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Cold or Flu – Quick Read – Know it all

During the season changes and also in summers, winters, monsoon we often get cold related infections, at times the start is with minor health problems before it makes us feel really sick resulting in missing working days.

Proper treatment is important and we need to be aware about some common symptoms that will help us determine how quick we visit our doctor to get proper medical advice so that we are healthy and energetic.

The common types are cold and flu, although some of the symptoms are similar but the enormity of their impact on our health is very different.

Cough and Cold OR Flu
Cough and Cold OR Flu

Common Symptoms of Cold

Runny or stuffy nose

Sore throat or pain in the throat

Sneezing and coughing

Mild fever or feeling feverish

Cough

Headache

Body pain

Fatigue and low energy

Common Symptoms of Flu

Dry cough or cough

Moderate or high fever few may not get fever)

Sore throat or pain in throat

Feeling chill

Severe muscle cramp or body pain

Headache

Blocked and runny nose

Extreme fatigue (may last up to two weeks)

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When to see a doctor?

It is best to visit the doctor early, as we feel the symptoms. Symptoms of cold or flu initially may be similar but within a day or two the impact on health is different, so it is best to visit a specialist doctor and follow advice for quick and easy recovery.

How to be healthy during the season change?

Avoid refrigerated water, cold drinks. Prefer room temperature water etc

Do keep yourself dry. Use rain protection gears

Consume Vitamin C enriched food, zinc and other vitamins needs to be balanced in the diet

Exercise, pranayama, other breathing and cardio exercises helps to keep us strong and healthy

Cold and flu also spreads through contamination, so practice hygiene and safety

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World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2015 – Hepatitis – Quick Read

What is hepatitis?

Hepatitis is inflation and infection in liver

Different types of hepatitis?

There are 5 types of Hepatitis, that includes Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E

How hepatitis infects humans?

                                                              Hepatitis

A B C D E
Contaminated with feces food and water Open wounds, blood, saliva, semen , syringe reuse Bodily contact, unprotected sexual exposure, syringe reuse Open wound, infected blood contact Water borne, contamination of food with feces, infected water intake
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World Hepatitis Day 2015

General symptoms of hepatitis?

 Weakness

Feeling feverish

Dark coloured urine

Pale colour of stool

Pain or cramp in stomach area

Sudden weight loss

Yellowish skin and eyes

Tests to determine hepatitis?

Liver function test

Blood Tests

Viral antibody test

Ultrasound

Liver biopsy

Prevention of hepatitis?

Consume safe drinking water

Avoid street side food

Avoid ice in drinks (use only ice made at home)

Avoid unwashed (wash very well) fruits and vegetables

Avoid directly consuming raw fruits and vegetables

Use and insist on disposable syringes

Do not use rajors, tooth brush, comb or items on unknown people

Do not touch blood in vomiting, spit

Follow adequate hand hygiene measures

Vaccines are available

How serious is hepatitis?

Hepatitis can be life threatening and needs medical attention. If one experience any one or few of the symptoms need to visit specialist doctors and get tested as prescribed.

It is best to avoid self-medication and only take prescription medicines.

Follow diet as per medical advice.

Hepatitis Awareness Post on World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2015

Where to contact in case of hepatitis or you suspect hepatitis by similar symptoms 

Desun Hospital, Kolkata | www.desunhospital.com | 86977 21124 , 83340 31345

Hepatitis Clinic : http://www.desunhospital.com/hepatitis-clinic.php

Medical Test Packages

Regular Liver Gastro Checkhttp://www.desunhospital.com/desun-regular-liver-gastro-check.php

Advanced Liver gastro Checkhttp://www.desunhospital.com/desun-advanced-liver-gastro-check.php

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‘Burns’ – All you needed to know – Types of Burns | Precautions | First Aid | Emergency |DESUN Hospital Burns Unit Kolkata | Siliguri

‘Burns’ are one of the most common form domestic injuries. It causes serious skin damage which may cause cell to die. Burns if not treated on time can lead to fatal health problems and even cause death. DESUN Hospital experts at BURNS Unit Kolkata and Siliguri share experience on burns prevention and treatment. Burns are broadly classified into

Minor or first degree burns

Second degree burns

Severe or third degree burns

Fourth degree burn

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Characteristics of BURNS

Minor or FIRST Degree Burns

No Blisters, only redness of skin

Mild swelling of skin

Dry peeling of skin

Pain

SECOND Degree Burns

Blisters

Skin thickening

Pain

Severe or THIRD Degree Burns

White leathery skin

Charred skin

Breathing complications

FOURTH Degree Burns 

Burns extending to bones and tendons

 

Reasons of burn

‘Burns’ mainly cause due to carelessness in handling inflammable things and electronic gadgets. They can be broadly divided to

Hot boiling liquids

Burns from electronic gadgets

Extreme exposure in sun

Burns from chemicals

Burns from candles, match sticks

Lightening

Short circuit

Safeguard against burns

Check all electrical gadgets and wires

Keep the matchsticks and lighters in lock, out of reach of children

Use chemicals wearing gloves

Discard electrical cord with open wires

Lit off the cylinders after use

Keep fire extinguishers near the kitchen

Check wirings once a month

Keep inflammable things like oil, kerosene in safe area

First Aid in burns

In case of minor or first degree burns

Wash the wound in cold water

May apply aloevera gel to the wound

Remove the tight jewelries if it’s on or around the wound

Visit a physician if needed

In case of second degree burns

Wash the wound under cold running water

Apply antibiotic if on the wound

Don’t pop the blisters

Visit a physician

In case of third degree burns

Don’t put water to the wound

Take care that no clothes are stuck to the wounds

Needs immediate medical intervention

Healing the burns

First degree burns heals sooner whereas second degree burns take some time depending upon the intensity of burns, however third degree burns takes much time to heal.

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Where to contact in case of burn emergency ?

Desun Hospital Kolkata is the first private hospital to have Burns Unit of International Standards with specialist doctors to treat primary, secondary & tertiary burns.

How Desun Burns Unit is unique?

DESUN Hospital is among the very private / non government hospitals with 24 Hours Burns Unit both at Kolkata and Siliguri Location.  Emergency – Kolkata ” 9051715171 | Siliguri : 9051640000

Modern burns unit

Round the clock availability of Burn care team of Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Physiotherapist to prevent and reduce post burn complications, critical care doctors, Psychiatrist, Nutritionist, nursing and critical care medical team.

Complete isolation units to prevent and reduce infection

Sterile rooms for wound dressing

Post procedure rehabilitation and care

Every required Burns treatment under one roof

High success rate

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Heart Attack i.e. Myocardial Infarction | Cardiac Arrest | Stroke: Definition – Symptoms – Causes – Emergency Medical Help

In today’s demanding lifestyle people are too engaged with work and various other responsibilities and there is less time for work out, relaxation and following a healthy lifestyle. This is resulting in high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and many other such diseases among people; it is not only affecting the older generation but also the young and middle aged people. The number of cases of heart attack and other heart and brain related problems have increased and many people are at risk.

Heart Attack | Cardiac Arrest | Brain Stroke
Heart Attack | Cardiac Arrest | Brain Stroke

Definitions

Heart Attack i.e. Myocardial Infarction  

Heart Attack
Heart Attack

When supply of blood to the heart is largely reduced or restricted due to clots or narrowing of the arteries due to plaque the condition may precipitate to a heart attack. It is important to restore normal or adequate blood flow to the heart as soon as possible to prevent damage to the heart muscles and death if not treated properly.

Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest

When the heart, all of a sudden stops beating and this result in cutting the flow of blood and oxygen to vital organs in the human body the condition is called cardiac arrest. The beating of the heart needs to be restored immediately with medical intervention orelse death can occur in short time or within few minutes. The chance of death increases by upto 10% with each passing minute the patient not receiving appropriate medical intervention.

Stroke 

When the flow of blood to the brain gets immensely limited , blocked or interrupted for long time for resulting in severe lack of oxygen and nutrients from brain tissues the brain cells starts to die within a few minutes of the stroke.

Brain Stroke
Brain Stroke

When the normal or adequate blood flow is restricted for a short time, mini strokes or Transient Ischemic Attacks occurs.  People having one of few such mini strokes are more likely to get major strokes in later part of life

Difference in symptoms

Common Symptoms of a Heart Attack

  1. Discomfort in chest area like heaviness, fullness      Get Alert
  2. Chest pain
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Sweating or cold sweating
  5. Fainting
  6. Pain radiating towards stomach, jaws, shoulder, neck area and Left arm towards the tip of the middle finger.
  7. Sudden fatigue. Loss of energy

Common Symptoms of Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest often comes about without warning. Symptoms include:

  1. Loss or lack of consciousness   Get Alert
  2. Breathing stops suddenly
  3. Pulse drops or completely stops
  4. Cannot feel the Blood Pressure.

People can experience Blackouts, pain in and around chest area, sudden dizziness, fainting, fatigue, rapid palpitations, shortness of breath or nausea or vomiting before cardiac arrest

Common Symptoms of Stroke

  1. Difficulty in walking and stepping
  2. Slurring of Speech i. e. Difficulty in speaking, responding and understanding things
  3. Remembering usual things or recalling regular things may become difficult
  4. Sudden problem in vision or seeing Get Alert
  5. Dizziness and or headache may be severe
  6. Partial or complete paralysis, lack of response, weakness or numbness on one side of the body or bilateral depending upon the area of the stroke.
  7. Feeling nausea and vomiting

Common Causes

  1. Uncontrolled blood pressure
  2. Less exercise, movement and / or physical activity
  3. Excess body weight, especially around waist area. Obesity.
  4. Diabetes or High blood sugar. Low blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia
  5. Hereditary
  6. Aging                                                              Get Alert
  7. Smoking
  8. High cholesterol levels
  9. Problems in pumping of blood from heart
  10. Known case of cardiac arrest or heart attack
  11. Considerable change in electrolytes
  12. Hyperthyrodism
  13. Pulmonary hypertension

Desun hospital is one of India’s best heart hospital with 24 Hours Emergency Admission Facility backed with a strong ambulance network all over West Bengal that includes Kolkata and districts , Specialist doctors even at midnight, Ventilator in each ICU bed, Steel OTs are in operation even at midnight.

24 Hours Emergency Hospital
24 Hours Emergency Hospital

Desun hospital is a NABH accredited hospital and have facility for more than 700 latest surgeries that includes Lima-RimaY , Pacemaker, Heart Bypass, Heart Valve Replacement and procedures like Angioplasty and Angiogram.

The 24 Hours emergency contact is open on all days.  Just connect over 86977 21124 , 83340 31345. One can also email at info@desunhospital.com and send prescription and / or test documents to get surgery consultation from Desun Hospital expert team.

Desun Hospital has modern infrastructure for preventive cardiac care with team of Cardiologists, Heart Check –  up Packages and Life Style Advice facility for people visiting cardiologists or undergoing cardiac check up.

Important Links

Website: www.desunhospital.com

Cardiac Surgeries: http://desunhospital.com/heart-related.php

Preventive Cardiac Care – Heart Check Up Packages:

http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-regular-cardiac-check.php

http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-advanced-cardiac-check.php

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Cashless Mediclaim Hospital Admission at Desun Hospital Kolkata (PPN) – Planned or Emergency Surgery

When Mrs. Samanta was diagnosed with gallbladder problem and she required surgery in next few days things got much simpler for the Samanta family as they contacted Desun Hospital Kolkata after some search in the internet. Desun hospital is a PPN hospital and have applicable facilities for medical insurance holders. Mrs. Samanta completed the few simple steps like submitting her insurance papers, diagnostic reports, doctor’s prescription and also the consultation report with the specialist doctor at the hospital and soon within few days she was admitted, underwent the surgery the next day and after 3 days completing the formalities and paperwork she was released from the hospital. Medical insurance can make things simple, especially if it is a PPN hospital.

Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours
Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours

The Samanta family made no initial deposit as they had a pre-approval from their TPA and only paid the remaining amount that was not covered by the Medical Insurance.

In the case of Mr. Chandan Roy Chowdhury he was admitted in an emergency with chest pain. The family just called up the 24 Hours emergency helpline number at Desun Hospital Kolkata and the ambulance was rushed to their residence and soon Mr. Roychowdhury was in the hospital where the specialist doctor visited him. The Trop-T test confirmed a heart attack. The patient was administered medical support in form of medicines and equipment to stabilize and soon after 2 days he underwent an Angioplasty.

The patient family on the day of admission was just carrying the TPA card of Mr. Roy Choudhury and he was admitted without any deposit money. The next day the insurance documents were sent to the TPA and all required steps were completed soon. The medical insurance approval amount covered a large part of the pre –procedure expenses, the procedure related expenses and only the remaining was paid by the patient family.

Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours - Angioplasty Heart PTCA Bypass
Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours – Angioplasty Heart Bypass PTCA

DESUN Hospital is a PPN hospital, PPN is Preferred Provider Network – it is a list of hospital networks who provide cashless mediclaim admission facility for patients who own a valid medical insurance policy.

PPN network hospital are preferred by Medical insurance companies in India as the insurance company do not need to worry about abrupt surgical procedure or hospitalization bills as raised by many hospitals in India. The Preferred provider network hospital like Desun Hospital has pre-fixed ceiling rates for various hospital and surgical facilities. It is an extensive list of procedures, surgery and hospital facility that all has a highest rate or regular rate fixed. The TPA and medical insurance companies are okay with such rates.

So pre-approvals and approvals during patient release is not a problem. Things move fast as per the terms and conditions of agreement between Insurance Company and insured person or family. Most of the rules of reputed medical insurance companies are uniform other than few rules may be particular to the medical insurance company.

TPA or the Third Party Administrator plays a vital role between the patient party, hospital and medical insurance company regarding renewals, pre-approval communication, hospital correspondence and patient communication. They coordinate the entire thing.

In many cases patient party can contact TPA and inform them about patient admission in email or face to face completing formalities, many hospitals have Mediclaim departments who do all the correspondence on behalf of the patient as the patient party provides all required documents. At Desun Hospital Kolkata the Mediclaim management department does take care of all such correspondence.

Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours Emergency or planned surgery
Desun Hospital (PPN) cashless mediclaim hospital admission kolkata 24 hours Emergency or planned surgery

For Non Mediclaim patients they may need to pay initial deposit and also the entire cost of hospitalization, surgery and other associate cost in cash.

Desun hospital Kolkata being a TPA mediclaim hospital is one of the best hospitals in Kolkata to avail state of art health care facility with cashless mediclaim facility.

Desun hospital has more than 700 heart and non-heart surgery packages online with required details, patients can contact desun hospital Kolkata with required test reports, doctor’s prescription for exact package cost of procedure.

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Web: www.desunhospital.com

Cashless Mediclaim Page : http://desunhospital.com/desun-ppn-member-of-mediclaim.php

24 Hours Emergency Contact Numbers : 8697721124 , 83340 31345

Hospital Number : 033-71222 000

E-mail: info@desunhospital.com

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Do’s and Don’ts during and after an earthquake, be safe

What is an earthquake in simple terms?

Earthquake is sudden light to heavy shaking of the earth surface due to breakage of rock deep within the earth. This is associated with shaking of the earth’s surface and usually lasts for few seconds to few minutes.

How earthquake impacts normal life?

The sudden shaking of the earth’s surface shakes and send tremors across buildings, roads, bridges and people walking or sitting inside homes or road. We can feel the shaking and the sudden impact creates panic and if it is heavy and lasts for few minutes there can damage to life and property as they may fall, topple, break and crack. People and animals may get injured by things falling, or by getting off-balance.

There can floods due to damage in dams, tsunami etc.

Electrical and fire hazards if they are not disconnected immediately, internet and mobile network disruption etc .

There can be multiple earthquakes?

Heavy or strong earthquakes that are noted high on Richter Scale and have large area inside the earth impacted usually repeats as strong aftershocks that are mostly not as strong the primary earthquake. There can aftershocks that can impact people and life for next few days and machine recorded aftershocks for much longer period of time.

Earthquake Do's and Don'ts
Earthquake Do’s and Don’ts

Living in earthquake risk zones?

Do always keep a handbag or easy to carry bag ready with required medicines, regular medicines, water bottles, some clothing, some dry food, insurance, medical , bank and all other required government identification papers or photocopies handy and well arranged. Also keep some money, bank cards, hospital and medical cards ready.

Build houses and get construction done as per safety directives only

If you have undergone some disaster response training , do keep practice and have community drills at times

Particularly for Heart and Nuero patients

Heart patients can suffer shock or mental physical impact due to the panic because of an earthquake

It is important to keep them stable with medicines and mental support

If required they may need medical help as soon as the earthquake is over

For nuero patients mental and physical support is important. We need to keep them calm and assured that all is fine and soon things get better. If on wheel chairs, bed they should be on standby mode so that it do not move and cause panic.

Usual  do’s and don’ts  during an earthquake?

If indoors it is better to take shelter under a strong table or such flat object

If outdoors stay away from windows, high rises, electric polls, hoardings and try to stand in an area that is clear around like an open ground etc

Do not use lifts, use stairs

Do not take shelter or stand close to even low storied building, parapets , bus stands etc

If driving do stop in an open place and try stay inside car

Do not light fire, matchstick and lighters.

Turn of electrical mains, cooking gas ovens and all other electrical equipments

Do not panic, rush and run

What to do immediately after an earthquake?

As soon as you recover and get okay after an earthquake check for people around you, if they are injured

Call medical help lines as you see a seriously injured person; do not move the person if not necessary

Give First Aid to people who need it

Do not us phone immediately as people in real need are already in large numbers, additional calls may further congest networks

Check for cracks in the building

Leave the building as there are chances of aftershocks , wait for some time, take note of radio messages other information sources before we move inside the home or premises

Do not drive if not necessary

Health Awareness Article by Desun Hospital and Heart Institute

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Chest Pain Causes

Chest pain is most common and well known symptom that people associate with heart related problem. Chest pain indeed is a major symptom of cardiac problem. But chest pains in case of heart problems are mostly associated with some other symptoms and changes in body like

  1. Chest pain along with a massive discomfort in chest
  2. Shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing
  3. Cold sweating
  4. Nausea
  5. Pain can also be in neck region, upper abdomen area, jaws, and in one or both arms. It may also spread to back alongside chest area.
  6. Quick heart beats
  7. Sudden fatigue or extreme weakness

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Below we mention some chest pain types that are not symptoms of an impending heart attack within next few hours

  1. Stable Angina: Sometimes people experience chest pain with physical activity like exercise, climbing stairs or any type of exertion. It can also come after little heavy meal, these can be reasons for a weakening of heart and they may soon experience heart related problems and frequent chest pain.

Angina is heart related condition where people experience chest pain and if it most of the times with little heavy activity or exertion it is stable angina. In some cases it gets relieved with rest and the usual time people experience is upto 5 minutes.

Chest Pain Causes
Chest Pain Causes
  1. Angina pain with warning signals : But with time if this increases and the number of occurrences are more with moderate or light activity it is a warning signal that heart condition have worsened. It needs immediate care and medical attention before it is too late and heart attack occurs.
  2. Pain in chest wall: People who have increased exercising or activity may experience pain in the chest wall. It may get less over time with change of habit.
  3. The cartilage connecting to ribs and breastbone may get inflammation and can cause pain. It is mostly due to injury or wrong posture for long time. At times there is not exact reason. It is known as Costochondritis.If it is regular and acute it is better to contact a specialist doctor may be in a heart hospital and get required tests done and undergo treatment.
  4. Upper respiratory infections may cause chest pain or irritation with burning sensation in chest. It needs medical diagnosis and treatment under specialist doctors.
  5. Chest pain with burning sensation and followed by rashes may occur before shingles. It is a painful rash.
  6. Pain in chest region may also occur due to a broken rib, or injury in lung or chest area. This should not be ignored and it is advisable that the person undergoes medical diagnosis and required treatment so that it does not get worst.
  7. At times the thin layers of tissues around the lungs and chest wall get swelling due to a health condition called pleurisy.
  8. Heartburn of light chest pain is experienced usually below the breastbone or chest area. This is popular as GERD – Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Medicines treating indigestion, flatulence and acidity help to get relief. GERD should not be ignored and it is advisable to contact a specialist doctor and avoid self medication.

Desun Hospital Kolkata is a superspeciality hospital with 28 medical departments, modern facility for medical diagnosis, latest 4th Generation Cath Lab for conducting radial (painless) angiogram and angioplasty.

Desun hospital is a NABH and NABL accredited hospital with many medical success stories.

The hospital also have very active and well organized medical emergency response infrastructure with specialist doctors even at midnight, ambulance assistance in Kolkata and all districts of West Bengal 24 Hours 365 Days, Steel OTs, Cardiac OTs, ICU with individual ventilator is each bed and emergency hospital contact numbers that is open on all days.

www.desunhospital.com | Call: 86977 21124, 83340 31345 | info@desunhospital.com

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Dangers of NSAIDs and Anticoagulants for Heart Patients – Get Prescription from Experienced Cardiologists

It’s scary but true that India has emerged as hub of heart diseases since few years which is going to take the shape of epidemic in near future. By the year 2020 heart diseases will be the cause of 1/3rd of total deaths in India. In a recent survey it is found that heart diseases in India occurs 10-15 years earlier than in the west. Thanks to our unhealthy lifestyle, increasing stress and lack of physical activity.But above all, an important cause of heart disease in India is wrong use of blood thinners or better known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs

NSAIDs or blood thinners are the most commonly prescribed medicines in case of heart ailments regarding blocked arteries or those who have a history of arterial stroke. They make the blood thinner than its usual form so that it can flow freely through the arteries. However, when it is used regularly in case of any chest pain without proper diagnosis it may lead to prolonged illness.

Any medicine if not taken under proper medical advice may be harmful. In case of anticoagulants the risk is far more as it’s concerned with blood that flows throughout our body. Whenever there is a slight chest pain or exhaustion if we take blood thinners as painkillers, it will just be a relief not a solution. Blood thinners cannot stop heart attacks but delays it making it more risky to handle later.

Dangers of NSAIDs and Anticoagulants for Heart Patients
Dangers of NSAIDs and Anticoagulants for Heart Patients

What are blood thinners? What is their function?

The liquid ‘blood’ is a mixture of proteins, nutrients, enzymes, hormones wastes and gases which makes it thick. The medicines that make the blood thinner than usual so that it can flow freely through arteries and veins are collectively called ‘blood thinners’. They are usually of 2 types’anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs, like ‘Aspirin’ or ‘Clopidogrel’. These medicines reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

When are blood thinners prescribed?

Blood Thinners or NSAIDs are prescribed to those who has a history of arterial stroke, in case of heart diseases or blood vessel illness like:

  • An abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Congenital heart defects

Our heart gets the much needed oxygen-rich blood through arteries.Heart attack occurs due to the death of heart muscle resulting from lack of blood supply.

When these arteries get clogged due to plaque or fats, (blockages) blood cannot flow freely through them to reach the heart, chest pain occurs with exhaustion. Blood thinning drugs make the blood thin so that they can pass freely through the clogged arteries. Taking it as a pain killer will kill the pain for the time being but will not repair the clogged arteries. If the blood fails to reach the heart because of the block then the heart muscle will die causing heart attack.

When does the blood thinners harm us?

Blood thinning drugs makes the blood thin but does not cure the clogged arteries for which heart attack occurs. So it can be said, blood thinners are temporary relief but not a permanent solution. It cannot stop heart attack because blood thinners cannot cure the clogged arteries for which angioplasty is the solution. In case of major block a heart bypass is needed.

Along with the usage of blood thinners one needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle so that arteries do not get clogged further. If we fail to do so, the risk increases as because the arteries get more clogged with plague. As one point of time thinning of blood will not help resulting a heart attack.

What are the side effects of blood thinning medicines?

Using blood thinners as a painkiller aggravates problems. By regular use one can be vulnerable to hemorrhages or excessive bleeding as the blood will take time to clot. Blood clotting is a lifesaving factor in case of cuts or bruises. In this case blood loss will be faster which may be fatal for the victim.

Other side effects of using these drugs are

  1. Passing of blood in the urine
  2. Passing of blood in the faeces
  3. Passing of blood while vomiting
  4. Intestinal bleeding
  5. Chest pain or breathlessness
  6. Passing of blood while coughing
  7. Dizziness with severe headache
  8. Muscle weakness
  9. Hair loss
  10. Rashes
  11. In women , heavy blood flow during menstruation

What can be done with it?

Stop taking blood thinners as pain killers.  If there is chest pain or exhaustion go for a health checkup. Chest pain may be due to various reasons; heart ailment, indigestion and many others. Just gulping down pills without knowing the actual reason will never help. But right solution in right time with right step always helps.To nip the problem from the bud don’t gulp down the pills, but get a cardiac checkup and if advised by the doctor go for an angiogram.

Angiogram or CAG is an x-ray image of the arteries to find out if there are any blockages in heart. If any blockage is found proper treatment can be done to get rid of the problem.

Don’t have time to go for a checkup?

One of the important reasons of heart disease as discussed earlier is the increasing amount of stress and workload so much so, that there is no time to get a checkup done when needed. Moreover if an angiogram is prescribed there is no time to go for it.

Desun Hospital at EM Bypass does painless angiogram through radial route and within 6 hours patient is discharged with reports and CD. So long hospital stay is not required at all.

Points to remember:

  • NSAIDs or blood thinning medicines are not painkillers.
  • Blood thinnersshould be used under instructions of an expert.
  • Blood Thinnersare just a temporary relief not a solution in case of ill heart.
  • Sooner or later surgical intervention will be required in case of clogged arteries. Delaying the problem with pills will prove risky.
  • Consumption of blood thinnersas pain killers can have grave effects later.
  • Stop taking blood thinners and get an angiogram done for your safety.

The information shared in the blog is on the basis of internal survey of patient history, done at DESUN over the period of time. It has been found that majority of the patients admitted at DESUN for treatment of heart attack, regularly consumed anticoagulants without expert’s advice.

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Desun Hospital Kolkata – One of the best hospital for planned and emergency surgery

Desun Hospital a superspeciality hospital in Kolkata is among the few superspeciality hospitals in eastern part of India is a premium health care facility with large health emergency management infrastructure and it is open 365 days 24 hours that includes all holidays, public holidays, weekends and festival.

Desun’s emergency facility is just not about patient admission but an active emergency management team that comprises of medical staff, patient care service people and specialist doctors who are available even at midnight. The team is quick to respond over the emergency phone number for hospital admission and manage the total flow of events from a phone call to arranging the ambulance as per availability from the nearest location of the patient , the ambulance network of Desun hospital is connected all over West Bengal and is even available at midnight. The medical teams and specialist doctors are there is the hospital to manage all situations as soon as a patient gets admitted to the hospital.  The OTs is open even at midnight and get ready in quick notice for any cardiac or non cardiac surgery.

Desun Hospital is the Best Choice
Desun Hospital is the Best Choice

The large infrastructure like 28 Medical Departments, 94 bed ICU with ventilator for each ICU bed, cardiac care units, 300 beds , steel OTs , the 4th  Generation latest Cath Lab , Burn Unit is also ready. There is a perfect man and machine coordination to deliver excellence in terms of patient care, diagnosis, surgery and post operative care. Desun hospital also has in-house diagnosis facilities that includes more than 1000 tests and many superspeciality tests; a facility not available everywhere.

Desun is NABH Accredited hospital also got the NABH renewed for the second consecutive term. NABH is obtained after strict quality audit and there are many parameters that needs to be achieved to get accredited under NABH . The hospital also has NABL accreditation for more than 1000 tests.

Desun hospital has more than 700 affordable and latest surgery packages that is comprehensive and includes things that a patient needs. The cardiac and non-cardiac surgery packages are mentioned in details in the hospital website.  The modern diagnosis facility, experienced doctors and surgeons along with latest surgery infrastructure makes surgery a painless and relaxed experience at Desun Hospital. The post operative care is well managed.

Desun hospital has high success rate in terms of successful surgeries, patient experience and implementing latest surgery facilities.

Desun hospital is a popular as reference from patients, medical practitioners and people. The hospital communication is active over leading newspapers, internet, radio, television etc. There is wide popular word of mouth message that Desun is the most reliable hospital for emergency hospital admission and open even at midnight. People recall desuns hospital quick as the best emergency hospital in Kolkata, India.

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Diabetes – Definition | Symptoms | Impact | Good Lifestyle Advice | Diagnosis

World Diabetes Day – 14 November 2014 – Special Diabetes Week Diabetes Check Up Package at Desun Hospital, Kolkata only for Rs. 970/-

Click : http://desunhospital.com/diabetes-page.html  

* Regular Diabetes Check Up Packages also available at Desun Hospital Kolkata 

Desun Diabetes Week Special Check Up Package
Desun Diabetes Week Special Check Up Package

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is also known as diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder where there are high blood sugar levels for a considerably period.  Usually blood tests help determine such condition.  There is also a health condition of hypoglycemia where there is diminished quantity of sugar levels in blood.  These are broadly classified as Type I (Hypoglycemia) and Type II (Diabetes Mellitus – DM) . The type II diabetes is largely of 3 types.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM)

Type I DM : In this condition the body fails to produce enough insulin. These patients are usually insulin dependent.

Type II DM : In this condition a person develops insulin resistance. Usually people who are overweight or obese and do not perform regular exercise of physical activity undergo such health condition.

Gestational Diabetes: Common with pregnant women usually with no previous condition of diabetes.

Normal Blood Sugar Ranges

Fasting blood sugar levels between 70 to 80 mg/dL or even 60 in some cases are taken to be normal for non diabetics. For pre diabetics even 90 is acceptable. Post lunch \ meal or consuming food the normal range is upto 140 usually 2 hours after eating. Above these are condition where there is excess glucose in blood. Below the lower ranges are lower glucose in blood and in both cases of excess and lower we need to consult doctor soon and get diagnosis, required tests, take prescribed medicines and do lifestyle changes.

Diabetes Impact on Health
Diabetes Impact on Health

Usual Type II – Diabetes Mellitus Symptoms

  • Weight loss
  • Increased thirst and frequent urination
  • Sudden hunger
  • Low energy
  • Blurred vision in some cases
  • Skin problems usually dark patches

Who are More at Risk?

  • People with family history (mostly parents and close relatives)
  • People with more fat in abdomen are more at risk than with people with fat in other body area like legs, back etc
  • People who are mostly inactive and lead a sedentary life
  • People mostly above 45 are more at risk, it is better to be alert and keep monitoring blood sugar levels if you are above 30
  • Pre diabetes is a condition where the blood sugar level is towards higher levels but not as high to be termed as diabetic
  • Diabetes symptoms of high blood glucose levels during pregnancy
  • Women with polycystic ovaries are more at risk

How Diabetes Mellitus Impacts Our Health?

Uncontrolled diabetes can trigger a host of health related problems

  • Heart related and blood vessels related problem
  • Nerve related problems (neuropathy)
  • Kidney related problems (nephropathy)
  • Eye problems (diabetic retinopathy)
  • Foot damage (problems with stepping, walking, sensation)
  • Delayed healing of wounds and cuts
  • Recurrence of diseases
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Some Good Habits That Will Benefit Us?

  • Regular work out, walking, asana or any other type of physical activity. Do take advice of doctor if you already have any health related problem/s
  • Proper and timely consumption of food. You can also consider taking diet chart from qualified dietician
  • Mind control and controlling anger, stress
  • Proper rest and sleeping 8 hours at night
  • No pill popping, taking prescribed medicines only
  • Not ignoring health related problems
  • Undergoing prescribed medical tests in time
  • Yearly once at least diabetes check and general health check for non diabetics. For diabetics periodically monitoring blood glucose level and other required health checks
  • Read about diabetes , make others aware by spreading the message

Diabetes Check Packages

DESUN REGULAR DIABETIC CHECK : http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-regular-diabetic-check.php

 DESUN ADVANCED DIABETIC CHECK : http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-advanced-diabetic-check.php

DESUN REGULAR HEALTH CHECK :  http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-regular-health-check.php

DESUN ADVANCED HEALTH CHECK : http://www.desunhospital.com/desun-advanced-health-check.php

Health Awareness Article on Diabetes on World Diabetes Day Friday 14th November 2014

Desun Hospital and Heart Institute

www.desunhospital.com | Call : 86977 21124 , 83340 31345 | WhatsApp : 86977 21124 | E-mail: info@desunhospital.com |Address:  Desun More, Kasba Golpark, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Desun Hospital is a NABH and NABL accredited superspeciality hospital. Desun has 300 beds, 94 Bed ICU with individual ventilator for each bed and 28 Medical Departments. Desun hospital is a premium hospital in Kolkata India with Steels Ot’s, State of Art health care Infrastructure and 24 Hours Emergency Hospital Admission Service.