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A study has shown that patients suffering from Thyroid cancer are subject to high risks of Coronory Heart Disease (CHD) as well as ischemic stroke. It is observed that there are a couple of reasons due to which the thyroid cancer patients have to face these issues. One of them is the use of levothyroxine doses on a regular basis during the treatment. Another is exposure of thyroid patients to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) suppression during the treatment span, which usually is spread across the entire life span.
Thyroid cases are seen to be growing in large numbers in areas particularly subjected to heavy industrial cover for the past 3 decades. Also, the risk ratio is comparatively 15% more than generic patients for patients with thyroid cancer. The risk factor for CHD and ischemic stroke has shown significant increase in patients who undergo thyroidectomy and higher dosages of levothyroxine.
Though differnetiated thyroid carcinoma cases are known to offer good prognosis with a high survival rate of 80 to 95 % upto 10 years, the TSH suppression treatment could increases the risks of heart failures or CHD. Studies have also found that differentiated thyroid carcinoma patients undergoing TSH supression treatment are known to increase their risk of atrial fibrillation, left ventricular mass and imparied idastolic function as well. Numerous patients these days undergo TSH supression which in most of them or many of them is a matter undergoing lifetime treatment. As far as atrial fibrillation risk is concerned, study shows that this risk is dependent of dosage of levothyroxine, but, with patients who had already developed atrial fibrillation, risk of ischemic stroke was less comparatively even of higher dosage of levothyroxine.
To reduce these risks, experts suggest to choose the treatment of thryoidectomy wisely and undergo TSH supression therapy so as to manage the associated cardiovascular risks.
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Going by the recent figures, it can be factually stated that Childhood Obesity is catching up like wild fire across borders. It has already reached epidemic levels in some developed countries and there is no denying that developing countries are also experiencing the brunt it.
Continents like America and Europe are leading the list with horrifying figures of over 20% affected populace. Well, the Asians and Africans are not far behind either, with startling figures that state of over 10% children caught in the claws of the monster called childhood obesity.
Apparently, limited evidence is available in India on childhood obesity and research on the same is in progress. Even-though, there are a few factors that seem to primarily influence the rise in the condition. The factors include environmental factors, genetics, metabolic programming, diet habits and sedentary lifestyle, to name a few.
Well, sedentary lifestyle alongside dietary habits particularly instant and junk foods consumption amongst children, particularly in urban settings has increased the risk of obesity associated diseases like type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic resistance and more as well.
There are many causes that lead to obesity in children. Here is a run down the major two.
High Calorie Diet
Children in the urban setups are addicted to instant and junk foods which is a major cause of obesity in cities. While it actually begins at birth, when people tend to over feed their babies to make them healthy and end up making them obese. Even the school cafeteria’s do not have any meal plans depending upon individual state of health. Children eat as much as they want, many a times much more than required. Many parents also tend to forcefully feed children even if they are done due to their traditional beliefs of health and nutrition. This is one of the major factor leading childhood obesity.
Before the advent of television, video games, tablets and play stations, children used to indulge into outdoor activities, sports and games a lot. But, now children are more of confined to indoors busy playing games on computers, play-stations or watching cartoons on television. Also, commuting before was either walking or cycling, now its more about buses, cars and skateboards. The lifestyle has become sedentary and thus resulted into obesity rise.
Prevention is the Key
To put a brake on the rise of obesity cases across the globe, a unanimous solution or key is prevention of it. It primarily includes avoiding weight gain, working on reduction of weight and weight regain as well. Many initiatives are undertaken by government and private organizations of different countries in order to create awareness on childhood obesity related health hazards and also its prevention. This includes increased intake of vegetables and fruits, participation in outdoor sports activities and other physical activities like dance and more. Consumption of healthy snacks and saying no to junk foods or limiting the intake to bare minimum are some steps suggested to the populace in order to prevent obesity in the younger generation across the world.
There are many other factors that lead to childhood obesity as mentioned before and in order to put brakes on the ever increasing number of cases, prevention is the best way out. So in general, parents need to promote healthy eating habits in children and include adequate number of physical activities in their daily routine so as to promote a healthy and fit way of life right from the grassroots level, thus curbing childhood obesity to an extent.
As humankind we are all the time vulnerable to different types of ailments, diseases, disorders and conditions. Some of the common conditions are that of skin. People suffer from various skin conditions depending upon the type of skin, the atmospheric conditions and more. The skin conditions may cause itching, rashes, scars, boils, pigmentation and more on a part or whole of the body. Here is a run down some of the common skin conditions.
ACNE – Acne is one of the most common types of skin conditions. This occurs when toxins are in excess in the human body. Apparently, the kidney and the liver are allocated the task of removing the toxins from human body. When the toxins are in excess and kidney and liver are not able to handle the same, it results into inflammation of skin’s oil glands as well as hair follicles.
The major cause of acne is known to be excess consumption of fried and oily food. There are numerous factors that are responsible for worsening the acne condition. Some of them include intake of contraceptive pills, heavy sweating, use of some specific medicines, tight clothing and more.
Some of the treatments across the world for acne include use of Benzoyl Peroxide. It is responsible for killing the bacteria, open the blocked pores and reduces inflammation.
Different antibiotics are also used for reducing acne. They are apparently prescribed with other medicines to increase the effectiveness. This includes Tetracycline based antibiotics a lot.
SUN BURNS- India on a whole has a hot climate. UV protection hence, becomes one of the primary steps in order to prevent the same. But, many of us do not take any care of our skin and hence are get subjected to sun burns in hot conditions depending upon our skin type. Sun Burns occur more in fair skinned or light skinned people than wheatish or dark ones.
So, it is always advisable to prevent sunburns by using sunscreen lotions for UV protection. It is also advisable to use moisturizing creams or lotions as exposure to sun tends to dry up the skin.
DARK CIRCLES – Dark circles another common condition amongst adults. Apparently, it is irritating because it tends to affect your facial looks. It looks like dark spots under eyes. The reasons for dark circles include allergies, improper diet, lack of sleep and more.
To prevent the same one needs to eat healthy food, drink lots of water, avoid too much sun exposure by using sunscreen creams and lotions.
MOLES – Many people have these moles on skin and trust me it quite irks you up. Having it on your face though is the most irritating part of it. Moles occur when skin cells grow in a bunch and spread. They could be flat or raised. They could also be hereditary or could occur due to excessive exposure to sunlight.
WRINKLES – We all know that wrinkles are the result of aging. These are in form of lines on the skin surface that keep on being prominently visible with age. Aging is a natural process but sometimes use of excessive cosmetics, unhealthy eating habits can make aging faster.
In order to prevent them or slow down the whole process one needs to eat healthy food and drink a lot of water. Quitting addictions like smoking, drinking and drugs is a good idea to prevent them.
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Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital – Bangalore
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Vydehi Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research Centre – Bangalore
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MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Bangalore
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Migraine is a common kind of a headache in both the genders. It can get extremely painful and quite unbearable. There are various different causes of migraine in men and women. Many people get blind spots, tingling in the legs and hands, vomiting, nausea, flashes of light before they are hit by a migraine or even when they experience the same. The pain can last for a long time as long as many hours to many days and the bad news is that the causes of migraine are still largely not known. The age group that seems to be most affected by this painful headache is 15-55 years.
High intensity noise, bright lights, strong smell, flickering lights, temperature variations
Stress, anxiety, tension, excitement, depression
Irregular sleeping patterns
Addictions like alcohol, smoking or exposure to it
Fasting or skipping meals resulting into low blood sugar
Hormonal triggers like menstrual cycles, menopause, birth control pills, sleeping pills
Foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), tryamine
Migraine Home Remedies
Help yourself – Try to track you migraine on the calendar to keep a check on its pattern. Sometimes migraines follow a fixed pattern and triggers as mentioned above. Try to avoid the triggers as much as possible. This way you can actually prevent migraine.
Supplements – Supplements are available in the market and the consumption of which can help you prevent migrant. Check with your family doctor or physician and find out details on the same.
Relaxation techniques – Try massage for relaxation. Massage helps in easing shoulder and neck spasms. Other techniques include yoga, tai chi, etc.
Acupuncture – There are numerous studies on the role of acupuncture in providing relief from migraine. So, you may as well try it.
Icepacks – Cold packs are better compared to hot packs in giving relief against migraine as ice is said to be anti-inflammatory.
Migraine medical Treatment
Medications – Medications do help a lot in providing relief against the excruciating pain that migraine is bound to cause. Some anti-seizure medications also help in reducing migraines. But, it is advisable to consult your doctor before trying out any such medications. Similarly even anti-depressants have been successful to an extent to ease the migraine aches but only if you are suffering from depression are they advised, otherwise not.
Botox – One of the clinically proven treatments for migraine is Botox. It usually takes around 31 shots over a 12 week span with little or no side effects. You may as well consult your doctor to find out more about it.
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While healthcare is set to be worth 280 million by 2020, the current scenario needs to be reviewed and an effective action plan needs to be devised to make it prosper. The healthcare system is in India is mainly influenced by the four factors – the number of practicing doctors, the pharma industry, the medical equipments industry and the medical expenditures incurred.
Here’s an overview about the current scenario and the probable initiatives towards a booming healthcare system.
Doctors – World Health Organization states a ratio of 1:1000, viz one doctor per thousand patients against the fact sheet speaking about a current ratio of 1:1700. This stats already clears the fog on the availability of doctors and to say the least, there is definite scarcity of doctors in India. The reasons for the same could be many. One of which includes their reluctance to work in rural regions of India. Furthermore, the infrastructure in rural areas is extremely poor. There is unavailability of medical equipments, medicines and more.
Medical Equipments – Earlier the FDI offered by the government of India to the medical equipment industry was as good as nil. But in the last few years the government is offering cent percent FDI and it has served like a booster dose for the industry, affirmatively. Although, there are umpteen hi-tech healthcare equipments that still need to be imported ,making it an expensive affair. This results in affecting the expenses of the patients or consumers, who have to pay hefty sums to avail advanced healthcare services.
Medicines – The pharma industry is booming, yes but the common man is still not benefited as much. Many doctors prefer to prescribe expensive medicines to their patients which results in higher expenses . A survey states that over 4 crore people are in debt due to the exorbitant out of pocket expenses. The out of pocket costs mainly include the medical expenses that are not covered under insurance, the copay costs of healthcare and likes.
Action Plan – Introducing schemes like Janani shishu suraksha yojna in rural areas would be a good idea considering how well it has worked. Sorting out IMR and MMR and strengthening the PP model is needed as well. It also includes augmentation of infrastructure and encouraging doctors to work in rural areas by offering good remunerations, incentives and facilities. The government need to plan for cost friendly medical solutions in the rural areas of the country as well. Drastic steps in the direction of reducing out of pocket expenses to a great extent is, well, need of the hour.
On the brighter side, there are a lot of opportunities in store because the healthcare system in the urban areas seems to be all equipped with fitness and diagnostic chains, healthcare models, advanced medical setups and more. What is needed to boost this up though is innovative entrepreneurship. This can have a sizeable effect on the economic growth. Further, India is fast becoming a popular and sought after destination for medical tourism. Considering such high demand and potential, innovative entrepreneurship, well devised healthcare policies and initiatives can definitely make for a prospering healthcare system.
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Working in the laboratory can be highly stressful. Managing stress effectively is a challenge but it isn’t impossible. Here are a few simple tips for managing stress in laboratory.
Take a Deep Breath – When you are stressed out, breathing does not come so easily to you. So, when you feel you are under stress, just keep aside all your work and take a few deep breaths. Slowly breathe in through your nose, pause for sometime and exhale slowly again through your mouth. Continue to do this a few times and your will see the difference.
Slow & Steady Wins – True to the saying ‘slow and steady wins the race’, in a laboratory, it is essential to go slow and steady in order to reduce the possibility of errors and the stress they are bound to cause. Go slow but steady and you will see your work starts going smooth and error free.
Meditate – Meditation is a great way of reducing stress. There are different types of meditation styles. You can choose the one that you are comfortable with. It could be either meditation with the help of music or without it. Plan and dedicate some time daily for meditation and you will see how it helps you in a couple of weeks. It will not only reduce your stress but make you calm, patient and stronger as a person.
Positive Attitude – Attitude matters and affects everything you do. Every day begin with a positive attitude about a good and stress free day. Even if stress starts building up, stop and realign yourself, think about a positive and fulfilling day and restart work.
Take a short break – This one really works well. While working take a short break after every 2 to 3 hours of work. You can either take a short stroll outside or listen to a soothing song or music or relax. This will rejuvenate you for the coming hours and help keep stress at bay.
Avoid Distractions – With technology bringing information and connections to your pocket or palm, with so many messages, emails and forwards coming in regularly on your phone, it is bound to distract you and not let you concentrate on your work. So, while working as a practice, try stay away from the messages and emails. You may, well, check them when you are taking a break every couple of hours but not as and when they come in. This will not only waste your time but also effect your quality of work.
Follow a hobby – This is not while at work but as a part of your daily routine, try to follow some hobby of yours, be it painting, playing a musical instrument, dancing, gardening, exercise or yoga. Dedicate atleast 30 minutes a day to it and see how it effects your mental health in a positive way.
Try the aforementioned tips and see how they create a positive change in your work life or lab life rather.
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