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Lifeline Hospital

Andrologist, Pediatric Urologist, Urological Surgeon, Urologist
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14th Mile, Kayamkulam-Pathanapuram Road,
Adoor, Kerala - 691523
Details for Dr. Raguram Ganesamoni
Madurai Medical College
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
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PGIMER, Chandigarh
MCh Urology
Endourological Society, USA
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Professional Memberships
American Urological Association
Urological Association of Asia
Urological Society of India
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Past Experience
Junior Consultant Urologist at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital, Nadiad
  • MBBS, MS, MRCS, MCh Urology, Felllow in Endourology
    Urologist, Urological Surgeon, Andrologist, Pediatric Urologist
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  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
    1. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables. Take a lot of bananas, pomegranates, spinach, dark chocolate, walnuts and garlic as these contain specific nutrients for sperms.

    2. Do aerobic exercises daily

    3. Wear loose underwear and pants, which keeps scrotal temperature low for optimal sperm production

    4. Keep yourself hydrated; 60% of our body is made of water...

    5. Go organic! reduce food with likely hormonal contamination like commercial chicken and milk.

    6. Stop smoking and reduce alcohol

    7. Reduce stress

    8. Avoid keeping mobile phones in trousers

    9. Reduce exposure to wifi; sperms exposed to wifi signal stop swimming!

    10. Avoid plastic products for storing food and water

    11. Avoid hot baths

    12. Reduce coffee and tea intake to 1-2 cups per day

    13. Avoid soy products; they contain phytoestrogens which mimic the female hormone estrogen

    14. Take red fruits with lycopene (tomatoes, strawberries, cherries and peppers)

    15. Take these supplements - l-carnitine, selenium, zinc, l-arginine, vitamin e

    16. Avoid testosterone and steroids.

    Wish you a healthy body and good sperm count!
  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
       More than 50% of women will have at least one urinary tract infection during their life time. Many will have recurrent episodes of UTI. It is heralded by burning while passing urine and can lead to lower abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, tiredness, back pain and rarely kidney dysfunction. It is very common in sexually active women.

       Proper understanding of its cause and knowledge about preventive measures are required for every woman. Normal urine does not contain any bacteria. However, vagina contains good bacteria like lactobacilli. Before a UTI, harmful bacteria grows near the vicinity of urethra and in vagina. Once they enter the bladder and stick to its walls, it can cause inflammation of bladder wall (cystitis). If still not treated, they can ascend along urinary tubes (ureter) to enter kidney and cause pyelonephritis or kidney abscess, which are life threatening conditions.

       The following simple and proven measures will keep UTI at bay and make your life healthier and peaceful. Please do follow and share among your loved ones.

    Drink a lot of water

            Drinking plenty of water can help to flush out the bacteria which do enter the bladder once in a while. Always watch your urine color. If it is getting dark yellow, it means that you are dehydrated and you need to increase your fluid intake.

    Don’t hold urine for a long time

              If you hold urine for a long time, bacteria can multiply and cause an infection. Passing urine frequently, flushes the bacteria out and prevent UTI. Pass urine at least once in 4 hours. If you are getting recurrent UTI pass every 2 to 3 hours.

    Pass urine after sex

              During intercourse, bacteria do enter into the urinary bladder. It gets flushed out while passing urine. Clean your genital region before having sex. More importantly, always make it a habit to pass urine after sex. If you still get UTI after sex, your Urologist may advise you on antibiotic prophylaxis to be taken after every intercourse.

    Proper toilet hygiene

              Always wipe from front to back. Bacteria are naturally abundant near anal region. If these bacteria enter the genital region, they can multiply and enter into the bladder, causing UTI. So, never wipe from back to front. Use two toilet papers, once for cleaning urine first and other for rest of the cleaning. If you are using water also, always keep the flow of water from front to back.

             Remember to remove tampon while passing urine. It can impede the flow of urine.

    Avoid artificial feminine products

              Douche can washout the health vaginal bacteria and natural protective substances from vaginal lining and make way for harmful bacteria to enter. Avoid douches. Also avoid other scented feminine hygiene sprays and bath products. These can irritate urethra and cause urethritis.

    Choose your birth control method wisely

    Use of diaphragms and unlubricated or spermicide containing condoms, can lead to bacterial overgrowth. Spermicides alter the natural vaginal pH. Try other safer methods of birth control if you are getting recurrent UTIs.

    Avoid bathtubs

              It is preferable to take a shower than use a bathtub if you are getting recurrent UTI. In a bathtub, water will contain bacteria from all over the body along with chemical. These can easily enter vagina and urethral region.

    Take natural remedies

              Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins which prevent bacteria from sticking onto bladder wall. Though it cannot treat an active UTI by itself, it can supplement the treatment and help in prevention of future UTI.

              D-mannose is another natural remedy which helps to reduce UTI. Apples, oranges and peaches are naturally rich in this sugar.

              Take curd or yogurt, which are rich in lactobacilli, regularly. These ‘good’ bacteria will then colonize the vagina and prevent the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria.

    Take Vitamin C supplement

              The acidity of urine is nature’s way of preventing bacterial growth. Bacterial infection makes the urine alkaline. Moderate vitamin C supplementation of about 500 to 1000 mg per day can further acidify urine and reduce bacterial growth.

    Role of estrogen cream

              Estrogen is required for a healthy vaginal lining. Low estrogen in postmenopausal women leads to dry and unhealthy vaginal mucosa which then leads to growth of harmful bacteria. Use of vaginal estrogen creams in patients without a history of breast cancer or uterine cancer can help to restore healthy vaginal lining and helpful vaginal bacterial flora and thus prevent UTIs.

    Choose appropriate underwear

              Poor aeration and moisture promote bacterial overgrowth. Choose cotton inner wears and loose fitting clothes. Avoid tight jeans and nylon underwear. These will trap moisture and help bacterial growth. After a workout or swimming session, change wet clothes quickly and keep the local parts dry and clean.

    Prevent bladder prolapse

              Regular Kegel’s exercise (training for pelvic floor muscles) can prevent a prolapse of bladder and uterus which can then obstruct urinary flow and cause UTI.

              In spite of all these measures, if you are still getting recurrent UTIs, consult your Urologist.
  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
    What is kidney cancer?
    Kidney cancer (renal cancer or renal cell carcinoma) is one of the ten most common cancers in both men and women.
    It occurs when the cells in kidney grow uncontrollably and start invading surrounding tissues (i. E, undergoes malignant change). The risk factors are age > 40 years, smoking, obesity, long term dialysis, certain genetic conditions, family history, high blood pressure and male gender. However, it can occur to anybody.

    What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?
    1. Blood in urine
    2. Pain or lump in side of upper abdomen
    3. Weight loss or loss of appetite
    4. Long term fever
    However, many of kidney cancers are detected on routine ultrasonograms done for other purposes. Thus, regular ultrasonogram testing can pick up these tumors very early.

    What are the diagnostic tests?
    Contrast enhanced computed tomography (ct scan) of abdomen is the current gold-standard test to diagnose kidney tumors and evaluate for local spread. Chest x-ray or ct chest helps in diagnosing spread to lungs. Some blood tests will help to evaluate function of kidney and general health condition.

    What are the best treatment modalities?
    Surgical removal is the best treatment for kidney cancer. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy does not act on kidney cancer and hence are not used.
    If the size is small, only the tumor is removed and rest of kidney can be preserved (nephron sparing surgery or partial nephrectomy).
    For large tumors, the whole kidney, surrounding tissues and lymph nodes are removed totally (radical nephrectomy).
    Both these surgeries can be done through keyholes (laparoscopy), thus reducing the pain and leading to faster recovery.
    If the tumor has spread all over the body, then targeted therapy is given using specific drugs (usually in the form of tablets) like pazopanib, sunitinib, sorafenib etc.

    How to follow-up after treatment?
    Regular check up using ultrasonogram, ct scan, chest x-ray, renal function tests, liver function tests are needed to maintain good health.

    Take home message:
    Regular ultrasonograms after the age of 40 years (at least annually) can help in diagnosing these tumors and curing them 100%.
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  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
    Urine leakage is a common problem in ladies, affecting up to 25% of the female population. Urine leakage occurs while straining, coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting weights. It is called as stress urinary incontinence. It is more common as age advances. It causes embarrassment and limits the social interactions in severely affected people.

    The usual reason is weakness in muscles and other supporting structures of urinary bladder. This can occur following pregnancy, child birth trauma, after menopause and chronic cough.

    In mild to moderate conditions, it can be managed with pelvic floor (muscles below urinary bladder) strengthening exercises and some medicines.

    If severe or not responding to exercises, then a sling is placed to lift up the urethra (the tube from bladder through which urine passes out). This procedure is called tension free vaginal tape - trans obturator (tvt-o).

    Tvt-o is a minor day care procedure and patients can resume work on the next day. Since it provides support to the urethra below, urine leak associated with coughing and laughing is stopped and patients can lead a completely normal life.
  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
    Normal semen contains a minimum of more than 15 million sperms per ml. Azoospermia is a condition in which the semen contains no sperm.
    A male with azoospermia cannot father a child naturally. Previously, the only option for such a couple was to either use donor sperms or adopt a child.
    However, with the advent of micro-tese, males with azoospermia also can father their own child. In this procedure, testis is opened under microscopic guidance and tubules containing sperms are searched and retrieved by an andrologist (urologist specialized in male infertility). These are further processed by embryologist and the retrieved sperms are used for injecting into eggs retrieved from wife.
    It is done as a day care procedure or with one day admission. There is no significant morbidity for this surgery and excess sperms or embryos can be frozen for later use in case first embryo transfer is unsuccessful.
    Micro-tese has given new hope for childless couples with azoospermia.
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  • Felllow in Endourology, MCh Urology, MRCS, MS, MBBS
    Most important things to dissolve kidney stones are to keep your kidneys healthy and keep healthy urine flowing.

    How to keep the kidneys healthy?

    1. Prevent or control hypertension, hypercholesterolemia and diabetes.
    2. Exercise regularly; at least 30 min per day.
    3. Take adequate natural vitamins and minerals in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables (except moderation in leafy vegetables, beans and tomato)
    4. Reduce salt intake (<4 g /day).
    5. Reduce animal protein (chicken, mutton, fish, milk etc) intake.

    How to keep your urine healthy?

    1. Drink 3 to 4 litre of fluids/day to keep urine output > 2 to 2.5 litre/day.
    Make sure that your urine is not yellowish.
    2. Increase good minerals like citrate, potassium and magnesium in urine. All these are abundant in fruits, especially citrus fruits like lemon and orange.
    3. Decrease bad minerals like calcium, oxalate, uric acid and sodium in urine.
    4. Do not reduce calcium intake too much.
    Calcium is required for bones, teeth, muscles etc. Moreover, too much reduction in calcium increases oxalate in urine leading to stones. 2 small glasses of milk per day is acceptable.
    5. Non-vegetarian diet increases uric acid production. Reduce them.
    6. Tea, coffee, tomato, greens, chocolate and beans are rich in oxalate. Moderation is required.

    With all these dietary modifications your kidneys may still be excreting large amounts of bad minerals and less of good minerals due to genetic predisposition. These can be checked in 24 hour urine tests. If so, you may need some special medications to prevent stones. Your endourologist will help you customize your dietary pattern and medications to dissolve and prevent further stones.

    Healthy life, healthy kidneys, no more stones!

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