• Universal health coverage is about ensuring all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them, without suffering financial hardship. • “Universal” in UHC means “for all”, without discrimination, leaving no one behind. Everyone everywhere has a right to benefit from health services they need without falling into poverty when... Continue Reading →
Which hearing aid should you consider? Should you get two? Do you know whether your hearing loss is sensorineural or conductive? (The difference is crucial.) Is surgery an option? And how can you prevent further damage?
Your visit with a specialist doctor is important. It can be most useful if you plan. The following checklist will help you get the most out of each visit.
Worms not only inhabit the small intestine of humans leading to anaemia and intestinal obstruction but can even infect the brain, liver, lung and muscle. Hookworms can infest through penetration of skin. Proper hygiene, hand washing and sanitation play an important role in preventing such diseases.
FGM has no health benefits rather it harms girls and women in many ways. Its immediate complications are severe pain, excessive bleeding, genital tissue swelling, fever, infections, urinary problems, injury to surrounding genital tissue, shock and death.
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 consecutive months. The average age for menopause is 48-51 years, but it might vary from early 30s to late 60s. The stages before and after menopause are defined as Perimenopause and Postmenopause respectively.
KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE FEET IS A CRUCIAL PART OF DIABETES SELF-CARE. K J Somaiya Hospital experts offer tips on foot care. Call our experts today at 61124800 ext 4882 to make your appointment.
A guide to help you detect health problems early when they are most treatable. Your doctor can modify or add to these recommendations based on your medical history and personal risk factors.
Patient safety is a discipline that emphasises safety in health care through the prevention, reduction, reporting, and analysis of medical error that often leads to adverse effects. Errors continue to put millions of patients at risk annually, but nurses are in a position to prevent many mistakes and improve patient outcomes. Following are JCI's International... Continue Reading →
People with severe joint pain, limitation in movements, stiffness, weakness of muscle, limp, or a swelling are considered for joint replacement surgery . In advanced stages, patients may have trouble with regular activities such as walking, climbing stairs, putting on shoes, and getting into and out of cars.
The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help patients to re learn skills which are lost and to help them to regain independence and improve quality of life. Rehabilitation depends on the severity of stroke. Rehabilitation starts in hospital as soon as possible following a stroke and is continued on a long term basis. Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of stroke but helps build capacity and confidence so that the patient can continue with activities of daily living with no or minimal help and thus improve the quality of life.
Says Aditya "I remember the day I first came to Somaiya in a wheelchair and in quick time with efforts of all physiotherapist I was able to come on my feet. The physiotherapists have always worked wholeheartedly on me (sometimes their lunch got delayed.). Physiotherapy has definitely helped me recover by leaps and bounds. I know the extent of damage which was caused my stroke because I had a large infarct in my MCA. But the physiotherapists have helped me recover greatly. Hats off to Somaiya team!”
Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Trayodashi, the thirteenth day of Aswin month when Dhanvantari appeared on earth to bestow health on all people here. This Day is celebrated as National Ayurved Day.
Guggulu and Shallaki with various herbal combinations are used in Ayurved to treat Arthritis. The guggulu (Commiphera mukul ) and Shallaki (Boswelia serrata) are excellent anti inflammatory medicines which reduce the swelling and pain in the joints. These medicines help in Aampachan and thus reduce the pain and swelling . Various heat treatments such as Patrapottali swedan, Bashpa swedan, Valuka pottali swedan help to reduce the stiffness in the joints and relieve the musculoskeletal pain.
Physiotherapist follow the Principe of "use it or loose it". Early diagnosis and effective treatment of injuries, complete rehabilitation should decrease the risk of osteoarthritis. Thus holistic approach of physical therapy can be summed up in one word Oath(Oa- osteoarthritis and Th- treatment in harmony)
Prevention / Delaying progression of Osteoarthritis Weight checks Within BMI limits of 18.5 - 25. Exercise Regular exercise maintains a good joint range and mobility; especially non-contact sports like swimming / cycling. Elderly should avoid squatting and sitting crossed legged Avoid injuries If present, get them treated at the earliest. Adequate rest after strenuous workouts... Continue Reading →
The international accepted door to balloon time (time at which the patient reaches the hospital with on-going heart attack to the time actually the balloon opens the block and restores the blood flow to the muscles of the heart) intervention is within 90 minutes and 3 to 6 hours from the onset of heart attack for blockages need to be removed. It all begins of course with the involvement of the community, from the family physician to the ambulance services, nursing homes to create awareness and help the patient reach the Emergency Centre of Super Specialty hospitals like K J Somaiya Hospital, where this level of care is made possible.
आपले मुल बहीरे जन्माला येणे जसे कुणाला आवडणार नाही तसेच आपण अथवा आपले नातेवाईक जन्मानंतर बहीरे झालेलेही कुणाला चालणार नाही.. शब्दं,स्पर्श, रुप,रस व गंधं यातली पहीली तन्मात्रा म्हणजे शब्दं..शब्दं म्हणजे बोलण्यातून व्यक्तं होणे,ऐकण्यातून शिकणे व गाण्यातून रिझवणे..यातूनच विज्ञान व कला व्रुद्धींगत होतात..अशी ही शैक्षणिक नैसर्गिक देणगी विविध कारणांमुळे नाकारली गेली तर माणसाच्या जीवनातील खूप मोठा आनंदं हिरावला जातो व यामुळेच बहीरेपणाच्या शापमुक्तिचा हा दिवस उपाययोजनेच्या द्रुष्टीने डॉक्टर आणि रुग्ण यांचेसाठी महत्वाचा व अपेक्षांचा ठरतो
Two decades ago Alzheimer's disease was considered relatively rare in the Indian sub-continent, however going by the current number of patients afflicted (more than 4 millions), the condition demands awareness, attention ,treatment and added institutional care centers.
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
Knowing what signs to look for empowers us to reach out and offer help and possibly save a life. If anyone you know exhibits the following signs, please speak to them.
In India, we have an estimated 4.6 million people with corneal blindness that is curable through corneal transplantation made possible by eye donation. There is a 24 hour dedicated toll-free helpline number 1919, to address queries and direct you to the nearest eye donation centre. Another toll-free number 8010247247 is also available.
Says Pinky’s mother “ I am very thankful to the entire Neurophysiotherapy team. Today my daughter is able to walk only because of physiotherapy. My family members also praised the entire Somaiya physiotherapy team.”
At 64, Narayan Shigwan had suffered pain in his left knee since four years. With the support of physiotherapy experts, and compassionate care by the team, within six months, his pain reduced, function improved and he actively participates in his life events.
Service to humanity is at the core of what we wish to do. When a young woman, who has suffered in life, has no support system, is suffering from Cancer and HIV- who has been rejected by many hospital, reaches the doors of KJ Somaiya Hospital - our doctors lived up to our belief. A touching chronicle of care and medical aid. Dr Pundalik Sonawane, Dr. Sanket Mehta, Dr.Amiti gave the patient back her dignity.
As Monsoon arrives, it could also bring with it higher probabilities of catching an infection.It is important to keep your hands clean at all times to reduce the possibility of catching infection to the bare minimum.
A growing child’s mind is like heated glass. A skilled artisan is able to mould it into any shape during this critical phase; parents need to assume the role of the ’artisan’ to shape his bright future.
The transition period between the ritus is called Ritu Sandhi. It is a period of fifteen days. The last seven days of the ending season and the first seven days of the beginning season.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. It is also called underactive thyroid. This slows down many of the body's functions, like its metabolism.
Today is World Schizophrenia Day, observed around the world to create awareness about this condition. Basically, schizophrenia is a chronic and serious mental disorder which is surprisingly common. At least 1 in every 1,000 Indians suffers from schizophrenia. When the condition is acute, patients lose touch with reality and have hallucinations and delusions, and in... Continue Reading →