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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.

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A-19/A, Near Kailash Colony Metro Station, Kailash Colony Road, Block-A, Sector-19
Kailash Colony Delhi, Choose State - 110048
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A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is in...

A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements.

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Headache is one of the most common maladies which refers to a pain sensation in the head. It may ...

Headache is one of the most common maladies which refers to a pain sensation in the head. It may itself be an ailment or may be the symptom of any other illness. Headaches can last for a short time or may persist up to several weeks depending on its cause or type.

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How To Prevent Osteoporosis?

 

Hello everyone, I am Dr Sanjay Bansal, I am orthopaedic surgeon my fields of interest is joint replacement arthroscopic surgery. Today we will talk about a very common disease known as osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which our bones become brutal and they are prone to fracture because the bone density decreases. Now the patients generally come with mild pain, weakness and when we do X-Ray’s, we see that there are fractures and it is most common in the spine. There are multiples spine fractures and a patient of osteoporosis even if he is walking, he gets even a jerk, and the bone gets fractures. It is a very dangerous disease because it only appears, the symptoms only appear when there is a fracture and there is a mild pain. It can be treated, there is a various test like the blood test, DEXA scan and some X-Ray’s, which can diagnose it and one its diagnose there are some medicines which can be given in the form of oral and injectable. If you want to prevent osteoporosis kindly take care of your diet, do proper exercises and have a regular checkup with your doctor's. It is a very dangerous disease but can be easily prevented.

If you want to consult me I am available through Lybrate either physically or through telephonic conversation or through chat.

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Osteoarthritis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

 

Hello everyone, I am Dr Sanjay Bansal I am in MS orthopaedics main field of interest is join the placement in arthroscopic surgery, I work in Apollo spectra Hospital in New Delhi and in various places in Faridabad. Today we'll talk about a very common disease known as osteoarthritis of the knees. This disease is quite common in middle age and aged people, in this the patient comes with us with complaints of severe pain in the knee joint, he cannot move the knee joint, there is stiffness of the knee joint, swelling of the knee joint and even the movement of the knee joint in some patient gets restricted, he cannot fully extend or fully flexes joint. This disease occurs due to the degeneration of the cartilage and may occur due to various others factors like the weakness of the muscle, bone weakness, improper postures. There are various treatment modalities for it. If the osteoarthritis is of grade 1 and grade 2 we can treat it with various physiotheripical exercises we can put intra-articular injection and energetics and kneecap. If it goes through grade 3 and grade 4 then the options left are only surgery. We can feed it with arthroscopic surgeries and a joint replacement surgery. Joint replacement surgeries are very much modified nowadays which we can replace half of your knee joint or we can replace full of the knee joint. Now, these patients asked the what is the outcome of the total hip replacement I assure you the success rate of knee joint replacement is almost 99%. If you follow the advice what's the doctor says, you will be absolutely free of pain. Now patients come to us and ask, how can we prevent it, it can be delayed slightly if you take proper care of your muscles and bones. For that, you should do regular exercises strengthen your quadriceps muscles strengthen your hamstring muscles, take proper food, don't use up the inappropriate posture that it can be easily delayed or prevented.

If you need any consultation or any help of mine you can contact me through Lybrate, either via phone, either through chat or either physically

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Hello friends, I am Dr. Sandip Banerjee, and I am a consultant laparoscopic surgeon, bariatric an...

Hello friends, I am Dr. Sandip Banerjee, and I am a consultant laparoscopic surgeon, bariatric and colorectal surgeon. I am practicing in my clinic, named as Pelvinic. I am also a head surgeon in Apollo Spectra Kailash Colony.

Today I am going to talk about benign anorectal conditions which are problems involving your anus and rectum, and which is involving a large amount of population in our country. So the primary problem arising out of this is because of a constipation. Constipation is affecting almost 13 % of the population, much higher than what diabetes and hypertension are affecting our population. So because of a constipation there are few problems which day in day out in the routine life, and involves any group, any class of patients.

The first thing I’m going to discuss is a fissure in anus. Fissure is a painful condition in anus which mostly is because of an ulcer formation, or the breach of skin in the anus which develops due to the passage of hard stool. And the main symptoms of this is a painful difficulty to sit, postural problems, and painful defecation, with a minimum association of passage of minimum amount of fresh amount of blood during defecation. The solution lies in the treatment with medical management mostly. And 70 to 80 percent of the patient benefit out of the medical management. Only the remaining of the patients who develop a chronic fissure, who are not being cured by medical management, they are the one fit for surgery.

The second one is in hemorrhoids, which are called piles. So all of us do have an anal cushions normally, and which once gets prolonged due to chronic straining developed pathological piles. Now, the piles were graded according to the size, and the type of problems which patients are facing. It can be graded from grade one to grade four. The initial grade piles, which are grade one and two, in which the patients do have problems related to like bleeding or mucous discharge or some sort of difficulty while passing stool. But there is no history or no complaints of something coming out of the anus. So they are the early grade piles. In early grade piles, either they need some sort of a treatment in terms of medicine, or at times when it is really bothersome, then we do advise some nonsurgical treatment like laser radiofrequency ablation, cryotherapy, and even banding. But for the haemorrhoids which are quite big, like grade three and four, in which the patients mainly complain of something coming out of the anus, and they need to manually reposition it. So, they are the one which needs a definitive surgery. And the surgery which has come late in a high success rate is the stapler surgery for haemorrhoids. The stapler surgery which has been used for last 10-15 years is seen with a lot of success, that has revolutionized the piles surgery, in which the patients only need a day in a hospital, goes back to home, without any pain, without any problems thereafter. The chances of recurrence even less than 0. 001%. Then there are some acute conditions in which you develop an abscess in the anus, and you must know that abscess in the anus should always be drained. It should always be surgically drained, and there is no other way just to linger it on with medication.

Because if an abscess in the anus or the perianal region is being neglected, that abscess may develop into a tract which is called a fistula, and once you have developed a fistula then it’s very difficult to treat. Now, fistula in anus is a tract which is connecting the outer skin with the inner anus. So what happens is that a patient, once they develop a fistula, they have typical complaints of persistent perianal discharge in forms of pus, and then suddenly the discharges end, and then patients are quite okay. For few days, the patient may develop some swelling, there is severe pain, and then sudden discharge again comes back. So in this way the cycles goes on and develops into a complex tract.

It’s very important to know what is the tract of a fistula. While treating fistula we see whether it’san high or a low fistula. So low fistula need not need any further imaging things, because out of experience we can find it out while doing proctological examinations that it’s a low fistula. Low fistula has a very high success rate of surgical cure. Whereas in high fistula it requires some sort of an MRI imaging. MRI imaging helps us to know the different kind of tracts, and once knowing the tracts we need to perform some different forms of surgery based on the tract. It can be a laser, it can be radio frequency ablation, it can be a vaaft surgery, it can be a lift surgery. Based on the complex nature of the fistula, the cure rate is quite. The cure rate is having a recurrence rate of 3-7% world over. And I have been using radio frequency ablation for different types of fistulas. Even laser has been applied, and I’ve met with a quite a good amount of success in my patients.

The other 2 things which I want to discuss is about rectal prolapse. Now the patients do complain of something coming out as a chunk through the anus while defecation, and it’s a quite a big amount as compared to hemorrhoids. Patients do have a problem associated with rectal prolapse, either they have chronic diarrhoea, or constipation. So it can be either constipated prolapse or a diarrheal prolapse, and for that too it needs a treatment, and definitive surgery. Definite treatment is a surgery, and it involves a laparoscopic cure from the abdomen. And the last is pilonidal sinus. And pilonidal sinus develops as a small chronic discharging fissure in between the anus…buttocks, and that also needs a very good flap surgery. So hope you will like this information, and for any type of solution, any type of cure, you can contact me either in Pelvinic, or through Lybrate, or in Apollo Spectra Kailash Colony. Thank you.

And the last is pilonidal sinus. And pilonidal sinus develops as a small chronic discharging fissure between the buttocks, and that also needs a very good flap surgery.

I hope you like this information, and for any type of solution or any type of cure, you can contact me either in Pelvinic, or through Lybrate, or in Apollo Spectra Kailash Colony. Thank you.

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Causes, symptoms and treatment for Knee Pain<br/><br/><br/>Hello, I'm Dr. Duraj Prakash, Orthoped...

Causes, symptoms and treatment for Knee Pain


Hello, I'm Dr. Duraj Prakash, Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in areas of South Delhi and specializing in the field of knee replacement surgery and Orthoscopic reconstruction procedure of knee and shoulder. Today I'll briefly talk about common problems of the knee and how to prevent degeneration of knee in people who're reaching middle age group. Knee arthritis is one of the common problems that we're facing as population ages and people want to beome and lead more and more active life. Generally knee arthritis has multiple reasons, why somebody gets knee arthritis others don't. It could be related to genetics, lifestyle, weight of the person and activity level. There is a small group of people where a neglected injury very rapidly damages the joint and gives rise to premature or early athritis.

The symptoms of knee arthritis are:
1. Pain
2. and Stiffness

Many people ust complain of morning stiffness and the issue becomes complicated if the person trips or falls because weak muscles fall in arthritis. Make sure that cause people trip and fall moee frequently. So the way to avoid is to maintain proper weight. In case someone has got early childhood deformities like bow legs and knock knees it should be appropiately corrected in younger age group. Then any injury which a person may sustain, it may look innocous, it may hurt for a couple of days and then becomes alright should never be neglected. If the problem is instability, if your knee feels it is going to slip out of the alignment on a rough surface you must go see an orthopedic surgeon.

Another group of people is ones who are suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis where the problem starts with fingers and small joints of hands and feet but gradually progresses to the knees. These people should regularly do exercise to maintain muscle strength and ensure that they take proper medication in time to prevent long term damage to the knee. Regular strengthening of the knee muscles, the thigh muscles which stabilizes the knee goes a long way in preventing any problem in knee joint. Even with mild arthritis if your knee and your thigh muscles are strong, your likelihood of getting a surgery is very rare. In addition when the muscles are strengthened not only the knee feels better, likelihood of fall also reduces to a great extent.

In those people where the knee is already damaged the technology now offers us many remedial measures starting from small penaul procedures to regenerate the cartilage to upcoming procedure like platelet rich plasma, stem cell therapy and reconstruction therapies ranging from many many ways of small surgery partial knee replacement and leading onto total knee rreplacement which everybody knows right now. The smaller procedures have a very big advantage in terms of safety, better function, smaller stay in the hospital and equally long functional life of the prosthesis. With the newer technology it is possible to treat these conditions but then the best remedy is to take step before the problem arises. So stay healthy, keep active and remain fit.

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Doctors in Apollo Spectra Hospital - Kailash Colony

Dr. Dhruv Zutshi

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist
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90%  (13 ratings)
11 Years experience
800 at clinic
₹300 online
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Suraj Prakash

M.Ch - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist
91%  (106 ratings)
29 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹300 online
Available today
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Sandip Banerjee

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , FAIS, FACRSI, Fellowship in GI Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon
90%  (142 ratings)
17 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹300 online
Available today
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra

MS - Orthopaedics, MCH, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FJR
Orthopedist
90%  (13 ratings)
20 Years experience
1100 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Kartikeya Sangal

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Ophthalmologist
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89%  (18 ratings)
23 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹300 online
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Dr. Shraddha Banerjee

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, Bsc - Psychology, Msc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist
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90%  (52 ratings)
14 Years experience
₹300 online
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. M.L. Kalra

MD - Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist
40 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹500 online
Available today
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Dr. Sanjay Bansal

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship Joint Replacement Surgery
Orthopedist
90%  (157 ratings)
14 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹250 online
Available today
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Kapil Agrawal

MMED, Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Bariatrician
21 Years experience
1000 at clinic
₹600 online
Available today
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Nipun Bajaj

FNB Spine Surgery, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist
20 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Dr. Usha Maheshwari

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon
88%  (42 ratings)
37 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Dr. Anshuman Agarwal

MBBS, MS - Urology, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery
Urologist
26 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Anita Sethi

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, DNB, Ophthlamology, FRCS
Ophthalmologist
32 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Sheetal Agarwal

MBBS, DNB, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery)
Gynaecologist
32 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Dr. Atul N.C. Peters

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery
Bariatrician
26 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Nayeem Ahmad Siddiqui

MBBS, DLO
ENT Specialist
22 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. S.K. Poddar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FICS
General Surgeon
33 Years experience
1000 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 09:00 AM
500 at clinic
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09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Dr. Gulshanjit Singh

MBBS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon
41 Years experience
1000 at clinic
Available today
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Aims to offer special care to patients with conditions related to the ear, nose and throat
General Surgery

General Surgery

Offers extensive care to patients suffering from abdomen related medical issues
Gynaecology

Gynaecology

A branch of medicine reserved especially for treating female conditions of the reproductive system
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Concentrates on efficient treatment of injuries and problems of the musculoskeletal system
Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

Concerns itself with the treatment of diseases related to the eye
General Physician

General Physician

Aims to provide best quality care to patients with acute and chronic problems
Urology

Urology

Offers cumulative treatment of problems of the Urinary tract and male reproductive organs
Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Deals with the careful understanding and treatment of adult diseases
Bariatrics

Bariatrics

Determines causes and offers quality treatment for obesity, including measures of prevention
Radiology

Radiology

A speciality, which uses hi-tech radio imaging for diagnosis of various medical conditions
Psychology

Psychology

Deals with management of emotional and behavioural problems
Neurology

Neurology

Offers specialized healthcare to patients suffering from disorders of the nervous system
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Stroke - Things To Know

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
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A brain stroke can affect anyone at any point of time when the supply of blood to the brain is interrupted. It can threaten major physical functions and can prove to be fatally dangerous at times. The brain stem which is placed right above the spinal cord controls the breathing, heartbeat and levels of blood pressure. It is also in charge of controlling some elementary functions such as swallowing, hearing, speech and eye movements.

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Headache Disorders

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
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Headache is one of the most common maladies which refers to a pain sensation in the head. It may itself be an ailment or may be the symptom of any other illness. Headaches can last for a short time or may persist up to several weeks depending on its cause or type.

2791 people found this helpful

Schizophrenia - Is It A Chronic Brain Disorder?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Schizophrenia - Is It A Chronic Brain Disorder?

Neurological disorders are an enigmatic bunch. There are various ongoing researches to identify the exact cause and how to treat them. While some argue that schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder, others do not agree with it and debate that the origin is yet to be identified and the factors which produce it are yet to be identified.
 

Factors supporting it to be a brain disease are listed below.

Scan images (MRI and PET scans) of people who have had schizophrenia are different and have a reduced volume of grey matter, especially in the frontal and temporal lobes. In some people, this loss could be as high as 25%. Serial images have shown that the loss begins in the outer (parietal) region and gradually spreads to the rest of the brain. There is a strong correlation between the extent of this grey matter loss and the severity of the symptoms more the loss, worse the symptoms. Severe symptoms include hearing voices, psychotic thoughts, delusions, hallucinations and severe depression. This grey matter reduction does not depend on whether the person has undergone treatment or not for the condition.

The counter argument is that grey matter loss is not seen in patients with schizophrenia alone. A number of neurological disorders, including normal ageing, manifest as grey matter loss on the scan images. Also, another consoling news is that this grey matter loss is completely reversible.

The way neurotransmitters respond to stimuli in people with schizophrenia is also slightly different. There are two variations to this debate: that schizophrenia is caused by excessive amounts of dopamine or increased sensitivity to dopamine. There are two proofs for this hypothesis first, dopamine suppressants are useful as antipsychotic drugs and secondly drugs which produce the same effect as dopamine can cause hallucinations similar to those seen in schizophrenics. There could be other neurotransmitters involved too, but the dopamine connection is more strongly established.

The electrical activity of the brain as seen in EEG is very different and abnormal in schizophrenic people. This reduced brain activity is another indication of the fact that schizophrenia is another brain disorder. There is also a strong genetic component to schizophrenia. Family history correlation is also very strong. The correlation extends to the point that where there is a neurologic disorder in the first-degree relatives, the chances of developing schizophrenia is increased.

There are specific genes, mutations of which are also attributed to schizophrenia. While the risk factors are in place (as mentioned above), the environmental conditions (brain infections, head trauma, family/social stressors and toxins can all lead to the manifestation of the symptoms. With medications and support therapy, both prevention and symptom management are possible.

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Alzheimer's Disease - What Are The Complications Associated With It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Alzheimer's Disease  - What Are The Complications Associated With It?

Depression is possibly regarded as the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. According to a research, the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and depression is very interesting. It has been found that the life of people who are suffering from dementia is affected in 2 different ways. Individuals who have suffered from depression in their lives are at a greater risk of developing dementia. It has also been observed that people suffering from dementia also have depression. The health condition should be treated immediately because if it is ignored it can damage the quality of life and result in worst conditions like memory loss. Temperament, as well as behavioral changes, may precede memory problems in people with the disease.

Risk factor of dementia
The significant risk factor for dementia or common form of Alzheimer’s is developing depression at a younger age. The other reasons for the link are not very clear, however, it has been speculated that the inflammation that occurs in depression is a contributing factor to the Alzheimer’s disease. The risk of dementia also increases with certain proteins which spiral with depression. The common signs of Alzheimer’s disease include lack of appetite, sadness, agitation, weight loss, and anxiety. People suffering from this condition are unable to tell if they are depressed, but their actions help in communicating a message. It is always better to seek the assistance of a physician as doctors can make use of tools to assess the neurological disorder.

Best way to treat patients with Alzheimer’s
The best way to treat patients suffering from dementia and who are depressed is to engage them in activities. It is important that they step out and do some exercises. They should go out in the sunshine. It is necessary to engage them in activities and conversations and help them to lead a higher quality of life. Some of the symptoms of dementia and depression are alike but not all of them. The major symptoms of depression include feeling tired most of the times, feeling restless, irritable, feeling worthless/guilty, unplanned weight gain and trouble in focusing. These symptoms often occur for more than 2 weeks or longer.

Difficulties caused by Alzheimer’s disease
In the case of Alzheimer’s disease, it becomes very difficult for the individual to communicate, learn or remember mainly because the damage is caused to the brain. Due to the brain damage, there is a possibility of changes in the personality and moods of individuals suffering from this health condition. The quality of life is affected by depression as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Hence, it is always better to treat the condition immediately. For that reason, it is very important to set up a pleasant environment around and help patients suffering from this condition by helping them do enjoyable tasks and make them feel positive about life.

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Bell's Palsy - What Can Cause It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Bell's Palsy - What Can Cause It?

Bell’s palsy is a neurological condition that results in a temporary paralysis of the facial muscles. This paralysis or muscle weakness occurs when the cranial nerve responsible for controlling the facial muscles become compressed, swollen or inflamed. When this happens one side of the face may become stiff or can droop. You may experience trouble laughing, smiling or closing the eye located on the side of the face that has become affected.

Most often the condition of Bell’s palsy is temporary that will go away in a few days to a few weeks time. People between the age group of 16 and 60 years are at a risk of developing Bell’s palsy. The exact reasons why the cranial nerve becomes inflamed is not known but medical experts widely believe that it is because of viral infections.

Viruses that are sometimes instrumental behind causing Bell’s palsy are:

  1. HIV
  2. Herpes simplex
  3. Herpes Zoster Virus
  4. Lyme Disease
  5. Epstein-Barr Virus
  6. Sarcoidosis

Symptoms of Bell’s palsy can start to show up in a week or two’s time after you have developed an ear, eye or cold infection. The symptoms can occur all of a sudden and you will see them occurring usually in the morning. Generally, Bell’s palsy affects only one side of the face but it can also affect both sides. Aside from the stiffness of the facial muscles other symptoms of Bell’s palsy are:

  1. Trouble with either drinking or eating.
  2. Trouble with facial expressions
  3. Sudden twitching movements.
  4. Headaches
  5. Extreme sensitive to sound
  6. Eye irritation on the side(s) involved.
  7. Dryness of the eyes and mouth.

A Bell’s palsy condition can become risky if the person suffering from it is pregnant, has diabetes, has a pre-existing lung infection and also has a family medical history of this condition.
Most often a Bell’s palsy condition will improve on its own without requiring any treatment in a few days to few weeks time. But it can take many weeks for the facial muscles to recover their previous strength for muscle functioning.

The kinds of medications that can aid in speeding up the recovery process are:

  • Corticosteroids that help to lower the swelling and or the inflammation.
  • Antibacterials or antivirals to tackle the virus or the bacteria that may have been the reason behind your Bell’s palsy case.
  • Certain over-the-counter drugs that can help in providing temporary relief.
  • Some eye drops to deal with the eye dryness.

Some home remedies that can also be duly adopted are:

  1. Using a towel soaked in warm water to put on your face and get temporary relief from the pain.
  2. A facial massage.
  3. An eye patch.
  4. Therapy for stimulating the facial muscles.

Hi Sir, mujhe fissure ki problem h last 5 years. Bahut treatment karaya ayurveda homeopathic ksharsutra. Lekin koi aram nhi please. Suggest me kya karu kaha se treatment karu. Kon sa treatment sahi rahega.

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , FAIS, FACRSI, Fellowship in GI Surgery, DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Fissure problem proper medications se better ho jaata hai. Zaroori hai a a gud doctor preferably Coloproctologist. Agar Fissure problem bahut lamba hai to phir ise chronic fissure kahte hai aur isse abscess or pus ho sakta hai. Aap koi laxative use kare aur garam gungune paani par 10mins baithe.
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Neurologist - Why To Visit One?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
Neurologist - Why To Visit One?

The brain is a very complex organ, both structurally and functionally, and presents with symptoms elsewhere in the body if there is a problem within. It is akin to a central processing unit of a computer which controls the functioning of the entire body. In addition to ageing, trauma, injury, and infection can also lead to neurological symptoms which require intervention by a neurologist.

The following are some common symptoms indicative of the need to see a neurologist.

  1. Numb chin syndrome (NCS): This sudden numbness is often unilateral and has no dental/oral cause. NCS could either be the first indication of multiple sclerosis or systemic malignancy. Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and small cell lung cancer are shown to metastasize first to the trigeminal area and so numbness in the chin should be further investigated.
  2. Muscle twitches: The quivering, twitching and flickering of certain muscles is common for most of us, which is medically known as fasciculations. These occur due to muscle overuse, tiredness, or due to old age. However, when these get progressive, spread to more and more muscles, and are more regular, then it is a cause for concern. This could be the first indication of underlying motor neurone disease, and it is good to rule it out in the early phase.
  3. Poor vision: Vision is blurred or lost for short periods of time, usually affecting both eyes and lasting for just about a few seconds. This happens due to increased intracranial pressure, which causes sudden vision loss. However, it could also be due to underlying brain tumours that are enlarging and encroaching intracranial space.
  4. Bowel/bladder incontinence: Inability to control bowel or bladder movements along with symptoms like leg stiffness could mean spinal cord compression and should be discussed immediately with a neurologist. Left unattended, it could progress and lead to severe complications.
  5. Droopy eyelid: Whether or not it is painful, whether or not it is seen on both sides, a droopy eyelid is definitely a cause for concern. This could be due to aneurysm of an artery which can press on the cranial nerve and cause more severe symptoms.
  6. Banging headache: A headache as if someone hit you with a cricket bat could be the result of an internal haemorrhage in the subarachnoid space. Diagnosis needs to be confirmed with a lumbar puncture to see if the fluid has blood in it.
  7. Saddle anaesthesia: A tumour in the spinal column compressing on the lower spinal nerves presents as loss of anaesthesia around the genitals and buttocks. This again needs to be immediately looked at by the neurologist.

If you have any of the above symptoms, visit your neurologist, and ruling out serious causes is reason enough to cheer!

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Joint Pain In Winters - What Are The Best Ways To Manage It?

M.Ch - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine, MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Joint Pain In Winters - What Are The Best Ways To Manage It?

People who suffer from arthritis are more likely to experience osteoarthritis symptoms. The intensity of the feeling of knee pain in winter is often linked to barometric pressure. In winter, there is a reduction in the pressure exerted by the air around us. This drop in pressure can cause the tissues around the joints to swell resulting in increased pain. The other possible cause of knee pain in winter can be explained from the influence of heat. Fluid in tissues becomes more viscous during winter. As a result of this increased viscosity, the elasticity of the muscles decreases, resulting in winter aches and pains. 

Some scientists believe that the higher pain intensity in winter is to be more of a psychological thing. Seasonal affective disorder is more during winter, and people suffering from mental depression seem to sense more pain during winter as the weather restricts outdoor activities. Improper intake of food also causes knee pain in winter due to undigested material. Even though winter arthritis is uncomfortable, the following tips help to make the joints work better and make you withstand the season easier.

Tips to Manage Joint Pain in Winters -

  1. Physical activity in winter can reduce winter aches and pains and enhance overall health benefits. Low impact activities like aerobics, swimming in a heated pool, weight training, and riding a stationary bicycle can reduce stiffness, increase the blood flow, and support the knees. Thus, winter arthritis can be well managed by doing exercises.
  2. Diet also plays a vital role. Eating a balanced diet that comprised of low saturated fat, lean proteins, more fiber, and refined carbs helps to improve body functions during the winter. Drinking water throughout the day helps to reduce winter aches and pains. It is essential to consume easily digestible foods like vegetables. Consuming vegetables like carrots and cucumbers that have diuretic properties can help to eliminate waste products from the body.
  3. Vitamin D deficiency may worsen osteoarthritis. It is necessary to take a supplement vitamin D or ensure to make your diet is vitamin-D rich. Fish oil is a potent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Increase your intake of milk, a rich source of protein and calcium that help to strengthen the bones. Exposing the body to sunlight help to obtain vitamin D.
  4. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can be used to reduce inflammation and pain. Injecting a viscous substance can decrease the friction of the bones and ease the condition.

Home Remedies for Knee Pain in Winters -

  1. Wrap the inflamed knees with blanched cabbage leaves. This can cool down inflamed knees.  Aloe vera also helps to reduce inflammation.
  2. Comfrey (symphytum officinale) can act as an anti-inflammatory agent. Create a compress using mashed root or comfrey tea soaked bandages can also be used to reduce inflammation.
  3. Applying an ice-pack can help to reduce swelling and alleviate winter aches and pains. While applying ice-pack, ensure to cover the entire knee. Applying a bag of frozen peas to the area also works well. While using ice or heat therapy, make sure to do them carefully as over agressive and over doing it, can cause problems. 
  4. Steam therapy also helps to reduce pain in your knees. Soak your knee in a steaming hot water for 15 minutes. Applying hot water bag also can relieve knee pain in winter effectively.
  5. Winter aches and pains all over the body can be relieved by administrating massage therapy by a professional.
  6. Avoid applying strain or pressure on your knees. Take adequate amount of rest to reduce pain and swelling.

These are basic guidelines to help you. Contact your doctor for further management.

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Quarter Life Crisis - What Should You Know?

M.Phil - Clinical Psychology, Bsc - Psychology, Msc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Quarter Life Crisis - What Should You Know?

Are you at mid-20s or early 30s? Do you feel that your job is very stressful and you are not able to manage? Have you experienced too much struggle to maintain your love relationship? Sometime do you feel overburdened in life? If you have experienced any of these, facing unmanageability and remain mentally disturbed - then maybe you are suffering from Quarter Life Crisis.

The Quarter Life Crisis refers to the phenomenon that tends to consume young adults between the ages of 25-35 as they deal with the uncertainty building in their lives. It is supposed to be the time of opportunity and adventure, before mortgages and marriage have taken their toll. But struggling to cope with anxiety about jobs, unemployment, debt and relationships, many young adults are experiencing a crisis in their life, according to new research by British Psychological Society.

With emotional ups and downs and ins and outs young individuals of these age range can always feel on the verge of something. As early adulthood is a period marked by changes and growth physically, mentally and emotionally normal or small issues of life become more challenging for them and they face difficulty in coping. Young adults often faces mood swings and get stuck between extreme emotions, one bad day can make them fell like the world is toppling down and they often feel out of control.

Mood related symptoms commonly found among these individuals like bad mood or grumpiness which lasts longer than a few days, social withdrawal, continual anger, irritability or depression, dramatic changes in appetite or sudden weight loss or gain.

We now live in a world where success is measured by the income of our job, the house we acquire, or the merit of our CV. Expectations can be suffocating, expectations of our elders, our partner and also our own expectations related to our responsibility to life.

In a career survey by a British organisation in 2015, it has been found that 69% of young people were worried that they wouldn't be able to find employment, while 63% revealed that they were anxious about ending up in a “dead end “role.

Young adulthood is a period of transition, to become an independent adult. They desire to take all responsibilities and settle down in life. Many young adults embrace this transition period and enjoy the time spent exploring possibilities for the future. But some young people may find their entry into adult responsibilities overwhelming or confusing. This overwhelm and confusion, along with rapid changes in biological, psychological and social development, may help contribute to the development of major psychological problems or disorders, the rates of which are shown to increase for this age group.

As discussed above young people often face emotional turmoil which can make a person feel hopeless and truly out of reach. Unfortunately, less than half of young adults with a mental health condition get the help they need, maybe because they feel ashamed or embarrassed about their feelings and opening up to someone about them become difficult.

Consequences of mental health problems can include poor performance at work, lack of established friendship and much needed social interaction, substance or alcohol abuse, risky social behaviour leading to infectious diseases, and suicide. Help from mental health professionals is much advisable which can help them handling their emotional disturbances, relationship issues, work stressors and building up good coping skills.

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