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 breath, tooth decay and cavities are the only impacts of neglecting oral health. However prolonged ignorance of dental hygiene can lead to much severe consequences like increased risk of heart diseases and stroke, diabetes, oral cancer etc. Continue reading “Common Oral Health Threats”
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 cells and helps the baby’s neural tube develop into the brain and spinal cord. You can get folic acid through vitamins and dietary sources. Fortified cereals are the best food sources of folic acid. Folate is also found naturally in dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. Continue reading “Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy”
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 kidneys. Continue reading “What Women Need To Know About Healthy Kidneys”
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 ignorance, neglect, lack of inadequate medical facility, fear of undergoing surgery or due to an unusually rapid growth as in malignancy. These patients pose a specific surgical challenge and need to be managed by experienced surgeons. Continue reading “Thyroidectomy for a Massive Goiter”
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 child’s safety is your responsibility. The following tips should help you to keep your baby away from harm: Continue reading “Tips To Keep Your Baby Safe”
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 death in young children, primarily because their small airways are easily obstructed. It takes time for babies to master the ability to chew and swallow food, and babies might not be able to cough forcefully enough to dislodge an airway obstruction. As babies explore their environments, they also commonly put objects into their mouths, which can lead to infant choking. Continue reading “Infant Choking”
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 exposure to sunlight. The first step towards ensuring good health during the winter is to be aware of the facts and distinguish the truth from false. A few of the common misconceptions about health during the winter, which we need to stop believing are; Continue reading “Winter Health Myths To Stop Believing”
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 see a lot of men these days who take responsibility for their health. They are aware of what good health is and consider it important to get checked regularly. Even with reference to conversations about generic health awareness, it is always women’s health that is focused on majorly. This could also be a causative factor, as men are less aware of various health conditions that could affect them. Continue reading “Why Men Need To Visit The Doctor More Often?”
A 36-year-old male patient was admitted to Aster Hospital, Mankhool 2 months ago with severe pancreatitis. His clinical course was further complicated by development of pancreatic necrosis within the first 2 weeks of hospitalization. He developed severe sepsis leading to renal dysfunction and acute lung injury secondary to MRSA bacteremia. The source of MRSA was localized to the necrotic areas of the pancreas and peri-pancreatic tissues as detected on a positive culture on an aspirate from the necrotic areas. The patient was managed using a multi-disciplinary approach under the specialties of Gastroenterology, Intensive Care, Hepatology and Surgery. Continue reading “Minimally Invasive Single port Pancreatic Necrosectomy”
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 occasional rain during the winter.
However, this time of the year can be particularly challenging for an individual’s health, as with cold weather comes the flu season, hence causing people to develop the sniffles. One way of fighting these diseases and boosting your immune system is by ensuring that your Vitamin D levels are optimal. Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin is extremely important in maintaining a healthy immune system. Adequate amounts of Vitamin D is necessary for our body to absorb calcium, in turn making the bones stronger. Insufficient levels of vitamin D can cause various deficiencies leading to various chronic health conditions like conditions of the heart, osteoporosis, blood pressure etc. Continue reading “Winter Foods to Avoid the Blues”