DON’T IGNORE NECK SWELLINGS – CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY

DON’T IGNORE NECK SWELLINGS  – By Dr K A Muqeet

        

 

 

Swellings in the neck region are a common problem. Although a majority of them are due to benign conditions there is a rise in the incidence of malignant neck swellings in the new age world. With better understanding of the disease and with the advancement of technology, newer diagnostics and treatment modalities are now available There is scope for better survival and quality of life when the lesions are caught early.

Neck swellings can be nodal (lymph nodes)/ non nodal; benign/ malignant.

 

 

NODAL, BENIGN

1 .Infectious mononucleosis (viral infection)

2. Diptheria, actinomycosis (bacterial)

3. Toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis (parasitic)

4. Histoplasmosis(fungal)

5. Tuberculosis,sarcoidosis,HIV (chronic)

NODAL, MALIGNANT

1. Primaries like Hodgkin’s and non hodgkins lymphoma, Leukemia

2. Metastatic from upper aerodigestive tract, Infraclavicular malignancy

3. Other draining sites like parotid, eye, scalp, skin, thyroid

Some autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, Kikuchi, Kimura, Rosai-Dorfman, Castleman’s.

Non nodal swellings include Lymphangioma, Cystic Hygroma, Branchial Cyst, Lipoma, Sebaceous Cyst, Dermoid Cyst, Paraganglioma (Carotid body tumor), Schwannomas, Diverticulae, Laryngocele, Aneurysms, Ranula. Swellings from salivary and thyroid gland pathologies

It is nearly impossible for the common eye to differentiate whether  a benign from a malignant lesion. It is highly recommended to see a specialist without delay.

Dr. K A MUQEET MS, FAIS – GENERAL AND LAPAROSCOPIC SURGEON, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, UDAI OMNI HOSPITAL, Chapel Road, Hyderabad.

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Do you need to consult VASCULAR SURGEON?

Medical world has always been evolving. Each and every medical or surgical broad speciality is branching out in to super speciality. For example earlier patients for joint related problems were treated by Orthopaedic surgeons, however, nowadays; there are Joint replacement and Revision surgeons who are Orthopaedicians specially trained to excel out in this speciality.

Vascular Surgery, better known as Peripheral Vascular Surgery is a super speciality that deals with the blood vessels of human body except those within the heart and brain.

A Vascular Surgeon is a highly trained specialist who deals with the blood vessels of our body. There are two types of blood vessels in our body: Artery-carrying oxygen rich blood to supply body organs and vein- carrying blood back to heart for purification. Smooth and uninterrupted flow of blood is essential for healthy body and “Road block” in any of these blood vessels is managed by Vascular Surgeon.

A Vascular Surgeon is trained to perform open surgery, minimally invasive Endovascular Surgery and all sorts of hybrid, complicated procedures. However, which patient to offer any surgical intervention or to treat by medicines or exercises is the key deciding factor for better patient outcomes.

The arteries of our body can become hardened (Atherosclerosis) or blocked giving rise to symptoms like Leg aches,  Leg Stroke, ulcers, gangrene which if not treated in time will end in limb loss.

The veins of our body become bigger in size and do not pump blood back to heart properly or blood clots starts forming in veins . These patients present with skin discoloration around ankle and foot, leg swelling and leg ulcers.

If you have any of the above symptoms or you have risk factors like- Tobacco intake in any form (Chewing/smoking), Diabetes , Hypertension then it’s time to consult a Vascular Surgeon!

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Exercise can prevent osteoporosis – TOI NEWS

On the eve of World Osteoporosis Day, doctors pointed out at an alarming rise in the number of osteoporosis patients. Almost every other person over the age of 50 years is likely to suffer from osteoporosis, they said.

According to International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years and over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture. Osteoporosis makes bones weak and fragile so much so that they can break even after a minor fall, a bump, a sneeze, or a sudden movement. Fractures caused by osteoporosis can be life-threatening and a major cause of pain and long-term disability.

“Old people may not be fit for surgery and therefore, suffer pain forever,“ said Dr Udai Prakash, director and specialist in joint replacement, Udai Omni Hospital for Advanced Orthopaedics and Trauma. Osteoporosis is however, preventable and starting early is helpful.“The best thing that can be done to prevent osteoporosis is to exercise regularly as it helps keep the bone strength intact. Adequate sun exposure and calcium rich foods can help prevent it,“ said Dr Rajkiran Dudam, consultant Rheumatologist, Star Hospitals. Read More

 

 

Mrs Rachakonda Subbalakshmi

A Lifestyle Change Says Mrs Rachakonda Subbalakshmi

I had undergone a major spine surgery in the year 1999 for severe back pain and total numbness in the right leg. I am 50 years now and I have been trying to maintain good health of my spine ever since the surgery through back exercises.

My back pain returned around a year, on a scale of 1 to 10, the pain in the spine shot up to 7. It soon became unbearable and I consulted a top Spine Surgeon in Hyderabad. The surgeon had a very serious observation on my problem and was upset about the fact that in spite of undergoing spinal surgery, proper attention was not paid for reducing my weight, I was 88 kgs at that time.

I explained to him that I was able to maintain the weight at the same level but could not reduce it even though my diet contained only brown rice and other low-calorie food. The doctor was so upset about this that he immediately asked me to undergo Lipo since my spine is unable to take so much body weight. I and my husband were stunned by his reaction and suggestion of Lipo.

Calming down, the doctor suggested us to consult Dr Deepa Agarwal, the Nutritionist, for reducing my weight. My first reaction was that since this is not a workable solution, I must go in for Lipo.

However, for what it is worth I took an appointment and met Dr Deepa, to whom I explained my predicament. After listening to me she started writing a prescription. It was not a usual medical prescription, but she wrote down my diet plan for the next week and I was surprised that she doubled the intake quantity of what I used to eat. At the end of every two hours, she advised me to have some food /fluids/fruits that were easily available.

Even though I was not sure about reducing my weight, I followed the diet plan strictly as she prescribed, combining it with my morning walks of 4 kms. Though I shall not disclose the details of the diet, I must say that I felt very comfortable with the diet she prescribed and did not feel either hunger or any sort of weakness during the time.

After the 1st week I checked my weight and realised that I had reduced about 2 kgs. I was very surprised. By the end of the week, early in the morning, I received an e-mail from Dr Deepa regarding the next week’s diet programme.

After 4 to 5 weeks, I started feeling very light and the back pain subsided a little. People around me started noticing the difference. I continued following the diet programme. My Saturdays began with the e-mail from Dr. Deepa. In fact, I started to wait for her e-mail eagerly to know what the diet for the next week would be. Sundays became my purchase day for the next week’s diet.

I followed the Doctors diet programme for 8 weeks and during that time, the most surprising thing for me was the variety of food I missed all these years. I had reduced about 18 Kgs during these 8 weeks, and my back pain had come down to the level of 3 on a scale of 1 to 10. The people around me were surprised by the way I looked now. I became slim with a healthy and glowing face. I am really thankful to Dr. Deepa, for my transformation which includes the latest fashion clothing that I am able to wear now.

I am now a happier person now. Thank you, Dr. Deepa.

Rachakonda Subbalakshmi

rachakonda.lakshmi@gmail.com

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Dr. Deepa Agrawal

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WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTION TIPS THIS COMING NEW YEAR!!

WEIGHT LOSS RESOLUTION TIPS THIS COMING NEW YEAR!!
SO YOU MADE a New Year’s resolution to lose weight like the rest of us, but research shows that most resolutions go down the drain within the first month or two after Jan 1. Staying on track is tough, but it’s not impossible. To optimize your chances of reaching your goal, you’ve got to actively set yourself up for success. This is where Dr Deepa Agarwal, Our Nutritionist’s role comes in. She’s helped us identify the keys to making your resolution stick so you won’t have to start again next year.
Resolve to think small and you can reach any diet goal — one focused step at a time. Why not start with these simple tips?

New Year’s Diet Resolution No. 1: Go Slow

Resolving to get more fiber in your diet this year? Maybe more fish or fresh fruit? Any diet change is easier if you take slow, small steps. For example:
1. Vow to add a piece of produce to your brown bag lunch daily.
2. Designate a day as fish day.
3. Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your midmorning snack.

New Year’s Diet Resolution No 2: Water, Water, Everywhere

Water: It’s cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quenching boost. Find the idea of eight cups a day daunting? Think small:
1. Drink one glass first thing in the morning, before you brush your teeth.
2. Tempted by more soda? Another glass of wine? Drink a cup of water with a splash of your favorite beverage in it first.
3. Resolve to drink one more cup of water today than you had yesterday.

New Year’s Diet Resolution No. 3: Go for the Gold … and Red … and Purple

Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow.
1. Designate a color-a-day. Maybe Mondays are yellow, with grapefruit, golden apples, or corn starring in meals, while Tuesdays are purple with plum and eggplant.
2. Get the kids involved and go for a theme: Build a green pizza with emerald bell peppers and artichokes, or a red produce-infused chili.
3. Vary the rainbow — pick up a new-to-you fruit or veggie the next time you shop.

New Year’s Diet Resolution No 4: Tackle Mindless Munching

You’re chatting with friends around the dinner table or watching a DVD — and you just keep nibbling. Try these tips to reign in the munchies:
1. Pop a stick of gum or a sugar-free mint in your mouth.
2. Brush or floss your teeth.
3. Pay attention — look at each piece of food you plan to eat.
4. Busy your hands with a glass of water, a cup of tea, or cleaning off the table.

New Year’s Diet Resolution No 5: Stack the Odds in Your Favor

Don’t forget to help yourself succeed, and to reach out for help when you need it.
1. Buddy up with a friend or family member with diet and weight lossresolutions. Then share your ideas, plans, and successes regularly.
2. Leave the temptations — ice cream, chips, soda — at the grocery store. Promise yourself you’ll cater to cravings only outside the home, in one-serving portions.
3. Socialize with non-food events. Get your friends together in the park, for a hike, or at the movies.

Bonus New Year’s Diet Resolution: Baby Your Body

Prevention: It’s a lot less daunting than treating a chronic condition, so do the little things that keep your body thriving.
1. Get moving 30 minutes a day most days. Go for a walk, give the car a good scrub, take a hike. Whatever gets the blood pumping qualifies!
2. Get those tests you know you need. Cholesterol checks, prostate exams, pap smears — stay ahead of the game by staying healthy.
3. Get all the snooze-time you need. Sleep helps body and soul recharge, stay healthy, and cope with stress.
Take enough steps and you’ll reach any goal. Resolve to make a few small diet resolutions this year and then just watch how far you’ll go!

UDAI OMNI recognizes the talent in this young star – Ms. Poorvi Singh

 

As a mark of support, Directors of Udai Omni – Dr. Raghava Dutt Mulukutla, Dr. Udai Prakash, Mr. Surya Reddy Pulagam, and Mr. Ranjit K, CEO present her with a token of appreciation.

Ms. Poorvi Singh is presently a student of Villa Marie College. She started her Badminton Career in 2012, at a summer camp held at Lal Bahadur Stadium. Her then coach tapped her potential and egged her to carry on playing the sport. Since childhood, she has been very focused and dedicated. During practice in the morning, they would do fitness exercises and in the evening, court practice for 2-3 hours daily.

She won her first award, at Hyderabad District School Games Federation in 2012-13, coming 1st, which motivated her and also lead her to many more wins at District levels.

Poorvi always stood at the top 16 at National Level in Telangana State in Junior Championships held at Warangal, Nizamabad, and Karimnagar to name a few. She participated in the State level Women’s Sports competition under Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan for the year 2015-16 and she came third.

The hospital had treated Poorvi for spine issues related to sports injuries a few years back and today, thanks to the expert treatment and medical care at UDAI OMNI, under the guidance of Dr. Raghava Dutt Mulukutla, Poorvi is not only playing the game, she is on the way to winning laurels.

 

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