Not every gift needs to come from a store. This year, dig deeper, your thoughtful behaviour and care for her health can show your love to the woman who raised you.
Laughter’s healing benefits
One of the best feelings in the world is a deep-rooted belly laugh shared with your family and friends. Smiling and laughing helps break the ice in awkward settings, brings people together and establishes amazing new connections. Everything from a slight giggle to a side-splitting guffaw can change the atmosphere from chilly unfamiliarity to a... Continue Reading →
Using Ice or Heat to relieve pain
Ice and heat are natural ways to relive pain. Experts generally recommend up to 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off.You can apply ice and heat in lots of ways.
Laughing does you good
Whether you are laughing at a comedy act on TV or giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. When you start to laugh, it stimulates physical changes in your body. • Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your... Continue Reading →
Food tips for Diabetics
For people with Type 2 diabetes, managing the diet can go a long way in regulating blood sugar and make you feel full longer.
Carbohydrate foods like bread, cereals, rice, desserts, etc., can cause an increase in blood sugar levels.
COPD – never too early, never too late.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. It is caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter from pollution such as cigarette smoke. In India, besides cigarette smoke, air pollution and other environmental risk factors are also a leading cause of COPD. People with COPD are at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung cancer and a variety of other conditions.
Post-stroke Physiotherapy: Vital to recovery
Neurological rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after stroke. Physiotherapists play a key role in the multidisciplinary healthcare team while the patients are in the hospital and afterwards. The goal of Physiotherapy is to promote active recovery by retraining their healthy brain cells to control the affected body part/s and relearn the skills lost due to brain damage.
Silent Stroke – small stroke, big damage
A type of stroke termed silent stroke is harder to spot; creates areas of damage in the brain where the area of dead brain cells are smaller than with a traditional stroke, but they can still have a significant and lasting impact on memory.
During a silent stroke, the interruption of blood flow is to a small part of the brain that does not control any key function; so at times, the person may not know they have had a stroke.
What is a Stroke?
Different areas of the brain are responsible for different functions. The symptoms of stroke depend on the area affected.
Symptoms can be changes in sensation, movement, sight, speech, balance, and coordination.
Obesity and Cardiac Arrest in the young
A sudden cardiac arrest is the result of defective electrical activity of the heart. Patients may have little or no warning, and the disorder usually causes instantaneous death. A heart attack -- myocardial infarction -- typically is caused by clogged coronary arteries that reduce blood flow to the heart muscle.
Helping a 42 year survive a heart attack caused by a 90% blockage in a critical blood vessel.
Dr Sadanand Shetty, Consultant Cardiologist, K J Somaiya Hospital, Super Specialty Centre, shares his insights.-
Seeing the severity of the blockage, an Angioplasty procedure with Drug-eluting Stent 3rd Generation was done using Radial Artery Approach (Right hand).
The patient responded well to the procedure and was discharged the next day.
Healthy tips for fasting on Janmashtami
Eat healthy a day before Janmashtami
One must be smart while choosing the foods that they wish to consume, a day before fasting itself.
Bringing smiles back: A rare tumour on a child’s knee treated successfully
And that, the little girl’s father, is what makes K J Somaiya Hospital, Super Speciality Centre so special "They lived up to the values they uphold and kept the welfare of the girl at every point of the treatment. They always tried to find solutions that would make the child suffer less. We now know that hospitals can truly be technically super and also empathetic.”
Occasionally, a combination of medications being taken together, react with each other are absorbed into the body differently and that can cause imbalance.
Cholestrol and the heart
The common causes of high cholesterol are an unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, and smoking. Eating foods rich in saturated fats, trans fats, and easily digested carbohydrates boost LDL.
A sore throat or acid reflux?
If Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is left untreated, patients may experience vocal cord lesions like polyps or granulomas, chronic laryngitis, or asthma.
Q&A with Principal, K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy
The new building for Physiotherapy has been built to address the growing needs of the city. When patients come for physiotherapy, they are often in a situation, where their bodies are facing several challenges. Rehabilitation needs the mind and body to work together. The facility has been designed to give the patients a place where they get motivated and in touch with nature. It is a matter of pride for us to be the largest and perhaps the most well-designed Physiotherapy institution in the city.
Angioplasty for Angina and Heart Attack
Angioplasty gets the blood flowing back to the heart. It opens a coronary artery that is narrowed or blocked during a heart attack by a blood clot, or fat and calcium from a ruptured plaque.
Second-Hand Smoke too damages the heart
Exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke has immediate adverse effects on the cardiovascular system and can cause coronary heart disease and stroke. Further, the smoke interferes with the normal functioning of the heart, blood, and vascular systems, increasing the risk of having a heart attack.
Hypertension- the silent killer!
High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because a person with High BP, may not experience any symptoms. It could take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels that are severe enough for the symptoms to become obvious.
7 ways to keep your eyes healthy this summer
Here are a few tips you should follow to keep your eyes healthy and infection-free, during the summers While swimming, wear swimming goggles to prevent chlorine allergies and swimming pool conjunctivitis, which is caused by the chlorine that is added to the water to keep the water clean. Invest in a good pair of sunglasses... Continue Reading →
5 Habits for a healthy back
Maintaining the correct posture is very important for a healthy back. A chair with good lumbar support and a firm seat should be chosen. A small pillow between the lower back and the chair can help in avoiding back pain. The workspace should be arranged smartly, to avoid a lot of twisting while reaching out for frequently used items.
6 simple ways to take care of your Heart
The risk of heart diseases is increasing gradually. Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and physical inactivity are major contributors to the increased risk of heart diseases. To reduce risk, there is a need to keep the heart fit and healthy.
World Health Day 2018
• 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 →
Age-related Hearing loss: Isolating, frustrating, and embarrassing
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?
Making most of a visit to a specialist doctor
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.
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.
PHYSICAL REHABILITATION POST STROKE
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.
A young professor learns to walk again.
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!”
Sandhigata vata (Osteoarthritis)
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.
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