World Diabetes Day 2018
14Nov, 2018

World Diabetes day

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14th November is the World Diabetes day. The theme for World Diabetes Day 2018 and 2019 is The Family and Diabetes as decided by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). Over 400 million people are currently living with diabetes. 1 in 2 people currently living with diabetes is undiagnosed. Most cases are type 2 diabetes. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial to prevent the complications of diabetes and achieve healthy outcomes. All families are potentially affected by diabetes and so awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors for all types of […]
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Green Diwali wishes from Dr . Amit Goswami
4Nov, 2018

Should we burn Fire-Crackers in Diwali? What are Green Fire Crackers?

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Diwali is just couple of days away. All of us are completely immersed in the mood of festivities. So, today I have decided, not to discuss about any disease. Rather, I want to highlight some points on Fire-crackers. Fire-crackers are considered indispensable part of Diwali by most of us. We have been following this since our childhood. But, we the people of Delhi-NCR specifically, need to ponder again. Concept of Diwali and the origin of fire-crackers: Diwali is celebrated as it is believed that on this day Rama returned to […]
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Reflux Fundoplication Dr Amit D Goswami
11Oct, 2018

What is reflux, what you should know?

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It is almost known to all, that, stomach secretes acid. Stomach is the continuation of the food pipe (Esophagus). There is a valve like mechanism (sphincter) at the junction of food pipe and stomach, that normally prevents backward flow of acid into the food pipe. Due to certain factors, the valve becomes defective and it results in backward progression of acid to food pipe or even mouth. This is called reflux (Clinically, called Gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD in short). Causative factors: Certain conditions can increase the risk of reflux […]
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5Mar, 2018

What is Bariatric Surgery and how does it work?

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Obesity is spreading like a wild fire. The modernization in lifestyles on one hand has made our life easy, but on the other hand the widespread availability of junk foods and lack of physical exercises are pushing us towards obesity and its side effects. Obesity results from misbalance between the intake of calories and their proper utilization. The most commonly used tool for quantifying obesity is Body Mass Index(BMI). It is the ratio between weight in kgs and height in meter2. Normal BMI of a person is 18.5 to 24.9. […]
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22Jan, 2018

Risks associated with Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Surgery

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Hernia is abnormal protrusion of an intra-abdominal organ or part of it through a weakness in the abdominal wall. Inguinal hernia is the hernia occurring in the inguinal region (which is one of the common site of occurrence). Surgery for hernia comprises of reducing the protruded content to its original position and repair of the weakness of abdominal wall with the help of a mesh. Mesh is a sheet (of varying sizes) of a synthetic material. Laparoscopic surgery has the advantage of early return to normal activities because of earlier […]
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12Dec, 2017

How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids: Causes and Treatments

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Hemorrhoids (commonly called Piles) are abnormality of the vascular cushions inside the anal canal. The vascular cushions form the termination of the blood supply within the anal canal and contribute to the maintenance of control of anal opening. Hemorrhoidal disease occurs as the result of abnormalities within the connective tissue of these cushions, producing bleeding with or without prolapse of the hemorrhoidal tissue.Hemorrhoid swelling occurs when there is an increase in the pressure in the small vessels that make up the hemorrhoid causing them to swell and engorge with blood. […]
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16Sep, 2017

Symptoms Of Hernia

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What Is Hernia Before discussing the symptoms of hernia, we should understand what is a hernia and how it is formed. Hernia is the abnormal protrusion of intra- abdominal contents (part of organs or fat) in a sac through a weak point in the abdominal wall. Hernia can be congenital or acquired. The umbilicus and groins on both sides are potential weak area since birth. Due to some factors, that result in increase in the intra-abdominal pressure, parts of some organs or the fatty layer inside the abdomen (termed “Omentum”) […]
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16Aug, 2017

Symptoms of Piles: When do you need to visit a surgeon

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  Piles (clinically termed as hemorrhoid) are common clinical entity. The most common symptom of piles is per rectal bleeding (bright red blood) after you empty your bowel. The blood may be noticed on the toilet tissue, in the toilet pan or coating the stools.  A pile can hang down and you can feel it like a mass. Usually, it can be pushed back inside with your fingers, but in the late cases it remains outside your anus, when it is termed as “External pile”. Small internal piles are usually painless. Larger piles may […]
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1May, 2017

Economic Impact of Obesity: Is Bariatric Surgery Cost-Effective?

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In recent years, obesity has taken the shape of an epidemic. There are now about one billion people worldwide who are overweight or obese. Obesity and overweight are risk factors linked to the appearance of a number of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, gall bladder diseases etc. It is estimated that the number of people worldwide with diabetes will increase from 175 million in 2000 to 353 million in 2030, with India and China together accounting for 24% of the total in 2050. There are many direct […]
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13Feb, 2017

Before You Spend Money On Weight-Loss Surgery , Check Do I qualify for Weight Loss Surgery?

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The success of weight loss surgery lies in selecting the right candidate for the surgery. Moreover, the type of surgery is to be individualized per the patient.   BMI(Body mass Index) plays a vital role in selecting the patient. BMI is an index derived from the weight and height of the person. It is calculated by dividing the body weight by the square of the body height, and is generally expressed in units of kg/m2.   Weight loss surgery is indicated in western persons having body-mass index (BMI) >40 kg/m2 […]
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