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Advanced Treatment for Vertebral Fracture

A 57-year-old patient presented to Aster Hospital, Al Qusais following an earlier diagnosis of L4 compression fracture with a collapse for which surgery was advised Fractured and collapsed vertebra at L4 (approx 15cm deep from skin surface) … Continue reading...

Life-Saving Code Blue Intervention

Heart Attack still remains a leading cause of death in developing countries and is becoming more common amongst the young expats living in the UAE Despite the advancement in treatment over the past decade or two, several patients still die from… Continue reading...

Non-invasive Beauty Therapies

What are the top five non-invasive treatments which you think will be popular this year and why From the dermatologist standpoint , I feel the top five non invasive cosmetic treatments that patients are likely to seek are 1) Botox injections:… Continue reading...

Emergency Trauma Laparotomy

A 32-year old male patient suffered an accidental fall at his home, and sustained an injury to the left side of his abdomen after he slipped and hit the edge of the bed at mid-night A few hours later, the patient collapsed in the washroom He was… Continue reading...

6 Myths and Facts on Acne

Acne is a skin condition that is caused by the clogging of pores with oil and dead skin cells which primarily affects teenagers However, even adults sometimes experience cases of acne Whether it is acne in terms of blackheads, whiteheads,… Continue reading...

MIGRAINES VS OTHER HEADACHES

Almost everybody would have experienced a pain in their head But how do you know if what you are experiencing is a migraine A migraine often occurs on one side of the head and is accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, sensitivity to… Continue reading...

TOP 5 FEARS DURING LABOR & HOW TO COPE WITH IT

It's very common for women to feel anxious about labor and birth But for some women, the fear of labour and birth can be so overwhelming that it overshadows their pregnancy and affects daily functioning This severe fear of birth is called… Continue reading...

Colonic Pseudo-Obstruction and Caecal Perforation

"Pseudo-obstruction of the colon" refers to a condition in which physical and radiologic findings identical to those associated with mechanical obstruction of the large bowel are found, but no organic cause of colonic distention can be identified… Continue reading...

COUPLE RELATIONSHIP DURING PREGNANCY: Changes & challenges

A positive relationship between the pregnant woman and her partner plays a vital role during the transition to parenthood A poor relationship can contribute to mental health disorders during pregnancy and post-childbirth period Factors that… Continue reading...

Intestinal Obstruction Due To Tuberculous Etiology

A patient recently visited Dr Vanesha Varik at Aster Hospital, Mankhool with complaints of severe abdominal pain, continuous vomiting [in spite of no food intake] and obstipation in nearly 36 hrs Upon examination, the patient was found to be well… Continue reading...

CASE OF HIATUS HERNIA WITH ESOPHAGITIS

A 58-year-old woman presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a prolonged history of nearly 20 years of heartburn, upper abdominal pain and disturbed sleep due to regurgitation She was being treated - for 'acidity' by various doctors and she… Continue reading...

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in Colorectal Procedure

SILS (Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery) is a minimal invasive technique in which the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically through the patient’s navel In comparison to the traditional keyhole… Continue reading...

Adrenal Crisis

On 2nd December 2017, Aster Hospital’s Critical Care Department encountered a 30 year old male patient who experienced vomiting multiple times, had profuse sweating and general uneasiness with myalgia The patient was brought to the ER, and was… Continue reading...

Ear Infection in Infants/Children

  An ear infection (Acute Otitis Media) is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear Ear infections frequently are… Continue reading...

Diabetes & How to Avoid it

1 What Is Diabetes and What Are Different Types of Diabetes Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a condition where concentration of glucose in blood is higher than normal A Person has Diabetes Mellitus if one of the following is present: Fasting… Continue reading...

CHRONIC OTITIS MEDIA AND OSSICULOPLASTY

Ossiculoplasty refers to the surgical process of restoring the hearing system between the tympanic membrane and oval window The aim of an Ossiculoplasty surgery is to reform the faulty ossicular chain (chain of three bones: Malleus, Incus and… Continue reading...

Depression During Pregnancy

We often hear words like postpartum depression or the baby blues, which occurs shortly after the birth of a baby, but we don't hear as much about depression that occurs during pregnancy which is termed as prenatal depression An estimated 14 to 23… Continue reading...

NUTRITIONAL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR TODDLERS

It is well known that feeding toddlers can often be challenging Between the age of 1 to 3, several developmental changes take place and toddlers tend to strive for independence and control Their growth rate slows down and along with it, their… Continue reading...

Sick Sinus Syndrome

Aster Hospital recently received its first International cardiac patient, a 35 year old Nigerian lady, banker by profession who presented with dizziness and multiple episodes of visual blackouts for the last 8 years and increasing frequency since… Continue reading...

Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery

Having a cataract is a bit like having a dirty windscreen on a car It can make the view cloudy or foggy or sometimes blurry It can also cause glare from bright lights, sunshine, and on-coming headlights while driving When these problems make your… Continue reading...

5 ORAL HEALTHCARE TIPS FOR MOMS TO BE

A lot of pregnant women skip dental visits thinking that dental treatments during pregnancy can harm their babies The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all… Continue reading...

Laparoscopic Sigmoid Colon Resection for Sigmoid Adenocarcinoma

  A 56 year old lady presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with change in bowel consistency with a pattern of 10 days duration and blood in motions Patient noticed her stools became loose 10 days go, this was associated with forceful passage… Continue reading...

PREGNANCY AND VEGETARIAN DIET

Pregnancy is very crucial phase of women life Its very important to have healthy and nutritious diet during pregnancy Eating healthy means you need to include all the food groups in your daily meals So that all nutrients should be received by… Continue reading...

Hiatus Hernia with Esophagitis

  A 32-year-old gentleman, presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a prolonged history of heartburn, upper abdominal pain, disturbed sleep due to regurgitations for more than two years He was being treated - for 'acidity' by various… Continue reading...

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  Mr Shahadat Hussain Chowdhury, a 58 year old male with no known comorbidities like diabetes, hypertension or chest diseases presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with complaints of fever since two days associated with difficulty in… Continue reading...

Fulminant Hepatic Failure

A middle-aged gentleman with no past history of liver disease presented to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with a three-day history of fever, myalgia, nausea and high colored urine He was detected to have an abnormal LFT and was referred to our hospital… Continue reading...

Popularity of All Day Breakfast

1Why is the concept of all-day-breakfast high in demand Breakfast is generally not a meal that a lot of people consume at a restaurant However, with the growing popularity of all day breakfast menus, a lot of people have started visiting food… Continue reading...

The Biggest Risk Is Not Taking Any Risk

A 52 year gentleman with no co morbid illness, who was physically active presented with 2 weeks history of abdominal pain and vomiting He was evaluated at another medical center for the same and given symptomatic treatment Since his symptoms… Continue reading...

Importance of Vaccination

Vaccinations are extremely important for the health and well-being of a child Parents are often skeptical about getting their child vaccinated, which is partly due to the fact that they have very little familiarity with the devastating effects of a… Continue reading...

Newborn Care

Newborn period refers to the first twenty-eight days of life This period is the most challenging period of human life, since babies are born to an entirely new surrounding from a warm and quite place, ie the mother’s womb There are lots of… Continue reading...

C-Section Awareness Month | April

Every pregnant woman hopes for a short labor and delivery with no complications – manageable contractions, some pushing, and then a beautiful baby But it doesn’t always work out that way Some babies need to be delivered via cesarean section… Continue reading...

Common Oral Health Threats

General lack of awareness about the importance of oral health and its severe consequences on the overall health of in an individual is the major reason why despite knowing the need, oral health is not considered priority People often assume that bad… Continue reading...

Hypertriglyceride Induced Pancreatitis (HTGP)

Plasmapheresis: an important treatment modality option in the practice of Critical Care Medicine A 34 year old man was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool with chief complaints of severe abdominal pain, vomiting multiple episodes and general… Continue reading...

Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or wish to conceive in the near future, it is extremely important to get enough Folic Acid Folic Acid, also known as vitamin B (9) or folate is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in the production of red blood… Continue reading...

Bilateral Total Knee Replacement

A 72 year old man visited Aster Hospital, Mankhool in the month of November 2017 complaining of severe pain in both knee for the past 1 year He was under treatment for chronic renal disease, DM, HTN, cardiac stent and was on medication for pain… Continue reading...

Steps involved in an IVF Pregnancy

In vitro fertilization (IVF) or IVF pregnancy is a form of assisted reproductive technology process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm In Vitro or outside the body, in a laboratory If the sperm fertilizes the egg, an embryo is formed which is… Continue reading...

What You Need to know about Tuberculosis

Every year 24th March is recognized as World Tuberculosis Day in order to educate and create awareness about the various facades of Tuberculosis (TB) and break the myths surrounding it On the road to eradicating TB, we must all unite and work… Continue reading...

Laparoscopic Anterior Resection for Colonic Cancer

Timely deployment of endoscopic colonic stent for relieving acute colonic obstruction A 54 year old male patient was diagnosed to have cancer of recto-sigmoid region in October 2017 He underwent investigation for staging of the disease and as… Continue reading...

What Women Need To Know About Healthy Kidneys

The 8th of March, every year is recognized as World Kidney Day (WKD)! The purpose of recognizing one such day is to create awareness among people about the importance of kidneys in the overall health and how to efficiently take care of the… Continue reading...

Comminuted Segmental Fracture of Left Tibia Shaft and Fibula

A 48 year old female was brought to Aster Hospital’s Emergency on the evening of 20th October 2017 She was brought in the ambulance on a stretcher complaining of severe pain and deformity of her left leg with blood soaked POP slab The patient… Continue reading...

Pneumatic Dilation of Pylorus for Gastroparesis

Aster Hospital, Mankhool recently encountered the case of a young 25-year-old male patient, suffering from Achalasia Cardia The patient had undergone laparoscopic Heller’s myotomy 3 years ago, which is a standard surgical procedure for this… Continue reading...

Childhood Cancer; Know the Warnings

Cancer in children accounts for just 1 % of the total number of cancer cases The ‘Golden Ribbon’ which is symbolic of paediatric cancers denotes the importance in curing these cancers Although rare, they cause much distress in the young parents… Continue reading...

Thyroidectomy for a Massive Goiter

  Multi nodular goiter is a relatively common thyroid disorder with a marked female preponderance Most of these goiters weigh less than 100 grams Glands weighing more than 500 grams are extremely unusual and often result as a consequence of… Continue reading...

Tips To Keep Your Baby Safe

Providing a safe environment is an important part of caring for new born babies Babies need to be safe at home and also when they’re away from home There are some simple things you can do to help keep your baby safe and secure at all times Your… Continue reading...

Septic Shock Fluid Therapy – Bedside Metrics

A 49 year old male patient was brought to Aster Hospital on 26th November 2017 upon feeling uneasy and passing loose stools Comorbids were – Hypertensive on Tab Bisoprolol 25 mg OD, Dyslipidemia on Tab Atorva 20 mg HS The patient, when… Continue reading...

Children and Allergies: Who has allergies and why?

With coughing, sneezing, itching and vomiting only being a few, children with allergies can face various miserable symptoms, making their life difficult Allergies in children may be precipitated due to various reasons, including seasonal changes,… Continue reading...

Infant Choking

Infant choking is scary, but is largely preventable In order to help prevent choking, it is important to understand why babies are so vulnerable to choking and measures to be taken to prevent infant choking Choking is a common cause of injury and… Continue reading...

Winter Health Myths To Stop Believing

  The winter season leads to rampant increase in various health concerns including flu, influenza, asthma, sinusitis etc Majority of these health conditions are caused due to the change in temperatures, poor dietary practices and limited… Continue reading...

Why Men Need To Visit The Doctor More Often?

1 Do you agree that men are generally reluctant to visit doctors for regular check-ups Most men only consult with a specialist when they realize that there may be an underlying health condition that is affecting their quality of life However, we do… Continue reading...

Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy

Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy in a Patient with Severe Pancreatitis and Infected Pancreatic Necrosis A 36-year-old male patient was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool 2 months ago with severe pancreatitis His clinical… Continue reading...

Fatty Liver – Who should worry?

Fatty Liver is a very common diagnosis Most individuals are detected to have fatty liver on an Ultrasound scan of the abdomen done for some other medical reason Some people have mild abnormalities on their blood tests related to the liver When… Continue reading...

Right Hepatectomy for Non-Cirrhotic Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Aster Integrated Liver Care The first major liver resection (right hepatectomy) was performed by the ILC Team at Aster Hospital, Mankhool on a 28-year-old female who was incidentally detected to have an 11 cm hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the… Continue reading...

Winter Foods to Avoid the Blues

For a lot of people living in Dubai, winter is the most awaited time of year, given the months of heat experienced in this part of the world While people in cold counties experience the winter blues, most Dubai residents enjoy the light breeze and… Continue reading...

What is COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible The air you breathe in, travels through the trachea (windpipe)… Continue reading...

Obesity in Children

Childhood Obesity: Causes & Prevention Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century Overweight and obese children are likely to stay obese into adulthood and more likely to develop non communicable… Continue reading...

Getting Yourself Aware About Common Infant Problems

It is hard when your baby is sick Common health problems in babies include cold, cough, fever, and vomiting Babies also commonly have skin problems, like dry skin,eczema, diaper rash or cradle cap Trust your intuition – if you are worried about… Continue reading...

Diet Tips for Gestational Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disorder in which the blood sugar levels are very high due to inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas (insulin deficiency) or resistance to the action of insulin (insulin resistance) There are two major types… Continue reading...

Don’t Indulge To Bulge

Obesity is not a global epidemic and the number of obese/overweight individuals around the world only seems to be increasing The rise of competing cultures is partly to blame, as the combination of modern cultural changes has created an environment… Continue reading...

Dislocation of TMJ Managed by Closed Reduction

This is the case of a 27 year male with non-traumatic, unilateral anterior temporomandibular joint dislocation of the left side A well-built Indian male visited Aster Hospital’s Dental OPD in a very anxious and nervous state complaining of… Continue reading...

World Osteoporosis Day | Love Your Bones

1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men aged 50 years and above, are estimated to suffer from osteoporosis[1] Worldwide, osteoporosis causes more than 89 million fractures annually, resulting in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds[2] Osteoporosis is a… Continue reading...

Vesicovaginal Fistula Repair

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… Continue reading...

Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag

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… Continue reading...

Feel Them to Save Them

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… Continue reading...

Help with Baby’s First Years?

Some Exercises to make baby stronger 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… Continue reading...

Non-Erosive Reflux Disease Treated with STRETTA Procedure

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… Continue reading...

Myths About Heart Problems

“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… Continue reading...

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… Continue reading...

Pregnancy Mythbusters

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… Continue reading...

Surgical Extraction of Impacted Max Canine with Bone Grafting

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… Continue reading...

Can Your Baby Hear You?

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that 05-5 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… Continue reading...

Baby First Foods – ‘WEANING’

Weaning is the process by which a baby gradually gets used to eating adult food or the food that the family generally eats, and relies less on breast milk The World Health Organization defines ‘weaning’ as a gradual process of getting the baby… Continue reading...

Successful Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome with Satisfactory Outcome

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… Continue reading...

Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy

Whether you’re a first-time parent or are adding to your family, struggled to get pregnant or got lucky without trying, nine months of pregnancy can raise all sorts of concerns The reality is, nearly every woman — under that baby belly and… Continue reading...

Importance of Postnatal Exercise

Postnatal exercise has numerous health benefits, all of which apply equally to the new mother as at any other stage of life These benefits mentioned below include assistance with weight loss, increased aerobic fitness, social interaction and… Continue reading...

Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder

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… Continue reading...

When to Start Giving Water to Babies?

1When should one start giving drinking water to babies Babies younger than 6 months old should never be given water to drink Daily water intake is fulfilled by mother’s milk up to the age of 6 month If formula milk started the water requirement… Continue reading...

Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel

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… Continue reading...

World Breastfeeding Week

Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’ Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow… Continue reading...

Eliminate Hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is one of the most important causes of liver disease throughout the world The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 320 million people worldwide have chronic hepatitis B or C infection[1] Hepatitis B and C are the… Continue reading...

Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast feeding starts soon after delivery of the baby This process of secretion milk is known as lactation Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young… Continue reading...

Complex Intertrcohanteric Fracture Femur

Mr Syed Faizal, a 44 year old man was brought to Aster Hospital’s Emergency on 17th July 2017, at midnight He was brought in the Ambulance on a stretcher complaining of severe pain and deformity of his left hip The patient was unable to move… Continue reading...

New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.

Hearing impairment in children across the world constitutes a particularly serious obstacle to their optimal development and education, including language acquisition According to a range of studies and surveys conducted in different countries,… Continue reading...

Babymoon Tips for Pregnant Parents

More people seem to be embarking on babymoons, or trips that expectant parents take to relax before they have an extra carry-on in the form of a bundle of joy The purpose of a babymoon today is for mom- and dad-to-be to spend time with each other… Continue reading...

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Pregnancy is a wonderful phase and one of the greatest feelings one can experience It is a period of immense happiness coupled with excitement in a couple’s life For all the joy pregnancy can bring to your life, one must cope with the challenges… Continue reading...

The link between PCOS and Fatty Liver Disease

1 in 10 women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome(1), a hormonal disorder commonly found in women of reproductive age PCOS does not have a definitive cause, although metabolic and genetic factors are said to play a major role in the development… Continue reading...

Ramadan and Diabetes Management

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood Ideally, in case of diabetes… Continue reading...

5 Super Foods During Pregnancy

Below are the top 5 super foods you should take if you are pregnant: Watermelon Watermelon is made up of 92 percent water and full of important electrolytes It eases heartburn and reduces swelling Fruit sugars can help alleviate morning… Continue reading...

Why Vaccinate?

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… Continue reading...

Healthy Eating during Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time when many people across the world fast during daylight hours for 29-30 days As a spiritual practice, people take part in Ramadan by fasting during daylight hours, eating… Continue reading...

GERD Guide for the Holiday Season

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… Continue reading...

Quit Before it Kills

Smoking is currently on the rise in the UAE and the Middle East The World Conference on Tobacco revealed that the growing popularity of sheesha is a leading factor causing an increase in the number of smokers Prevalence of tobacco use including… Continue reading...

Aster Emergency App – Saving Lives during the Golden Hour

Aster Emergency App • Shall help revolutionise emergency care, saving thousands of lives with immediate availability of emergency responders during the Golden Hour, through leveraging technology and training • As part of “Aster… Continue reading...

Stroke and Its Prevention

A stroke is caused by the interruption of the blood supply to the brain, usually because of a blood vessel bursts or is blocked by a clot This cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissueMore than 6 million people… Continue reading...

Know PCOS for No PCOS

Polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS is a hormonal imbalance affecting 5-10% of women It is an extremely common condition affecting women from menstruation till menopause As per a recently conducted survey, at least 50,000 women in… Continue reading...

Just Allergies or More?

The air that we breathe in has oxygen which is absorbed into the body’s bloodstream Our respiratory system has airways which are tubes that transport the oxygenated blood to the lungs These tubes when narrowed and inflamed make it difficult to… Continue reading...

Asthma During Pregnancy

As per the World Health Organization, 235 million people worldwide suffer from Asthma and is the most common chronic health condition found in children[1] Asthma is one of the most commonly known conditions that is widespread, particularly in… Continue reading...

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… Continue reading...

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… Continue reading...

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… Continue reading...

Eat Right to Beat Tuberculosis

Getting the right nutrition can help speed treatment and prevention includes healthy immunity Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) Tuberculosis generally affects the lungs, but can… Continue reading...

Fight against TB before it starts !

Tuberculosis is one of the leading contagious diseases across the globe It is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the lungs, although it could also affect any other part of the body such as the brain, spine, pelvic region etc As per the World… Continue reading...

Obesity Fuels Chronic Kidney Diseases

A health survey conducted by the Dubai Health Authority in collaboration with the Dubai Statistics Centre revealed that 119% of people in Dubai suffer from obesity[i] The growing issue of obesity plays a key role in reducing people’s life… Continue reading...

Can Yoga Cure Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux, also known as Gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a chronic digestive disorder in which stomach acids or contents of the stomach occasionally flow back into the esophagus or food pipe This backwash irritates the lining of… Continue reading...

A Closer Look At GERD

With life becoming increasingly sedentary and our food more refined, the incidence of GERD is rising What it is “GERD is a chronic digestive disorder in which acidic contents of the stomach flows back up into the esophagus The esophagus… Continue reading...

Tips to Cope with a Surprise Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can be one of the scariest feelings in the world The good news is that nine months from now you will be holding your “bundle of joy” And at that point, you may not even remember the stress you felt when you first saw that… Continue reading...

Periods are not Meant to be Painful

It is human tendency to believe that certain conditions appear only among adults, failing to realise how ignorance leads to greater health issues in the future Chicken pox for example, once a child gets chicken pox we believe that it is not going to… Continue reading...

Severe Digestive Disorders in Children

“My tummy hurts” that’s something every parent hears But if seem like your child complains about stomach problems all the time, he may have the serious digestive disorder The conditions have different causes but share many of the same… Continue reading...

Tips to Help New Moms Sleep Better

The trade off middle-of-the-night feedings Nursing mothers might consider expressing milk for dad to help with at least one nighttime feeding That way, at least one person gets a good night’s sleep, rather than both parents getting… Continue reading...

Tips For Combating Unsettled Weather in Dubai

Weather conditions in Dubai have been pretty unsettled over the last few weeks This has led to an upsurge of cases of cases of pharyngitis, bronchitis, intractable cough and conjunctivitis It is advisable to check the weather forecast every… Continue reading...

40 Weeks to Baby – Is it Important to Reach Full Term?

What constitutes a full term pregnancy A full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks A pregnancy is considered full-term if the baby is born anytime between 37weeks-40weeks Why is it important to reach full term Each day that the baby spends inside… Continue reading...

How important is your baby’s safety?

Providing a safe growing environment is an important part of caring for your baby Babies are very active, curious and often excitable by nature These attributes also put them at the risk of injuries As a parent or caregiver, you can do a lot to… Continue reading...

Handicapped for Two Decades, Patient Starts Walking After a Knee Surgery

A total Knee replacement surgery was performed on a 52-year-old man at Aster Hospital, Mankhool The patient, Mr Abdel Gawwad presented with severe trauma in his left leg due to an injury sustained 20 years ago Mr Gawwad led a significantly impaired… Continue reading...

Six Canny Tips to Save on Baby Shopping

Shop at the hypermarket It may not be the ultimate five-star shopping experience, but hypermarkets stock quality clothes at reasonable prices Babies outgrow them quite quickly, so why spend more when you can save it for later Check on discount… Continue reading...

Overcoming Joint Pain During Winter

The human musculoskeletal system comprises of a collection of bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints, ligaments and connective tissue The interaction between these components is what ultimately constructs the human musculoskeletal system, and… Continue reading...

Three Things You Really Need to Know About UAE Maternity Leave

Planning to take maternity leave It may not be exactly what you think — or hope — it is if you live in the UAE Here are some tips to bust your queries The government recently announced that a committee has been set up to review UAE maternity… Continue reading...

The link between obesity and fertility

Obesity is linked to several health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and infertility In the recent years, the link between lifestyle, weight, nutrition and fertility has gained more public exposure For a woman,… Continue reading...

The effect of hormones on fertility

The endocrine system and the hormones production and secretion play a significant role not only in the health of our entire body, but the ability to achieve and sustain pregnancy Our reproductive system relies on a proper hormonal balance to… Continue reading...

Common skin conditions in the UAE during the summer

The Middle East, and especially the UAE, is known for its searing hot summer conditions Being a country that is surrounded by the harsh, unrelenting desert, the UAE can get extremely hot between the months of April and September It is only towards… Continue reading...

Kidney Treatment in Dubai

January 1, 2017 The need for kidney treatment in Dubai can stem from a number of medical, environmental, and lifestyle causes that adversely affect the proper functioning of the kidneys As we know, the primary role of the kidneys is to filter the… Continue reading...

What are some of the causes of hormonal imbalance?

Fertility is an issue that affects many couples all across the world In the UAE itself, one in every five couples is seeking treatments for infertility Thankfully, with the ascension of medical technology over the last decade, there are numerous… Continue reading...

Foggy winters and health

On cold winter mornings, you may find the view from your window completely restricted by the cloud like formations that are dense, wispy and nearly opaque This phenomenon is what meteorologists have come to refer to as ‘Fog’ Scientifically… Continue reading...

5 secretly healthy foods for pregnancy

Below mentioned foods are loaded with delicious flavors and pregnancy friendly ingredients, to keep you involved in this festive season So go ahead mommy to be and indulge Watermelon or other melon with a squeeze of lime Watermelon is 92… Continue reading...

Tips for mom’s to be to enjoy New Years.

New Year being around the corner, this is what pregnant ladies could do to enjoy the festive season Comfortable clothes Try wearing maternity clothing to avoid being uncomfortable while shopping for the festival Wear something that will support… Continue reading...

Struggling to have a second child ?

A study carried out by Aster DM Healthcare mentioned that one in five couples in the UAE face fertility issues – a higher figure than in other parts of the world Statistics also show that in Dubai alone the incidence of infertile women seeking… Continue reading...

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Prior to getting pregnant, women must ensure that they are taking the utmost care of their physical and mental health The very first step in pre-pregnancy healthcare management becomes the consumption of a balanced and nutritious diet A balanced… Continue reading...

Dealing with stress during pregnancy

It is completely normal to feel some amount of stress during pregnancy, primarily because of the uncertainty that might come into play the first time you become pregnant But if the stress and anxiety become constant, the effects on you and your baby… Continue reading...

High incidence of GERD in UAE

According to Healthline, up to 60 percent of the adult population worldwide experiences some form of acid reflux and about 20 to 30 percent of people complain about having weekly symptoms in a 12 month period An increasingly common digestive… Continue reading...

The link between GERD and Fatty liver

According to research done by the Emirates Gastroenterology Society, UAE is on the list of countries that are severely affected by GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD is a chronic digestive disorder affecting around 3… Continue reading...

Bad breath, a silent symptom of GERD

If regular brushing, flossing and popping innumerable breath mints does not work for bad breath, it is time to realise that the problem is deeper and beyond the mouth GERD has a definite link to bad breath which is a rather embarrassing problem,… Continue reading...

Obesity and GERD – A heavy load indeed

As per WHO reports, at least 28 million people die every year from being overweight or obese According to revelations of a health study, more than 35% men and over 30% women in Dubai are overweight with a total 12% being obese Obesity is on the rise… Continue reading...

Expert cautions women’s on fibroid

DUBAI: Obstetrician-Gynecologist for 27 years Dr Sejal Devendra Surti recently operated on a 42-year-old single woman found through various tests and ultrasound to have a fibroid removed from inside her uterus For a week, the patient, who weighed… Continue reading...

Influenza virus highly active in the UAE

Dubai: A high incidence of influenza is being reported in the UAE as summer transitions to winter and doctors are advising residents to prevent infection by getting vaccinated Dr Sandeep Pargi, a senior pulmonologist from Aster Hospital, Bur… Continue reading...

JCI Accredition awarded to Aster Hospital

Aster Hospital Mankhool awarded with international quality accreditation JCI Aster Hospital Mankhool has been awarded international accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) – A not-for-profit organization dedicated to… Continue reading...

Increasing number of patients with GERD being defected, Say Experts from Aster Hospital and Clinic

Local experts urge early detection of GERD symptoms – a chronic digestive disease and encourage seeking appropriate medical attention to improve quality of life On the occasion of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Awareness Week, Aster… Continue reading...

Physiotherapy in Pregnancy

When you are pregnant and after you have given birth, as a whole you need extra care Changing hormone level cause supporting ligaments to soften and become more stretchy during pregnancy and for up to six months after birth Your tummy and your… Continue reading...