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November 14, 2018

Surgery, of any kind, involves a lot of care to fasten the recovery process. One should not indulge in any kind of strenuous work post-surgery and should follow maximum rest and care. However, for sports lovers or health enthusiasts, avoiding any form of physical activity for a long time post-surgery can be brutally difficult. Before any taking any major step, consulting a surgeon is the best option available. With major advancements in the medical science sector, new technologies and techniques of operation have come up. This has made major surgeries, a minimally invasive procedure and decreased complications and post-operative care. Therefore patients are now able to resume to their normal routine much faster, healthier and happier. But one question that still worries and concerns hernia patients is, whether and when to get back to physical activity or sports post-surgery? After a hernia surgery, whether laparoscopy or open repair, patients can resume back to their physical activity without restriction after diligently following rest and care. As for any surgery, the post-operative pain is common and unavoidable however with time the pain and the swelling near the groin area will vanish. Here’s a guide on how to recover faster and resume back to sports or physical activity:

Week 1

The patient is expected and advised to not indulge i

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November 14, 2018

Pesky, puffy and sometimes painful, varicose veins affect many individuals, especially those above the age of 50. Mostly found in the legs, varicose veins are blue or flesh coloured swollen veins that bulge out from the surface of the skin. They generally do not cause any medical problems, but if they do it is time for you to consult a doctor since there are many treatment options available. Even though this condition is not rare at all, people have a lot of misconception regarding varicose veins, which is why here are 5 things about varicose veins that you should know:

1. Cause

The main function of veins is to carry blood from your body back to your heart. These veins have one way valves the keep the blood flowing in the right direction. Varicose veins occur when these valves become weak or damaged due to which the blood backs up and pools in your veins, which causes the veins to swell.

2. Spider Veins

Since years, people have been confused whether spider veins are similar to varicose veins and the answer is NO, they are not. Spider veins are red or purple in colour and are usually smaller and flat. On the other hand, varicose veins are blue, bigger and bulge out. The treatment procedure is also different for both these conditions.

3. Chances of developing

There are many factors that increase your risk of developing v

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October 17, 2018

Appendicitis is the inflammation of appendix that can be chronic or acute. It results to abdomen pain that may result to a surgery. This medical condition can arise at any time but often occurs between the age group of 10 to 30 years and is more common in males then females. It is important to pay attention to this medical condition because if its left untreated, it can lead to busting of appendix and result to infections.

Treatment

The treatment for appendicitis varies and in most cases, a surgery is necessary. However, the type of surgery depends on the complications associated with a particular case. If the patient has an abscess that isn’t ruptured, the medical professional may first prescribe antibiotics to the patient. Later he drains the abscess through a tube placed through the skin. After completing the treatment for infection, the patient has to undergo a surgery to remove the appendix. In some cases, urgent surgery is necessary if the abscess or appendix is ruptured. The doctor may either perform the procedure as open surgery or through a laparoscopy. It is important to note that a laparoscopy is less invasive and requires a short time for recovery. An open surgery may be required if the patient has abscess or peritonitis. Only in rare cases, appendicitis may get better without any surgery. It is only possible if the abdomi

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October 17, 2018

Varicose veins are enlarged unsightly veins of reddish blue colour appearing on the lower limb or back side of the calf. These veins, if not treated well may become permanent. These veins are not only hideous but equally painful. They may not cause any grieve medical issue but may hamper the flow of blood to leg muscle causing blood clotting in these veins. Surgeons and doctors have come up with the latest and most advanced minimally invasive procedures to treat varicose veins permanently. Radio frequency ablation has replaced the traditional technique, stripping surgery which is highly invasive. The radiologists study and diagnose the leg veins trough ultra sound. Ultra sound enables in the examination of the legs veins, valve function and study of the blood flow. Whether the blood is moving out of the leg or refluxing in these areas. Radiofrequency ablation uses radio frequency energy to heat and seal off the damaged veins. During this process a small incision is made in the leg near the affected area and through this incision, a small tube called a catheter is inserted inside into the diseased vein. Through this catheter carefully controlled amount of energy is flown. This results in the heating of the collagen within the walls of the vein. This heating is sustained for some time until the collagen has shrunk. As soon as the catheter is remov

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October 17, 2018

With the advent of technology, conventional operations and techniques are being replaced with modern minimally invasive techniques. These developments have led to the bridging of large gaps between the treatment and recovery time. In laparoscopy, small incisions are made near the abdomen or the pelvis area and an instrument known as laparoscope which has a tiny camera attached at its mouth is inserted to look at the organs inside the body. Laparoscopy technique provides a better view of the organs to the doctor without the need of an open surgery. Laparoscopy has changed the face of the medical industry. With the added advantages of laparoscopy, it has entered various fields of surgery and is highly competitive. Laparoscopy has demonstrated better post-surgery outcomes than open operations but the debate remains the same whether laparoscopy is better than open-surgery or not.

Post-Operative Pain

Any kind of treatment or surgery is associated with pain and requires after-care and recovery. However, laparoscopy comes with less post-operative pain and is much more comfortable. As open surgery like any large surgery requires large and bigger incisions, it takes time to heal them. On the contrary, laparoscopy involves small incisions therefore, the pain is less and so is the recovery time. Introduction of advanced laparoscopy has come as ban

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October 17, 2018

Gallstone is not seen as a life-threatening disease but there are some risk factors associated with this medical condition that are out of control. There are various things that can be done to prevent developing these pebble like pieces of material in the gallbladder. The most preferred treatment for Gallstone is to perform a surgery and that is why it is better to take early steps for prevention so that one can live a healthy life.

  1. Do not plan to lose weight quickly:One of the most effective ways to prevent gallstone disease is to control weight. The rapid weight loss, participating in very-low-calorie diet programs, bariatric surgery can increase the risk of developing gallstones. Rapid weight loss and crash diets may increase the cholesterol levels in the bile and this may lead to higher chances of developing cholesterol gallstones.
  2. Perform regular exercise: With continuous physical activity, the chances of developing a gallstone are reduced. It is also important to note that the intensity of exercise doesn’t make a huge difference. It is believed that vigorous and nonvigorous physical activity is a good source to reduce the risk of developing gallbladder diseases.
  3. Eat a healthy diet: The diet plays an important role in reducing Gallbladder diseases but it isn’t

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September 20, 2018

Varicose Veins is a serious health condition which is often characterized by its visibility on the skin. This medical condition is more complicated than how it looks. Leaving it untreated can be threatening and patients may have to face various symptoms such as fatigue, itching, pain and discomfort in the legs and even swelling of the skin. If ignored and left untreated the symptoms only get worse with every passing day.

Why is treatment necessary?

The situation of every patient is different. Some patients may experience serious symptoms such as constant itching and fatigue while some may be potentially exposed to life-threatening conditions.

Hyperpigmentation

The varicose veins if left untreated can lead to blood leakage into the leg tissues and the patient may experience inflammation and swelling as a part of their skin becomes discoloured and dark.

Lipodermosclerosis

This condition arises when the leg tissue is left inflamed for a long time and as a result the tissue becomes firm and heavy. The patient may feel difficulty in moving or relaxing.

Venous Leg Ulcer

Varicose veins can also result in a condition known as chronic venous insufficiency or CVI. With time the CVI may result to a medical condition known as Venous Leg ulcer. This is whe

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September 20, 2018

Anal fissure is a small cut or tear on the lining of the anus that can be really painful. This crack of skin can lead to severe pain and bleeding during and after bowel movements. If the fissure is deep then it can expose the inner muscle tissues underneath. This medical condition can affect people of all age groups and constipation is one of the major reason behind it.

Symptoms of anal fissure

Anal fissure is not a serious condition until it is treated at an early stage. That is why it is important to consult your medical specialist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Sharp pain in the anal area during bowel movements
  • A tear around the anus
  • A small lump of skin or skin tag next to the tear
  • Itching or burning in the anal area
  • Streaks of blood on stool

Causes of Anal Fissure

Anal fissure, commonly results when passing large or hard stools. Frequent diarrhoea or chronic constipation can also result in the tearing of skin around the anus. Some other major causes that give rise to this medical condition is straining during childbirth, decreased blood flow to the anorectal area, overly tight or spastic anal sphincter muscle are some other reasons. The rare causes of this medical condition include anal cancer, HIV, syphilis, tubercu

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September 20, 2018

Interstitial inguinal hernia is an extremely rare type of inguinal hernia and can be easily confused with a Spigelian hernia, especially when it gets inflamed. Interstitial hernia are not easily detectable and requires standard radiology techniques for the diagnosis. A patient suffering from interstitial hernia may feel symptoms like fever, nausea and vomiting, extreme pain in the area of hernia, visible hernia bulge, acute constipation and acidity. In case the symptoms seem to worsen, the patient should be rushed for a surgical hernia repair treatment in order to avoid extreme consequences.

Interstitial hernias are most common in children and are often detected as a type of inguinal hernia. A patient’s hernia sac is usually located between the external-oblique and internal-oblique muscles.

Like interstitial hernia, preperitoneal and superficial hernias are also differentiated on the basis of anatomical positioning of the hernia sac. Interstitial hernia being the most common one, all the three types of hernias develop due to uncommon positioning of the muscles in the abdominal section.

The most viable and common reason for patients developing interstitial hernia is explained by the narrowing of external inguinal ring in the abdomen, which obstructs the intestine from passing through the inguinal canal and external ing

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August 13, 2018

As per medical experts about one third of the adult population suffers from varicose veins at some point in their life. Both women and men are equally affected, however women are more susceptible to this disease. This medical condition results when the veins in the legs lose their capability to push blood up to the heart. As a result, the blood vessels expand and try to help the blood to move. Varicose veins require medical attention and thus it is important to get treatment for the same. Here are some important myths and facts about Varicose Veins that you should know:

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