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Dr. Ramen Goel

Dr. Ramen Goel

Obesity Surgery & Pregnancy - 7th November 2017

‘When a young obese girl approaches for bariatric surgery, common concern of the family members is its impact on pregnancy in future,’ shares Dr Ramen Goel, Director, Bariatric & Metabolic Surgery, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai.  

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Dr. Ramen Goel

Dr. Ramen Goel

Bariatric Surgery: A Boon For Diabetes - 7th November 2017

Metabolic surgery, started in 2004, is now accepted as a definite treatment for type 2 diabetes. International Diabetes Federation(IDF), American Diabetes Association(ADA) and American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists have accepted role of surgery for control of diabetes in overweigh/obese people.

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Breast cancer - Modern day bane that many women have overcome - 7th August 2017

A topic that can strike terror in the heart of any woman, breast cancer is the most common cancer, the most invasive one and also ranks as the secondmost common cause of cancer death among women. So whether it's a young mom or an older mother, a working woman or homemaker, a Polynesian or a Chinese - is the dice always loaded against women? Or are there some characteristics and risk factors which make some women prone than others to be afflicted by this often difficult-to-detect and quite often fatal disease?

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Dr. Firuza Parikh

Dr. Firuza Parikh

Egg Freezing - 11th April 2017

Unlike a man who continues to produce sperm throughout most of his life, a woman has a finite number of eggs which are by and large depleted in the early forties. Freezing eggs can be a very reassuring and empowering step, and it allows women to take control of their own fertility.

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Dr. Nihar Mehta

Dr. Nihar Mehta

Stress: The Devil Inside - 8th April 2017

Stress remains one of the ‘Modifiable’ risk factors for cardiovascular disease… Its time you learn to modify the stress in your life, to learn to cope with it before it sinks its clandestine claws into your health. 

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Dr. Ashwin Mehta

Dr. Ashwin Mehta

Primary Angioplasty In Myocardial Infarction - 8th April 2017

India is currently leading the global epidemic of coronary artery disease.  One fourth of all heart attacks occur in people younger than 40 years.  Surprisingly only 8% of these patients receive the optimum treatment, that is Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction (PAMI). Survival of the patients depends on how expediously the blocked epicedial artery is opened up (myocardial revascularization). 

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Dr. Paresh Doshi

Dr. Paresh Doshi

What is Epilepsy? - 9th December 2016

Epilepsy is a condition in which a person has recurrent seizures. A seizure is defined as an abnormal, disorderly discharging of the brain’s nerve cells, resulting in a temporary disturbance of motor, sensory, or mental function. Epielpsy is like a short circuit in the brain, just as the short circuit in the house fuses off all the electrical appliances, the short circuit in the brain fuses off brain and the brain stops functioning for few minutes.

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Dr. Paresh Doshi

Dr. Paresh Doshi

What is Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery? - 9th December 2016

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a treatment for selected patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease dystonia and most forms of tremors. Recently, the use of DBS therapy has been extended for the treatment of intractable epilepsy, refractory Obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and Progressive supranuclear palsies.

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Dr. Paresh Doshi

Dr. Paresh Doshi

What is Parkinsons Disease? - 8th December 2016

What is Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disease caused when a small group of brain cells that control body movements die. This disease was first described by James Parkinson in 1817. The disease occurs in about 1% of the people over the age of 65 years. The peak onset of the disease is in the sixth decade of the life. However young onset Parkinson’s disease is not uncommon. The estimated prevalence rate of PD is approximately 8-22/1000.

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Symptoms of Heart Attack and Stroke - 3rd April 2016

Heart attack:

Chest pain or discomfort
Pain, stiffness, or numbness in the neck, back, or one or both arms or shoulders
Shortness of breath
Cold sweat, nausea, dizziness

Stroke:

Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden severe headache, dizziness, confusion
Sudden difficulty with vision, balance, speech

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Health Tips

Points To Remember For Prostate Problems - 3rd April 2016

The following key points need to be remembered for prostate problems:

  • Common prostate problems are prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem for men younger than age 50.
  • BPH is the most common prostate problem for men older than age 50.
  • Older men are at risk for prostate cancer, but it is much less common than BPH.
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Health Tips

Tips For Eating Out - 3rd April 2016

  • Choose foods that are steamed, broiled, baked, roasted, poached, or lightly sautéed or stir-fried.
  • Ask for fat-free or low-fat milk instead of cream for coffee or tea.
  • Pick food without butter, gravy, or sauces—or ask to have the food without it.
  • Choose a low-calorie salad dressing.
  • Ask for salad dressing on the side, and use only some of it.
  • Pick drinks without added sugar, such as water, fat-free or low-fat milk, unsweetened tea, or diet iced tea, lemonade, or soda.
  • Trim visible fat from poultry or meat.
  • Don’t eat the skin on cooked chicken or turkey.
  • Share your meal, or take half home for later.
  • Skip dessert or order fruit. Or share dessert with a friend.
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How to Make Healthier Food Choices - 3rd April 2016

Healthy Holiday Eating

  • Enjoy a healthy breakfast to help prevent overeating later on.
  • Eat what’s best for you first. Fill at least half your plate with fresh fruit and veggies. You’ll have less room for the rest.
  • Bring a healthy dish to a party.
  • Fruit by itself makes an excellent dessert. Try placing a bowl of clementines or apples on the holiday table.
  • Avoid beverages that are high in calories and sugar.
  • Keep a food journal to help track what you’re eating.
  • Instead of focusing on food, spend time with family, friends, and activities.
  • Stay positive. If you eat more on some days, eat less on others. If you miss a workout, exercise a little longer the next day.
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