1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 years and above, are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis. Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds.
Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes the bone to become porous. Continue reading “World Osteoporosis Day | Love Your Bones”
A 46 year old, mother of three children visited Aster Hospital’s Urology OPD in February 2017 with complaints of continuous leakage of urine since the last 6 months.
Her social life was devastated and she has very low self-esteem. She had previously undergone a hysterectomy elsewhere. She did not have any other medical illness or risk factors. Continue reading “Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair”
You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to gather all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born.
It’s a good idea to have a hospital bag packed by the time you are about 34 weeks pregnant so that you’re ready even if you may need to go to the hospital unexpectedly. Continue reading “Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag”
Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women. A study conducted by the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD) revealed that 80% of breast lumps are benign. The study also revealed that 80% of all cancerous breast lumps are found by women themselves and among these 98% of all cases result in complete cure if detected early. Continue reading “Feel Them to Save Them”
Having a baby is one of the most ordinary event in the world, yet it is still most extraordinary thing that can happen to you. Once you have that new bundle of life in your arms, everything changes. A parent’s responsibility is awesome, human babies are very immature and helpless at birth, but they develop quickly and there is a lot that you can do to stimulate the physical and mental growth of your baby. According to research, exercising the muscles and joints stimulates the mental growth of the baby. Since formative years are those moments when the brain builds up the links to the muscles, exercise helps initiate this development. Continue reading “Help with Baby’s First Years?”
A young male patient, Mr. FJ presented to Aster Hospital with typical as well as atypical symptoms of reflux disease in the form of abdominal burning sensation after consumption of food, non-cardiac chest pain, globus sensation and irritation in throat. His abdominal symptoms responded to PPI but throat symptoms were refractory to all forms of treatment. Continue reading “Non-Erosive Reflux Disease Treated with STRETTA Procedure”
“Heart Diseases occur majorly in men. Only cancer affects women”. “I am too young to suffer from any heart condition, it only occurs in old age”, have you hear such statements? It is not uncommon that people often have such misconceptions. There are many assumptions people make about their hearts from who can develop heart diseases to how it feels to have a heart attack. Continue reading “Myths About Heart Problems”
Being pregnant comes with a variety of challenges. But in addition to the obvious obstacles, many pregnant women also struggle with comments on their physical appearance also they receive unsolicited advice from friends, family and even coworkers on how they should eat for nine months. This advice can not only be frustrating, but also may be confusing, as oftentimes, the various sources of information are conflicting.
Here are some pregnancy myth busters to remember: Continue reading “Pregnancy Mythbusters”
A 19 year old girl, Ms. Nikita came to the Dental OPD at Aster Hospital, Mankhool complaining of tooth erupting from unusual position in between the maxillary central incisors.
On examination it looked like the tip of crown of max left canine trying to erupt from the base of buccal vestibule below the labial frenum.
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 0.5-5 newborns in every 1000 births suffer from hearing impairment to some degree (1).
Ensuring that your baby gets the necessary screenings to detect any health disorders post birth is the first and the most crucial step towards promising them healthy growing years. Most health disorders screened in the first week of the child’s birth are treatable to a great extent. Newborn screening includes a set of tests performed on the child, 24-48 hours after birth, although some studies also suggest that the screening be done 12 hours after birth in order to identify and diagnose any kind of treatable conditions. Continue reading “Can Your Baby Hear You?”