding knee surgery. He adds that knee surgery should be done when absolutely necessary and people have right to know about preventive measures

Supple, strong and slim is mantra for pain-free life: Dr NadkarniThe complaints of knee pain are often heard, but if the pain goes out of hand, an orthopaedic surgeon usually recommends surgery. But it always a good idea to avoid a surgery, feels an orthopaedic surgeon. In his book ‘How to Avoid Knee Surgery’, Dr Dilip Nadkarni has given some simple and effective tips to […]