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Slew 40 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Avinash Health Products Pvt. Ltd
Medicine composition: Telmisartan
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Slew 40 MG Tablet belongs to a family of drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure. It is also effective in reducing the risk of serious conditions such a stroke, heart attacks, heart conditions and even death. Slew 40 MG Tablet helps maintain optimal blood pressure levels in a person’s body. In patients who suffer from hypertension, it can lower the blood pressure.

Slew 40 MG Tablet works by widening and dilating the blood vessels, which relaxes them. It also helps the kidney flush out excess salt and water, thus reducing the blood pressure. Therefore, Slew 40 MG Tablet is highly effective in treating hypertension.

Slew 40 MG Tablet is a drug that is also known as an Angiotensin receptor blocker or an ARB. This drug is used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure. It is also given to patients, to reduce their risk of developing conditions such as heart disorders, a stroke and heart attacks. The Slew 40 MG Tablet works, by blocking the effect of Angiotensin. It prevents the activation of a receptor, by the Angiotensin II hormone that would usually result in a slight increase of the blood pressure, when it is low. It lowers blood pressure by dilating and relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels. This enables your kidney to eliminate the excess of water and salt.

The regular recommended dosage of Slew 40 MG Tablet is a 40 mg tablet, taken once a day. The doctor might increase the dosage to 80 mg, if you suffer from serious conditions of the heart. It is important to continue taking this medication according to the doctor’s prescription, until you have completed the course. You should not skip out on a dose, and if you do forget, do not take an extra dose to make up for it.

Pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant should avoid consuming this drug, since it can cause harm the baby's development. It might not be suitable for everyone, since consuming this drug can lead to complications for patients affected by disorders such as liver disease, kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes and allergies. If you suffer from these conditions, you should inform your doctor, before taking this medicine.

The common side effects of Slew 40 MG Tablet are diarrhea, headache, vomiting, nausea, chest congestion, fatigue, body and muscle aches. These side effects are minor and usually disappear within a week or two. If they continue for a prolonged period, consult your doctor. The major side effects include dizziness, nausea, swelling of the hands, ankles, or feet and sudden weight gain. If you have an allergy to this medicine, you will experience symptoms such as swelling of the tongue, throat or face, rashes, itchiness and difficulty breathing. If you have an allergic reaction to Slew 40 MG Tablet, it is advisable to discontinue the usage of this medicine and contact your doctor immediately. This drug interacts with other medications as well as alcohol, in a negative way. Therefore, make sure you inform your doctor of all the other medicines you are taking, before beginning a course of Slew 40 MG Tablet.

Slew 40 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of hypertension which is an increase in the blood pressure caused by genetic and/or environmental factors.
Cardiovascular risk reduction
Slew 40 MG Tablet is used to reduce the risk of heart complications like coronary artery disease and stroke in the elderly population.
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Slew 40 MG Tablet or any medicine of the same class.
Aliskiren
Use of these medicines is not recommended in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min.
In addition to its intended effect, Slew 40 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Changes in vision Major Rare
Dizziness Major Rare
Increased heartbeat Major Rare
Difficulty or painful urination Major Rare
Abdominal pain Minor Less Common
Diarrhea Minor Less Common
Back pain Minor Less Common
Weakness Minor Less Common
Muscle pain Minor Less Common
Fever Minor Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
This medicine is excreted largely in feces and the effect lasts for a duration of 24 hours approximately.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of adminstration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendency has been reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Slew 40 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
The missed dose should be taken as soon possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it's already time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Congestive heart failure Moderate
Slew 40 MG Tablet is used with caution in patients with congestive heart failure (especially in volume or sodium depletion). Transient hypotension is also not a contraindication for this medicine. It is usually reinstated when blood pressure reaches the normal value.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption of alcohol with this medicine will lower the blood pressure and can cause dizziness, headache and changes in heart rate. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you have these symptoms.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Aliskiren Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended especially in the elderly population with diabetes and kidney disease with CrCl less than 60 ml/min. You experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
Captopril Major
Use of these medicines is not recommended as it may increase the risk of kidney impairment and low blood pressure. You may experience weakness, confusion, and irregular heartbeat if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed. An alternate medicine should be considered under the doctor's supervision.
Dexamethasone Moderate
The desired effect of Slew 40 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. This interaction is more likely to happen if dexamethasone is taken for more than 1 week. Inform the doctor if you have a sudden weight gain, swelling of hands and feet. If coadministration is needed then appropriate dose adjustments are to be made under the doctor's supervision. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
Diclofenac Moderate
The desired effect of Slew 40 MG Tablet will not obtain if these medicines are taken together. The risk of kidney impairment will increase if these medicines are taken together especially in elderly population or having pre-existing kidney disease. Inform the doctor if you have an increased or decreased urination and unexplained weight gain or weight loss. Regular monitoring of blood pressure and kidney function tests are to be performed.
Insulin Moderate
The effect of insulin will increase if these medicines are taken together. You may experience dizziness, headache, sweating if these medicines are taken together. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is needed. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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Popular Questions & Answers

How to reduce Uric acid in body with natural process? I have tested from thyrocare I got high URIC acid. Some times I feel my slewing on legs. Could you please suggest.

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Ayurveda, Pune
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Lower Back Pain - Caused by Over Masturbation Back pain can occur for a number of reasons, including injury, aging, illness and disease. But what is rarely discussed is the relationship of back pain to excessive sex or masturbation. Ask yourself, what is the origin of your back pain? Have you ever suffered from a sports-related injury? Did you have bad posture when you were growing up? Have you ever experienced a bulging disk? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is likely that your back pain is not related to sexual exhaustion or over masturbation. If you experience back soreness, restless sleep and mood swings after an ejaculation, you could be in either the problematic or the severe stage of O.M. If you have pains or cramps in the lower back, pelvic cavity or tailbone, you may also be experiencing insomnia, unsustainable erections and premature ejaculation experienced in the addictive stage of O.M. If you are severely addicted, you could be experiencing sharp lower back pains, poor sleep quality, and testicular soreness and pain. Complex Causes Over-ejaculation depletes the brain's acetylcholine, dopamine and serotonin neurotransmitters, resulting in a sympathetic nervous system reaction. When the body experiences an over-conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine-epinephrine, the sympathetic nervous system overburdens the liver, kidney, cardiovascular and endocrine functions. Think of it as a gas tank. Your body can only convert so much dopamine to norepinephrine-epinephrine to fuel your sex and power your sympathetic nervous system. When overburden, the body cannot provide the energy necessary to keep the liver, kidney and endocrine functions properly working. The Cause for Pain Your body releases a slew of hormones, neurotransmitters and steroids during and after sex. From oxytocin in the pituitary-adrenal-testicular axis to DHEA in the androgen hormones, the body produces and releases hormones and steroids to maintain an erection, power your sex drive and relax your muscles. After sex, the muscles in your body experience wear and tear. To combat the damage, the body releases prostaglandin E2, an anti-inflammatory hormone designed to relax the muscles. Each time you masturbate or engage in sex, the body releases the chemical. When you experience high levels of prostaglandin E2 and low levels of necessary neurochemicals, the body experiences the opposite effect: inflammation. Similar to giving a plant too much water, the body with too much prostaglandin E2 proves harmful. The elevation of prostaglandin E2 causes cellular damage in brain cells and parasympathetic nerves. Meanwhile, low levels of dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin and GABA, mixed with low levels of DHT, leads to sexual dysfunctions, including loss in pleasure, weak erectile capacity, reduced blood flow to the penis and back pains. Natural Solutions If you suffer from back pains caused by over-ejaculation, you need to stop masturbating. Your body needs to restore DHT levels and eliminate prostaglandin E2, while the liver requires healing to help it repair its ability of eliminating waste and metabolizing nutrients necessary for the production of hormones. Men looking for solace from back pain should Herbal Back Pain Relief, an all-natural solution designed to help improve DHT buildup and restore proper liver function. Is it true?

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Homeopath, Secunderabad
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There is no need to complicate or overstate a natural phenomenon. The mind and the body works in a coordinated manner which is very natural. Every process has a neurological background. So choose a habit according to your basic needs and do not overdo it or get addicted to an impulsive nature. Use discretionary power to use your energy and time so that you can sail comfortably without exhaustion. Build healthy habits so that you maintain ideal weight and fitness level. Relax your mind with something creative or do yoga.
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He is 4 months old .he is having nose congestion for a long time .he is having cold and nose blocked. I am using nubiliser and using saline nose drops for a long .but he is still having this since a long time.

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ENT Specialist, Bangalore
He is 4 months old .he is having nose congestion for a long time .he is having cold and nose blocked. I am using nubi...
Use a silicone rubber nasal aspirator to suck out thick nasal secretions out of his nasal passages. This is usually a slew of viral rhinoviruses causing the nasal mucus generation. A simple antihistamine syrup given 3-4 times daily as prescribed by your baby's paediatrician should also help control it.

Sir last 1 years l am suffering from hair fall. Is this genetically problem or due to atmosphere.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
Sir last 1 years l am suffering from hair fall. Is this genetically problem or due to atmosphere.
Your body requires many vital nutrients to create new hair, from ample protein to a slew of essential minerals. So take a look at your diet — because while eating a balanced diet helps, you may not be getting the proper amount of all the hair-building nutrients needed to create healthy hair that can grow super-long and withstand damage. Before starting to take supplements, it's best to check in with your doctor to make sure not only that you take the right amounts and that they won't interact with any medications you're currently taking.
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MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jammu
I have a general problem with my hair. Actually day by day my hair loss would have been increasing so I want to any s...
Your body requires many vital nutrients to create new hair, from ample protein to a slew of essential minerals. So take a look at your diet — because while eating a balanced diet helps, you may not be getting the proper amount of all the hair-building nutrients needed to create healthy hair that can grow super-long and withstand damage. Before starting to take supplements, it's best to check in with your doctor to make sure not only that you take the right amounts and that they won't interact with any medications you're currently taking.
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Brain Tumor - How To Safeguard Yourself?

DM - Neurology, MD - Medicine, MBBS
Neurologist, Gurgaon
Brain Tumor - How To Safeguard Yourself?

It is important to raise public awareness and educate people about brain tumour, a disease which, though is rare is but can be really deadly. More than 500 new cases are diagnosed with brain tumour every day worldwide. The number of patients with secondary tumours are even higher than 500. However, it is common across all ages.  A primary brain tumour is a tumour that begins in the brain. It can be either malignant, which means it contains cancer cells or benign i.e. does not contain cancer cells. A secondary or metastatic brain tumour is usually cancerous. It starts elsewhere in the body and sends cancerous cells which grow in the brain.

Here are a few facts that each one of us should know about this dangerous disease

  1. Brain tumours can occur at any age.
  2. We don’t know what causes brain tumors. Family history and high dose radiation like X-rays increases your risk.
  3. Doctors group brain tumors by grade which means the way the brain cells look under a microscope. A higher grade number means the cells appear more abnormal and the more aggressively the tumour usually behaves.
  4. Brain tumors are graded as grade I, grade II, or grade III, or grade IV.

Symptoms
The symptoms of brain tumour depend on the size, type, and location of the brain tumour. Some common symptoms which should not be ignored are-

  1. Headaches
  2. Seizures
  3. Problems with vision
  4. Vomiting
  5. Mental and personality changes
  6. Balance problems and trouble walking
  7. Problems in speaking

Diagnosis
Brain tumours are diagnosed by the doctor based on the medical history and physical examination along with a slew of specialized tests of the brain and nervous system.

Treatment

  1. Surgery
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Anti-seizure medicines
  5. Steroids
  6. Ventricular peritoneal shunt
  7. Combination of treatments

How can you safeguard yourself?
The primary tool to prevent brain tumours is by controlling your lifestyle. This means eating healthy, exercising, avoiding known carcinogens in your environment, and reducing stress.

  1. Sleep: Sleep is a friend for brain health. An adequate amount of rest with eyes shut keeps your brain health.
  2. Frankincense oil: Along with yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises to reduce stress, inhaling frankincense oil can help alleviate inflammation in the brain.
  3. Anti cancer diet: Consuming a diet rich in cancer-fighting nutrients like antioxidants is critical in preventing brain tumors.
  4. Ketogenic diet: A ketogenic diet is a high protein diet. It reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain which is associated with brain tumours. It also shuts down the nutrient supply to tumors.
  5. Calorie restriction: Dietary restriction, especially fasting has anti-carcinogenic properties just as the ketogenic diet.
  6. Limit exposure to mobile phones: Cell phones use increases risk for brain tumours. So restriction prevents these tumours.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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15 Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water!

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
15 Health Benefits Of Ajwain Water!

Ajwain or carom seeds are the best thing to have ever happened to mankind, especially to those of us who suffer from digestive problems on a regular basis. They have a slew of benefits apart from just curing an upset stomach.

Let’s take you through the benefits of ajwain water or carom seeds boiled in water.

  1. AcidityCarom seeds are the best bulwark against acidity, especially when taken along with ginger powder and cumin seeds. For curing flatulence, carom seeds work best when they are soaked in lime juice, dried and then consumed with warm water daily. This works as a miracle against flatulence.
  2. AsthmaAjwain water cleans mucus from the body and provides relief from cold and cough. Apart from this, it also helps in treating bronchitis and asthma. The effects are even better if you take ajwain with jaggery twice a day. For best relief from cold, inhale the steam of carom seeds infused in hot water.
  3. Irregular menses: Ajwain water is an excellent remedy for getting regular periods.
  4. Liver and kidney malfunction: Ajwain water treats intestinal pains caused due to indigestion and also gets rid of liver and kidney malfunctions.
  5. Weight loss: Ajwain water taken on an empty stomach every day helps dissolve body fat and helps to reduce weight. You can also consume 1tsp of carom seeds on an empty stomach every morning to reap its weight loss benefits.
  6. Tooth painAjwain seeds have been proven to cure tooth pain. Ajwain oil mixed with olive oil and water is an excellent panacea for tooth ache and bad mouth odour. This mixture also maintains oral hygiene.
  7. Itching, boils, and eczemaAjwain seeds ground into a paste with lukewarm water and applied on the affected parts of the body can get rid of boils and itching.
  8. ArthritisA massage with carom seeds oil on joints affected with arthritis is an excellent way to get rid of pain.
  9. Trembles: Ajwain soaked in water in the night and consumed the next morning on a daily basis is useful in treating trembling and shaking of limbs.
  10. Eye cleanser: Cold ajwain water can be used to wash itchy eyes for cleaning them.
  11. FluCarom seeds boiled with cinnamon powder in water is one of the best natural remedies for flu.
  12. Diarrhea: Ajwain water taken twice daily is an excellent cure for diarrhea.
  13. Menstrual crampsCarom seeds work as a nerve tonic and are used to relax nerves during menses, decreasing menstrual cramps. You can also apply carom seed oil on the lower abdomen to get relief.
  14. Heart: Ajwain water can cure chest pains. You can add jaggery to get instant relief.
  15. Lactation: Ajwain water is excellent for lactating women as it increases milk flow.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect If You Are Suffering From It?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Zinc Deficiency - How To Detect If You Are Suffering From It?

Zinc deficiency is one epidemic that people are mostly unaware of. As per the data shared by World Health Organization, around 31% of the world population is suffering from zinc deficiency. The problem is also ranked 5th in the leading factors that cause several diseases. It is also a primary reason why underdeveloped nations suffer from high mortality rate as zinc deficiency is associated with child pneumonia and diarrhea.

Every person, young or old, needs to have a regular intake of zinc for a healthy life, which it is known as an essential nutrient. It is also present in every cell, tissue, bone and fluid in the human body; zinc is especially prevalent in male semen and prostate glands.

Common Symptoms Of Zinc Deficiency

Unfortunately, millions of people suffering from zinc deficiency are unaware of their condition. However, looking out for certain key indicators can help in identifying the problem before it becomes severe. Here are the common symptoms of zinc deficiency that everyone must look out for:

  1. Poor Neurological Function - Zinc is an absolute necessity for neuropsychologic performance and growth. Low levels of zinc lead to attention disorders in infants, which may persist till the adulthood. But, it doesn’t mean you will start pumping your kids with an overdose of zinc. It has been found that zinc is absorbed best with other nutrients and especially when taken with whole foods.
  2. Weak Immunity - Your immune function works best when it has an adequate amount of zinc. It is vital for the growth of T-Cell and differentiating white blood cells to keep diseases at bay. Zinc is also necessary for the structural component of the hormone receptors. They contribute exponentially to have a healthy and balanced immune function.
  3. Diarrhea & Leaky Gut -  Impaired immunity causes zinc deficiency diarrhea, which can become a persistent health problem. Every year diarrhea affects nearly 2 million children worldwide, and most of them are suspected to have a zinc deficiency and bacterial infection. Leaky gut, also called intestinal permeability can lead to a slew of health problems like skin allergies, thyroid problems, and nutrient malabsorption.

Zinc Rich Foods You Must Include In Your Diet

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms shared above, then you might be suffering from the zinc deficiency. To improve the level of zinc in your body, you can either take all natural zinc supplements. But, supplements usually contain several forms of zinc like zinc sulfate, zinc acetate and more. Thus, it is better to include the below-shared foods in your diet, which contain a high amount of zinc:

  1. Pumpkin seeds –1/2 cup: 8.4 mg
  2. Grass-fed Beef – 4 oz: 5.2 mg
  3. Lamb – 4 oz: 5.2 mg
  4. Cashews – 1/2 cup: 3.8 mg
  5. Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) – 1 cup cooked: 2.5 mg
  6. Mushrooms – 1 cup cooked: 1.9 mg
  7. Chicken – 4 oz: 1.6 mg
  8. Kefir or Yogurt – 1 cup: 1.4 mg
  9. Spinach – 1 cup cooked: 1.4 mg
  10. Cocoa powder – 1 Tbsp: 0.4 mg

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a general physician.

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World Brain Tumor Day - 6 Tips To Help You Prevent Yourself Against It!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Fellow In Pain Management, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Delhi
World Brain Tumor Day - 6 Tips To Help You Prevent Yourself Against It!

June is known as the Brain Tumour Month worldwide. It’s worthwhile to raise public awareness and educate people about brain tumour, a disease which, though is rare is but can be really deadly. More than 500 new cases are diagnosed with brain tumour every day worldwide. The number of patients with secondary tumours are even higher than 500. However, it is common across all ages.  A primary brain tumour is a tumour that begins in the brain. It can be either malignant, which means it contains cancer cells or benign i.e. does not contain cancer cells. A secondary or metastatic brain tumour is usually cancerous. It starts elsewhere in the body and sends cancerous cells which grow in the brain.

Here are a few facts that each one of us should know about this dangerous disease

  1. Brain tumours can occur at any age.
  2. We don’t know what causes brain tumors. Family history and high dose radiation like X-rays increases your risk.
  3. Doctors group brain tumors by grade which means the way the brain cells look under a microscope. A higher grade number means the cells appear more abnormal and the more aggressively the tumour usually behaves.
  4. Brain tumors are graded as grade I, grade II, or grade III, or grade IV.

Symptoms
The symptoms of brain tumour depend on the size, type, and location of the brain tumour. Some common symptoms which should not be ignored are-

  1. Headaches
  2. Seizures
  3. Problems with vision
  4. Vomiting
  5. Mental and personality changes
  6. Balance problems and trouble walking
  7. Problems in speaking

Diagnosis
Brain tumours are diagnosed by the doctor based on the medical history and physical examination along with a slew of specialized tests of the brain and nervous system.

Treatment

  1. Surgery
  2. Radiation therapy
  3. Chemotherapy
  4. Anti-seizure medicines
  5. Steroids
  6. Ventricular peritoneal shunt
  7. Combination of treatments

How can you safeguard yourself?
The primary tool to prevent brain tumours is by controlling your lifestyle. This means eating healthy, exercising, avoiding known carcinogens in your environment, and reducing stress.

  1. Sleep: Sleep is a friend for brain health. An adequate amount of rest with eyes shut keeps your brain health.
  2. Frankincense oil: Along with yoga, meditation, and breathing exercises to reduce stress, inhaling frankincense oil can help alleviate inflammation in the brain.
  3. Anti cancer diet: Consuming a diet rich in cancer-fighting nutrients like antioxidants is critical in preventing brain tumors.
  4. Ketogenic diet: A ketogenic diet is a high protein diet. It reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain which is associated with brain tumours. It also shuts down the nutrient supply to tumors.
  5. Calorie restriction: Dietary restriction, especially fasting has anti-carcinogenic properties just as the ketogenic diet.
  6. Limit exposure to mobile phones: Cell phones use increases risk for brain tumours. So restriction prevents these tumours. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurologist.
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Spinal Fusion Surgery - What To Expect?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Spinal Fusion Surgery - What To Expect?

Spinal fusion is a surgery in which two or more vertebrae in the vertebral column or back are fused or joined to treat a slew of spinal problems and diseases, which cause debilitating back pain. This surgery helps to remove bone and tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal, squeezing the spinal cord and nerves, reducing pain and improving function.

There are many different causes of back pain like injury, poor posture, age, osteoarthritis, herniation of disc between two vertebrae, degenerative disc disease, narrowing of spine called stenosis, and spondylosis or lessening of space between the vertebrae- most of these can be treated using spinal fusion.

All of these causes put tremendous pressure on the vertebrae and pinch spinal nerves that pass through the back and radiate out into the arms, legs and torso. Apart from the pain, patients experience nerve and muscle weakness and irreversible damage affecting normal life.

Spinal fusion started off as just a treatment for fractures but now it has become the surgery of choice for a number of spine problems. Though it can be done anywhere in the spine, it is very effective when done in the lower part of the spine called lumbar spinal fusion or arthrodesis.

Spinal fusion is done by forming a direct bony connection between the vertebrae surrounding the painful discs, the cushioning between the vertebrae. Pain is stopped by stopping the motion of the painful discs.

There are different methods of spinal fusion each with its own advantages and limitations.

Techniques include fusion approached from the front, the back, or both of the vertebral column. Sometimes surgeons decide to use intervertebral cages or metal screws to provide internal structural support while the bone fuses. These cages may be placed between the vertebrae and packed with bone graft material taken from the patient or constructed out of synthetic materials.

What to expect?
Spinal fusion is not a risk-free procedure. It is a major surgery lasting several hours and carrying a number of risks like-

  1. Failure of the vertebral fusion and breaking of metal implants
  2. The vertebrae above and below the fusion can wear away aggravating problems
  3. Blood clots may be formed that can travel to lungs causing embolism
  4. Injury to spinal nerves causing permanent weakness in legs and problem with bladder and bowel function
  5. Infections and blood loss
  6. Heart attack or stroke during surgery

The patient has to be kept in hospital for a couple of days for post-operative care after which he will have to undergo rehabilitation for months. Hence, one should really think before going for spinal fusion. And when it is recommended, seek a second opinion before making a decision. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.

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About Slew 40 MG Tablet
When is Slew 40 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Slew 40 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Slew 40 MG Tablet?
Key highlights of Slew 40 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Slew 40 MG Tablet?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Slew 40 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Slew 40 MG Tablet?