K J Somaiya Hospital Super Special Centre has gained a reputation for treating complex heart conditions. We share one such patient case. Diagnosing an LA Myxoma can be difficult because of its rarity and the varied presentation, and needs expertise and experience to diagnose and treat one in time.
You may not be available to provide needed information in an emergency. While you cannot predict when an emergency may happen, you can be prepared. Make sure that key health information is up to date, accurate and handy.
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Upper back pain is caused by many reasons most common being muscle strain or ligament sprain in the neck or middle back regions of the spine, usually the result of repetitive movements or poor posture.
Eat a healthy diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Choose foods low in saturated fats, cholesterol, salt (sodium), and added sugars Exercise regularly. - 2 hours and 30 minutes (or 150 minutes total) of exercise each week. You can spread your activity out during the week and... Continue Reading →
Dr Nishat Goda, Orthopaedic Surgeon at the K J Somaiya Super-Speciality Centre, answers questions on knee replacement as an option.
Dr Samir Pagad, Consultant Cardiologist, K J Somaiya Hospital- Super Speciality, Mumbai talks to ET Health World https://youtu.be/S82izZVXPLQ