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”
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”
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.
A 63 year old male was referred to Aster Hospital’s Neurology Department for evaluation of ‘Painless urinary retention’. The patient was seen by a Urologist in another clinic for urinary retention and was catheterized a week back. Two failed attempts at removing the urinary catheter, prompted the doctor to seek Neurology reference.
A 10 year old girl presented to Aster Hospital’s Audiology Department with her parents on 31st July 2017. The family visited the hospital to get clearance from the Audiology Department for her to get admitted into School.
The child had Cerebral Palsy and had been undergoing treatment for the same. Upon thorough investigation of her case, correlative study and testing including BERA, DPOAE, TEOAE and TYMPANOMETRY, it was recognized that the child suffered from a rare disorder known as Auditory Dyssynchrony, which generally has an incidence of 3-4 in every 10,000 children. For the past 10 years the child was being treated for other abnormalities and no hearing test was ever conducted. The child had a speech delay which was considered as the result of Cerebral Palsy.
The primary symptoms/causes of Auditory Dyssynchrony the primary are; Continue reading “Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder”
29yrs old Primi at 24 weeks of pregnancy was brought to the emergency by ambulance in shock with complaints of sudden onset of epigastric pain and dizziness. There was no complaint of bleeding per vaginum.
The patient was resuscitated and urgent ultrasound was done which revealed massive hemoperitoneum with intra uterine fetal death. Emergency laparotomy was done through midline vertical incision (with differential diagnosis of ruptured uterus, abruption, non-obstetric causes of bleeding) with arrangements being made for blood and blood products. Laparotomy findings were as follows;
1. Hemoperitoneum 4 litre with clots. Continue reading “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel”
Vaccinations are extremely important for the health and well-being of a child. Parents are often sceptical about getting their child vaccinated, which is partly due to the fact that they have very little familiarity with the devastating effects of a vaccine-preventable illness. Childhood vaccination is a topic that involves various opinions. Doctors and medical professionals recommend getting all children vaccinated as per the established vaccination schedules because vaccinations provide immunity against infectious and life-threatening diseases. Vaccinations build a child’s immune system and make their body strong enough to fight against certain infectious diseases. Continue reading “Why Vaccinate?”
Although heartburn or GERD occurs in different people differently, certain food and drinks can trigger heartburn or worsen the existing condition and it is best to avoid such food items. There is no one size fits all treatment for GERD patients when it comes to avoiding certain foods and making lifestyle changes.
As the upcoming holiday season promises to bring with it lots of parties, feasts and scrumptious buffets, it could also result in binge eating and drinking, irregular meal intakes and late meals. Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant Gastroenterology, Aster Hospital Mankhool shares a few tips to reduce GERD symptoms this festive season:
1. Avoid overeating and avoid sleeping with a full stomach, eating meals at least 2 or 3 hours before going to bed will give the food enough time to digest. So schedule those buffets early. Continue reading “GERD Guide for the Holiday Season”
A health survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre revealed that 11.9% of people in Dubai suffer from obesity.[i] The growing issue of obesity plays a key role in reducing people’s life expectancy and causes several severe health conditions. Obesity is a combination of factors including high calorie intake, lack of exercise, sedentary lifestyle practices etc. Obesity is now a growing phenomenon across the globe and is one of the key factors responsible for a number of chronic diseases including kidney diseases.