If you suspect that someone you know maybe suicidal, the first step is to talk to the person. Assure them that you are there for them. Give a patient listening ear. Mentioning suicide to someone will not put the idea in the persons mind, chances are that the idea is already there. Help them seek out professional help and reassure them of your continued support.
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood from your body's tissues to your heart. Veins have one-way valves that help keep blood flowing toward your heart. If the valves are weak or damaged, blood can back up and pool in the veins causing the veins to swell leading to varicose veins. Varicose can appear anywhere,... Continue Reading →
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 →
The Standard Chartered Marathon has become an annual pilgrimage for me. As for thousands of runners across the city; some just challenging themselves to finish the course of the marathon; some challenging themselves to do it in better timing and achieve their personal best. Into my fifth half marathon effort, I just asked myself can... Continue Reading →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eat healthy a day before Janmashtami
One must be smart while choosing the foods that they wish to consume, a day before fasting itself.
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.
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.
If Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is left untreated, patients may experience vocal cord lesions like polyps or granulomas, chronic laryngitis, or asthma.
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 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.
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.
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.
A severe asthma attack could be life-threatening. In case of an asthma flare-up, the symptoms worsen, demanding an immediate medical attention. Recognise the signs of an asthma attack.
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 →
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.
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.
• 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.
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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.