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Freedom from Excess Body Weight and Obesity – Diet Tips

Healthy People Helps Build a Healthier Nation and a Healthy Nation is more Productive and Progressive. Obesity is major lifestyle problem and it can open door to many diseases. Excess body weight or obesity can be a cause of heart diseases, stroke, body pain, liver , digestion related problems and other lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension etc . For a healthy life and minimize chances of such diseases along with other good habits that benefit health body weight management is also important.

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We are happy to share a couple of important points that will help in loss of excess body weight by reducing harmful fat in body.

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  • Do not skip breakfast, include protein in breakfast. Protein helps us to stay full for long and we do not feel hungry often and can avoid binge eating.
  • It is best to avoid sugary syrups and drinks. High sugar content food items
  • Prefer to eat fruits by chewing, than consuming juice
  • Avoid alcohol, alcoholic beverages, carbonated drinks etc
  • Quit smoking
  • Consume enough soluble fiber
  • Prefer food items like oats, brown unpolished rice, multigrain wheat, wheat breads, lentils, vegetables, yogurt, tofu, soya beans, cooking in low oil, eggs in moderation and lean meat
  • Eat mostly whole, not highly processed food
  • Chew food well and eat
  • Drink coffee and tea in moderation
  • Strictly avoid junk food, processed food, ready to eat food
  • Try to consume home cooked food, fresh, warm and cooked within few hours
  • Do consult doctors, dieticians and experts on a calorie management diet
  • Avoid midnight snacking
  • Try to eat approximately same quantity and type of food around fixed times of the day in a routine

Follow and help yourself and share to help others.

 

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Medical Emergency Success Stories – 24 Hours Emergency Impact

Medical Emergency Success Stories at DESUN Hospital that has created an Impact by saving lives of many patients, getting them back to regular life and bringing the smile back in the face of the patients, their family and friends.  Couple of days back while going through the events of last few months during the festive days the impact DESUN’s Quick Response Medical Emergency Team with the hospital’s unique 24 Hours Emergency facilities has indeed moved of grim events to a happy conclusion.

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Be it emergency medical care, life saving procedures or surgeries or planned medical care, procedure and surgeries during the festive days when the city is immersed in the festive mood, colours, lights Desun medical team was working quietly to deliver required medical care to patients and people requiring emergency or quick medical care.

Burns Victim Life Saved at Desun

Mrs. Madhurima Ghosh a wife and mother of two met with an unfortunate accident while cooking for guests at home day before Bhai Fonta . It was almost 11.30 at midnight when suddenly the emergency phone number rang at Desun Hospital and on the other side was a frantic call from Mr. Ajit Ghosh asking for Burns Ward Facilities at Desun. It was a burns case.

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There was light everywhere and soon the Desun Ambulance light was seen moving near the Ghosh residence and wasting no time the ambulance picked up the patient and reached the hospital. Soon she was shifted to the burns ward.

The Burns management team that includes doctors and medical staff visited her and the treatment process started. She had 30% burns. During the festive days doctors, medical staff, medicines and all other required facilities was available at Desun and it is just couple of days back that Mrs. Ghosh is back home. She is now healthy, happy and the family is reunited.  The Ghosh family has tanked Desun Burns Management team and Emergency Team for their quick response and diligent treatment.

Heart Attack Victim Back To Regular Life

Mr. Arun Nandi who happens to be a high positioned executive in a multinational firm had a very hectic few months prior to Durga Puja and festive months with the launching and marketing of new products. On the day of Ashtami it was around 10 pm and he was planning to leave office. Mr. Nandi  and the office boy Jay Yadav were the only two people there. Mr. Nandi requested for a glass of water before leaving office for the next few days and Yadav was also quick. Before Yadav  left Mr. Nandi’s room cloding the glassdoor he could hear a sound of the glass falling on the ground and as he looked back , it was just not the glass on floor but Mr. Nandi had slipped in the chair and his eyes where getting still, lips trembling with a hand on chest. Couple of months back DESUN’S corporate health awareness team had visited their office and had imparted training on Emergency Response. Jay was quick to recall it and called up the Desun Emergency Phone Number and tried to comfort with Mr. Nandi by loosening the tie and unbuttoning the shirt.

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Soon tearing through the festive music all around DESUN Ambulance siren was heard below the office and the Ambulance team was there and in no time Mr. Nandi reached Desun hospital . The Cardiac Emergency Team who had prior information of an emergency heart patient arrival was ready and the bed was also kept ready. Soon the specialist doctor arrived and the treatment commenced. It was a heart attack. Few medical tests, heart condition and health condition check up and taking all necessary information from Mr. Nandi’s family members next morning Mr. Nandi had undergone Cardiac Angioplasty procedure for multiple artery blockages.

Mr. Nandi had few other health complications that were impacting his recovery. Soon in 2 weeks Mr. Nandi recovered and was fit to get into regular life.

The Nandi family is happy and smiling. They have thanked Desun Emergency Team for quick emergency response and care.

Accident Victim Life Saved

It was late at night around 1 pm. Swarup and his friends’ day before Kali Puja was returning on their motorbikes planning about an event to be held on Kali Puja and Diwali. Suddenly a screeching sound ripped the silence of the night. It was a road traffic accident, Swarup was lying a in a pool of blood and his friends on the other motorbykes were in a shock. A speeding car had hit swarup’s motorbike and it fled the place. No people were around. One of swarup’s friend gathered his mind and called up the DESUN Hospital Emergency Phone Number.  An emergency team member responded and on hearing about the accident the person immediately connected DESUN’s ambulance network to send the nearest available ambulance to the accident site to bring Swarup to Desun Hospital. Other appropriate people and authorities were informed in the meantime.

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Soon swarup arrived and the emergency team was ready for quick action to save a life. Soon the doctor’s team visited and they did necessary examination of the patient.  Medicines were injected and medical teats where carried on to know details of injuries, breaking of joints, bones if any.

Swarup needed surgery on collar bone; elbow and the wound on the leg took time to heal. The surgeries were successful and recovery from surgery was quick. It was more than 3 weeks and before Swarup was discharged fit from the hospital with advice of few visits to the hospital OPD for check-ups . Soon he will be back to regular life and can even ride his motorbike and do regular work on his own.

It has been for many years since inception that DESUN Hospital is delivering excellent 24 Hours Emergency Medical Facilities. It their team of specialist doctors, ambulance team, medical teams that work in a perfect sync to deliver effective and excellent results in emergency medical care, surgeries and procedures.

Desun Hospital Kolkata – 9051715171| Desun Hospital Siliguri – 9051640000

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12 Tips for a SAFE Diwali and kali Puja

Diwali and Kali Puja is a religious festival of lights, prayers and happiness. People celebrate Diwali with religious procedures, pujas of Gods and Goddess like Kali Puja, Laxmi & Ganesh Puja etc.  There is a tradition of decorating places, houses with lights. These can be electrical lights, earthen pot (diyas), candles etc.  People also burst crackers that burn on ground and as well as go aerial. There is scrumptious food for meals and snacks.

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During these times there are increased incidents of accidents due to fire and injuries while driving under intoxicated condition (drunken driving putting life and property of oneself and people at risk)

We need to enjoy this festival safely so that it is pleasant experience for us and others.

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  • Avoid bursting crackers that emit loud sound above prescribed decibels. High sound can damage ears and hearing ability, it is very difficult for patients with cardiac diseases and nerve related diseases to tolerate loud sound. Children, pregnant women have a hard time. Animals, birds get scared.
  • Crackers and fireworks that emit a lot of fire and or aerial needs to be used with caution and as per given instruction on packaging in safe distance from people and properties so that there is minimum chance of fire related accidents. fireworks pxhere
  • Put crackers in bucket of water after the cracker is burned, it is best not to keep burned crackers in open.
  • Avoid putting fire near electrical lighting, LPG gas cylinders, machines, electrical equipment, curtains etc.
  • Wear light cotton clothes that are well fitted and easy to manage in any case of fire accident. Avoid synthetic and silk clothes and any such easily inflammable material.
  • Keep fire extinguishers, bucket of water ready.
  • A First-Aid box with essential medicines, medicines for burn related first-aid needs to be kept ready
  • Put cotton balls inside ear or above ears in case there is loud sound. One can wear glasses (spectacles) to keep eyes protected from falling burned or lighted objects from sky
  • Do not keep hair loose, tie it tight and keep it well managed. If required wear a safety cap.
  • In case of minor burns do not use ice-cubes over it, use cold water, pour enough water and then you may use any medicated cream for burns and cover the area with sterile gauze. In case of serious burns take the person to nearest burn ward.
  • Wash hands well before eating after bursting crackers to avoid ingestion of the cracker materials that are chemicals not suitable for consumption. pexels-photo-434250 snacks diwali
  • Avoid drink and drive. Drive carefully , do not rush.

 

Share and Spread the Awareness and Wish all a Happy Kali Puja and Safe Diwali

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CFS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CFS or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is more common in women than men. It is a condition where a person can feel very tired or exhausted with little activity and the tiredness takes a lot of time to go with adequate rest.  This condition if prevalent for more than 6 months then the appropriate advice is to visit an experienced doctor and get diagnosed.

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Some Common SYMPTOMS

Memory problem like recall and doing things in an organized way

Sore throat

Swollen glands in neck and underarm areas

Pain in body, joint and muscles

Headache

Getting up tired even after sleeping

Tiredness with little activity, feeling too exhausted after exercising

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DIAGNOSIS

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a physical condition that is mostly caused by immune system problems, nervous system disorders and metabolism related issues.  There is no known medical test to confirm this cause of fatigue.

doctor freestockphotos-bizThe doctor usually on hearing the various symptoms and also discussing various other lifestyle related activities of the person can suggest undergoing certain medical tests to rule out chances of any other disease/s interfering and resulting in the condition of feeling tired and low energy.

The common tests include tests to check

Hypothyroidism

Adrenal malfunctioning

Heart related problems

Sleep apnea

Eating disorders

Side effect of medication

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TREATMENT

The treatment includes proper medication as suggested by doctor and various other interventions. yoga pexels-photo-795786.jpeg

Treatment for psychiatric problems

For any other lifestyle disease or physical problem, pain, allergies etc

Change in lifestyle as suggested by experts

Slowly start with exercising

 

  • Do consult specialist doctor/s and seek medical help in case one notices any of few of the symptoms and follow medical advice and advice of health, diet, fitness experts as required

 

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MALARIA – Types | Prevention| Symptom | Cure

ABOUT MALARIA

MALARIA is a LIFE THREATENING Disease if not treated timely. Malaria spreads through mosquito bite. When an infected ANOPHELES mosquito bites a person the PLASMODIUM PARASITE being carried by the mosquito enters the bloodstream of the person.

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HOW MALARIA IMPACTS

Now the parasite reaches the LIVER and they mature. Depending on various factors within few days the parasite enters the bloodstream and start impacting the RED BLOOD CELLS. It is usually within 2-3 days the parasites in the blood cells multiply and the infection gets its enormity.

The parasites keep on infecting the blood cells and mostly the symptoms of malaria last for 2-3 days if there is timely treatment. In absence of proper and timely treatment recovery can delay, the symptoms can be very severe and patient may not survive.

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF MALARIA

The Consequence of misinterpretation of the symptoms, wrong medication can be fatal. It is best to make medical treatment available to the patient suffering from malaria for early recovery.  In most cases malaria through mosquito bite can be treated at home till there is not much complication due to delay in treatment and type of malaria.

PREVENTION OF MALARIA

Malaria is menace and it needs to be prevented and eradicated. We all need to get involved in this initiative to prevent the spread of malaria and DESUN Hospital Shares Thoughts on Prevention of Malaria. Do spread the message through Social Media, Sms, Whatsapp among your family members, friends, colleagues at work and people around you. Be a part of the movement.

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VARIOUS CAUSES OF MALARIA and THE IMPACT

4 (Four) types of Malaria parasite can infect humans.

Plasmodium Vivax through mosquito bite

  1. Ovale
  2. malariae
  3. falciparum is very severe and there is a higher chance of death in this type of malaria

Congenital malaria is when a baby at birth gets the malaria from mother

Malaria can spread through blood so it can also get transmitted through organ transplant, use of same needles or razors, blood transfusion.

DIAGNOSIS of MALARIA

The doctor diagnose Malaria through general health enquiries , enquiries about your recent visit to any area that is malaria prone or the area you live, work if those are malaria prone zones. The doctor will also check the liver and spleen if enlarged etc. Few blood tests as required to know if there is malaria and other health condition as required.

 

COMMON SYMPTOMS OF MALARIA

Do contact doctor if any of few of the symptoms occur and get medical check up to get sure if it is malaria etc . Do not ignore the symptoms like fever, chill and especially if you are in zone / area where there are cases of malaria being reported.

  • Shaking of the body and feeling chill
  • High fever
  • Sweating a lot
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen area
  • Diarrhea
  • Anemia
  • Pain in muscles and cramps
  • Convulsions
  • Blood in stool
  • Loss of sense

 

SOME LIFE THREATENING SYMPTOMS

It is best to get medical help as soon as one get fever with or without chill in an area that has reported cases of malaria. In any case if any of these symptoms are seen then the patient needs to be immediately shifted to EMERGENCY facility hospital with proper infrastructure of ICU , doctors even at midnight and full medical and emergency facility working even at midnight and 24 hours.

  • CELEBRAL MALARIA and or swelling of the blood vessels of the brain
  • Breathing problems due to accumulation of fluid in lungs
  • Kidney, Liver, Spleen failure
  • Anemia due to loss of red blood cells
  • Low blood sugar level
  • Coma

TREATMENT OF MALARIA

The doctor prescribes medicines as per the TYPE of MALARIA PARASITE.  In case of drug resistance or not complete sure the treatment can be little long term and the doctor may change medicines. There are types of malaria where there is chances of relapse after new weeks etc then in such cases the doctor gives appropriate medicines, course of medicines and intervals.

FOOD DURING MALARIA

Take medical advice and do as per doctor’s advice

TO BE INCLUDED TO BE AVOIDED
Fruits like oranges, mangoes, papaya, grapefruit, grapes, apples can be chewed or juice depending on condition of patient and medical advice Alcoholic beverages, Alcohol, Cigarettes , energy drinks (it is best to quit alcohol and smoking for healthy life in general)
Milk (if milk suits the patient) Tea, Coffee, food that contains caffeine
Vegetables, nuts, whole grains. Avoid Ground Nuts and Oil Rich Nuts (moderated quantity) Processed, ready to eat, refined food , white flour, sauces, cakes, pastries etc

 

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe and Stay Happy. Spread the Awareness.