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CIMS Hospitals Ahmedabad discharges the first Heart Transplant Surgery patient of Gujarat

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CIMS Hospital bags yet another award !

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CIMS Women and Child Launches IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation)

CIMS Women and Child Launches IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation). Backed by the state-of-the-art technology and with one of the largest Obstetrics and Gynaecology Team of Gujarat, CIMS IVF will be a world class centre for infertility treatment. On the launch, CIMS IVF...

People with diabetes should not eat candy or other sugary foods.

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Rinse -- Then Brush -- After Eating Clean your mouth with water right after you eat or drink something that can stain. Wait an hour before you brush after eating something. If you can’t get to your toothbrush, chew a piece of sugarless gum as soon as you’ve eaten....

What is IVF?

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Fight Cancer

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SURGERY IN HERNIA For treatment of hernia, surgery is the only remedy. Surgery was, is and probably will always be the only treatment for hernia. Delay in operation can result in enlargement of hernia or may cause complication like obstruction or strangulation,...

WHAT IS BASIC DENTAL CARE?

WHAT IS BASIC DENTAL CARE? Basic dental care involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, seeing your dentist and/or dental hygienist for regular checkups and cleanings, and eating a mouth-healthy diet, which means foods high in whole grains, vegetables and...

Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss

Brain Boosters to Prevent Memory Loss 1. Get Up and Go Exercise daily. Exercising boosts blood flow and helps nerve cells that control memory. 2. Eat Right for Your Brain •Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. •Choose whole grains instead of processed refined grains....

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SYMPTOMS OF RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME The compelling desire to move is what gives restless legs syndrome its name. Common characteristics of RLS signs and symptoms include: • Sensation starts after being at rest. The sensation typically begins after you have been lying...

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SIGNS OF AUTISM Before a child turns three, careful observers can see signs of autism. Some children develop normally until 18-24 months old and then stop or lose skills. Signs of an ASD can include: • Repeated motions (rocking or spinning) • Avoiding eye contact or...

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Check Your Weight

Check Your Weight Extra pounds make you more likely to get high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. These all affect the lining of your arteries, making them more likely to collect plaque from cholesterol. Losing weight, especially belly fat, raises...

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LEMON JUICE – THE NATURAL BLEACH Lemon is one of the best natural bleaching agents. Just squeeze a lemon and apply its juice directly on the skin or you may add other natural ingredients such as glycerin or honey or curd to make it slightly less acidic. Use this pack...

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CIMS Hospital is listed in the top 5 medical news for the year 2016 by Nav Gujarat Samay. We thank all our patients for their continued trust in us. નવ ગુજરાત સમય દ્વારા સિમ્સ હોસ્પિટલ વર્ષ 2016 માટે ટોપના 5 મેડિકલ ન્યૂઝ ની યાદી માં શામેલ કરાયું છે. અમે અમારા બધા...

CIMS Hospital is listed in the top 5 medical news for the year 2016 by Nav Gujarat Samay

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Myth – If you have high blood pressure, you have to take medication

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WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

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Can vitamin B-12 improve memory in Alzheimer’s disease?

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Gujarat’s first heart transplant operation was performed at CIMS Hospital in Ahmedabad

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WHAT IS LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY?

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LOSS OF FEELING

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CELIAC DISEASE SYMPTOMS

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DO YOU SNORE; FEEL TIRED OR SLEEPY DURING THE DAY?

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HEARING LOSS WITH AGING

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WHAT IS CELIAC DISEASE?

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WHAT CAUSES STOMACH CANCER

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SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

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RISK FACTORS OF COLORECTAL CANCER YOU CAN’T CONTROL

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Opening comprehensive Cancer Surgery Department with Radiation and medical oncology unit at CIMS

अत्याधुनिक कैन्सर सर्जरी सेन्टर का आरंभ रेडियेशन एवं मेडिकल ओन्कोलोजी के साथ અત્યાધુનિક કેન્સર સર્જરી વિભાગનો આરંભ રેડિયેશન અને મેડિકલ એાન્કોલોજી સાથે Our motto at ‘CIMS Cancer Centre’ is - prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation with personalized care....

SYMPTOMS OF MENOPAUSE

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TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

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The stage of cervical cancer refers to the extent to which it has spread. Stage 0 means that the cancer cells are found on the surface of the cervix, and stage I means the cancer is localized to the cervix. Spread to the upper part of the vagina signals a stage II...

AMLA REDUCES CONSTIPATION

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EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST

If you exercise in the morning, get up early to finish breakfast at least one hour before your workout. Most of the energy obtained from dinner the previous night is used up by the morning. If you plan to exercise within an hour after breakfast, eat a light breakfast...

TIA

WHAT IS LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY?

Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is a specialized technique for surgery. Traditionally in “open” surgery, the surgeon uses a single incision to enter into the abdomen whereas Laparoscopic surgery uses several 0.5-1 cm incisions. Each incision is called a...

BOOSTING MEMORY POWER WITH AGE

• Read books, newspapers, blogs, etc. daily. • Write as often as you can be it journal, diary, jot down family history. • Sharpen your vocabulary through a daily word puzzle. • Socialize and verbalize.

LEMON FACE PACK

LEMON FACE PACK Here are some lemon face masks that all brides-to-be can use in order to improve their skin tone. 1. Lemon, milk and honey Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and honey with one tablespoon of milk powder, and apply this mixture to your face. Let it dry for...

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RESISTANCE TO CARE

If your loved one is in need of care, there is all likelihood of the feeling of loss — physical loss, mental loss, the loss of independence. Accepting care is a difficult adjustment for someone. It means giving up privacy and adjusting to new routines. As a result,...

HIP ABDUCTION EXERCISE FOR KNEE

Lie on one side with legs stacked. Bend the bottom leg for support. Straighten the top leg (without locking the knee), and raise it to 45 degrees. Hold for 5 seconds, lower and relax briefly, then repeat 10-15 times. Switch sides and repeat. Vary the exercise by...

VITAMIN A

This vitamin plays a really big part in eyesight. Vitamin A helps you see in color, too, from the brightest yellow to the darkest purple. In addition, it helps your body fight infections by boosting your immune system. Which foods are rich in vitamin A? • Milk...

CERVICAL CANCER SYMPTOMS

At the very early stages of cervical cancer, there are usually no symptoms or signs. As the cancer grows, symptoms can include abnormal vaginal bleeding. Abnormal vaginal bleeding is bleeding that occurs between periods, during sex, or after menopause. Pain during sex...

PREVENTION AGAINST PANCREATIC CANCER

Although there is no one definite action you can take to prevent pancreatic cancer, there are following risk factors one can control. • If you smoke, quit now. • If your diet is high in fat, work to eat more healthfully. • Adopt a regular exercise routine, since...

SLEEP APNEA

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It happens when your tongue, tonsils, or other tissues in the back of the throat block the airway. When you try to breathe in, the air can't get through. Central sleep apnea (CSA) is less common...

THYROID CANCER

Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid — a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck, just below your Adam's apple. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. Although thyroid...

AFTER CANCER TREATMENT

• Continue gentle hair care: Your new hair growth will be especially weak and vulnerable to the damage caused by styling products and heating devices. Don't colour or bleach your new hair until it grows stronger. Processing could damage your new hair and irritate your...

GREEN TEA – BENEFITS

• Fights Cancer. • Prevents Cholesterol. • Antiviral Agent. • Prevents Diabetes. • Protects against Heart Disease. • Full of Antioxidants. • Prevents bad breath.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH CANCER

As stomach tumors grow, you may have more serious symptoms, such as: • Stomach pain. • Blood in your stool. • Vomiting. • Weight loss for no reason. • Trouble swallowing. • Yellowish eyes or skin. • Swelling in your stomach. • Constipation or diarrhoea. • Weakness or...

REWARDS OF EXERCISE

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WARNING SIGN IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Chronic inflammation in the colon can cause digestive problems that may result in: • Weight loss • Poor appetite • Nausea • Poor growth in children.

METHI BESAN SUBZI

Preparation Time :10 Mins Cooking Time : 6 Mins INGREDIENTS: • ¾ cup finely chopped methi (fenugreek) leaves • ¾ cup besan • 2 tsp oil • 1 tsp garlic paste • ½ cup chopped onions • 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies • A pinch of hing • ¼ tsp haldi powder • ¼ tsp...

WHAT CAUSES BRAIN CANCER?

Primary brain tumors arise from many types of brain tissue (e.g. glial cells, astrocytes, and other brain cell types). Metastatic brain cancer is caused by the spread of cancer cells from a body organ to the brain. However, the causes for the change from normal cells...

SYMPTOMS OF HIGH BLOOD SUGAR

Early symptoms of high blood sugar include: • Increased thirst • Headaches • Trouble in concentration • Blurred vision • Frequent peeing • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling) • Unexpected weight loss • Slow healing

WHICH SLEEPING POSITION IS BEST FOR YOUR BACK?

The correct answer is - On your side. When you sleep on your stomach, it can cause back pain and hurt your neck. Sleeping on your back puts extra pressure on it. You can reduce that by sleeping with a couple of pillows under your knees. Resting on your side with a...

VITAMIN E

One of the most essential vitamins is Vitamin E. This hard-working vitamin protects your cells and tissues from damage. It is also important for the health of red blood cells. Foods which are rich in vitamin E • Whole grains, such as wheat and oats • Wheat germ •...

WHAT IS SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST ?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) happens when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating; the blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes.

SYMPTOMS OF STOMACH CANCER

At the earlier stage, stomach cancer may cause : • Indigestion • Feeling bloated after you eat a meal. • Heartburn • Slight nausea. • Loss of appetite. As stomach tumors grow, you may have more outward symptoms, such as: • Stomach pain • Blood in your stool. •...

TIPS TO SLOW DOWN THE WHEEL OF AGING

Aging can not be avoided but it can be lived through and this is the only secret - the attitude towards it. Some of the helpful tips to follow : • Stay active and fit throughout life • Maintain good nutritional balance • Challenge the mind every day • Engage socially...

CERVICAL CANCER STAGES

The stage of cervical cancer refers to the extent to which it has spread. Stage 0 means that the cancer cells are found on the surface of the cervix, and stage I means the cancer is localized to the cervix. Spread to the upper part of the vagina signals a stage II...

AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

⎫ The higher your IQ, the more you dream. ⎫ Women's hearts beat faster than men's. ⎫ During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. ⎫ The hardest bone in the human body is the jaw bone.

SPECIAL DIET FOR CANCER PATIENT

Full Liquid This diet includes milk, yogurt without fruit pieces, ice cream, milkshakes, strained cream soups, hot cereal, commercial supplements, custard and pudding. It is intended as a progression from clear liquids or for individuals who have difficulty swallowing...

POSITIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF ADHD DIAGNOSED

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is mainly viewed as mere pathology and see only the negative side of the disease. Some of the positives and strengths of ADHDs are : • Ability to find alternate paths to overcome obstacles. • Adaptive/collaborative. •...

HEALTH BENEFIT OF AMLA

Maintains Cholesterol Levels: High cholesterol levels increases the probability of heart attack and stroke. It builds up and deposits on the walls of the arteries, thus clogging them completely. Have 500 mg of amla powder daily with a glass of water before going to...

BEETROOT RAITA

Preparation Time : 15 Mins Cooking Time : 3 Mins INGREDIENTS : • 1 ½ cup fresh low fat curd • ¼ cup boiled beetroot cubes • 1 cup chopped tomatoes • 2 tbsp chopped coriander • 1 tsp finely chopped green chilies • ½ tsp sugar • Salt to taste • 1 tsp cumin seeds • a...

SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER

In the early stages in Prostate Cancer, it is hard to find the symptoms. After a while symptoms become apparent. They may appear as • Frequent urination, especially at night • Difficulty starting or stopping urination • Weak or interrupted urinary stream • Painful or...

DIGESTIVE MYTH – BEANS CAUSE THE MOST GAS

Despite the many jokes about beans and flatulence, beans are not the main culprit of these. Dairy foods actually have that honor; mostly as we age and our bodies are less able to absorb the sugar in milk (lactose). In fact, beans contain a powerhouse of nutrients.

FOR YOUR SKIN BOOST

If your skin needs an instant beauty and energy boost, then try this remedy. Mix besan, sandalwood powder, ground orange peel, lemon and yogurt. Apply it all over the body and let it dry. Then gently remove in circular motions, allowing all your dead cells to gently...

BRAIN BOOSTERS TO PREVENT MEMORY LOSS

1. Get Up and Go Exercise daily. Exercising boosts blood flow and helps nerve cells that control memory. 2. Eat Right for Your Brain • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits. • Choose whole grains instead of processed refined grains. • Cut back on unhealthy trans and...

PASS ON THE SUGAR

Sugar may not cause cancer directly. But it may reduce the impact of other nutrient - rich foods that help protect against cancer. Excessive consumption of sugar increases calorie counts, which contributes to overweight and obesity. Excess weight too leads to risk of...

OMEGA – 3 AND DEPRESSION

Omega-3 fatty acids may help to pacify mood disorders and make antidepressants more effective. Countries with higher levels of omega-3 in their diet have lower levels of depression. Though the evidences are so far promising, the detailed research in this area is...

THE IMPORTANCE OF VITAMIN D

Vitamin D is a vital element for strong bones and is very essential for forming strong teeth. Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium it needs. Vitamin D builds strong immune and helps in brain development process too.

EXERCISE IN OSTEOARTHRITIS TREATMENT

Finger Stretch Practice finger stretch exercise to help in pain relief and to improve the range of motion in your hands: • Place your hand, palm-down on a table or other flat surface. • Slowly and gently straighten your fingers as flat as you can against the surface...

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation of the cells in the lining of the rectum and large intestine (colon). This inflammation can lead to sores called ulcers, which may bleed and hinders digestion. You are more likely to...

THE BENEFITS OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR OLDER PEOPLE

A common complaint about growing older is feeling lonely or isolated, especially as the body begins to lose mobility. Social media, which is often associated with younger generations, is now on the rise for adults aged 65 and older. Some of the benefits are as under :...

WHAT MIGRAINES DO?

Migraines affect three times more to women than men. Migraines may: • Cause pain that is moderate to severe and may pulsate. • Cause nausea, vomiting, or increased sensitivity to light or sound. • Affect only one side of your head or may affect both sides of your...

SIMPLE KNEE EXERCISES

Calf Raises Stand facing the back of a strong chair, or any other support such as the back of a couch. You can also do this on the stairs, holding on to the banister with your heels hanging off the edge of the step. Slowly raise the heels as high as you can, then...

SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER

The exact causes of bipolar disorder, which is also called manic depression, is still not confirmed. It could have to do with brain structure - the pathways or circuits - that control mood, behavior, and thinking or it could be brain chemistry. It is likely genetic,...

WHAT IS OBESITY?

Obesity is a life-long progressive, life threatening condition marked by the excess accumulation of body fat, which can significantly reduce life expectancy. When weight reaches extreme levels, it is called MORBID OBESITY and is a chronic condition with numerous...

WATER – THE WONDER DRINK

Stay Slimmer with Water Drinking water boosts up metabolism and helps you feel full. It is better to have a plain glass of water rather than consume calorie-laden aerated drinks/beverages. Water Boosts Your Energy Water is an efficient energy-booster, especially when...

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPROUTED BEANS

Sprouting is the process whereby seeds are germinated and can be eaten either raw or cooked. The multiple tasty preparations of sprouted beans have been traditionally used since long. Seeds of many kinds, including grasses, grains and beans, are used for sprouting. By...

FLUCTUATING BLOOD PRESSURE

Certain conditions called "Autonomic disorders" cause the tone of the blood vessels and even the heart rate to fluctuate widely. As a result of this, blood pressure also fluctuates widely. Sometimes, medications also cause blood pressure to go up and down.

BEST FOOD FOR STRONGER BONES

Soy Foods Half a cup of calcium-enriched tofu from Soya beans contains over 400 milligrams of calcium. Soy milk usually contain 300 milligrams of calcium per cup. Nuts and Seeds Nuts and seeds can strengthen bone health in several ways. Walnuts and flaxseeds are...

FALL PREVENTION

Light Up Your Living Space : Keep your home brightly lit to avoid tripping on objects that are hard to see. • Place night lights in your bedroom, bathroom and hallways. • Place a lamp within reach of your bed for middle-of-the-night needs. • Make clear paths to light...

COLORECTAL CANCER: WHAT IS IT?

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women. Yet, when found early, it is highly curable. This type of cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow in the lining of the large intestine (colon) or rectum.

WHAT IS PULMONARY EMBOLISM?

Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of a major blood vessel (artery) in the lung, usually by a blood clot. The clots are small and not fatal in most cases; however they can damage the lung. And if the clot is large and stops flow of blood to the lungs, it can be...

WINTER ASTHMA – TIPS TO AVOID COLD AIR

To protect yourself from asthma flare-ups during wintry weather, following suggestions can be considered : • Cover your face : Drape a scarf across your mouth and nose, or wear a winter face mask that covers the bottom half of your face. • Exercise indoors : Work out...

WHICH FOODS ARE RICH IN VITAMIN K?

• Leafy green vegetables • Dairy products, like milk and yogurt • Broccoli • Soybean oil • Chili Powder & Hot Spices

WAYS TO PREVENT BREAST CANCER

Following preventive steps can be taken: • Maintain A Healthy Weight • Get Plenty Of Exercise • Stick To A Healthy Diet • Include Whole Soy Foods Into Your Diet • Stop Breastfeed • Stop Hormone Therapy

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to your peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in your hands and feet. It can also affect other areas of your body. Your peripheral nervous system sends information from your brain and spinal cord...

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS IN ALZHEIMER

Getting an early diagnosis in Alzheimer can help individuals and families be more proactive and gain more control over their lives. Early diagnosis will help to better deal with the situation and allow for: • Gaining insight and education on the condition • Exploring...

OMEGA – 3 AND CANCER

Omega - 3s may help minimize the risk of colon cancer, breast cancer, and advanced prostate cancer. Although more research in this area is needed to establish the connection of Omega - 3 in curbing cancer .

REMOVE HOME HAZARDS TO PREVENT FALL

Your living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, hallways and stairways may be filled with hazards which causes Fall. To make your home safer : • Remove boxes, newspapers, electrical cords and phone cords from walkways. • Don't place coffee tables, magazine racks and...

SPECIAL DIET FOR CANCER PATIENT

Some special diets are necessary to avoid chemotherapy complications related to the diet of the patient. High Calorie, High Protein In order to maintain your weight before, during, or after treatments you need to eat foods or fluids that are high in calories and...

MYTH – AGING CAUSES CONSTIPATION

People are more likely to experience constipation as they get older, but the aging body itself is not to be blamed only. Older people are often taking medications to treat other conditions that can be constipating. They are also less likely to exercise enough, eating...

COMBAT LONELINESS

Loneliness is a challenge as people age because of the life shifts of retirement, home downsizing and the declining health or deaths of spouses, siblings and close friends. Mental health professionals recommend the following ways for older adults to combat loneliness:...

THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF LEUKEMIA

The four most common types of leukemia are • Acute lymphocytic leukemia • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia • Acute myeloid leukemia • Chronic myeloid leukemia.

LIVE TOBACCO-FREE LIFE

You have to be determined to quit cigarettes! First of all, choose a date to give up your habit. If you need help, visit your doctor and/or get support from friends and family. Take sugar-free gum and low-calorie snacks instead of cigarettes. One can also find a local...

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF PROSTATE CANCER?

Prostate cancer in the early stages rarely has symptoms. However if any of the following symptoms occur, they need to be taken seriously. These symptoms usually develop in elderly men and less often in middle aged men. Any man experiencing these symptoms should...

HEALTH BENEFITS OF AMLA

Some of the health benefits of Amla: Cures Sleeping Disorder Fighting for a peaceful sleep? Then try this small “Wonder fruit” to relieve stress and therefore cure sleep disorders like insomnia. Improves Eyesight Amla is very helpful in improving eyesight. It also...

CHEMOTHERAPY AND HAIR LOSS : WHY DOES IT OCCUR ?

Chemotherapy drugs are very powerful medications that attack rapidly growing cancer cells. Sadly, these drugs also attack other rapidly growing cells in your body - including those in your hair roots. Not just on your scalp, but the therapy may cause hair loss all...

CURD (DAHI) TO PREVENT HAIR LOSS

Make a paste of curd and some ground fenugreek seeds (methi) and apply it on your scalp regularly before your hair wash. Keep it for 45 minutes at least to get maximum benefits.

RELAX TO EASE HEADACHE

Deep breathing exercises and mental imagery may reduce stress and ease headache pain. It is very easy to practice it at your home: Take several deep breaths. Exhale slowly, relaxing areas that feel tight and cramped, while picturing a peaceful scene.

DRIVING CAUTIOUSLY WITH AGING

Driving is possible for many years if your health allows and if you have decent driving habits. You will find driving easier and safer at an elder age, if you follow these guidelines : • Decide routes where you receive less traffic. Drive at quiet times using familiar...

WHAT IS BRAIN CANCER STAGING?

Brain cancers are staged* according to their cell type and grade because they seldom spread to other organs. While other cancers, such as breast or lung cancer, are staged according to so-called TNM (Tumor - Node - Metastasis) staging which is based on the location...

WHAT CAUSES CONSTIPATION IN KIDS?

While constipation is rarely caused by a major medical issue, kids become constipated for various other reasons. Child of yours may become constipated if (s)he: • Hasn’t been eating adequate high-fiber foods, such as fruits and vegetables • Has been drinking or eating...

START YOUR DAY WITH WARM WATER AND LEMON

Early morning a glass of warm water with a half lemon juice can make you super healthy. IT... • Boosts up your immune system • Helps in weight loss due to pectin fiber which helps to fight hunger cravings • Clears Skin – Vitamin C decrease the wrinkles. • Flushes out...

BREAST CANCER SURGERY

There are several types of breast cancer surgery, from taking out the area around the lump (lumpectomy or breast-conservation surgery) to removing the entire breast (mastectomy). It is advisable to discuss the pros and cons of each of these procedures with your doctor...

LIVING GRACEFULLY WITH ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

It is possible to change the negative side of ADHD with some positive thinking and awareness. The very first step you can take is to understand how you are reacting to the situations and how they are controlling you and holding you hostage, and stopping you from where...

RICH VITAMINS IN DATES (KHAJOOR)

Dates (Khajoor) are rich with various types of vitamins. It contains vitamins like B1, B2, B3 and B5, as well as A1 and C. You can easily consume most of required dose of vitamins by making dates a part of your diet.

CAUSES OF FREQUENT OR URGENT URINATION

Frequent urination means needing to urinate more often than usual. Urgent urination is a sudden, undeniable urge to urinate along with discomfort in your bladder. Frequent and urgent urination are alarming signs of a urinary tract infection. THE CAUSES INCLUDE •...

CAUSES OF PANCREATIC CANCER

Exact cause of pancreatic cancer is not known. Smoking is the main risk factor, with smokers likely to have twice more risk than non-smokers. Age is also likely to influence the onset of pancreatic cancer, with the disease usually striking after age 45. Diabetes is a...

ASTHMA EARLY WARNING SIGNS

Most often Asthma attacks occurs without warning. However, the following could be indicators of an impending attack. • Not feel hungry • Feel tired or have trouble in sleeping • Cough often • Have a headache • Get dark circles under your eyes • Wheeze (Breathing...

WITH THE SUDDEN CHANGE IN WEATHER

With the sudden change in weather, sniffles and sore throat are common health problems. While cold cannot be completely avoided, here are the tips that will help you deal with it: Eat fruits: Studies have proved that eating fruits with Vitamin C can cure your cold...

ALOE VERA FACE PACK FOR OILY SKIN

Remove the thorns from the Aloe Vera leaves and boil them in water and then grind them into a paste. Mix some honey in it. Apply this paste for 20 minutes before rinsing it off. It can work wonders for oily skin if followed once in a week.

5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY

• We all have a unique smell, unique finger print and unique tongue print ! • Your eyes remain the same size after birth but your nose and ears never stop growing. • The strongest muscle in the body is the human tongue. • We are about 1cm taller in the mornings than...

WHEAT OATS PURI

PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINS COOKING TIME: 20 MINS INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup oats flour • 1 cup whole wheat flour • 2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves • 1 tsp fennel seeds/ saunf • 2 tbsp low fat curd • ½ tsp garlic paste • 1 tsp green chilli paste • ½ tsp red chilli powder • 1 tsp...

WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS

Here is some helpful advice for preventing common winter dangers that the elderly population faces: • Dress for Warmth • Be careful and prevent Viral Infections • Fight Wintertime Depression • Eat a varied diet, prefer energy food • Stay at home when there is too cold...

Omega-3s can Help Lower Triglycerides

Omega-3s can help lower triglycerides - a blood fat that’s linked to heart disease. You can also bring down triglyceride levels with exercise, by drinking less alcohol, and cutting back on sweets and refined carbohydrates. However consult your doctor before taking...

Turn the Extra 5 Minutes into Real Me Time

If you have got only 5 minutes, you can turn this me time and a stress buster. • Take deep breaths. It sounds difficult, mind may wander….that is okay, try to gently lead it back from all stressful thoughts. • Stretching helps. Get up from your desk, walk around and...

About how much blood do your kidneys filter Every Day?

• ANSWER: 200 quarts Your kidneys sift through enough blood to fill a large bathtub every day. After the body takes what it needs, the kidneys turn the waste and extra water into urine -- usually about 2 quarts' worth a day.

Aging Gracefully

It is important to retain a good health in your older years. • Include physical activities like a morning walk,yoga,gardening etc in your daily routine. • Eat healthy food. Choose vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fibber foods, protein foods and also take...

Lemon juice

Take a juice from lemon, and apply it all over your face with the help of a cotton ball. Keep it for an hour and Wash off with tap water. Doing this daily will help improve your skin tone, and will also lighten any scar marks.

Eating And Exercise

Knowing when and what to eat can make a difference in your workouts, whether it's a casual workout or training for a competition. Consider the following tips: • Eat a healthy breakfast one hour before your workout. It can be Low - fat milk, juice, bananas, yogurt,...

LIVER!

Your liver is about the size of a football. A wedge-shaped organ, it weighs around 3 pounds. Besides, the skin it is the largest organ, on the right side of your body, just under your rib cage.

WHAT DOES THE KIDNEY DO?

The main job of the kidneys is to remove waste and extra fluids from the body. Kidney also keeps salt and potassium levels in check. Also, the kidneys make hormones that helps in making red blood cells.

MENOPAUSE – SYMPTOMS

Hot flashes (or hot flushes) are common around menopause. A hot flash is a brief feeling of heat that may make the face and neck flushed, cause temporary red marks to appear on the chest, back, and arms. Sweating and chills may also be felt. Hot flashes vary in...

STROKE SIGNS

Sometimes symptoms of stroke develop gradually. But if you are having a stroke, you are more likely to have one or more sudden warning signs like these: • Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side • Confusion or trouble understanding other...

MENOPAUSE – SIGNS

As menopause approaches, a woman's menstrual periods change dramatically. The changes can vary from woman to woman like periods may get shorter or longer, heavier or lighter, with more or less time between periods. Such changes are normal, but visiting a doctor if...

BAKED METHI MUTHIAS

PR.TIME : 10 MINS BAKING TIME : 7 TO 8 MINS BAKING TEMPERATURE : 200’C (400’F) INGREDIENTS : • 1 cup chopped methi • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour • 1/3 cup besan • ½ tsp ginger-green chilli paste • ½ tsp sugar • 1 tsp lemon juice • ¼ tsp garam masala • 1 tsp curd • 1 ½...

HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS IN WOMEN

Women don't always feel chest pain with a heart attack. Women are more likely than men to have • Heartburn • loss of appetite • Vomiting • Tiredness or weakness • Anxiety • Coughing • Heart fluttersThese symptoms should not be avoided. The longer you delay the...

BRAIN FACTS

Check out these fun brain facts and learn some interesting information that will help you to understand about this amazing part of the human body. • The human brain is like a powerful computer that stores our memory and controls how we as humans think and react. It...

AMAZING BEAUTY USES OF COCONUT OIL

• Use it as a make-up remover. Apply it directly to the face or with a cotton pad and makeup will instantly go away. • The ultimate body lotion., you can use it to make your own body moisturizer. • Pack a bit in a small jar and use it for chapped lips. • Expectant...

BEST DIABETES EXERCISES

• Go for brisk walking everyday. • Lifting weights can also be helpful in improving your glucose levels. • If you have poor blood flow and nerve damage, swimming and biking are both good choices. • Consider tai chi or yoga to help ease stress, expand your muscles'...

BARLEY SOUP

Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins INGREDIENTS • 2 tsp oil • 2 tbsp finely chopped onions • ½ tsp finely chopped garlic • 4 cups vegetable stock • 2 tbsp chopped carrots • 3 tbsp tomato puree • 1 tbsp chopped tomatoes • Salt to taste • 2 tbsp cooked...

How much Exercise do I need to Help Control My Cholesterol?

Regular exercise can help lower low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol, which is the main cause of cholesterol build up and a major risk factor for heart disease. Also, exercise can also help raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol,...

Perimenopause

The ovaries don’t abruptly stop working. So natural menopause occurs slowly. This transition to menopause is called perimenopause. It is possible to get pregnant during this stage as although the periods are irregular, her ovaries are still functioning and she still...

When Does Menopause Commence?

Women usually begin menopause around the age of 50. However, it can begin earlier or later. Few women commence menopause as early as 40, while for a few it can begin at 60.Smokers tend to have earlier menopause. There is no proven way to predict menopause age....

Exercise for Varicose Veins

Doing some exercise that cause blood to circulate better in the legs is good for people with varicose veins. Walking 20 minutes a day is ideal. Also, losing weight helps reduce the pressure on the veins in your legs. Also, keeping legs elevated when at rest prevents...

Preventing Kidney Stones

Kidney stones were usually considered an adult disease. However, nowadays, this has become common amongst children and adolescents too. The reasons for this is not clear; many factors could be the cause such as diet, family history and not drinking enough fluids. Of...

What does the Liver Do?

YOUR ANSWER: Cleans your blood The liver has innumerable jobs. Besides taking toxins out of the blood, the liver makes bile- a liquid that helps you digest food. The liver takes what you eat and drink and turns it into energy and nutrients. It also plays an important...

What are Kidney stones?

When minerals become concentrated and form solid crystals, kidney stones occur. If these crystals get stuck in the ureter (the tube that drains the urine into the bladder), they can obstruct the drainage of urine. This causes pain and discomfort. Some kidney stones...

Common Pains

Common Pains as You Age: Headaches Stress at work and home causes headache to be one of the most common pain as one enters the 30s. Try deep breathing exercises to relieve stress. A hot compress or over-the-counter pain medicine may also bring relief. Carpal Tunnel...

Low Calorie Snack

1/3 Cup Dry Oat Squares Cereal Leave out the milk for a convenient low calorie snack if you enjoy the taste of cereals. Keep 1/3 cup dry oat squares cereal in a box with you in the car or office. Barely containing saturated fat, this snack works great. Other types of...

Good Snack!

Most people can eat small snacks right before and during exercise. The key is how you feel. Do what works best for you. Snacks eaten soon before exercise probably won't give you added energy, but they can help keep up your blood sugar and prevent distracting hunger...

What Causes Menopause?

Age is the leading cause of menopause. It signals the end of periods and a woman’s potential childbearing years. The function of the ovaries slows down. Menopause can occur also due to certain surgery/medical treatment such as surgical removal of the ovaries...

The First Successful Human Heart Transplant

On Dec. 3, 1967, South African cardiac surgeon Christiaan Barnard transplanted a heart from a 25-year-old who died in an accident into a 53-year-old man. The man died 18 days later of pneumonia, but Barnard considered the transplant a success. It was followed days...

RICE is the Key Treatment for Strains and Sprains!

Please consult a doctor while following this advice. Rest Keep weight off from the injured area. Crutches and cranes can help some time. Rest is the key to treat strain/sprain. If it is severe, physical therapy might be needed. Ice Ice helps prevent swelling and pain....

Maintain a low-salt diet to deal with Varicose Veins

High salt content in the blood leads to water retention. This results in an increase in blood volume and thus swelling of veins. People suffering from varicose veins should cut down on salt intake to feel relief from varicose veins.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men after skin cancer. Prostate cancer grows slowly and in many cases it is less harmful. But some types are more aggressive and can spread quickly without treatment. Symptoms of Prostate Cancer In beginning, patient may...

Try to Cure Cold the Simple Way

1. Drink lots of fluids; it breaks congestion, keeps throat moist and keeps dehydration at bay. 2. Inhale steam either using a steamer or hold your head over a vessel of hot water and inhale slowly. However, be careful. 3. Gargle with a glass of warm water with one...

Causes of gastroparesis

Gastroparesis can be caused due to diseases of the stomach's muscles or the nerves that control the muscles. Often no specific cause is identified. However, the most common disease causing gastroparesis is diabetes mellitus. Gastroparesis also can result from damage...

How long does Flu last ?

Most flu symptoms get better after 5 days. However, at times they can last for a week or more. You can feel drained for a few weeks even after the fever and aches are gone. Try to avoid flu. Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread that way. Wash...

FLU

Flu is a super-contagious virus. The symptoms of flu are usually more than the sneeze and stuffy nose one tends to get from a common cold. Symptoms: • High fever • Headache and muscle aches • Cough • Sore throat • Tiredness • Might also have runny or stuffy nose,...

Exfoliating

Baking soda works as a great skin exfoliator. Create a scrub with 1 cup of baking soda and 1/3 cup of warm water. Apply to those areas of the body most in need of exfoliation like elbows, hands and feet, then rinse.

Burn more calories at work

1. Walk or bike to work. If you are riding in a public transport, get off one stop earlier, or park your personal vehicle a little away from office. 2. Stand rather than sit. You will burn more calories standing rather than sitting. Pace continuously while talking on...

Antioxidants

Blueberries, Cranberries, raspberries are packed with antioxidants. Add them to yoghurt and whip to make a smoothie or add them to your morning cereals.

જન્મજાત હૃદય રોગ ના કારણો શું છે?

જન્મજાત હૃદય રોગ નું વેહ્લું નિદાન કઈ રીતે થઇ શકે?જો કોઈ કુટુંબમાં એક બારક ને સીએચડી હોય તો તેજ કુટુંબમાં બીજા બરકોને સીએચડી હોવાની શક્યતા...

Strains vs Sprains

Strains occur due to an injury to a muscle or tendon- fibrous tissue that attaches muscle to bone. Sprains occur when the ligament (connecting the end of one bone to another) is hurt. For both injuries, the answer is usually RICE: rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

Menopause

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation. It is not a disease, but a turning point in a woman’s life impacting her physical and emotional well-being. It's a turning point, not a disease, but it can have a big impact on a woman's wellbeing. Characterized by...

Ways to Stay Motivated during Chemotherapy

• Relax Find some quiet time and think of yourself in a favorite place. Breathe slowly or listen to soothing music. This may help you feel calmer and less stressed. • Exercise Many people find that light exercise helps them feel better. There are many ways for you to...

Cucumber juice

Peel a cucumber, grate and squeeze to take out the juice. Add some aloe vera gel to it and apply pack on the face. Feel its soothing and lightening effect.

Knee Joint Pain Exercise

If we exercise our knee joints on a regular basis, then the strain on knee joint can be lessened and thus also reduce the knee pain. Sit at the edge of the bed or on a high chair, keep a towel roll under the knee and then lift one leg up in level with the thigh and...

Water-the wonder drink

Stay Slimmer with Water Drinking water boosts up metabolism and helps you feel full. It is better to have a plain glass of water rather than consume calorie-laden aerated drinks/beverages. Water Boosts Your Energy Water is an efficient energy-booster, especially when...

How safe is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is as safe as traditional open surgery in expert hands. The surgeon initially inspects the abdomen to determine whether laparoscopic surgery may be safely performed. If there is a large amount of inflammation or if the surgeon encounters other...

SUGAR FREE APPLE RABDI

PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINS COOKING TIME: 15 MINS INGREDIENTS: • 3 cups low fat milk (fat free) • ¾ cup grated apples (with skin) • ¼ tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder • A pinch of nutmeg (jaiphal) • 2 tsp sugar substitute FOR GARNISH • 1 tsp Pistachios thin slices METHOD •...

AKHROT (walnut) SHEERA

PREPARATION TIME: 10 MINS COOKING TIME: 10 MINS INGREDIENTS: • 1 cup coarsely powdered akhrot (walnuts) • 1 tbsp melted ghee FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP • ¼ cup sugar • ¼ cup w ater FOR THE GARNISH • 1 tsp pistachios • 1 tsp badam METHOD FOR THE SUGAR SYRUP • Combine the...

Dos & Don’ts While Bursting Crackers!

Dos & Don'ts While Bursting Crackers Dos • Burst firecrackers only outdoors. • Light only one firework at a time, by one person preferably. Others should watch from a safe distance. • Keep all extra fireworks at a distance from bursting place. • Always use a long...

What are the treatment options for achalasia cardia?

Treatments for achalasia include oral medications, stretching of the lower esophageal sphincter under endoscopic guidance (endoscopic dilatation), surgery to cut the sphincter (Heller’s Cardiomyotomy), and the injection of botulinum toxin (Botox) into the sphincter....

HEALTHY ALOO RAITA

INGREDIENTS: • 2 medium potatoes boiled, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes • 2 cups yoghurt whisked • 1 pinch asafoetida • 1 tsp coriander seeds • 3 dried chillies • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped • 1 tbsp ginger finely chopped • ¼ tsp red chilli powder for...

Take out some ‘Me Time’ to recharge yourself!

Look at your schedule daily and try to take out some ‘me time’ to recharge yourself. A short 5-15 minute break can also work wonders. . Try to find out the ‘me time’ in the following ways: . • Get up 10 minutes earlier. • Ask your kids to clear the table. . • Turn off...

SAVE YOUR HEALTHY BONE

CIMS JOINT REPLACEMENT DEPARTMENT IS COMMITED TO RECENT ADVANCES AND INNOVATION. MICROPLASTY is one such recent advances in the field of Knee Replacement. The 3rd generations Unicondylar Knee Implants have a survival rate of 98% at 10 years. CIMS Joint Replacement...

Dressler’s syndrome

Dressler's syndrome is a type of pericarditis i.e. inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium). This syndrome is believed to be an immune system response after heart tissue or the pericardium is damaged due to heart attack, surgery or traumatic injury....

UROLOGY AND URO-ONCOLOGY

Urology involve disease of kidney, prostate, urinary bladder,ureter and external genitalia, which could be urinary stone, enlarged prostate,stricture urethra(narrowing of urinary passage),cancer and so on… Uro- oncology is subspeciality of urology that deals with only...

CIMS MEDICAL EXPERTISE IN TAJIKISTAN

Dr. Amir Sanghavi - Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, India will visit KHUJAND on 29th & 30th October, 2015 and DUSHANBE on 31st October, 2015. Medical camps have been organized for consultation at above place For appointment call on (44)...

Snoring is hazardous and can lead to serious disease call Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is a very serious disease affecting person’s quality of sleep. In this disease person develops pauses in breathing during sleep leading to low oxygenation to brain in body during night. Due to this person does not get quality sleep (deep sleep). So person...

What is Manometry?

It is an investigation of motility function of esophagus and the LES (Muscular valve at the lower end of esophagus). A thin tube called catheter containing the transducer is inserted through the nose down your foodpipe. The catheter is attached to the manometry...

CIMS MEDICAL EXPERTISE IN TAJIKISTAN

Dr. Satya Gupta - Senior Cardiologist, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, India will visit KHUJAND on 29th & 30th October, 2015 and DUSHANBE on 31st October, 2015. Medical camps have been organized for consultation at above place For appointment call on (44) 640...

The Golden Hour in Trauma

Reaching a fully-equipped hospital with the first 60 minutes of the occurrence of multi-system trauma is critical. That is why in medical terms it is called the Golden Hour. Treatment within this hour can increase the chances of survival of the patient. Remember, it...

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Some warning signs of breast cancer are— • A lump or pain in the breast. • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast. • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin. • Redness or flaky skin on the breast. • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area. • Fluid...

PINKATHON

CIMS commitment to healthcare and prevention continues. CIMS is proud to be the medical partner for PINKATHON-India's Biggest Women's Run to create awareness about Breast Cancer and encouraging women to be more fit and health conscious. Online registration available...

What is Breast Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women these days. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is the most common way in which breast...

Avoid weight gain during menopause

Follow the following simple basics to control weight gain during menopause: Keep moving Physical activity is a must for keeping weight under control or losing kilos. Proper exercise regimen is the best way to do so. Or at least keep moving about physically while...

Act Fast and Act Wise!

Traumatic injuries can be treated appropriately in fully-equipped hospitals. Just as reaching on time is crucial, reaching the right hospital is equally important. The right hospital is one which can accommodate accidental casualties and respond faster to trauma...

What is TRAUMA?

Trauma refers to those serious and life-threatening physical injuries which can result in multiple complications such as shock, respiratory failure, neurological complications, organ damage and death. Burn injuries, sports injuries, accidental injuries, falls, natural...

An Apple is really the Wonder Fruit!

An apple is really the wonder fruit. It is a negative calorie food. While digesting an apple, it burns more calories than adding. So snack on an apple when hungry without adding guilt or calories.

Is rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis the same?

Both condition damages joints and affect their function. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis involving wear and tear to the cartilage onto the bones in the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition when the immune system attacks the lining of the...

Learn to live with a Healthier Attitude

Keep a track of your food intake and physical activity. This is an important step to stay fit and healthy. Your daily notes will give you an idea to increase/decrease your food intake and exercise. Being aware is the first step to a healthier you

Weight gain During Menopause!

Weight gain during menopause needs to be monitored carefully as they can cause serious health concerns. Weight gain enhances risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and various types of cancer, including colorectal cancer and breast cancer.

Is Esophageal Manometry a must before Achalasia Cardia? 

Yes manometry is a must before treatment for Achalasia as it is the only confirmative test to diagnose achalasia. Because of its sensitivity, esophageal manometry (esophageal motility study) is considered the key test for establishing the diagnosis of achalasia.We...

Fight Insomnia during Chemotherapy!

Fight Insomnia during Chemotherapy with following simple steps- • Do not eat or exercise within 2 hours of bedtime • Make the room dark • If you have an electronic clock, or one with an illuminated face, turn the face away from you. • Use the bed only for sleeping...

Awareness regarding Dengue!

Dengue is s a viral disease which is transmitted by infected female mosquitoes. It occurs in two forms: Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) Dengue Fever. Dengue fever is becoming an epidemic disease. In most of the cases, it worsens due to lack of...

How is it Achalasia Cardiac diagnosed ?

Due to the similarity of symptoms, achalasia can be mistaken for more common disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatus hernia, and even psychosomatic disorders and heart attack. Diagnosis of achalasia begins with a careful medical history. The...

Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) There are no blood tests or brain scans for CFS. Usually CFS is diagnosed with the following symptoms • Severe fatigue for at least 6 months not explained by other conditions. And at least four of these symptoms: • Headaches •...

Banana- the healthy fruit

Full of starch, bananas are a good source of fiber. A calcium-rich fruit, eating bananas before a work out keeps energy level high and maintain a proper sugar level. They are also known to be natural antacids providing relief from acid reflux and heartburn.

Omega-3 and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Omega-3s can reduce symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis. A diet high in omega-3s may also boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs.

Coconut is an Excellent food!

Coconut being low in sodium and high in potassium is an excellent food for people suffering from high blood pressure. Coconuts contain no trans fats and are gluten-free, they are loaded with high amounts of dietary fibre, and are good for your heart. Coconuts not only...

How does Achalasia Cardia manifest?

• The most common presenting feature is dysphagia (Inability to swallow food). This affects solids more than soft food or liquids. • Regurgitation (Food or water coming back in throat or mouth) may occur in 80-90% and some patients learn to induce it to relieve pain....

Make your child eat vegetables: Tip No 1

Introduce your child to eat a new vegetable by clubbing it with his/her favorites. Ask him to try only one new vegetable at a time. Make sure you serve other familiar foods – to encourage him/her to try the new food.

Stress Management for Migraines and Headaches

Stress, anxiety, and depression have been associated with chronic migraines and headaches. Induct a regular practice of relaxation into a health-promoting lifestyle (getting enough sleep and eating a healthy diet are examples of such a lifestyle).

if you have Dry or Tanned Skin, Apply this!

Mix some orange juice with yoghurt. Apply on your face. Keep it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water. You can also add honey to this mask if you have dry or tanned skin.

Amla to reduce Hair Fall

Amla to reduce hair fall Crush the amla fruit and extract a juice or buy the amla powder available at any herbal store. Add 2 teaspoons of the juice or the powder into an equal quantity of the juice freshly squeezed juice from a lime. Mix well, apply to the scalp and...

Omega-3 and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Certain studies suggest omega-3s reduce symptoms such as joint pain and stiffness in people with rheumatoid arthritis. A diet high in omega-3s may also boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs.

CIMS-IIM Insight Run

CIMS-IIM Insight Run was a stupendous success with over 400 people taking part in it today. CIMS Hospital awarded the first three runners.

Low Calorie Snack

Baked Apple One of the healthiest snacks around, apples can be had in a different way. Bake an apple and sprinkle with cinnamon- it tastes like dessert but provide the same vitamins and fiber as their fresh counterparts. • Saturated Fat: 0 g • Sodium: 2 mg •...

Mint Trees

Mint trees planted around your house can actually prevent ants from entering your residence. This is because mint destroys their sense of smell, thereby making them less likely to visit your household vicinity.

Follow these tips to reduce weight healthfully

Eat as many salads and vegetables as you want. If you are a non-vegetarian, take roasted or boiled meat and chicken dishes. Have salad with little or no salad oil or salad dressing. Use olive or mustard oil as they are cardio-protective.   Eat this daily but in...

Exercise if you have Diabetes

Experts say people with diabetes should regularly exercise and keep the following aims in mind. • 150 minutes or more of aerobic exercise each week. Studies indicate that regular aerobic exercise can make insulin work better and lower blood sugar long-term. And it...

Achalasia

Achalasia is a rare disease of the muscle of the esophageal body and the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). LES is a valve made of muscles at the lower end of food pipe (Esophagus) which opens when a person swallows foods and functions to prevent the food from coming...

Grapes

A good source of Vitamin C and K, grapes are low on saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are known to cure migraines and indigestion. Grapes are good for vision, asthma and skin. It also protects against sunburn and as an anti-aging agent.

CIMS-IIM INSIGHT RUN (Running Benefit #6)

Date : September 24, 2015, Thursday, Time : 6.30 am Venue : Old IIM Gate, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad Running Benefit #6 Helps in Weight control. Running burns calories. It is a high intensive cardio work out guaranteed to make you lose weight if you are regular. However,...

A stye

A stye is a small, painful lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid. Most sties are self-treating and disappear in about a week. First Aid for Sties: • Apply a warm compress for 5-10 minutes several times a day. • Keep the area clean and avoid touching or rubbing...

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign. Other symptoms may include: • Throbbing headache • Dizziness and light-headedness • Lack of sweating despite the heat • Red, hot, and dry...

Discolored nails

Yellow nails are commonly caused by the pigments used in nail polish. Baking soda can remove these stains. Make a paste of equal parts baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. With a cotton swab or nail brush, scrub the paste onto the top and underside of your nails. Leave...

Constipation in Children

High fibre foods and lots of fluid are important in treating constipation. You should not use any suppositories, laxatives or enemas without first consulting your paediatrician. . The treatment is usually decided upon the age of the child. One can try the following...

Causes of Neck Pain

• Muscle strains. The overuse of neck such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone often triggers muscle strains. Even minor things, such as reading in bed or gritting your teeth, can strain neck muscles. • Worn joints. Neck joints tend to wear down...

Sweet potato Tikki

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) • 4 sweet potatoes • 1 tsp. ginger - green chili paste • 1 or 2 tbsp. arrow root flour, water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour • 1 tsp. chaat masala • ½ tsp. amchur powder or dry mango powder • 1 tsp. lemon juice • 1...

Sprouts

Sprouts have been a part of our diet for centuries and they continue to be a nutritious addition to our meals. High in fibre, they are easily digestible, cholesterol free, have no additives and can be substituted for meat. Broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, lentil...

First Aid Kit

The basic First Aid Kit is the collection of equipments and supplies for the use in case of any emergencies or accidents. It's important to have a well-stocked first aid kit with you to deal with minor accidents and injuries. Your first aid kit should be locked and...

Get the connection between eating and exercise

1. Eat a healthy breakfast If you exercise in the morning, get up early to finish breakfast at least one hour before your workout. Energy obtained from the previous night dinner is used up by morning and your blood sugar migh be low. So eat breakfast to avoid feeling...

The Pancreas

The pancreas makes fluids that contain enzymes, which break down the nutrients in food -- like fats and proteins -- so your body can use them. Located in the abdomen, it is behind the stomach and in front of the spine, it also makes hormones like insulin to balance...

What is Achalasia Cardia?

Achalasia, also known as esophageal achalasia, achalasia cardia ,cardiospasm, and esophageal aperistalsis is a disorder of the esophagus (food pipe) in which the nerves and muscles do not work properly, causing swallowing difficulties, sometimes chest pain,...

Rich Food Sources of Calcium

Calcium is the most essential nutrient for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth, bones, nerve signaling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes in our body. Here are some rich food sources of calcium which can be included in our daily...

Low calorie snack

Pistachios: Don't let the high fat content in pistachios scare you off -- most of the fat is unsaturated or "good" fat. You will only take 80 calories and less than a gram of saturated fat if you eat 20 pistachios. Pistachios are rich in protein, fiber, and several...

OMEGA 3

There is mixed evidence as to whether intake of omega-3 supplements can help prevent strokes. Omega-3 prevents plaque build-up inside blood vessels and has anti-clotting effects, so it could help prevent stroke caused by clots or a blocked artery. At high doses,...

Omega-3 and High Blood Pressure

There is strong evidence that omega-3s help lower blood pressure, though the effect could be minimal. If you have high blood pressure, limiting salt, regular exercise, and medications, as recommended by your doctor, can help.

Severe Dehydration

Severe dehydration can cause: • Extreme thirst • Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults • Very dry mouth, and skin • Little or no urination • Sunken eyes • Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn't...

Healthcare and Apps-Smartphone Programme

Ensure you register yourselves for next Sunday's Healthcare and Apps-Smartphone Programme by the CIMS Learning Center.Some of the most innovative, new topics you have never seen and heard. Our talks will be the first time ever we will share the success of our time...

Importance of Calcium!

For optimal bone health throughout your life, calcium is highly important. Diet is the best way to get calcium; however calcium supplements may be an option if your diet falls short. The body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and...

Interested participants can register

Any one interested in IT (Information Technology) as well as use of Smartphone, Mobile, iPhone, Tablet, iPad, Healthcare Application in healthcare is welcome to register. Interested participants can register online by following link:...

Low calorie snack

1 Cup Grapes Grapes are loaded with water. A whole cupful has only 62 calories. The water content helps provide a feeling of fullness and keeps you hydrated. Grapes are also a terrific source of vitamin K and manganese, and contain some fiber to boot. They're great...

Manage your time well to reduce job stress

• Create a balanced schedule. A balance between work and family life, social activities and solitary pursuits, daily responsibilities and downtime is essential for the chances of not being burnt out. • Don’t over-commit yourself. Do not overcrowd or over schedule your...

What is brain Tumour?

A brain tumour is a group of abnormal cells in the brain. Primary brain tumours start in the brain and can be either benign or malignant. In most parts of the body, a benign tumour is not as serious as a malignant tumour. In the brain, both benign and malignant...

Bone Density Test

Bone density tests are usually done on bones in the spine (vertebrae), hip, forearm, wrist, fingers and heel.

Why is Hysteroscopy done

• To find the cause of severe cramping or abnormal bleeding. • See whether a problem in the shape or size of the uterus or if scar tissue in the uterus is the cause of infertility. • Find the possible cause of repeated miscarriages. Other tests may also be done. •...

Symptoms of Dehydration

• Dry, sticky mouth • Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual • Thirst • Decreased urine output • No wet diapers for three hours for infants • Few or no tears when crying • Dry skin • Headache • Constipation • Dizziness or...

Risk factors for Head and Neck Cancer

Risk factors for Head and Neck Cancer- • Smoking and Tobacco use • Alcohol consumption • Combined effects of Alcohol consumption and Smoking • Dietary Factors • Gastro- oeshophageal Reflux • Genetic Factors • Human Papillomavirus

Dehydration

Dehydration is a condition which occurs when you the fluid level in your body go very low. Your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. Common causes of dehydration include vigorous exercise, especially in hot weather;...

Health Benefit of Corn

Come rains and one starts enjoying corn in all forms at all street corners. Eat it to your satisfactions and enjoy its health benefits. Health Benefit of Corn • Lower risk of colon cancer • Improve bone strength • Reduce risk of hemorrhoids • Rich source of vitamins...

Corn Chaat

Ingredients Boiled Corn -1 cup Onion (chopped small) - 1 Cucumber (small diced) -1 Tomato (small diced) -1 Fried Peanuts -¼ cup Chaat masala -1 tsp, Lemon juice:-1 tbsp Salt as per taste Pepper as per taste Optional for serving Sev or boondi -¼ cup Preparation method...

A quick and easy way to get rid of Pimple

Fenugreek Make a paste of fresh fenugreek and apply it on the affected area before going to bed. Keep it on for 10 to 15 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water. It not only helps to get rid of pimples, but also helps in the removal of blackheads and wrinkles.

What Causes Cancer?

Cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes. Listed below are few known causes of cancer, including genetic factors; lifestyle factors such as tobacco use, diet, and physical activity; certain types of infections; and environmental exposures to...

Why is LDL called “bad” cholesterol?

Excessive LDL in the blood can collect on the walls of your arteries, forming plaque. This buildup narrows and stiffens the arteries -- putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Too Much Sugar!

Too much sugar is not only bad for your teeth or liver, but it can harm your liver too. The liver uses fructose (one type of sugar) to create fat. Too much refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup cause a fatty buildup that can lead to liver disease. Some studies...

Neck pain

Neck pain is a common complaint usually strained from poor posture — whether it's leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench. Osteoarthritis also is a common cause of neck pain. Neck pain is rarely a serious problem. However, you need to seek medical...

Gujarat Bajri Vada Recipe

INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml) • 1 cup bajra flour/pearl millet flour • 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour/atta • 2 tbsp. curd/dahi/yogurt • 1 green chili + 2 garlic cloves + ½ inch ginger, crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle • 3 tbsp. chopped coriander...

Amla

Known for its high vitamin C levels, the Indian gooseberry (amla) is great for hair, adding luster and softness and reducing the dryness of the scalp. It is also a rich source of essential fatty acids that serve to keep the hair follicles strong and nourish the hair...

How to keep your Kidneys Healthy?

You can do a number of things to keep your kidneys functioning properly and keep them as healthy as possible at every stage of life. 1. Hydrate, but don’t overdo it. No studies have proven that over-hydration enhances kidney function. It is definitely a good idea to...

Snack Healthy: 1 Cup Tomato Soup

Snack Healthy 1 Cup Tomato Soup Tomato soup is full of disease-fighting nutrients, and yet contains very little calories , app 74 calories per cup, no cholesterol, and less than 1 gram of saturated fat. However, no cream of tomato please which is higher in fat and...

RECOVERY FROM ELBOW REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Simple exercises and other types of physiotherapy will need to be done to increase the strength and mobility of your arm. Typical range-of-motion exercises include bending, straightening, palm down, and palm up exercises. Elbow replacement usually reduces pain and...

Awareness regarding Dengue

Dengue is s a viral disease which is transmitted by infected female mosquitoes. It occurs in two forms: Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) Dengue Fever. Dengue fever is becoming an epidemic disease. In most of the cases, it worsens due to lack of...

Dr. Dhiren Shah

CIMS Hospital renowned Cardiac Sciences Specialist Dr. Dhiren Shah will be available for OPD at Mwanza and Dar es Salam on the following days. Date & Time : August 7-8, 2015 Venue : Hindumandal Hospital, Mwanza, Tanzania For appointment call on +255-784414329,...

Nail Biting

Nail biting can be an embarrassing habit, but difficult to get rid of. . • Apply polish on your nails • Go for manicures regularly • Put a rubber band around your wrist and snap • Trim your nails – Short in length

The magic of Water

The magic of Water…. • Flushes out toxins • Gives healthier skin • Reduces risks of certain cancers • Helps digestion and constipation • Relieves fatigue • Improve overall health • Increases metabolism (cold water) • Fills you up (Hot water) • Aids weight loss And all...

Snack Healthy: Half a Baked Potato with Salad

Snack Healthy Half a Baked Potato with Salad Microwave a baked potato for a healthy snack loaded with vitamin C. Half of a medium-sized baked potato has 80 calories – keep the skin, which is packed with nutrients. Spread a tablespoon of salsa on top to spice it up...

Causes of Low Back Pain

Nearly everyone suffers from low back pain now and then. Causes of Low Back Pain • Overuse of muscles and ligaments, caused by indulging in heavy sport or any other hard physical activity • Disk injury, tears or damage of the vertebrae between the spinal bones • Disk...

WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER ELBOW SURGERY

It is strongly recommended to discontinue smoking prior to the surgery. The patient also needs to address any infections and control any other medical problems that he may be suffering from. The surgeon must be informed of all the existing health issues including...

DID YOU KNOW?

Heart disease has been prevalent from long. It has been even found in 3,000-YEAR-OLD MUMMIES

Troubled Gastroenteritis

Troubled gastroenteritis Severe vomiting, profuse diarrhoea, severe stomach ache, high fever, reduced urine output, reduced oral intake and altered mental status, require hospitalization. Follow the following tips to avoid gastroenteritis: • Use clean water for...

Health Benefits of walking barefoot

• Clears your mind • Fights varicose veins • Free reflexology session • Going barefoot is grounding • More ability to spread the toes • Decrease anxiety and depression • Strengthens and stretches the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your feet, ankles and...

Low calorie snack

Apple Slices With Peanut Butter Measure 3/4 cup of apple slices and spread a thin layer of unsalted peanut butter on each slice. To be near the 90-calorie mark, don't use more than 2 teaspoons of peanut butter in all. • Saturated fat: 0.8 g • Sodium: 2 mg •...

Myth: If you’re thin, you don’t need to think about Cholesterol

Your genes can be detrimental even if you are super-thin and super-fit. That's why it's crucial to have your cholesterol checked regularly, starting in your 20s. You should know about any family members who've had heart problems, too. That plays a key role in how your...

Dr. Dhiren Shah and Dr. Ateet Sharma

CIMS Hospital renowned Cardiac Sciences Specialist Dr. Dhiren Shah and Dr. Ateet Sharma (Joint Replacement Surgeon) will be available for OPD at Mwanza and Dar es Salam on the following days. Date & Time : August 7-8, 2015 Venue : Hindumandal Hospital, Mwanza,...

Eat Healthy Fats to stay fit and live well

We are already aware that saturated fats are bad for your arteries and heart health. But they can also harm your concentration and memory. So cut down on the red meat, butter, and other foods high in saturated fats. Instead, add more fatty fish and fats from plants,...

DID YOU KNOW?

Your heart beats around 100000 times a day, 36500000 times a year and over a billion times if you live beyond 30.

Healthy snacking

Baby carrots with hummus For satisfying your appetite, dip eight large baby carrots into 2 tablespoons of hummus. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and beta carotene, while hummus adds protein. • Saturated fat: 0.4 g • Sodium: 210 mg • Cholesterol: 0...

Amla for shiny hair

Amla can be added to your home-made henna paste to cover grey hair. Amla does not have the ability to dye hair; however, it can help tone down the red or brown colour of a henna-indigo hair colour. It also helps give a natural shine to the hair after you have washed...

How is golfer elbow treated?

The goal of treatment is to relieve pain and allow the tendon in the elbow to heal. • Treatment usually starts with rest, using ice and anti-inflammatory medicines, and trying a physical therapy and exercise program. Many people get better using these treatments. •...

Reasons to get Elbow Replacement Done

Reasons to get elbow replacement done include: • Arthritis after injury (traumatic arthritis) • Osteoarthritis • Acute fractures in the upper or lower arm near the elbow • Tumors or tumor resection • Arthritis after previous surgery

Health Snack: Mini Quesadilla

Sprinkle app 28 grams of grated low-fat cheddar cheese over a corn tortilla. Fold in half and microwave for 20 seconds. This quick and tasty snack has only 100 calories and 1.3 g of saturated fat. • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g • Sodium: 182 mg • Cholesterol: 6 mg

Low Back Pain

Low back pain is common amongst people, who are 30 plus. Kids carrying schoolbags can have low back pain too. Follow these tips to avoid back pain for children. • They should bend with their knees when picking up heavy packs. • Books can be kept in lockers or desks if...

Tips for Preventing Sports-Related Injuries

1. Set realistic goals. It is important to set realistic, achievable and sustainable goals; do not overdo and put extra stress on the body. 2. Plan and prepare. Meet your health care provider to plan your exercise program if you are planning to commence a new program....

Intangible Gifts for Cancer Patients

An act of service is a great way to encourage a patient. Just think of all the mundane daily tasks that sap your time and energy. Now try to imagine accomplishing them with cancer! We’ve compiled some ideas to get you thinking. And don’t forget the caregiver, all of...

Tips for Healthier Munching at the Movies

Popcorn: Choose a small or kids’ size and do not select buttered popcorn. Beverage Choose bottled water and avoid aerated drinks and slushes as they are high in calories. Nachos Processed cheese dip makes this snack ultra-high in sodium and saturated fat. Order plain...

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is an aging process, which results in the hardening of arteries due to the deposition of cholesterol, lipids, blood cells etc. on the inner side of an artery. This is an age-related process. In this, the arteries harden and narrow. The process begins...

Add Jeera to all Seasonings

According to recent studies, jeera can help fight cancer. This is because it contains an active compound, known as cumin aldehyde that helps in retarding the growth of tumours. However, this anti-cancer property is confined to kala jeera.

What is brain Tumour?

A brain tumour is a group of abnormal cells in the brain. Primary brain tumours start in the brain and can be either benign or malignant. In most parts of the body, a benign tumour is not as serious as a malignant tumour. In the brain, both benign and malignant...

DAL KA PARATHA

PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • ½ cup wheat flour • ½ cup jowar flour • A pinch of asafoetida • ½ cup dhuli moong dal-soaked for 1 hour • ½ tsp cumin seeds • ¼ tsp turmeric powder • ½ tsp chilli powder • 2 tbsp coriander chopped • ½...

Monsoon Mistakes you should Avoid this Season

Carry necessary items which protect you from rain: Do not walk out of your house without an umbrella, raincoat or other rainy gears. It might be possible that there is sun light in the morning but it might not be dry throughout the day. Eating fried foods: A hot cup...

WHY ELBOW REPLACEMENT IS DONE

Earlier elbow replacement was carried out for patients whose joints had been severely damaged due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. They are still the most benefitted due to this surgery. In younger and more active people, early failure of the mechanism is much more likely;...

Why MSG is bad for you

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer which is widely used in Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified MSG as a food ingredient that's "generally recognized as safe," but its use...

Care Your Skin During Monsoon

Use herbal soaps and /or cleansers for bacteria-free skin. It helps you get rid of excess oil, grime and dust without causing harm to the skin. To counter cold, take in a teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon for day or two. Honey and cinnamon have antiviral,...

Lemon Juice – The Natural Bleach

Lemon is one of the best natural bleaching agents and one can feel the difference after first use. Just squeeze a lemon and apply its juice directly on the skin or you may add other natural ingredients such as glycerin or honey or curd to make it slightly less acidic....

For Heart Patients, No Papaya

People who are suffering from cardiac disorders should avoid the intake of papaya. ‘Papain’, an enzyme present in this fruit is known to slow down the rate of heartbeat in a precarious way, triggering serious cardiovascular conditions.

POHA OATMEAL VEGGIE

PREPARATION TIME 10 minutes COOKING TIME: 7 minutes INGREDIENTS • 2 cups poha washed and strained • ½ cup oatmeal soaked in water • 1 tbsp garlic paste • 1 tsp ginger paste • 2 tsp chilly chopped • 1 onion chopped • ½ tsp mustard seed • 1 tsp turmeric powder • Salt to...

HOW ELBOW REPLACEMENT IS DONE ?

During the elbow replacement surgery, the surgeon removes damaged tissue and parts of the two arm bones, the humerus and the ulna meeting at the elbow joint. Once the tissue and the bone is removed, the elbow joint is replaced with an artificial joint called...

CIMS Anesthesiology

The Department of Anesthesiology provided anesthesia services to patients undergoing surgical procedures & pain management services to patients suffering from severe pain post operative. https://www.cims.org/anesthesiology/

How safe is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is as safe as traditional open surgery in expert hands. The surgeon initially inspects the abdomen to determine whether laparoscopic surgery may be safely performed. If there is a large amount of inflammation or if the surgeon encounters other...

Gradual Blockage preferable

A gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries is preferable as this gives time to alternative arteries (called collateral arteries) to become functional, and supply blood to the deprived parts. Sometimes, a small plaque may rupture inside the lumen of the coronary...

Pregnant Women

Pregnant women go through a number of physiological changes. This affects is the thyroid gland particular. Pregnancy brings on higher levels of hormones, such as estrogen, which can alter the levels of thyroid hormones in the blood. Though the thyroid continues to...

What kinds of Operations can be performed using Laparoscopic Surgery?

Most intestinal surgeries can be performed using the laparoscopic technique. These include surgeries for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, cancer and rectal prolapse. In the past there had been concern raised about the safety of laparoscopic surgery...

Symptoms of Osteoarthiritis

The symptoms of osteoarthritis tend to develop slowly. There may be pain or soreness when one moves certain joints or when one has been inactive for a prolonged period. The affected joints may also be stiff or creaky. Typically, osteoarthritis leads to morning...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the progressive breakdown of the joints' natural shock absorbers. Commonly referred to as "wear and tear" arthritis or degenerative joint disease, it can cause discomfort when you use the affected joints -- perhaps an ache when you bend at the...

What are the Advantages of laparoscopic surgery?

Compared to traditional open surgery, patients often experience less pain, a shorter recovery, and less scarring with laparoscopic surgery. Many of the complications of open surgery like huge incisional hernias and intestinal adhesions leading to intestinal...

Identify early signs of Cancer YOURSELF

It is difficult to detect cancer in the early stages, however there are signs and symptoms that should be taken into consideration when tackling cancer. But some types of cancer have no specific symptoms until the very last stages, hence a routine cancer screening and...

Health Benefits of Cycling

1. REDUCES weight when done regularly. 2. IMPROVES control of blood pressure 3. LOWERS resting heart rate. 4. IMPROVES HDL 5. PREVENTS heart disease. 6. BENEFITS cardiovascular health. 7. REDUCES diabetes. 8. REDUCES cancer. 9. REDUCES cholecystectomy 10. BENEFITS...

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is an aging process, which results in the hardening of arteries due to the deposition of cholesterol, lipids, blood cells etc. on the inner side of an artery. This is an age-related process. In this, the arteries harden and narrow. The process begins...

Risk of RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Smoking increases the chances of getting Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). If you smoke, you’re more likely to get RA, particularly if you have a certain gene. Excess intake of salt also enhances the risk for RA. Smokers who regularly use more than a dash or pinch of salt at...

Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic Surgery: A Revolution The advent of laparoscopic surgery has created a revolution in abdominal surgeries. Initially applied just for diagnostic purpose, it has rapidly gained popularity for the management of appendicitis and gallstone disease, making it...

Jeera Helps Regulate Blood Pressure and Heart Rate

High in potassium, jeera is very good for heart patients. This mineral not only helps in the regulation cell production but also helps maintain your blood pressure and heart rate. Because of its regulatory properties, jeera helps patients who have heart disease and...

Mango for Beauty

Mango is rich in a number of amazing vitamins and antioxidants that can do wonders for your skin, including fighting signs of skin ageing. Mix together 2-3 tablespoon of yoghurt with half a ripe mango pulp to make a smooth paste. Apply on face and wash off after some...

DAL KA PARATHA

PREPARATION TIME: 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • ½ cup wheat flour • ½ cup jowar flour • A pinch of asafoetida • ½ cup dhuli moong dal-soaked for 1 hour • ½ tsp cumin seeds • ¼ tsp turmeric powder • ½ tsp chilli powder • 2 tbsp coriander chopped • ½...

Small Quiz

We have been posting continuous medical information on this page. Today, let us try a small quiz with you. Answer the following question correct and get a basic free health check up at CIMS. The first 2 correct entries will get a free basic health check up package...

Are your Joints Hurting?

Shed a few kilos to take some strain off your hips, knees, and back. Extra weight adds to the load placed on these joints, increasing the risk of cartilage breakdown. Even a little weight loss can help. Also consult your doctor for advice.

Pap Smear

Cancer of the cervix (cervical cancer) is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death among women worldwide. Regular Pap Smear test is the the best way to detect cervical cancer. (Pap is a shortened version of the name of the doctor who developed the...

ASIAN HOTPOT

PREPARATION TIME: 25 minutes COOKING TIME:15 minutes INGREDIENTS • 1 bowl rice noodles thin boil & strain • 1 tablespoon olive oil • ½ cup paneer sliced • 6 cups vegetable broth • 2 cup low sodium soy sauce • 2 tbsp grated ginger • 1 tsp chilli sauce (optional) •...

What is CDH?

CDH strands for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, A life- threatening condition in which the diaphragm doesn’t form properly, leaving a hole in the muscle through which the abdominal organs move into the chest.

Risk Factors for Gout

• Obesity • Excessive weight gain, especially in youth • Moderate to heavy alcohol intake • High blood pressure • Abnormal kidney function • Certain drugs and diseases can also cause elevated levels of uric acid. Also, there is an increased prevalence of abnormally...

Diabetes can cause Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathy)

Diabetes can cause Nerve Damage (Diabetic Neuropathy) Over time you may feel numbness, burning, or pain in your hands, feet, or legs. If your skin loses feeling, you may not notice small wounds that could grow to become bigger ones. If you notice any of these...

Jeera (cumin seeds) Improves Digestion

The presence of thymol and other essential oils in cumin seeds stimulate the salivary glands thereby aiding digestion of food. It also strengthens a sluggish digestive system. Try drinking jeera tea is you suffer from indigestion. Hence, if you do suffer from...

Keep Joints Healthy by keeping them Moving

The more you move, the less stiffness you'll have. Whether you're reading, working, or watching TV, change positions often. Take breaks from your desk or chair and move around.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the muscle tissue of the uterus. They range in number and size from a single growth to multiple growths, and from very small to large. As many as 70% to 80% of all women will have fibroids by age 50. The medical term for...

Acute Bronchitis: How Long Does It Last?

Acute bronchitis often develops three to four days after a cold or the flu. It may start with a dry cough, then after a few days the coughing spells may bring up mucus. Most people get over an acute bout of bronchitis in two to three weeks, although the cough can...

6 Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

1. Weakness in Your Arms and Legs it can be a sign of a stroke, especially if it's on one side of your body. You could also be having a stroke if you can't keep your balance, feel dizzy, or have trouble walking. Get help quickly if you suddenly can't see well, get a...

Symptoms of an Overactive Thyroid Gland

Symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland ( hyperthyroidism ) include weight loss, nervousness or anxiety, irritability, a racing heart, increased bowel movements, sweating, sleeplessness, hand tremors, and muscle weakness.

Omega-3s

Omega-3s can help lower triglycerides - a blood fat that’s linked to heart disease. You can also bring down triglyceride levels with exercise, by drinking less alcohol, and cutting back on sweets and refined carbohydrates. However consult your doctor before taking...

What contributes to Heartburn (GERD)?

Some people are born with a naturally weak sphincter (LES). For others, however, fatty and spicy foods, certain types of medication, tight clothing, smoking, drinking alcohol, vigorous exercise or changes in body position (bending over or lying down) may cause the LES...

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland leading to weight gain) occurs most frequently in women who are entering menopause. Most women enter menopause in their late 40s and early 50s, and experts aren’t sure why this age group is more susceptible to...

When is Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) used?

TEE is used when a standard echocardiogram, using a transducer on the chest, doesn’t show certain areas of the heart and blood vessels. Because the probe is much nearer your heart when it is inside you rather than on the outside of your chest, the TEE is much more...

Omega-3 and Arrhythmias

Omega-3s seem to have a stabilizing effect on the heart. They can lower heart rate and reduce the risk of life-threatening arrhythmias or abnormal heart rhythms. Several common sources of omega-3s are fish, walnuts, broccoli,, etc.

What contributes to Heartburn (GERD)?

Some people are born with a naturally weak sphincter (LES). For others, however, fatty and spicy foods, certain types of medication, tight clothing, smoking, drinking alcohol, vigorous exercise or changes in body position (bending over or lying down) may cause the LES...

RECOVERY FROM SHOULDER REPLACEMENT SURGERY

Rehabilitation after a shoulder replacement starts right away. It is very important that you do it. The main goal of rehabilitation is to allow you to move your shoulder as far as possible so you can perform daily chores easily. Most people eventually regain normal...

What causes Heartburn (GERD)?

When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a tube called the esophagus. At the lower end of the esophagus is a small ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES acts like a one-way valve, allowing food to pass through to...

Heat Stroke: Symptoms and Treatment

Heat stroke can kill or cause damage to the brain and other internal organs. Although heat stroke mainly affects people over age 50, it also takes a toll on healthy young athletes. Heat stroke often occurs as a progression from milder heat-related illnesses such as...

The Human Body

The human body is an incredibly complex and intricate system still baffling researchers regularly despite thousands of years of medical knowledge. One of the funny facts about the human body: The brain is more active at night than during the day. Scientists don't know...

RARE CASE OF CARDIAC SURGERY IN PREGNANCY WITH TWINS

A young female, first pregnancy with twins was a great joy for the family. However, it turned into a nightmare when sudden onset fever and breathlessness led to diagnosis of hole in heart (VSD) and main artery (aorta) blood leaking in RT chamber of heart (RSOV). Read...

Omega-3 and Heart Disease

A prescription dose of omega-3s may help protect your heart, especially if you have suffered from a heart attack. Some studies show fewer heart attacks and fewer heart disease deaths among survivors who boosted their levels of omega-3. The American Heart Association...

Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids are one of the most common tumours that develop in the uterine muscle. They are always benign and are very rarely malignant. Symptoms of Uterine fibroids • Swelling or bloating of the abdomen. • Heavy menstrual flow. • Bladder Problems. • Low back...

Bean dip

Suitable for people with a dry or sore mouth, problems chewing, for vegetarians, loss of taste or smell and it is Quick and simple recipe Preparation 10 minutes Cooking 10 minutes Serves 4 Olive oil (1 tbsp) Tin of beans (such as cannellini, butter, kidney, borlotti...

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

Some heart problems — particularly those involving the coronary arteries that feed your heart muscle — occur only during exercise. For a stress echocardiogram, ultrasound images of your heart are taken before and immediately after walking on a treadmill or riding a...

For Glowing Skin!

Mix some aloe vera gel with mango pulp and lime juice. Apply it on the face for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water. See your skin looking refreshed and glowing.

WHY SHOULDER REPLACEMENT IS DONE?

Following conditions can cause the necessity for a shoulder replacement surgery: Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease) Rheumatoid Arthritis Post-traumatic Arthritis Rotator Cuff Tear Arthropathy Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) Severe Fractures

Skincare tips for the summer

1. Be hydrated. As your body tends to lose a lot of moisture in the summer, it is important to drink lots of water and liquids to keep your skin soft and moisturized. . 2. Sun protection Apply that all-important sunscreen 30 minutes before you step out. If you’ve been...

What causes Heartburn (GERD)?

When you eat, food travels from your mouth to your stomach through a tube called the esophagus. At the lower end of the esophagus is a small ring of muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES acts like a one-way valve, allowing food to pass through to...

SWEET CORN POTATO PATTY ROLLS

PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINS COOKING TIME: 15 MINS INGREDIENTS: FOR CHAPATIS • ¼ cup whole wheat flour • ¼ cup plain flour (maida) • 2 tbsp low fat milk • Salt to taste • Whole wheat flour for rolling FOR THE PATTY • 1 cup boiled sweet corn kernels • 1 cup boiled and...

What is Breast Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the breast, it is called breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women these days. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is the most common way in which breast...

Almonds is Imoprtant for Body!

Almonds provide the body with minerals like magnesium, and regulate blood sugar levels. A stable blood sugar level is key to prevent cravings that can lead to overeating.

Tips to prevent an Asthma Attack for an Asthma Patient

Minimize asthma triggers. Identify triggers of your asthma attack and try to stay away from them. For example, if cats and dogs trigger your asthma, then not having a cat or dog or minimizing exposure to their dander (skin, saliva, and urine) will help to reduce the...

What is a Transesophageal Echocardiogram?

A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a special test that uses sound waves and a computer to look at your beating heart. For this test you swallow a device called a transducer, or probe. The transducer is carefully placed in your esophagus behind your heart. (The...

HOW SHOULDER REPLACEMENT IS DONE?

The top end of your upper arm bone is shaped like a ball. Muscles and ligaments hold this ball against a cup-shaped part of the shoulder bone. Surgeons usually replace the top of the upper arm bone with a long metal piece, inserted into your upper arm bone that has a...

Best Diabetes Exercises

• Walking is a great choice for people with diabetes. It is easy and you can do it anywhere. • Swimming and biking are good choices if you have poor blood flow and nerve damage. • Some studies show that yoga is a good way to lower blood sugar if you have type 2...

Simple Health Habits to Adopt

1. Don’t just take the stairs — use them Take every chance to go up and down the stairs. But don’t stop there. For a strong cardio workout, walk up and down the stairs repeatedly. 2. Drink 1 extra glass of water Water helps keep your temperature normal, lubricates and...

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Heartburn (GERD)?

Although "heartburn" is often used to describe a variety of digestive problems, in medical terms it is actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this condition, the acids from the stomach reflux or accidently "back up" into the esophagus (food pipe)....

For Dull and Dry Skin!

Mix a paste of aloe vera gel, cottage cheese, dates and cucumber. Add some lemon juice to it. This works as a great home remedy for dry and dull skin. Apply the paste on your face and neck, leaving it for approximately 30 minutes. Rinse it off to see a prettier you.

What Is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a condition that disrupts the body's regular heartbeat. A glitch in the heart’s electrical system makes the upper chambers (the atria) quiver. This causes the lower chambers (the ventricles) to beat irregularly. AFib can be dangerous...

Do not Skip meals, It will drive your Triglyceride levels up

Are you too busy to eat? Or you think you'll lose weight if you skip a meal. The problem: you're likely to get so hungry later that you'll grab anything, healthy or not. Or you overeat at the next meal, which causes triglyceride levels to jump.

HOW HIP REPLACEMENT IS DONE

In total hip replacement surgery, the surgeon uses metal, ceramic, or plastic parts to replace the ball at the upper end of the thigh bone (femur) and resurfaces the hip socket in the pelvic bone. It replaces the damaged cartilage with new joint material in a...

LOW CALORIE PANEER TAWA MASALA

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes COOKING TIME: 10 minutes INGREDIENTS • 3 cups paneer cubes • 2 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) • 1 tsp chilli powder • 1/.2 tsp turmeric powder • 1 tsp chat masala • 2 tbsp oil • ½ tsp cumin seeds (jeera) • ½ tsp carom seeds...

Myth: Heavy Lifting Causes Hernias

Lifting heavy objects is not the sole cause of hernias. Hernias are caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness in muscles lining the abdominal cavity. An organ or fatty tissue then bulges out through the opening. The most common types of hernias...

Heart Failure

Heart failure doesn't mean your heart stops working. It means the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Over time, the heart gets bigger to hold more blood, it pumps faster to increase the amount of blood moving out of it, and the blood vessels...

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

  The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway on the palm side of your wrist made up of bones and ligaments. The median nerve, which controls sensation and movement in the thumb and first three fingers, runs through this passageway along with tendons to the fingers...

WHY HIP REPLACEMENT IS DONE

Doctors recommend hip replacement surgery when hip pain and loss of function become severe and when medicines and other treatments no longer offer any relief from the pain. Hip Replacement Surgery is recommended when: • you have persistent hip pain that does not...

MOONG PANEER PANCAKE

INGREDIENTS: • 1 cups whole green gram (sabut moong) soaked in 2 cups of water for 4 hours • Salt to taste • 2 green chilies broken • ¼ tsp Asafoetida (hing) • 1 tsp cumin seeds • ¼ tsp turmeric powder • 1 tbsp Gram flour (besan) • A pinch soda bicarbonate • 1 tsp...

What is Bronchitis?

Bronchitis is an inflammation in the lungs that some people call a chest cold. A cough, phlegm, and feeling tired are typical symptoms of bronchitis, but these are symptoms of other illnesses; so getting the right diagnosis and treatment is important.

Osteoarthritis

Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis does not affect the body's organs or cause illness. But it can lead to deformities which thus affects mobility. Severe loss of cartilage in the knee joints can cause the knees to curve out, creating a bow-legged appearance....

Get kids to exercise and make it fun

Doing it together with kids makes exercise fun for kids. After dinner, do not head towards TV. Go for a family walk and just enjoy the family conversation. Kids need to move for a total of 60 minutes a day. It should be a mix of: • Aerobics (such as running and fast...

Symptoms of Bronchitis

The main symptom of bronchitis is cough that persists several days to weeks . Other symptoms that may occur are: • Fatigue • Wheezing sounds when breathing • Tightness or dull pain in the chest • Shortness of breath Fever is unusual and suggests pneumonia or...

Can I get my hernia treated without staying overnight at the hospital?

Surgery under Local anaesthesia (Day care surgery): Walk out of Operation Theatre after Surgery (Ambulatory surgery). Hernia surgery can be done under local anaesthesia (patient is conscious and awake and only the site of surgery is anaesthetised). As no general...

Aloe Vera Gel for Beauty

Make a mixture of aloe vera gel and rose water. Apply it on your face and keep it on for 15-20 minutes. Gently massage before rinsing off the pack. See pigmentation, age spots, and pimple marks disappearing.

Exercise Indoor without Boredom

• Exercise in front of TV or put on a DVD to pass your minutes. • Put on some music and dance in your living room and start dancing or better join some dance class. • Try something new at your gym like kickboxing, Pilates, weight training, yoga, spinning and more. •...

Is Laparoscopic Hernia repair Better?

For incisional/ventral hernia laparoscopic repair has great advantages. It can prevent large incisions and extensive dissection just below the skin that is required in open repair. In open repair tubes need to be placed in the abdominal wall to remove the blood and...

PINEAPPLE DRY FRUIT SHEERA (LOW CALORIE)

PREPARATION TIME: 5 MINUTES COOKING TIME: 20 MINUTES • INGREDIENTS • 1 cup pineapple puree • 1 tbsp sugar • 1 tbsp ghee • 1 cup semolina (rava) • 1 cup low fat milk (99.7% fat free) • 3 tbsp sugar substitute • A few strands of saffron (kesar) dissolved with 2 tbsp low...

Dos and Don’ts for injured Knees

Don’t rest too much. Too much rest can weaken worsening joint pain. Find an exercise program that is safe for your knees and stick with it. Do exercise. Cardio exercises strengthen the muscles that support the knee and increase flexibility. Don’t risk a fall. A...

Did you know?

A healthy heart pumps as much as 5 to 6 litres of blood through our body every minute. After heavy exercise, the heart may pump as much as 15 to 20 litres of blood every minute!

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone caused by the repetitive application of force, often by overuse — such as repeatedly jumping up and down or running long distances. Stress fractures can also arise from normal use of a bone that's been weakened by a condition...

Simple Knee Exercises

Calf Raises Stand facing the back of a sturdy chair, or any other support such as the back of a couch.You can also do this on the stairs, holding on to the banister with your heels hanging off the edge of the step. Slowly raise the heels as high as you can, then...

VEGETABLE SPROUTS LEMONY SALAD

PREPARATION TIME:10 MINS COOKING TIME:5 MINS INGREDIENTS: • ½ cup spring onions, finely chopped • ½ cup cauliflower blanched and cut in florets • ½ cup baby corn blanched and cubed • ¼ cup green, red, yellow capsicum cubed • ¾ cup beans sprouts • ½ cup cucumber cubed...

Is Laparoscopic hernia repair better?

For incisional/ventral hernia laparoscopic repair has great advantages. It can prevent large incisions and extensive dissection just below the skin that is required in open repair. In open repair tubes need to be placed in the abdominal wall to remove the blood and...

For Beautiful Skin!

Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice with one teaspoon of tomato juice and a pinch of turmeric. Apply this paste and leave it on for an hour before washing off and see your skin brighten. Goodness of lemon when combined with that of tomato (lycopene and antioxidants),...

Protected against Seasonal Flu!

Anyone who touches infected surfaces can spread the virus by touching anything else. The virus is also transmitted by infected people who cough or sneeze into their hands and then touch other people or objects before washing their hands. Everyday items at home and in...

Thyroid Symptoms

Symptoms: • Weight Gain or Loss • Swelling in the Neck • Changes in Heart Rate • Changes in Energy or Mood • Hair Loss • Feeling Too Cold or HotOther Symptoms of Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism can cause many other symptoms, including: • Dry skin and brittle nails •...

What does your Pancreas Make?

• CORRECT ANSWER: Enzymes Enzymes are proteins that boost the rate of chemical reactions in your body. Without them, processes that can take seconds or minutes would take years. Enzymes in the pancreas combine with bile, a liquid made by the liver, to break down...

Obesity and Diabetes

Obese persons are at a higher risk of getting Diabetes Mellitus. And as we have seen, diabetes means greater possibility of getting high blood pressure and heart disease.

The Amount of Fluid you need to Stay Properly Hydrated Depends On

• Age: Kids need plenty of fluids; they can get dehydrated much more easily than adults. Older people may need more fluids because of health conditions or because they tend to lose their sense of thirst. • Gender: Men need more fluids than women. (And pregnant women...

Prone Straight Leg Raises

Lie on your stomach with your legs straight. Tighten the muscles in your bottom and the hamstring of one leg, and lift toward the ceiling. Hold 3-5 seconds, lower, and repeat. Do 10-15 lifts and switch sides. You can add ankle weights as you gain strength. You should...

Effect of Autism on the Brain

Autism affects parts of the brain that control emotions, communication, and body movements. By the toddler years, some children with ASDs have unusually large heads and brains -- which may be because of problems with brain growth. Abnormal genes, passed down through a...

PEA PANEER PANKIS

PREPARATION TIME: 5 mins COOKING TIME: 8 mins INGREDIENTS: • 1/3 cup rice flour • 1 tbsp urad dal flour(split moong dal) • 1 tbsp low fat curd • 3-4 green chilies chopped • ¼ cup green peas coarsely ground • ¼ cup grated paneer • 2 tbsp chopped coriander • ½ tsp cumin...

Amla is great source of Vitamin C

A great source of vitamin C, amla, it is advisable to consume a raw amla daily or in form of dried as powder or as juice. Amla juice as well as the dried form offers a host of benefits. Dried amla can be easily prepared at home using the following steps: • Chop the...

Is Surgery a must for hernia?

Yes, it is mandatory. For treatment of hernia, surgery is the only remedy. Surgery was, is and probably will always be the only treatment for hernia. Delay in operation can result in enlargement of hernia or may cause complication like obstruction or strangulation,...