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Live chat on Hernia with a leading surgeon on 25th June 2014

Live chat on Hernia with a leading surgeon

A hernia occurs when a portion of tissue in your body bulges into or penetrates a weakened muscle area. Hernias can affect anyone at any age and are usually a combination of muscle weakness and straining. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia.
Hernia is usually treated by surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and other complications and can even be fatal.
Get all your queries on hernia answered by one of India’s leading laparoscopic and general surgeons, Dr. Sanjay Chatterjee on 25th  June, 2014, between 3 – 4 PM, IST.

Find out all about the risks, symptoms, types and types of treatment of hernia.
Here is how you can participate:
1. Follow  at @NovaSplHospital on Twitter, and like Nova Specialty Hospital  page on Facebook.
2. Sign in between 3 – 4 pm on 25th June 2014.
3. Tweet your question to us, using the hashtag #AskNova.
4. If you are not on Twitter, you can post your question as a comment on our cover photo on 25th June, 2014.

About Dr. Sanjay Chatterjee
Dr. Sanjay Chatterjee (MS, MBBS) is a laparoscopic and general surgeon, and consultant at Nova Specialty Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.

Live chat on Body contouring surgery?

Live Chat on Body Contouring Surgery ?

Live chat on Body contouring surgery with
Dr.Karthik Ram, South India’s leading cosmetic and plastic surgeon

Are you considering a body contouring (shaping) surgery?
Do you have questions on-
• How the procedure works?
• Should you go for it?
• How expensive is it?
• How long is the recovery?
• What are the risks?

If you have been looking for expert advice on cosmetic surgery procedures such as:
• Liposuction
• Male breast reduction
• Tummy tuck
• Arm lift
• Thigh lift, etc.,

Join Nova Specialty Hospitals for a live chat on Body Contouring Surgery with South India’s leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Karthik Ram on 29th May, 2014, between 3 – 4 PM, IST.

Here is how you can participate:

1. Follow @NovaSplHospital on 
Twitter, and like their page on Facebook.
2. Sign in between 3 – 4 pm on 29 May 2014.
3. Tweet your question using the hashtag #AskNova.
4. If you are not on Twitter, you can post your question as a comment on their cover photo on 29th May, 2014.

About Dr. Karthik Ram

Dr. Karthik Ram is a national board-certified plastic surgeon who is currently a consultant at Nova Specialty Hospitals, Chennai. He finished his MBBS from Dr. MGR Tamil Nadu State Medical University, and his DNB in General Surgery from Stanley Medical College. He also has an MRCS Ed from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. To know more about him, click here.

Bariatric solution for curing diabetes offers new hope.

Bariatric solution for curing diabetes offers new hope.

Dr. Ramen GoelMBBS, MS, FICS

Head of Bariatric Surgery at Nova Specialty Hospitals,

Forty three-year-old S Nair had been diabetic for 15 years. His disease was uncontrollable and had turned him blind.Just when he had given up all hope, doctors suggested bariatric surgery to cure the condition. Just 12 days after the procedure,his insulin was back to normal and he was taken off all medication for diabetes

The twin epidemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity are emerging as a big public health challenge for India. There are over 65 million diabetes patients in the country, with another 30 million or so in the pre-diabetes group. 

In the next 15 years, we will be hosting the biggest number of diabetics in the world. Obesity has also reached alarming proportions,with morbid obesity affecting 5% of India’s population. Indians have been shown to be genetically susceptible to gaining weight,especially around the waist.

Both the conditions feed on each other and are a result of the modern, sedentary lifestyle, fuelled by a high-fat, energy-rich diet.These place extra stress on the human body and increase the risk of premature death. Serious health conditions may arise, reducing the overall quality of life. Diabetes can cause serious problems like heart disease, strokes, blindness, kidney failure and amputation.Obesity is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart diseases, respiratory problems and certain types of cancer.

For obese or not-so-obese people whose blood sugar levels are way out of control, bariatric surgery offers a new ray of hope.The procedure is designed to make patients lose weight by making changes to their digestive system so that they eat less,and absorption of nutrients by the body is drastically reduced. It can provide a more effective and long-lasting treatment for diabetes and obesity than the standard therapies of drugs, diet and exercise.

Sleeve gastrectomy & Gastric bypass are the most popular type of bariatric surgery because they generally have fewer complications than other weight loss surgeries. In these, the size of the stomach is made smaller and/or food is made to bypass part of the small intestine (where most of the nutrients and calories are absorbed). As a result, the person feels full after eating much smaller quantities of food, leading to weight loss. Bariatric surgery is done through a small incision (laparoscopy). 

With advances in science, it is today considered a safe abdominal surgery.The patient is usually discharged 24-48 hours after surgery.The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the US Government has recognized bariatric surgery as the only effective treatment to combat severe obesity and maintain weight loss in the long term. It is recommended if the body mass index (BMI) is 37.5 or higher,or if it is more than 32.5 with uncontrolled diabetes. Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss (up to 97% of the excess weight) that can be sustained over years. Only 10% of the patients gain excess weight after banded gastric bypass compared to 98% who regain weight after diet and exercise.

Research reveals that bariatric surgery can also keep diabetes at bay for many years and even reverse some of its health complications.The improvement in diabetes control is usually long lasting, with normal insulin levels returning within days of the surgery, long before any significant weight loss takes place. Many medical experts are now recommending bariatric surgery as an early treatment option for people with uncontrolled diabetes. 

A study by Cleveland Clinic published in September 2013 in the journal, Annals of Surgery, showed beneficial long-term effects of bariatric surgery for people with diabetes. It discovered that obese patients with type 2 diabetes continue to experience the benefits of 
bariatric surgery up to nine years after the procedure. During this period, they continued to improve or reverse their diabetes, as well as lower their cardiovascular risk factors.

The researchers identified long-term weight loss and a short duration of diabetes before surgery as among the main factors that resulted in higher rate of long-term diabetes remission. They concluded that bariatric surgery can offer durable remission of diabetes in some patients and should be considered as an earlier treatment option for patients having problems in controlling their diabetes.

Surgical cure of obesity and diabetes is now a reality. Thousands of patients have benefited by drastically reducing weight and naturally controlling their blood sugar levels through bariatric surgery.

Discover Nova Specialty Hospitals' range of specialties and learn more about their minimally-invasive procedures here

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The Yoga Therapy or ‘yoga-chikitsa’ refers to the treatment of diseases by means of yogic exercises which may be physical or mental or both. It is a specialized form of yogic culture. This mode of treatment has been practiced in India from very ancient times. Many references to yoga have been made in the Upanishads. It was, however, Maharishi Patanjali who in about the first century B.C. gave a systematic account of the traditional yogic teaching.

Fenugreek (Methi)

Fenugreek (Methi)

Methi / Fenugreek
Fenugreek (Methi) Dried Seeds
Methi / Fenugreek Plant
Fenugreek (Methi) Plant

Fenugreek (Methi) also commonly Know for the Anti Diabetic  

Fenugreek very Commonly used in India and Thailand, these leaves of the fenugreek plant that can be eaten as greens.

The leaves have a slightly bitter taste, which adds depth and gives a unique flavour to curries. Use them like spinach or chop them and add to soups and lentil curries.

Eating these leaves is known to help digestion, while the bitter taste is thought to help balance blood sugar. 

Gulp a teaspoon ful of methi seeds with a glass of water dialy.

Soak the seeds overnight,have the soaked water in the morning.

Methi is also used to make chutney, Methi can be eaten Sprouted,Dried and Powdered or mixed them in Wheat Flour to make chapattis.

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