Month: April 2017

Esophageal cancer: Trends and Risks

Cancer is a condition that develops when cells in the body begin to grow uncontrollably and can develop in any part of the body. The esophagus is a 10-13 inch long muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Food that is consumed, passes through the esophagus to reach the stomach. The esophagus is made up of various layers, the inner layer of the esophagus is called the mucosa and the outer layer of the esophagus is called adventitia. Cancer of the esophagus generally starts from the inside and then grows outwards.

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Aster Hospital Uses Humor to Raise Awareness About GERD.

In line with our currently running Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) campaign, and with the aim of creating awareness among people about the condition, Aster Hospital raises the bar with an innovative GERD awareness campaign. In order set aside the tedious tone generally used with reference to awareness campaigns, Aster Hospital induces humor in this regard with the video of ‘The Popping Chicken’ to raise awareness about GERD.

Dr. Amal Upadhyay, Consultant in Gastroenterology said, “Heartburn affects 20% of the population worldwide and almost everybody experiences heartburn at some point of time. People fail to realize that reflux is a chronic condition which could lead to serious consequences if left untreated. ” 

The main character in the video is a charismatic popcorn popping chicken that connects with the people through simple humor and convinces them to consult with a specialist on observing any unusual symptoms in their body instead of opting for self-medication.

Visit Aster Hospital Mankhool’s  exclusive GERD clinic on Monday’s & Thursday’s. Our doctors are available to offer you the best of personal care, at all times. Contact us to find out how we can help you overcome the problems of GERD.

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Work It Out – Bump Approved Fitness

There are a plenty of options when it comes down to each individual woman’s pregnancy and fitness levels. Here are some best tips for working out to make sure you remain fit and fabulous over the next few months.

1. Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?

Exercising while pregnant is completely safe, but it’s always good to take a yes from your consulting gynecologist before starting the sessions as every body type is different and only they can determine that it’s safe for you to do the exercises or not. There are certain conditions that make exercising during pregnancy unsafe but if the mother is healthy and the pregnancy is normal then just a few changes to her regular routine is needed.

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Nutritional Facts


We look at food labels for different reasons. Name, brand, age group, cost, country. But whatever the reason, many consumers would like to know how to use this information more effectively and easily.

Making the right healthy food choices is an essential part of our everyday life. However, discovering the best and most precise information is somehow confusing.

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