Blood Donation Camp Organized by AVIVO Hospitals – National Hospital on November 6, 2016 in association with Abu Dhabi Blood Bank
Hemorrhoids is such a common problem. If somebody has got hemorrhoids , it has no meaning that he or she needs surgery. There are conservative and non invasive non painful procedures for early piles. The classical surgery for late stages of hemorrhoids is notorious for the post operative pain. But thanks to the advancement in the hemorrhoids treatment, Trans Hemorrhoidal Dearterialization ( THD) procedure modified by Dr Carlo Ratto of Rome has made huge changes to the concept of hemorrhoidal surgery. This utilizes the detection of the hemorrhoidal arteries by the doppler and ligate them individually. There is no cutting or tissue removal involved in this . This could be done as a day case. Can return to work in less than a week.. This is a sort of a curative treatment. Recurrence rate is fairly less.
The procedure is little expensive because of the cost of the disposable doppler unit. But this is fully covered under Insurance. The procedure has become very common in Europe and America.
Use of Gadgets
Children must avoid gadgets such as mobile phones and video games. These gadgets cause distraction due to which, as observed in our day to day practice, toddlers have delay in speech and other vital activities. These distractions also have been a cause of fall in school grades and performance.
Children get obese due to lack of activity, genetic factors & unhealthy eating patterns. Obese children are at the risk of having a number of health problems. Encourage physical activities and exercise in school and at home. Outdoor games, cycling and walking must be encouraged.
Summer Child Care
As temperature is soaring high, protect children from getting dehydrated – which is most common for school going children as they are exposed to heat while playing and while waiting for their buses.
Dehydration can be avoided by
Eczema is quite common among children in UAE.
Recommendation for a better quality of life is:
i. Avoid common allergens as follows:
Frequent vacuum cleaning, avoids carpets, limit use of soft toys, and avoid pets and passive smoking.
ii. Take shower of short duration at tepid temperature – using gentle & soap free cleansers.
iii. Apply moisturizers devoid of irritating agents.
iv. Use cotton cloth – avoid wool.
v. Avoid excessive sweating since it increases itching.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine; in simple terms, to pee when you don’t intend to. It is the inability to hold urine in the bladder because voluntary control over the urinary sphincter is either lost or weakened. Urinary incontinence is a much more common problem both in male & female than most people realize.
If you are bothered with these symptoms,
-Involuntary leakage of urine
Seek an appointment with a Specialist Urologist today and get the right advice.
-Keep body weight in check
-Do not skip early morning long brisk walk
-Stay in shape & healthy by diet, regular exercise and keep those gym workouts going.
Modern-day pollution has increased the number of people suffering from allergies. As a result, sinusitis is also on the rise
Sinusitis feels like a cold that never goes away. It often hurts – sometimes a lot. It reduces your energy level, causes mental fog, interferes with sleep, dulls your senses of smell and taste, makes you hoarse, and gives you bad breath.
Modern-day pollution has increased the number of people suffering from allergies. As a result, sinusitis is also on the rise. Sinusitis is an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.
Primary symptoms, which tell your doctor that you have acute sinusitis, include facial pain/pressure, nasal stuffiness and thick (green or yellow) discharge, loss of smell, cough/congestion. These could be accompanied by additional symptoms like fever, bad breath, fatigue and dental pain.
In children, allergies, smoke or even bottle drinking while lying on the back contribute to sinusitis, while in adults, it is mostly smoking, and infections that trigger the illness.
How to prevent sinusitis:
Reduce exposure to allergens by
WHAT ARE KIDNEY STONES?
Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When the urine has high levels of minerals and salts, it can help crystallization and form kidney stones.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF KIDNEY STONES?
Kidney stones come in many different types and colors.
There are four main types of stones:
Calcium stones are the most common type of kidney stone. There are two types of calcium stones: calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate.
Uric acid stones
Having acidic urine increases your risk for uric acid stones. Acidic urine may come from being overweight, chronic diarrhea, type 2 diabetes, gout, and a diet that is high in animal protein and low in fruits and vegetables.
These stones are related to chronic urinary tract infections. (UTIs). Struvite stones are not common.
Cystine is an amino acid that is in certain foods; When high amounts of cystine are in the urine, it promotes cystine stones formation. Cystine stones often start to form in childhood (i.e. Congenital Cystinuria). These are a rare type of stone.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF KIDNEY STONES?
Stones in the kidney often do not cause any symptoms and can go undiagnosed. However, if a stone blocks the flow of urine out of the kidney, it can cause a lot of pain. Other symptoms of stones include:
HOW ARE KIDNEY STONES TREATED?
Treatment of your kidney stone depends on the type of stone you have, how bad it is and the length of time you have had symptoms. There are different treatments to choose from. It is important to talk with your health care provider about what is best for you. Often you can simply wait for the stone to pass. Smaller stones are more likely than larger stones to pass on their own.
Certain medications have been shown to improve the chance that a stone will pass.
Procedural Intervention may be needed to remove a stone from the kidney, ureter or bladder if:
HOW CAN I PREVENT STONES?
Once your health care provider finds out why you are forming stones, he or she will give you tips on how to prevent them in the future. There is no “one-size-fits-all” for preventing kidney stones. Everyone is different. You may have to change your diet or take medications. Below are some tips to help prevent stones.
To understand how these tips apply to you, talk to your healthcare provider.