7Nov, 2017

How to get rid of Hemorrhoids

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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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4Feb, 2017

Is Bariatric Surgery safe?

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Bariatric Surgery is another name of surgery for weight loss. Obesity is taking shape of an epidemic. With the increasing prevalence of obesity, the number of bariatric surgery is also increasing. The first question that comes to every candidate of Bariatric surgery is – “Will it be safe for me?” To answer this important question, we need to see things in multiple dimensions. Obesity along with its associated morbidities (unhealthy conditions that are resultant of obesity) cripples the life of the patient. The beauty of bariatric surgery is besides decreasing […]
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9Dec, 2016

NUTRITIONAL CHANGES AFTER BARIATRIC SURGERY

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For most patients, the benefits of bariatric surgery far outweigh the risks. Patients need to know that, maintaining  weight loss requires some work on their part particularly with regard to diet and exercises. Patients need to be on a liquid diet for 2 weeks after surgery. Then they switch to semi solid diet and gradually progress to soft and then normal diet. The duration of this transition depends upon the type of surgery. LIQUIDS:  Patients are encouraged to drink at least 2 L of fluids daily to avoid dehydration, constipation and […]
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7Dec, 2016

Inguinal Hernia- Sharing facts

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Inguinal hernia is the hernia occurring in the groin area. Hernia is protrusion of abdominal contents (Intestine or Omentum. Omentum is the fatty tissue supporting the abdominal organs). When you need Surgery? Surgery is always the definite therapeutic option for Inguinal hernia. There is nothing like asymptomatic hernia. The weakness, through which the hernia appears, needs always be repaired like you always stitch a torn portion of dress before you wear it again. Why Laparoscopic Hernia repair is better than an open Surgery? Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is better than […]
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25Oct, 2016

Benefit of surgery in Acid Reflux disease

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Acid reflux / Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as a condition which develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications. Symptoms are considered troublesome if they adversely affected an individual’s well being. Indications for Surgery 1) Patients who have failed medical management (inadequate symptom control, severe regurgitation not controlled with acid suppression, or medication side effects) OR 2) Patients who opt for surgery despite successful medical management (due to quality of life considerations, lifelong need for medication intake, expense of medications, etc.) OR 3) When […]
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21Oct, 2016

Is a fat child always healthy?

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    Obesity in adolescents is getting worse day by day. Childhood obesity often accompanies many of the obesity-related conditions adults affected by obesity often experience, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea and more. The liking for the fast foods and lack of physical activity are the main culprits. We should clearly understand that every fat child is not a healthy child. Many parents are ignorant about this fact and think that their child is little chubby (not obese) and the baby fat will go once the child […]
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