Category Archives: Health

Advantages of Robotic Surgery in treating Gastric cancer

Gastric cancer, known to be the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths and the fifth most common cancer worldwide, is often diagnosed at an advanced stage that requires radical gastrectomy. While Radical Gastrectomy has been the primary treatment over the years, with the advancement in medical technologies, minimally invasive methods of surgeries including Laparoscopic Gastrectomy and Robotic Gastrectomy have successfully ... Read More »

What to do in Periods Pain?

Usually, women face severe lower abdominal cramps and get emotional during and also before having their periods. This is often referred to as Pre-menstrual Syndrome, which is entirely reasonable and can be handled by implementing a few steps. But, to get rid of period cramps and PMS, you need to know what they are and how are they caused. How ... Read More »

What to do in high fever?

One of the most common signs of illness is having a fever, but if you look at it sceptically, it is not such a bad thing. Whenever any foreign bacteria enter into your body, the first line of the defence mechanism for the body is to increase its temperature. Therefore, fever plays a significant role in fighting against diseases. But, ... Read More »

High stress during pregnancy can lead to complications

Authored by Dr. N Sapna Lulla, Lead Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Aster CMI Hospital It is common for the expectant mother to feel stress about pregnancy, especially those who are pregnant for the first time (new mother). It can bring up a range of emotions and anxieties. Being concerned about having a healthy pregnancy is not a bad thing, ... Read More »

Impact of Stress on Diabetes: Cause, Effects and Ways to Cope

Article by Dr. Manjunath Malige, Chief Endocrinologist and Diabetologist, Aster RV Hospital One of the deadliest health conditions in today’s world is diabetes and one of the major causes of blindness, kidney failure, stroke, heart attacks, and limb amputation. According to a WHO report, there was a 5% increase in premature mortality from diabetes between the years 2000 and 2016. ... Read More »

Brown Vs. White Eggs – What’s The Difference?

In nature, a wide variety of creatures lay eggs including birds, reptiles and insects. An interesting aspect is that most eggs vary in terms of size, color, texture and pattern. However, if you visit your local market or supermarket, you will mostly find white and brown eggs. So, which one should you choose? Is there a difference between brown and ... Read More »

Give Carefree Life to Asthmatics

Asthma is characterized by narrowing of airways followed by difficulty in breathing air out of the lungs, luminal wall thickening, and increased mucus production. In India there are 30 million asthmatics. India ranks first in the world in deaths due to asthma in India 30 million people are asthmatics. World asthma day is celebrated to raise awareness regarding asthma, control ... Read More »

 Uncontrolled Asthma And Pregnancy

World Asthma Day  By: Dr Aditi Singhi (Gynecologist), Apollo Spectra Hospital,  Mumbai Pregnancy is blissful! But, it can turn into a nightmare, if you have chronic conditions such as asthma. Yes, you have heard it right! Asthma during pregnancy can be difficult to manage. Moreover, unmanaged asthma can be worrisome for both, the mother and the baby. Here, we tell you about the issues in pregnancy due ... Read More »

Risk of uterine cancer among Menopausal Women

Contributed by Dr. Ajay Mehta, Director & Consultant Surgical Oncology, HCG Cancer Centre Nagpur A Women’s body undergoes numerous changes during her lifetime. Menopause is one such phase which is a natural biological process marking the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle. The process starts in the mid-40s and 50s in most women characterised by symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hot ... Read More »

Facing Pain and Difficulties in Swallowing? Check if it is a Sign of Oropharyngeal cancer

By: Dr. Rajeev Sharan, Senior Consultant Head and Neck Oncologist, HCG EKO Cancer Centre, Kolkata Pharynx generally known as the throat, that helps in passage of fluid, food, and air into the food pipe or windpipe respectively. Problems with the throat is only realised when it hurts while swallowing food. There are many other complications that can plague our throat, one ... Read More »