Know the risk factors for breast cancer

Knowing the risk factors for breast cancer is the first step to understanding the disease Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in Indian women. Dr. Wahida Suresh, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Apollo clinic Kotturpuram, Chennai explains that 1 in every 28 women in India can develop breast cancer at any stage of her life. The latest report from WHO implied that about 76000 women in India die because of this condition every year. The number can be even worse if we are not aware of t...
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Busting myths related to spinal anesthesia

Spinal anesthesia or spinal block is the most effective and widely used form of anesthesia during different surgical procedures. Spinal anesthesia is given directly into the spinal cord of the patient, and it numbs the entire area of the body below the site of injection. According to the Dr. Keshavkumar, Anesthetist, Apollo Clinic Kotturpuram, Chennai spinal anesthesia is safer than general anesthesia. Also, it allows the patient to maintain a sense of control while remaining completely pain-fre...
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What are the different vaccines an individual would require during childhood?

Children do not have a fully developed immune system from birth and require more protection after birth. This protection is usually given in the form of vaccines so that children do not catch commonly occurring illnesses. Here are some of them: DTap (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) This vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. While diphtheria is a respiratory disease which causes paralysis, breathing problems, heart failure and death, tetanus is a bacterial infection that ...
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All you need to know about vaccines against cervical cancer

There are numerous forms of vaccines given to children to prevent numerous diseases. These include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR and DaPt. However, did you know there vaccines which treat sexually transmitted diseases as well? Here is all you need to know about vaccines which are supposed to prevent cervix cancer… Cervix cancer and HPV There is a virus known as the human papillomavirus. It has been agreed by experts that nearly 99% of cervical cancer is caused by a certain types of high risk HPV...
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How can I prevent PCOS from reoccurring?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, sometimes called polycystic ovarian disease, is a condition in which there are higher levels of male hormones in women. Polycystic ovarian disease has many causes but PCOS treatment has only two main forms. PCOS treatment includes a healthy diet and certain health supplements and herbs. Here are the two main ways you can prevent PCOS from reoccurring Diet Eat equal amounts of protein and carbohydrates One of the major causes of polycystic ovarian disease is insul...
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What do I need to carry for post bypass surgery follow up?

A cardiac surgery, such as a cardiac bypass surgery, is perhaps the most serious, painful and perhaps even the most complex surgery that man has created. What it does is it aims to help restore blood flow to an area of the heart that previously had no blood flow in it. However, the surgery itself is not the difficult part. What comes afterwards is perhaps harder as there are a lot of procedures you need to follow up on. Here’s what is required after the cardiac surgery follow up at home… Clop...
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How can physiotherapy aid me in my recovery?

Physiotherapy is one of the most important ways that people get back to their normal lives after surgery. There are various physiotherapy methods. These physiotherapy methods include muscoskeletal, cardiothoracic and neurological methods. Each of these methods bring a number of physiotherapy services. Here are the ways in which some of the physiotherapy services help. Back pain After spinal surgery, a number of exercises are done to help get the back into the shape it was before the surgery....
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What steps should be taken after a cataract surgery?

An eye cataract is the clouding of the eye’s lens. Normally, what happens to cure an eye cataract is that a cataract surgery is performed. A cataract surgery may not be the most painful or strenuous surgery, which is why it is done on an outpatient basis. Even though it is not the most debilitating surgery, there are certain steps, which can be taken to help ease the recovery after a cataract surgery. Here are some of them: Do not put pressure on your eye This is important because pressure o...
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The ultimate care guide for a post orthopaedic surgery

Post operative care basically refers to the assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of the outcome. The scope of post operative care required depends on the individual’s health before the surgery or the nature of surgery performed. Orthopedic surgery generally refers to a branch of surgery which deals with the conditions of the muscular and the skeletal system. The ultimate goal of postoperative care in case of orthopedic surgery is to prevent further complications such as infection, to help in he...
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What should I do after a bypass surgery

Bypass surgery is basically an open heart surgery. It is done in the case of different cardiovascular diseases such as removing a blockage in the artery or narrowing of blood vessels in the heart. Performing a bypass surgery mainly helps to improve the blood flow and flow of oxygen in the heart. Post-operative care in case of a bypass surgery is of paramount importance because if you do not take proper care, it can lead to further complications in the heart, needing you to undergo another surgic...
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