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Doctor Diaries -Meet Dr P.C.Gupta, renowned vasculitis surgeon from India

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Diabetic Foot, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgeons in India, Vasculitis

It was my-healthconnect that intervened in the treatment of Kolkata resident Mr. Shambhu Nath Drolia’s suffering from bilateral lower limb CVD 5. He had ulcers in both the legs. Eighteen months into suffering he was finally advised to undergo a surgery. Simultaneously, he heard of my-healthconnect. He registered himself on it for an opinion from some of the most trusted, competent and reputed doctors. He got a new line of treatment and today his disease has been cured. For the last 18 months, he has been enjoying a perfectly normal and healthy life. Mr. Shambhu Nath Drolia heard of my-healthconnect and registered himself on it for a …

How a doctor battled it out with her knees!

Arthritis, Knee Pain, Medical Treatment in India, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Total Knee Replacement Surgery

This is a personal blog. So far I have written many patient stories but this one is special as I write about the one woman who has influenced me right from my childhood, my maternal aunt, my masi as we call it in Hindi. My aunt is not easy to describe, with the number of activities she does it’s not possible to explain her just in a few words. As a successful gynecologist who is recognized for her selfless service in some of the remotest parts of our country, my aunt is truly made of steel. An Indian Medical Association’s …

Walking within three days post Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement, Walking post surgery, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Arthritis treatment, Sub vastus technique

“Will I really be able to walk in three days from surgery?” “My neighbor’s surgery did not go well and now he is ridden to the bed. Will I meet the same fate?” Knee Replacement surgery remains shrouded in a lot of myths, claims, and misconceptions. The one claim that is most enticing to a patient on the threshold of this surgery is that one can walk on the same day as the surgery or even within the first 8 hours! These are not entirely untrue but must be dealt with some caution. They may bet rue in the case …

Back pain and physiotherapy (exercises)

Lower back pain, Physiotherapy, Exercises, Best Physiotherapists in Hyderabad

Humans are a varied and divergent bunch, however, there is one thing that we all have in common and that’s our human body and its basic functions! We may all come from different regions, race, culture, ethnicity but the body functions, senses and needs are universal.  Along with a host of other things each of us goes through the feeling of thirst, hunger, perspiration, exhaustion and  ‘pain’. Everybody at some point in time suffers body pain.  Pain comes in different degrees and may vary from situation to situation. The Wong-Baker Faces pain is useful in expressing this as shown in …

Transforming Healthcare Through Patient Centred Approach Part 1 : Women and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, Women with Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Knee Replacement Surgery

Arthritis is a blanket term for about a hundred rheumatic diseases and conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. Arthritis causes not only inflammation and damage to joints, with subsequent bone erosion, severe pain, and disability, but can also cause damage to other organs of the body, leading to increased mortality. Stiffness, aching, grinding, swelling, outright pain—these are all symptoms of arthritis and can be a barrier to staying mobile as we age. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 9.6% of men and 18.0% of women aged over 60 years have symptomatic osteoarthritis worldwide. 80% of those with osteoarthritis have limitations …

Health, Goodness, Well Being- From India to Kenya

Arthritis treatment, Arthritis treatment in Nairobi, Best orthopedic doctors in India, Knee Pain, Pain killers for knee pain

Africa is receiving unprecedented attention from the rest of the world for its health, political, and humanitarian crises. Philanthropists and celebrities have been crisscrossing the continent drawing global attention to African challenges. Although charity is important, it is not enough. Africa, like many emerging economies, has serious problems that cannot be ignored. One such major area of concern is inadequate healthcare systems. AIDS, cancer, malaria and respiratory infections are national level problems that are staring at most of the countries in Africa. What is needed apart from aid is groundwork, setting up hospitals, extending modern medicine and healthcare facilities to …

Are you reading your body signals, right?

Nephrectomy, Stomach Pain, Urologists in India, Urology Surgeons in India, Kidney Dysfunction

Mrs.Girish an active homemaker had always been healthy and full of life. As a 67-year-old able housewife from Kadapa district of Telangana, she had a set routine: morning walk, running household chores, cooking cleaning, socializing and a long telephone chat with her son every night. Her son had moved to Bangalore and like any doting mother, she would be worried about his well being. Lately, however, it was the son who was getting worried for his mother.  He was worried that very often she would be down with a bad stomachache. Mrs.Girish would intermittently have stomach aches. Initially she thought it was something …

Know It All About Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee Replacement Surgery, Knee Pain, Arthritis in the Joints, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Best Surgeons in India

What is the youngest age for knee replacement surgery? Is it a bad idea to get a knee replacement at 92 years of age? Will my knee straighten? How long will the pain in the knee stay? These questions will naturally occur to somebody ailing with knee problems or a person contemplating a knee replacement surgery. Knee Replacement on the Rise An increasing instance of knee replacements is evident today. Let us try to understand the procedure and the outcomes expected out of it in an attempt to answer these questions. Knees – The largest joints in the body, also one …

Are you relying on the internet for the drugs for Arthritis?

Drugs for Arthritis, Pain killers for uric acid pain, Pain killers for knee pain, Drug for knee effusion

Paracetamol, Febuxostat, Diclofenac, Indomethacin, Chlorzoxazone, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Arachitol, Serratiopeptidase. What do all these names have in common? Do they ring a bell? Well, not to the common man. But to a person suffering from arthritis, they sure do. They are generic names of drugs used in the treatment of arthritis. Treatment may not be the right choice of word because a treatment leads to cure and that is not the case in Arthritis. These are not magic drugs that once popped cure the ailment. But they do have their own magic. If you ask any person suffering from arthritis, what …

Apples for patients, but what should doctors have?

Specialist doctors for medical opinion, Medical Opinion from specialist surgeons in India, Second Opinion, Cost effective treatment plans

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This old adage was so true in the bygone years. People wanted to stay healthy. They feared illnesses, for reasons of disruption in smooth living or inconveniences caused to people in the family and the illness itself for what it did to the affected individual. But now the adage seems to have undergone a paradigm shift. One more factor has got attached to the list above. Ever so often it is true now that “The doctor often is more to be feared than the disease itself”. Surely you have heard of stories …

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