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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16Oct, 2016

The Facts on Gall Bladder Stones(Cholelithiasis)

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Gall bladder is a sac like organ situated at the under surface of liver. Bile is formed in liver and is collected in gall bladder. So, gall bladder acts like a store house of bile. When our food reaches small intestine, gall bladder releases bile and then the bile reaches intestine through cystic duct (duct of gall bladder) and Common Bile duct and helps in digestion of our food.   Causes of Gall stones: Stones in Gall bladder is one of the common clinical entity. Stones form in the gall […]
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