Never lose hope, miracles do happen

Oncologist in Delhi

What is the most common word that you have heard whenever cancer comes into picture? Its chemotherapy! Everyone assumes that if the person has cancer, he has to go for chemotherapy. No it’s not like that. Chemotherapy treatment will be given to the person only if he needs it. It depends on the type of cancer, span of cancer and stage of cancer. All these three play a very important role in deciding the chemotherapy sessions. If the person has end stage cancer and there are no chances of survival at all, then chemotherapy is avoided. The cancer is left untouched.

But the cancer is in early stages and survival chances are higher only than chemotherapy is advised. What exactly is chemotherapy? It is basically a treatment which includes chemical drugs. It can either be in the form of a capsule or a tablet or it can be given using a catheter. Chemotherapy does have side effects and people start feeling these side effects within days of their chemotherapy session. Most common side effect which is seen is hair loss. With every chemotherapy session, hair loss increases and then time comes when the person has lost all his hair.

It is not an easy thing to handle, loss of self-confidence is the worst thing that happens. Time, attention, love and care is what it takes to add days to a cancer patient’s life. Handling this disease is not easy, help them do it! Research says that cancer patients who are happy and in a positive environment recover faster than ones who stay alone in a depressing surrounding! Happiness is the key to faster recovery! By- Dt. Trishala Chopra

It’s time to different between a general pain and a pain caused by a cyst

Kidney SpecialistHave you ever felt some pain in your lower body or abdominal region? If it lasts for a day or two, it is fine but if he pain is persistent then it’s time to get yourself checked. There are n- number of causes for the pain and one of them could be kidney cysts. Yes, this is rare but it does happen. What are cysts? They are fluid filled sacs and many cysts together are called as poly cysts. These cysts which are formed in the kidney is usually non-cancerous but it does causes a lot of pain! No patient will visit a kidney specialist first.

He will visit a general physician and if the physician feels that there is something wrong with the body he will ask the patient to consult a kidney specialist. Once you do, he will check all possible symptoms of the pain and if he feels anything about the cysts he will ask the patient to get his sonography done and once he has a clear picture, he will initiate the treatment for the same.

The treatment as a whole for these cysts isn’t done but the complications attached to these cysts are generally managed. A person should be careful that he should not consume any anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen or any other because it might worsen the case. A kidney specialist makes a list of do’s and don’ts for the patients to give them a healthier lifestyle! Such a boon to have excellent specialists! By: Dt. Trishala Chopra

Let’s improve our concentration levels with yoga!

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I am sure there are many parents here who has this complaint that their child is not able to understand the things, he doesn’t like to go to school, he has no concentration in his work and his immunity is low too. When you feel this is happening with your child, visit a doctor soon. Well, not necessarily doctor but it could be better if you can visit a psychologist instead? There is no one else in the world who can understand you better than a psychologist. He studies in and out about your behaviour and even by the way you have kept your hand, he will have a scanned version of you ready in his mind.

Apart from medicines and therapies, there are evidences which shows that yoga has a great impact in improving your concentration levels. It brings in positivity in you. Yoga is one such thing which has no side effects at all, absolutely nothing, Worst a yoga can do is not affect you or show any improvements, otherwise nothing! There is no age barrier to improve your concentration power, yoga is not restricted to any specific person.

These asanas have evidences to improve concentration levels in your body!

  1. Vriksh asana (standing tree pose)

  2. Akarana dhanur asana (Bow tensing pose)

  3. Padma asana (The lotus pose)

  4. Veer bhadra asana (warrior pose)

  5. Parvat asana (seated mountain pose)

There are many asanas which helps in improving your concentration levels however it is always advised that you should do it in the presence of an experienced person, without which you may do wrong and it won’t be having any more effects on you!  By- Dt. Trishala Chopra

OPHTHALMOLOGIST – A MEDICAL PRACTITIONER

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Choosing a doctor who has done his/her specialization in eye care is an important health care decision. An ophthalmologist is a medical practitioner or an expert who specializes in vision and eye care. They have also received their training to perform eye exams and eye surgery. As an MBBS student they generally complete four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of internship, and a minimum of three years of hospital- based residency in ophthalmologist.

If your eyes are aerobicized and do not require medical or surgical treatment, the type of eye doctor you choose for a routine exam is a matter of personal preference.

Following are the reasons so as to when a person has to visit an ophthalmologist:

  1. Loss of vision or decreased vision in one or both the eyes.

  2. If you notice any sort of vision change such as sudden spots, flashes of light, lightning streaks, or jagged lines of light, wavy or watery vision, blurry faces, distortions, or wavy lines, haloes around lights, double vision.

  3. Field of vision changes such as shadows, curtain- like loss of vision, black spots.

  4. Changes in color vision.

There are many other changes you see in your eyes that shows an indication that it’s high time you must visit an ophthalmologist. Sometime when you wear glasses you observe cloudy vision and able to properly see the distant and nearby objects. Due to defect in eyes you see large black spots; it may lead to complete blindness if not treated properly. By – Medha Choudhary

For More Visit : Ophthalmologist in Delhi

ENT surgeons – caring for our ears, noses and throats.

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All ailments and diseases associated to head and neck oncology, otology, neurotology, paediatric otorhinolaryngology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery et cetera, all are under the supervision of a certain category of physicians. They are one of the most significant categories of doctors. They are the otorhinolaryngologists, or the ENT surgeons to the lay man.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx, cancer of the oral cavity, skin cancer of the head and neck, thyroid cancer, skull base surgery and salivary gland cancer et cetera are the main components of head and neck oncology. In addition to these mentioned diseases, thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy are also significant additional treatments including endocrine surgery of the head and the neck. Otology and neurotology include dizziness, acoustic neuroma, hearing loss, mastoiditis,otitis externa, media, perforated eardrum, ear surgery and so on.

Delhi is one of the main places in India which provide advanced treatments with respect to ENT disorders. Paediatric otorhinolaryngology, which involves adenoidectomy, caustic ingestion, decannulation, laryngomalacia, laryngotracheal reconstruction, obstructive sleep apnea, tonsillectomy et cetera, isone of the latest advancements in the field of ENT in Delhi. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is one of the futuristic technologies that hospitals and health care centres in Delhi have adopted. It is a one-year fellowship which is allowed to otorhinolaryngologists and plastic surgeons.

They are the physicians who wish to specialise in aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries and treatments of the head, the face and the neck. Rhinoplasty, septoplasty, facelift, browlift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, genioplasty, injectable cosmetic treatments are therapies in this arena, thus making it affordable and alsoa highly efficient form of ENT therapy available to each and everyone in India. By- Rounak Bose

For more info: ENT doctors in delhi

Toxicology-Determining dosage of ‘Poison’

toxicologist in delhiThere is a famous quotation prevalent among the masses-“The dose makes the poison”. It implies that everything in this world is poisonous in its own right and the only thing which makes a substance more or less poisonous is the amount of intake. Even the medicine used to treat a disease can act as poison if not taken in appropriate dose. The question here is-“Who decides the appropriate amount for a substance so that it is not poisonous”? The answer to this question lies in the field of medical science.

Toxicology is a branch of chemistry, biology and medicine which studies the adverse effects of chemicals on the living organisms. It studies the relationship between the dose of a particular chemical and the effect it has on the body of the subject. Based on the results of these studies, toxicologists determine the right amount of a chemical to be used for useful purposes.

Besides doses, a number of other factors like age, sex, species, health and environment play a major role in determining chemical toxicity. Tests to determine toxicity have developed over time and from testing these doses on poor animals, we have reached a stage when all the work is done on the computer with help of advanced simulation techniques.

Job of a Toxicologist is more research oriented the results of which are useful for future experiments. The compensation of this job depends upon schooling and specialization but all things assured, it has huge scope in many fields provided the person is enthusiastic with willingness to learn. By- Vatsal

To decide what to do and when to do and how to do and why to do, the perks of being a pharmacologist!

    clinical Pharmacologist in Delhi

A Clinical Pharmacologist is a Medical Professional who has specialized training in studying the various effects of a drug on our body. They usually hold a M.D. or a PhD degree in Pharmacology.They undergo special training under expert guidance, in formulating new drugs, their pre-clinical & clinical trials, index assigning and preparing the antidote for the same drug. Clinical Pharmacology can be divided into two spate sections:

1) One, who deals with formulation.

2) Other one, who deals with its testing and safety index.

Clinical Pharmacology has become one of the major medical branch in Delhi. One reason for this is, an increased demand of the drugs due to the ever increasing spread of diseases and health related ailments.In Delhi, a pharmacologist not only assigns a safety value to a drug, but also studies the all possible adverse effects, and their management as well. This even includes preparation & testing of the Anti-Dote.

When a famous clinical pharmacologist was interviewed about his point on this field, “Being a clinical pharmacologist and working in a lab is similar to drive a racing car on a terrain. It’s fun, it’s thrilling, but at the same time, dangerous. Studying about the drugs, their effects and their mechanisms, all are very fascinating. However, an inch of faulty formulation, makes the whole drug lethal” By- Dt. Trishala Chopra

If a stitch in time saves nine, a stitch by an orthopedic saves 99!

Orthopaedics in Delhi

Orthopedics is the branch of Surgical Medicine that deals with management of Soft & Hard Connective Tissues of the human body, those being Long Bones, Joints, and Muscles & Ligaments.This branch of surgery involves use of various techniques in comprehensively managing the conditions. Most commonly encountered conditions in Delhi are:

1.) Knee Osteo-Arthritis

2.) Knee Rheumatoid-Arthritis

3.) Ligament Tear

4.) Shoulder Joint Peri-Arthritis

5.) Shoulder Joint Capsular Adhesion

6.) Lumbar Spondylosis

7.) Cervical Spondylosis

8.) Fusing of vertebrae (Ankylosing Spondylosis)

9.) Management of Joint Dislocations

The technique of managing entirely depends on the condition of the part, and not on the type of injury i.e. Acute or Chronic.Eg: If a patient reports an injury due to fall, the damaged part will be inspected, and depending on that parameters, the management will either be Conservative (Time-Based Healing) Or based on surgical implants.Usually following extensive degenerative changes in joints, such as Osteo-porosis, Osteo-Petrosis, Osteo-Arthritis or Rheumatoid-Arthritis, the joint’s condition becomes so deteriorated that the orthopedic has no option, but to surgically replace it. This is usually common, following a case of Total Hip Replacement.

Due to the High-Tech Medico Facilities in our capital New Delhi, these critical surgeries have now become a usual encounter. An average no. of orthopedic surgeries in Delhi ranges from 35-42 per day!This shows that a lot many cases are being surgically managed, rather than the time based conservative management.Post-Operative management forms an important aspect of the treatment in orthopedics. This is usually handled by a Physio-Therapist.

By – Trishala

Neonatology- Care at Birth

newbornLife is a gift by god to mankind. It is most disheartening to see one of our loved ones depart this world. What is more damning is if that someone was still young who had so much to offer. When people die in their 30’s, it is said that the person ‘died young’. What of the numerous infants who lost their lives even before they could start living it? Sadly this was the situation faced by the world in 1860’s when the infant mortality rate was on a high and corrective means were tough to come by because the body of an infant is very much prone to infections.

It was in these circumstances that a sub specialty to pediatrics, a Children Specialty, was introduced which was named neonatology. Neonatology dealt with the medical care of newborns and infants. Slowly this became a widespread branch due to the sheer number of complexities the process of childbirth is prone to. From premature birth to growth problems, this branch deals with every aspect of newborn sickness. Primarily a hospital based specialty, most of the care is given in intensive care units.

Neonatology has had a major hand in decreasing the mortality rate of infants throughout the world. Its impact has been such that it is difficult to produce it in words. Just the fact that neonatologists are responsible for giving the life to a sick infant is magical enough to make this job such a beautiful prospect. By- Vatsal Gupta

For more info: Newborn specialist in Delhi

Know about psychiatry with a little more intensity

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Have you seen someone become a bit differently like you do? You might have even called that person mad or abnormal knowingly or unknowingly! It is okay. But these people are not mad…they are just a bit different ? not everyone can understand this! But psychiatrists do… these people are trained in dealing with different people! Its not everyone’s cup of tea to do so ? Delhi has the best doctors which could help in treating you or atleast managing your issues!

Mental disorders are either genetic or sometimes it is acquired with some circumstances which are bound to happen! Shock, loss of near and dear ones, age or heartbreak can lead to such disorders.

The exact causes of the disorders are not clear but here is a jist which might help you and these are sometimes also called as organic mental disorders: –

Metabolic Causes

Hypoxia

Hypoglycemia

Cardiac Failure

Water & Electrolyte Imbalance

Endocrine Causes

Hypo/Hyper Pitutarism

Hypo/Hyper Thyroidism

Hypo/Hyper Parathyroidism

Hypo/Hyper Adrenalism

Drugs & Poisons

Digitalis, Quinidine, Anti-Hypertensive Drugs

Alcohol & Sedatives

Anti-Convulsants

Nutritional Deficiency

Thiamine, Niacin, Pyridoxine, Folic Acid

Systemic Infections

Pneumonia, Septicemia, Endocarditis

Intra-Cranial Causes

Epilepsy

Head Injury

Meningitis

Migraine

Stroke

Post-Operative States

ICU Delirium

Others

Heat

Electricity

Radiation

Schizophrenia is another common mental & behavioural disorder which is characterized by:

Thought & Speech Disorders

Hallucinations

Mood disorders

Drugs commonly used in management of mental disorders are:

Anti-Psychotics

Anti-Depressants

Mood Stabilizing Drugs

Anti-Anxiety Drugs

Anti-Parkinsonian Drugs

Miscellaneous (Stimulants) By – Trishala