October 10th, 2015

Staple Stomach Through Bariatric Surgery

We live in weight-obsessed times. However, for some of us weight moves beyond the realm of obsession and becomes a reality. Gitanjai Grewal was one of those, until she opted for bariatric surgery. She was waging a losing battle with weight. The weight loss clinics and diets were not able to help her shed off the extra pounds and if she managed to shed any weight, it always had an uncanny habit of finding her. May be hypothyroidism was to blame. Post pregnancy she piled on some more kilos. After all, how long can you refrain from eating, says she, it was just not practical. Needless, to say, she was hunting for a solution that would help her come out of this obesity trap and on the advice

July 27th, 2011

Do You Know Your BMI

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight that applies to both adult men and women. To calculate BMI divide height in feet by weight in pounds (1 kg= 2.2 pounds)  Classification of BMI: [ adopted by the National Institute of Health and World Health Organization for whites, hispanics and blacks] Underweight — BMI <18. 5 kg/m2 Normal weight — BMI =18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2 Overweight — BMI =25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2 Class I obesity — BMI of 30.0 to 34.9 kg/m2 Class II obesity — BMI of 35.0 to 39.9 kg/m2 Class III obesity — BMI =40 kg/m2. This type of obesity is also referred to as severe, extreme, or morbid obesity. For Asians Underweight — BMI

August 25th, 2010

Gift of Heart Friendly Lifestyle to Prevent Heart Disease

Dr. Kushagra Katariya, CEO and Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon gives some great tips to today’s men to keep choronary heart disease at bay. Read to know and imply to be benefitted…. 1. Watch your diet: Try to have balanced diet. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables, starch foods such as wholegrain bread and rice. 2. Get active: At least aim for 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Keeping yourself fit not only benefits your heart but also improves your mental health and well-being too. 3. Get your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels monitored: Routine check-up will help you keep an eye on your blood pressure, blood sugar and

August 11th, 2010

Thermage

To maintain youthful appearance and to keep lines of ageing far away Thermage is the newest tool in cosmetologists’ armour. This is not a substitute for face lift and is effective in people who are having some sagginess but the lines have not become permanent. Thermage is useful in— • Making the skin tight, • To lift sagging eyebrows • To sharpen the features by tightening skin around chin, jaw and neck • To decrease the depth of acne scars • To decrease the forehead creases. What are the advantages of Thermage? • It is completely non-invasive, since no surgeries or injections are involved. • The improved tonicity, outline and texture of the skin are naturally achieved

August 2nd, 2010

How does Teeth Whitening Work

An attractive smile is a quality that reveals a person’s character and a state of mind. A good, bright smile exudes loads of confidence, credibility, life and a state of overall well-being that opens doors to a wonderful world that’s full of opportunities. And if you think you don’t the fit the bill, Dr Sageer, Consultant Dental Surgeon-Paras Hospital Gurgaon, has the answer. How are teeth whitened? There are various methods to whiten the teeth nowadays. Majorly, three whitening options are available depending on concentration of peroxide and varying application times. In Office Whitening [At Dentist’s Chair] It can whiten teeth by as many as 6 shades. In-office whitening,

April 20th, 2010

Hemophilia

Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder. The blood of someone with hemophilia will not clot normally. Bleeding may occur spontaneously or following injury. Hemophilia occurs in 2 forms - Hemophilia A Hemophilia B In both forms, a gene is defective. The defective gene interferes with the ability of the body to produce the clotting factors that allow for normal clotting. The result is a tendency for abnormal, excessive bleeding. Hemophilia A occurs in 1 in 10,000 people. Hemophilia B occurs in 1 in 40,000. In mild form of hemophilia, bleeding occurs only under severe stress, such as major injury. In moderate form Moderate form- rarely will have spontaneous bleeding but will bleed

April 16th, 2010

Keep Heat Stroke at Bay

Human body is equipped to regulate its own temperature.When heat stroke happens, the body is unable to do so and the body temperature rises which is a life threatening emergency.  Sweat is the natural cooling mechanism of our body. But, in hot, humid weather sweat stops serving the purpose. The surrounding air is already warm and heavy with humidity, and it cannot absorb extra heat and sweat. Consequently, the body begins to warm up, and the heart begins to pump more blood to the skin to release extra heat.  In heat stroke victims can either stop sweating or sweat profusely. Still, in both the cases, our bodies produce more heat than it can lose which raises our body temperature to

April 7th, 2010

Optic Nerve Atrophy

What is Optic Nerve Atrophy? Dr. Ajay Sharma, Chairman & Chief Medical Director, Eye Q super specialty eye hospitals explains… The optic nerve carries images of what we see coded as electrical impulses, from the retina to our brain. The optic nerve is like a cable of more than a million tiny electrical wires, or nerve fibers each carrying a part of the visual information. If these nerve fibers become damaged, the brain doesn’t get all the vision information and our sight becomes blurred. Optic nerve atrophy is the loss of some or most of the fibers of the optic nerve. Optic nerve atrophy can be hereditary or acquired. Meningitis is one of the causes for loss of optic

April 7th, 2010

Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis

Multi Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRT) is a scarier version of TB that needs prolonged treatment and is a major public health problem. It also threatens the success of DOTS, the WHO-recommended treatment approach for detection and cure of TB, as well as global tuberculosis control. DOTS—Directly Observed Treatment Short Course is a method of conquering TB. The basis of this program is to both treat and then monitor the TB infected subjects very closely, making sure they complete their course of antibiotics. What is MDRT? Dr R. K Maini, Director, Department of Pulmonogy at Artemis Health Institute says, “MDRT is defined as TB which is not responsive to the first line of

April 4th, 2010

Factsheet on TB

Globally tuberculosis or TB is on rise, WHO fact sheet on TB says that someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacilli every second. Every year March 24 is commemorated as World Tuberculosis day. Unknown facts about TB TB is a fatal disease with an ancient pedigree. The remains of Egyptian mummies have shown evidences of tubercular decay. Regular inhaling of airborne germs expelled by coughing, sneezing, singing and spitting of a person with active tuberculosis infection spreads the disease.  We wrongly believe that only people belonging to lower socio-economic strata get the disease, this is not true, anyone can get TB. Though living in cramped spaces like slums, prisons,

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