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Hernia Surgery – Know Types Of It!

By Dr. Rajesh Vunnamatla, General Surgery Hernia is a small protrusion or escape of any structure or organ through nearby weak spot or muscle. There are several types of hernia like inguinal hernia (direct and indirect), femoral hernia, umbilical hernia, umbilical hernia, epigastria hernia and incision hernia. This hernia can be…

Dementia – How To Avert It?

By Nirvan Hospital, Psychiatry Unlike what most people think, dementia is a group of symptoms rather than a specific disease. It is marked by a decline in memory as well as other cognitive skills. Alzheimer is responsible for about 60 to 80% of dementia cases. Vascular dementia is the second most common…

Bladder Cancer – What Causes It?

By Dr. Rajeev Bashetty, Urology The bladder is the organ which holds the urine before it is drained out of the body. This organ is a balloon shaped organ which is located in the pelvic area. Like most forms of cancer, bladder cancer also starts off with the cells within the organ…

Depression – How To Avoid It?

By Dr. Piyush Kapoor, General Physician Depression is often characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and/or loss of interest in whatever you wish to do. Depression is medically termed as clinical depression or major depressive disorder. Your feelings, thoughts and behaviors will all be affected and this will most probably lead…

Chemical Peel – Know More About It!

By Dr. Savita Yadav, Dermatology A chemical peel is an advanced dermatology technique which is generally used to enhance the quality and appearance of facial skin, as well as that of the hands and neck. The technique involves the application of a chemical solution, which effectively exfoliates the skin. Chemical peels are characterised into…

Nutrition – Know Misconceptions About It!

By Dt. Prasanna Duggirala, Dietitian/Nutritionist Myth 1: Foods marked natural are healthier.   Fact: The FDA i.e. Food and Drug Association doesn’t put much effort into controlling the use of the word “natural” on the nutrient labels. You may notice that a lot of sodas claim to have 100% natural flavors; however, they…

Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) – Why Is Weight Loss Important?

By Dr. Ritu Singh, Dietitian/Nutritionist A rising number of teenage girls in the country are getting affected with Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease or PCOD. Though an advanced menarche has become very rampant these days, there are many young women who are suffering from a delay in menarche which in turn is…

Ways To Prevent Kidney Diseases!

By Dr. Masood Adnan, General Physician The kidney is the organ that helps to filter out the waste from the blood. It also helps in maintaining blood pressure. Kidney disease is the condition when the kidney fails to filter out the waste mixed with blood. These causes buildup of waste in the body.…

Understanding Advanced Endoscopy!

By Dr. Tarun Bharadwaj, Gastroenterology 1.ENDOSONOGRAPHY Endosonogaphy is an advanced imaging and therapeutic technique which has revolutionized the management of patients suffering from pancreaticobiliary disorders. Echoendoscope is a flexible tube and on its tip ultrasound transducer is placed for imaging organs close to the GI tract. Due to its high sensitivity and…