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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program

What It Is
Jenny Craig isn't a Janie-come-lately to the diet field. The program began in 1983 in Australia and started U.S. operations in 1985.

The Jenny Craig method is a three-level food-mind-body plan to help people lose weight and keep it off.

At the first level, the program teaches clients how to eat the foods they want -- in small, frequent portions.

At the second level, the program teaches clients how to increase their energy levels via simple activity.

At the third level, the program teaches clients how to build more balance into their lives in order to maintain weight loss and healthy diet.

The program offers several levels of support. Perhaps the most impressive of these is its 24/7 telephone line, allowing clients to get information and support when they need it. The program also offers online support, including peer-support discussion groups. A wide variety of written materials are also for sale.

There are two Jenny Craig programs. One is built around physical Jenny Craig centers. The company counts over 650 centers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Puerto Rico. For those who find it hard to get to a center, the at-home Jenny Direct program offers information by telephone and mail.

Advising Jenny Craig is a medical advisory board with certified professionals in medicine, psychology, and nutrition.

What You Can Eat on the Jenny Craig Diet


The keystone to the Jenny Craig diet is its prepackaged meals. For the most part, these are frozen breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and even desserts. Nutritionally, they contain 50% to 60% carbohydrate, 20% to 25% protein, and 20% to 25% fat.

Clients supplement these meals with fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and reduced-fat dairy products. In general, non-starchy vegetables are unlimited.

While these meals are what come to mind when most people think of Jenny Craig, they are not the be-all and end-all of the program. In fact, says Lisa Waltman, call center manager for Jenny Direct, the goal is eventually to wean clients from the prepared meals.

"For a certain period of time we support people with this prepackaged menu that serves as a model of healthy eating," Waltman tells WebMD. "As clients become more familiar with recognizing correct portion sizes, the counselors teach them how to cook at home and to eat out."

No food is taboo. The focus is on moderation, a balanced diet, and getting enough exercise. But built into the program are occasional splurges that allow dieters to indulge themselves a little.

"There is nothing you cannot have," Waltman says. "We educate what foods are high in fat and calories and should be used in moderation vs. foods that can be eaten more freely like non-starchy vegetables such as salad. And we teach about other foods, that of course you need to take in moderation when trying to lose weight and beyond. If you want cake, we want you to understand what you are doing if you have a piece -- not to deny you what you want."

That being said, the Jenny Craig method is calorie based. The menus a client develops with his or her counselor are based on an individual's weight, height, and goals.



Source: - www.medicinenet.com/jenny_craig/article.htm

Friday, November 28, 2014

Quick visa for SAARC patients to boost India's medical tourism

India's decision to provide immediate medical visa for patients from SAARC countries would cut red tape on medical tourism and accelerate medical value travel, according to health care industry officials.

The healthcare industry, at large, had always expressed apprehension about protocols and procedures that foreign patients had to go through to avail medical treatment in India.

While medical and clinical excellence always attracted patients, strict protocols and stringent rules diverted patients to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia, they said. Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement at the SAARC summit that medical visas will be granted immediately for the patient and attendant from the regional grouping, Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo HospitalsBSE -0.38 % Group, termed it "well-timed".

"This will give a huge boost to medical tourism in India," he said. Industry officials say a substantial number of patients are from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Pakistan who come to India for treatment.

These are countries that lack tertiary care and hence patients come looking for medical expertise and world class healthcare.

Most of the patients come in for orthopedic, oncology and cardiac care.

However, the size of the segment is considerably high and demand exists for all super specialties, they said.

According to them, while easing trade and business regulations will boost economic development, reducing red tape on medical travel and tourism will also go a long way in catalysing growth in the healthcare sector.

Read more at:

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/nri/visa-and-immigration/quick-visa-for-saarc-patients-to-boost-indias-medical-tourism/articleshow/45307855.cms

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Four Things To Know about India’s next crown jewel, Medical Tourism

India is a huge magnet for attracting foreign patients for medical treatments. With general tourism on the rise, it is estimated that the volume of medical tourists worldwide could reach up to 5 million by 2016, attracting additional visitors to the country.

Medical tourism, more broadly health and wellness tourism, refers to the industry in which people from across the globe travel to other countries to get medical, dental and surgical care, and at the same time, visit the local attractions of that country. I want to share some key highlights of Medical Tourism in India–the next crown jewel–that could shape the future of India’s economy and healthcare.

1) Medical tourism market is estimated to be valued at $ 4 billion. Health care tourism has been a key growth sector for more than a decade. Growing insurance market, strong pharmaceutical industry, cheap international travel, and quality health care are increasingly making India a preferred tourist destination. India hosts about 1.27 million tourists from countries such as the U.S., U.K., and Canada in addition to visitors from neighboring countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and China.

This market includes secondary players from the tourism industry who greatly benefit from visitors to India. The government estimates that the growth of health-related services will be more than 5 percent for the next 10 years should further drive such visitors. Major corporations such as Tata, Fortis, Max, Wockhardt, and Apollo Hospitals have made significant investments in setting up modern hospitals and tourism-related services to cater to the new brand of visitors from abroad.

2) Tourists come to India for economic reasons and market attractiveness. Clearly, there are economic advantages for choosing English-speaking India for certain procedures. For example, a heart bypass procedure costs roughly $140,000 without any insurance in the U.S. The same procedure, however, costs only around $7,000 or Rs 3 lakh at one of India’s leading surgery centres.  Procedures such as hip and knee replacement, face lift, and gastric bypass are far more affordable in India, including the cost of travel and accommodation, compared to the U.S. Moreover, these cosmetic procedures are not covered by most insurance providers in Western countries. India has many top-notch centres for open-heart surgery and paediatric heart surgeries which are equipped with the latest equipment that are on par with these Western countries. India is also acutely aware of the quality perceptions of its visitors; many Indian hospitals that cater to foreign tourists meet the requirements of U.S. health standards like Food and Drug Administration and Joint Commission Accreditation for hospitals, hoping to fight this notion.

India is also home to a number of alternative medicine techniques such as Ayurveda, Sidha, Unani, Yoga, Acupuncture and Homeopathy which are very popular among foreigners. Such treatment opportunities give India the edge over its competitors like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and U.A.E.

3) Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi are top destinations for foreign visitors. Based on the government’s statistics of foreign tourists for 2010, more than 55 percent of visitors went to medical centres in these three states alone. Quality hotels, added tourism opportunities, and high-quality hospital care are the biggest reasons for this trend.




Source: Madras School of Economics

4) Infrastructure and better health-related investments will decide the future. While all trends point towards an increasing demand for medical services in India, some key factors will determine whether medical tourism becomes India’s next crown jewel, like our Information Technology industry. Here’s a list of some factors:

  •     Infrastructure investment by the government: The health industry as a whole has seen meager growth as far as infrastructure is concerned. This has been primarily due to investments coming from the private players in the market. The government needs to step in and provide basic infrastructure services which will improve basic access to high quality centres.
  •     Reducing barriers for visiting India for medical purposes: Currently, foreigners need the “M-Visa” to come to India for medical purposes. Obtaining the visa is a huge barrier for medical tourists wanting to come here. India should consider offering visa-on-arrival type of services and partner with medical and tourism providers to streamline administrative processes.
  •     Raise quality standards to meet Western providers: Such partnerships will give confidence to foreign tourists to choose India over competitors like Malaysia and Singapore.
  •     Market health tourism in Western countries: With ever-growing need for cheaper health care  and complex health insurance offerings in the U.S. and U.K., Indian hospitals could target the neglected populations of those countries and draw them here to provide a cheaper alternative. This could be a boon for both the Western economies and India’s.

References: 

  • http://medical-tourism-magazine.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
  • Government of India (2002), National Tourism Policy 2002, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi.
  • Mckinsey – CII (2002), Healthcare in India – The Road Ahead, Mckinsey & Company, 2002
  • Government of India (2012), Economic Survey 2010-11, Ministry of Finance.
  • “Health Tourism – Destination India”, India Brand Equity Foundation (2011)
  • http://forbesindia.com/blog/health/4-things-to-know-about-indias-next-crown-jewel-medical-tourism/#ixzz3GHiB4ava

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Research and Markets: India Medical Tourism & Forecast to 2018

Indian Medical tourism has emerged as the fastest mounting segment of tourism industry. Bangladesh is the leading source country. Maldives is the second leading market for India medical tourism but its share is continuously declining and it is anticipated that Afghanistan will replace Maldives to capture the second spot in Indian medical tourism market. Russia is one of the emerging source markets for Indian medical tourism market. Nigeria in Africa and Iraq in Middle East holds massive potential for India. Germany, France and Canada medical tourists' numbers are also rising year on year.

"India Medical Tourism & Forecast provides a comprehensive analysis of the India medical tourism market covering in detail various aspects such as Medical Tourists' Arrivals and Medical Tourists Market (spending) from top 63 countries.

This 248 page report with 260 Figures and 3 Tables provides a complete analysis of top 63 countries who visited India for medical treatment. All the 63 countries in the report have been studied from 2 viewpoints.

  •     Medical Tourists Arrivals in India from the year 2009 - 2018
  •     Medical Tourism Market (Spending) in India from the year 2009 - 2018

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. India Medical Tourist Arrivals & Forecast

3. India Medical Tourism Market & Forecast

4. India Medical Tourism Market Share & Forecast

5. North America - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

5.2 Canada - Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

6. Central & South America - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

7. Western Europe - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

8. Eastern Europe - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

9. Africa - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

10. West Asia - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

11. South Asia - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

12. South East Asia- Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

13. East Asia - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

14. Australasia - Country Wise Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast

15. Other Countries - Medical Tourist Arrivals, Spending & Forecast


Read more here: www.heraldonline.com/2014/10/09/6406180_research-and-markets-india-medical.html

Friday, August 22, 2014

Popular Weight loss Procedures Painlessly Remove Fat and Flab

Today there’s a wealth of information available about fitness, nutrition, and overall health which gives people the know-how that’s needed for achieving or maintaining a tip-top physical condition.

But having the knowledge is one thing; having the time and the means to put it all into action is quite another.  So for people whose lifestyles preclude them from regular exercise and healthy diets, surgical weight loss procedures like gastric bypass or liposuction are in vogue.

Yet many people hoping to shed pounds and tighten up their physiques often don’t want to undergo invasive surgeries, and the costs can sometimes be prohibitive.  Thankfully for them, there’s another option.

All around the world, Forerunners Healthcare Consultants are offering an array of surgical / non-surgical weight loss treatments which help patients get rid of stubborn cellulite at affordable prices.  We’ll show you two that apply ultrasound to the body, one that relies on a technique known as “controlled cooling,” and another that employs lasers.

Monday, July 28, 2014

India - Doctors / Surgens

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Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Dr. Abhijit Bhagwat
  • Dr. Thakkar Ajay P.
  • Dr. Ajit Yadv
  • Dr. Amey Velingker
  • Dr. Anil Ghanshyam Bhatia
  • Dr. Arvind B. Goregaonkar
  • Dr. Atul Bhaskar
  • Dr. Sachin Bhonsle
  • Dr. Biju Mohan Nair
  • Dr. Dennis Jose
  • Dr. Dilip Nadkarni
  • Dr. Dominic F D'silva
  • Dr. Gautam Gopalrow Kodikal
  • Dr. Harish Bhende
  • Dr. Hemant Wakankar
  • Dr. Johari Ashok
  • Dr. Joseph Pasangha
  • Dr. K. B. Attri
  • Dr. Kirankumar P. Bhavani
  • Dr. Madan Mohan Reddy
  • Dr. Manju Wadhwa
  • Dr. Marvin Vasco Do Rosario
  • Dr. Mayil. V. Natarajan
  • Dr. Nicholas A. Antao
  • Dr. Nilen A. Shah
  • Dr. P. Suryanarayanan
  • Dr. Pradeep B. Bhosale
  • Dr. Prakash D. Samant
  • Dr. Prashant Welling
  • Dr. Rajesh Simon
  • Dr. Srivastav S.K.
  • Dr. Sanjay Desai
  • Dr. Sawant Milind
  • Dr. Shekhar.Y Bhojraj
  • Dr. Shyam R Mukhi
  • Dr. Srinivas JV
  • Dr. Sudhir joshi
  • Dr. Ram Chaddha
  • Dr. V. J. Laheri
  • Dr. Varma Raghu Prasad
  • Dr. Vijay D.Shetty
  • Dr. Vinod Agrawal
  • Dr. Yash Gulati
  • Dr. Hemant K. Kalyan
  • Dr. N. Ramanna
  • Dr. R. D. Chakravarthy
  • Dr. Raja Ram K G
  • Dr. Sudhir. S. Warrie


  Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  •     Dr. Ajeet Bana
  •     Dr. Ambuj Chowdhury
  •     Dr. Chetan Shah
  •     Dr. Kaushal Pandey
  •     Dr. M.R. Girinath
  •     Dr. Mahesh Kumar Singh
  •     Dr. Naresh Trehan
  •     Dr. R. R. Kasliwal
  •     Dr. Rabin Chakraborty
  •     Dr. Ramakanta Panda
  •     Dr. Sandeep Honnekeri
  •     Dr. Shantesh Kaushik
  •     Dr. T. S. Mahant
  •     Dr. Upendra Kaul
  •     Dr. V. Subash Chandra
  •     Dr. M Nagaraja Gowda
  •     Dr. Sandeep Singh
  •     Dr. Viveka Kumar
  •     Dr. Samanjoy Mukherjee
  •     Dr. Anil Bhan
  •     Dr. Praveen Saxena
  •     Dr. Ashok Seth
  •     Dr. Roopa Salwan
  •     Dr. C. P. Roy
  •     Dr. Sharad Kumar Tandon
  •     Dr. Dhirendra Singhania
  •     Dr. Nandini Selot
  •     Dr. Sunil Kumar Agarwal
  •     Dr. Sarita Gulati
  •     Dr. O. P. Sharma
  •     Dr. Surender Nath Khanna
  •     Dr. A. Sharda
  •     Dr. Bishnu Panigrahi
  •     Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Majhi
  •     Dr. Vandana Garg Sharma  
  • Cosmetic Surgeons
    •     Prof. Dr. Mohan Thomas
    •     Dr. Narendra Pandya
    •     Dr. Milind Wagh
    •     Dr. Sandip Jain
    •     Dr. Syed Ilyas
    •     Dr. Anil N. Tibrewala
    •     Dr. Susheel Cleatus
    •     Dr. Ajaya Kashyap
    •     Dr. Krishan Mohan Kapoor
    •     Dr. R. Venkataswami
    •     Dr. Y.N. Anantheshwar
    •     Dr. Rajesh Rajput

    Dental Surgeons
    •     Dr. Suchetan Pradhan
    •     Dr. Kulsum Khan
    •     Dr. Vinod Naraynan
    •     Dr. V. Ravinder
    •     Dr. Vijay Paul D'Silva
    •     Dr. Rita Mukherjee
    •     Dr. Dharmesh Thapar
    •     Dr. Anand Krishnamurthy
    •     Dr. Achutha Balliga
    •     Dr. Aldrin Godinho
    •     Dr. Anil Kohli
    •     Dr. Sona S. Bhatia
    •     Dr. Cherian Thomas
    •     Dr. Gaurav Walia
    •     Dr. George P. John
    •     Dr. J. I. Chacko
    •     Dr. Jaydeep P. Bhavsar
    •     Dr. Jojo John
    •     Dr. K. Srinivas
    •     Dr. Kiran Gadre
    •     Dr. M. M. Lalwani
    •     Dr. M. K. Prakash
    •     Dr. Mir Shujath Ali
    •     Dr Pascal X. Pinto (Goa)
    •     Dr. Ashish Kakar (Delhi)
    •     Dr. Pravesh Miglani
    •     Dr. Prem Nanda
    •     Dr. Rajesh J. Kamdar
    •     Dr. Ravinder Vurakaranam
    •     Dr. Ruchika Bajaj
    •     Dr. Ryan Alberto
    •     Dr. S. A. Shariff
    •     Dr. Shanthi Priya
    •     Dr. Sharon Colaco Dias
    •     Dr. Shraddha Bahirwani
    •     Dr. Sonia Khorana
    •     Dr. Sunil Vasudev
    •     Dr. Vineet Ohri
    •     Dr. Sandhya Ramanujam
    •     Dr. Vivek Prithviraj Soni
    •     Dr. Rohini Dias

    Urologist Surgeons
    • Dr. A.S.Bawa
    • Dr. Ajit Vaze
    • Dr. Anil Goel
    • Dr. Anil Khandkar
    • Dr. Anup P Ramani
    • Dr. Anup Ramani
    • Dr. Audumbar S. Netalkar
    • Dr. Bhave Shirish Suresh
    • Dr. Deepak M. Gupte
    • Dr. Mahendra Jain
    • Dr. Milind Bapat
    • Dr. N. Mohan Babu
    • Dr. Murali Venkatraman
    • Dr. P B Sivaraman
    • Dr. Chibber Percy Jal
    • Dr. Prakash Shetty
    • Dr. Prashant Pattnaik
    • Dr. Prawal Biswas
    • Dr. Rajeev Joshi
    • Dr. Ramesh Mahajan
    • Dr. Rohit Mehta
    • Dr. Rohtas K. Sharma
    • Dr. Rupin Shah
    • Dr. Sadanand Wasudeo Thatte
    • Dr. Thomas Thachil
    • Dr. Sanjay S. Nabar
    • Dr. Jagdish chattnalli
    • Dr. Sharad Nagorao Sagade
    • Dr. Sharad R.Shah
    • Dr. Thirumalai Ganesan
    • Dr. Thomas Thachil
    • Dr. Vatsala D. Trivedi
    • Dr. Vinod K.Malik

    Oncologist Surgeons
    •     Dr. Ravikant Arora
    •     Dr. Arun Parsad
    •     Dr. Ashok Mehta
    •     Dr. Hemanth Raj
    •     Dr. Ian D'souza
    •     Dr. Jagdeesh N Kulkarni
    •     Dr. Jagganath
    •     Dr. M.S. Ganesh
    •     D . M.Nandy
    •     Dr. P.K. Das
    •     Dr. Ramakant Despande
    •     Dr. Raman Deshpande
    •     Dr. Ramesh B.V
    •     Dr. S. Hukku
    •     Dr. Smaeer Kaul
    •     Dr Sanjay Sharma
    •     Dr.Shishir Narayan Shetty
    •     Dr. Sultan Pradhan
    •     Dr. Sunil Gupta
    •     Dr.Vikash M.Palkar
    •     Dr. P S Sreedharan
    •     Dr. Thomas Varughese
    •     Dr. Yamini Krishnan
    •     Dr. Amis H Dalal
    •     Mr. Rajiv Puri
    •     Dr. Tarang Patel

India Hospitals

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  • Apollo Hospitals, GOA     
  • Wockhardt Hospital BANGALORE
  • Fortis Hospital DELHI India
  • Max Hospital DELHI India
  • Asia Columbia Group of Hospitals
  • Hiranandani Hospital Mumbai
  • Breach Candy Hospital
  • Lilavati Hospital Mumbai India
  • Bombay Hospital Mumbai India
  • Jaslok Hospital Mumbai India
  • VIMHANS Hospital
  • Krishna Hospital
  • SAL Hospital
  • Ruby Hospital
  • Sterling Hospital
  • Jehangir Hospital
  • Lakeshore Hospital COCHIN India
  • Peerless Hospital
  • Saltlake Hospital
  • Manipal Hospital, BANGALORE
  • Shroff Eye Hospital
  • Wockhardt Hospital Kolkata
  • Apollo Hospitals, CHENNAI
  • Apollo Hospitals, DELHI
  • NM Excellence
  • Asian Heart Institute
  • Saifee Hospital Mumbai India
  • Seven Hills Hospital
  • Hinduja Hospital
  • Tata Memorial Hospital
  • Prince Aly Khan Hospital
  • Holy Family Hospital     
  • Escort Heart Institute
  • Metro Hospital, New Delhi
  • AIIMS Hospital
  • Artemis Hospital Haryana India
  • Gangaram Hospital
  • Sitaram Bhartia Hospital     
  • Batra Hospital Delhi India
  • Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital
  • Orange City Hospital
  • Medanta Hospital India
  • Primus Hospital     
  • Privat Hospital
  • Rockland Hospital
  • LV Prasad Eye Institute
  • Wockhardt Hospital Nagpur
  • Sparsh Hospital, BANGALORE
  • Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai
  • KIMS Hospital
  • Milestone Hospital
            

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oral Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

What is Oral Cancer?
Mouth cancer, also referred to as oral cavity or oral cancer, may grow in any part of the mouth that include: –

  • Floor of the mouth
  • Lips
  • Gums
  • Inside lining of the cheeks
  • Tongue
  • Roof of the mouth


Types of Oral Cancer
The most common type of oral/mouth cancer is squamous cell carcinoma. This specific type of cancer can be found in a number of places in the body that also include under the skin and inside of the mouth. Other not so common types of mouth cancer are: –
Adenocarcinomas: This rare type of mouth cancer grows within the salivary glands.
Oral Malignant Melanoma: This is also a rare type of mouth cancer that begins in cells known as melanocytes. These melanocytes are responsible for providing th

Stomach Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

What Is Stomach cancer?

Stomach cancer is cancer that occurs in the stomach — the muscular sac located in the upper middle of your abdomen, just below your ribs. Your stomach receives and holds the food you eat and then helps to break down and digest it.

Another term for stomach cancer is gastric cancer. These two terms most often refer to stomach cancer that begins in the mucus-producing cells on the inside lining of the stomach (adenocarcinoma). Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of stomach cancer.

What are the symptoms of stomach cancer?
  •     Discomfort or pain in the stomach area
  •     Difficulty swallowing
  •     Nausea and vomiting
  •     Weight loss
  •     Feeling full or bloated after a small meal
  •     Vomiting blood or having blood in the stool
Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer. Other health problems, such as an ulcer or infection, can cause the same symptoms. Anyone who has these symptoms should tell their doctor so that problems can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible.

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

If you have symptoms that suggest stomach cancer, your doctor will check to see whether they are due to cancer or to some other cause. Your doctor may refer you to a gastroenterologist, a doctor whose specialty is diagnosing and treating digestive problems.

Your doctor will ask about your personal and family health history. You may have blood or other lab tests. You also may have:

1} Physical exam: Your doctor feels your abdomen for fluid, swelling, or other changes. Your doctor also will check for swollen lymph nodes.
2} Endoscopy: Your doctor uses a thin, lighted tube (endoscope) to look into your stomach. Your doctor first numbs your throat with an anesthetic spray. You also may receive medicine to help you relax. The tube is passed through your mouth and esophagus to the stomach.
3} Biopsy: An endoscope has a tool for removing tissue. Your doctor uses the endoscope to remove tissue from the stomach. A pathologist checks the tissue under a microscope for cancer cells. A biopsy is the only sure way to know if cancer cells are present.

Uterine Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

What is Uterine Cancer?
http://medical-tourism-magazine.blogspot.com/p/cancer.html
The most common cancer of a reproductive system of a woman is known as uterine cancer. This cancer starts in cell layers that form the lining of the uterus. This cancer can be detected in its early stage as it causes abnormal vaginal bleeding. The surgical removal of the uterus can cure uterine cancer.

Types of Uterine Cancer

  •          Sarcoma
  •          Adenocarcinoma
  •           Endometrial Cancer – This begins in the cells that line the uterus.
  •           Uterine Sarcoma – This is a rare form of cancer that begins in the muscle or other tissues of the uterus.
Uterine Cancer Signs and Symptoms:-
The most common symptom of uterine cancer is abnormal bleeding of the vagina after menopause. Some bleeding is expected if someone is having hormone therapy after menopause but it is severe or irregular, this may be a sign of endometrial cancer. Before the onset of menopause, abnormal bleeding is typically not a sign of uterine cancer. It is usually caused by other conditions like hormonal fluctuations.

  1.  Pink and watery vaginal discharge that changes into dark and foul smelling
  2.  Unusual heavy bleeding in between the periods or otherwise
  3.  Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  4. Pain during sexual intercourse
  5.  Discomfort or pain in the lower abdomen
  6.  Pain in the legs or back
  7.  Loss of weight and appetite
  8.  Passing urine more than usual
  9.  Weakness or tiredness
  10.  Constipation
  11.   A feeling of being sick
Stages of Uterine Cancer
Stage 1: In this stage, cancer is confined to the womb. Stage 1 has been categorized into two types 

  • Stage 1A: The cancer has developed in the muscle wall of the womb.
  • Stage 1B: The cancer has developed more in the muscle wall of the womb.

Stage 2: The second stage is marked by the spread of the cancer to the cervix.
Stage 3: In the third stage, the cancer has spread to more parts. This stage can be categorized into three types –

  • Stage 3A: The cancer has now developed in the ovaries
  • Stage 3B: The cancer has now spread to the tissues nearby the womb or in the vagina.
  • Stage 3C: The lymph glands are also affected by this cancer.
  • Stage 4: The fourth stage is marked by the spread of the cancer to other body organ. 

This stage is further categorized into two types –

  • Stage 4A: The bladder or bowel is no affected by the cancer.
  • Stage 4B: The cancer has spread to different organs that include brain, lungs, bones or liver.

Diagnosis of Uterine Cancer
A vaginal examination is done when a patient had symptoms caused by the endometrial cancer. A patient may have an enlarged uterus. Some other tests are also required for diagnosing uterine cancer that include –

  •    Hysteroscopy: A thin telescope known as a hysteroscope is used and is passed through the cervix into the uterus. This telescope helps in viewing the lining of the uterus and tissue samples (a biopsy) of abnormal areas can also be taken.
  •  Endometrial Sampling: A thin tube is passed in the uterus for obtaining small samples of the endometrium by using mild suction. This procedure is performed on an out-patient basis. Abnormal cancer cells in the sample are then examined under a microscope.
  •   Ultrasound Scan of the Uterus: This test is considered as a primary test for determining uterine cancer. This painless and safe scan makes use of sound waves for creating images of the structures within the body and also of the organs. Ultrasound scan of the uterus is used frequently in pregnant women.  The womb of a woman can be scanned by placing the probe of a scanner on the abdomen. The placement of a small probe is also done within the vagina for scanning the uterus from a specific angle.
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The treatment for uterine cancer depends on its characteristics including the stage and if it has spread. The overall health and preferences of the patient will also be taken into consideration.There are a number of treatment options available for uterine cancer that include –
1} Radiation Therapy : High-energy radiation beams are used in this therapy for killing the cancer cells. Radiation therapy is also recommended for reducing the risk of recurrence after surgery. Also this therapy is also beneficial after surgery for shrinking the tumor so that can be easily removed. This therapy may involve –
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2}  Hormone Therapy : The hormone levels in the body can get affected by taking certain medications. This therapy is ideal for those who are suffering from advanced uterine cancer that has spread beyond the uterus.
3} Chemotherapy : Certain types of chemicals are used for killing the cancer cells. One or more chemotherapy drugs may also be combined. The injection of these drugs can be done either through the mouth or into the veins. Women who are suffering from recurrent or advanced stage of uterine cancer that has spread beyond the uterus are treated with the help of chemotherapy. The drugs then enter into the bloodstream that moves in the entire body for destroying the cancer cells.
4} Surgery : Surgery is considered as the most recommended treatment option for uterine cancer. A surgical procedure is performed for removing the uterus (hysterectomy), ovaries and fallopian tubes. Surgery also helps in determining the extent of the cancer that has spread in the other areas around the uterus. The stage of the cancer can also be determined by removing the lymph nodes.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Artificial Limb Prosthesis Surgery - What You Should Know?

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Prostate Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hifu Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

What is HIFU?
If you are desirous of getting cured of prostate cancer then you can undergo low cost HIFU prostate cancer treatment at India.The term HIFU refers to “High Intensity Focused Ultrasound”. The most significant advantage of undergoing the procedure of HIFU treatment is that this surgical procedure is not so complicated. It is very easy to perform and does not show any side effects that are generally seen in traditional prostate cancer surgery. In this procedure of HIFU high intensity ultra sound waves are employed to destroy tumors seen in the prostate gland. 

How does HIFU treatment cure cancer of prostate gland?
HIFU heats and destroys the cells of cancer seen in the prostate gland. In this procedure ultra sound waves cross the walls of the rectum and enter the prostate gland. These waves focus themselves in a small area. The ultra sound energy heats the cells that are seen in the prostate gland. This kind of heat destroys the cancer cells that originate in the prostate gland. In the procedure of HIFU treatment the surgeon concentrates on treatment of the prostate gland and avoids treating other organs and tissues that surround the prostate gland.

Who is an eligible candidate for HIFU cancer surgery?
Following patients are eligible candidates for HIFU prostate cancer procedure:
  •  Patients who do not want to tolerate delay in their appointment to cure prostate cancer.
  •  Patients who know the purpose of HIFU treatment and do not wish to undergo therapies like radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
  •  Patients who can bear or tolerate the effect of anesthesia after catching the disease of prostate cancer.

How much success rate has been earned by HIFU treatment?
Clinical studies and researches prove that 90% of patients do not need any other surgery for prostate cancer treatment after undergoing HIFU treatment. This treatment has earned a high success rate just like the procedure of radical prostatectomy. It is beneficial like the usage of non invasive surgical technology.   

Benefits of HIFU treatment:   

Following are the chief benefits of HIFU treatment for prostate cancer:
  • There is no requirement of making incisions during this treatment. As a result there are no chances of skin infections.
  • More than 90% of patients get effective cure from the disease of prostate cancer after undergoing the procedure of HIFU treatment.
  • 3 After undergoing HIFU treatment the patients are allowed to return home on the very next day after the surgery.
Why come to India for HIFU treatment?
India is a recommended destination for getting HIFU prostate cancer treatment. Indian cancer surgery hospitals at Delhi and Mumbai are having all latest equipments that are required to cure prostate cancer through HIFU treatments. Here you will find a well trained paramedical staff that has fluent spoken English. Thus you can easily communicate with such a paramedical staff without and hindrance. The cancer surgeons providing treatment to the patients are well trained and experienced. They have the necessary qualifications that are needed by doctors to cure cases of cancer surgery. Above all the cost of HIFU treatment for prostate cancer is affordable to one’s pocket. You can know more in this concern by sending queries at enquiry@forerunnershealthcare.com . You can also make a phone call to us at +91 9371136499

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

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What is ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer treatment and surgery of India have cured numerous patients who are now leading a contended life. Ovarian cancer is that cancer that is seen in the ovaries. This cancer develops and multiplies in the ovary that is an important part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are found in the pelvis on the either part of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size of an almond. The ovaries are responsible for the secretion of female hormones like estrogen and the progesterone. These ovaries also produce eggs into the fallopian tubes.

Types of ovarian cancer
Following are the main types of ovarian cancer:

  • Epithelial ovarian cancer: This kind of ovarian cancer has six sub categories. Every category is derived from a different type of tissue in the lower genital tract. 
  • Serous ovarian cancer: This form of cancer is present in 70% cases of ovarian cancer and is therefore the most common type of ovarian cancer. 
  • Mucinous ovarian cancer: This kind of cancer comprises 10% of ovarian cancer cases. This kind of cancer has the worse prognosis than serous tumors.
  • Endometrioid ovarian cancer: This kind of ovarian cancer hardly comprises 5% of cancer cases. This cancer is connected with the disease in the uterus and sometimes an ovary is found to be affected with endometrial cancer. 

What are the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Following are the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer:

  1. Pain in the abdomen or pelvis along with heaviness
  2. Bloating
  3. Problems in eating and feeling full after eating a little food. 
  4. High frequency of urination
  5. Nausea
  6. Enhanced gas
  7. Lack of appetite
  8. Shortness of breath 
  9. Extreme fatigue

How is diagnosis of ovarian cancer done?
There is no early detection tool for ovarian cancer to relieve women, yet there are many tests that indicate the presence of ovarian cancer. If a woman has ovarian cancer symptoms due to hereditary of strong family history then the surgeons might monitor her with one of three tests.
Following are these tests:

  • Blood test: This test is also known as CA-125 blood test. It is a common test for detection of ovarian cancer. This test can be done if a woman displays strong symptoms of ovarian cancer or has already been diagnosed with ovarian cancer to determine how well the treatment is functioning.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound: A transvaginal ultrasound is a preliminary test that is used to examine the reproductive organs and the bladder of a woman. 
  • Pelvic exam: A pelvic exam is a part of the regular health examination of a female. A pelvic examination may reveal the presence of a mass of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is hardly detected in a pelvic examination and is seen to be in its advanced stages. 

What are the surgeries to cure ovarian cancer: 
Following are the main surgeries to cure ovarian cancer:

  • Unilateral salpingo oophorectomy: This is a surgical procedure that is used for removal of one ovary and a single fallopian tube. 
  • Bilateral salpingo oophorectomy: This is a surgical procedure that is used to remove both the fallopian tubes and both the ovaries. 
  • Total hysterectomy: This is a surgical procedure in which the cervix, uterus and both the ovaries are removed. 
  • Omenectomy: This is a surgical procedure that is used to remove the omentum which is a tissue that is seen along the wall of the abdomen.
  • Tumor debulking: This is a surgical procedure in which as much cancer tumor is removed. 

What is the scope of ovarian cancer surgery in India
Ovarian cancer treatment and surgery in India has a great scope. Private state of art hospitals in India creates a setting with multiple advantages for your ovarian cancer surgery. It provides a ground breaking approach for ovarian cancer treatment, it also includes access to modern surgical approach and advanced diagnosis tools. The program of treating your ovarian cancer will begin at Indian surgery hospitals with the assessment of a trained paramedical team. Indian doctors work with you for establishment of the parameters of your current health condition; this will help to decide the course of treatment for you. Indian hospitals develop a special treatment plan that is created according to your needs and diagnosis. The ovarian cancer surgery hospitals in India have abundant of facilities of modern clinical care. They take care of their patients well. Above all the expenditure incurred on cancer surgery in India is affordable to the pockets of all patients. You will feel glad to get low cost  Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Surgery in India .

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cornea Transplant - What You Should Know?

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Liver Transplant - What You Should Know?

Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with some or all of a healthy liver from another person (allograft). The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver.

 About the Donor
 There are two types of donors for liver transplant :-

1) Live Donor- As the name suggests, a live donor is a living person who is healthy. In India, the law says that the donor should be a close blood relative of the patient.

2) Cadeveric Donor- A cadaver is a brain dead person. Donation of liver is possible if the family member of the person wishes to donate the liver before the life support is discontinues.

Such donation is possible from a brain dead person whose family wishes to donate the person's organs before discontinuing life support. This situation arises only in a hospital ICU in a person after brain injury in an accident or in someone who has suffered fatal brain hemorrhage etc. In these circumstances, the whole liver can be used for an adult, and a part of it for a child. After removal from the donor (a process called liver retrieval) the liver can safely be kept preserved outside the body in special preservation solutions for 12-15 hours. Allocation of such organs is strictly according to blood group which must match, time on waiting list and urgency of requirement.

Procedure
A liver transplant surgery starts with a detailed evaluation and a battery of tests for both the recipient and the donor. The evaluation of the recipient is done in three phases to establish definite diagnosis, determine the severity of liver disease and the urgency of the transplant. The functioning of all the vital organs is properly checked.

Before the liver transplant procedure the patient, donor and other family members are counselled about the procedure, hospital stay, the likely course after surgery, follow up and aftercare in order to help them to make up their mind and understand the process thoroughly. 

Best liver transplant surgeons in India who have many years of experience in performing liver transplant surgery with the survival rates among the best in the world.

The facilities where the transplant is performed are state of the art facilities with latest technology you would find anywhere in the world. These facilities are considered to be among the best liver transplant hospitals in India.

It costs a fraction of amount to get the liver transplant in India than what you would pay in a western country. The facilities and surgeons are as good as what you would get in any developed nation and we would make sure that you concentrate only on your treatment and recovery and we would take care of the rest.



Kidney Transplant - What You Should Know?

Overview of Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant at India is being regarded as a top notch solution to solve the problem of kidney failure. Kidney transplant is concerned with the transplants of a kidney into a patient with end stage kidney disease. End stage kidney failure occurs due to various reasons like blood pressure and diabetes. Transplant of kidneys is also known as renal transplantation. Kidneys help in the removal of excess fluids and wastes from the human blood. Whenever kidneys lose their ability to filter waste fluids then dangerous wastes accumulates in your body. This condition is known as kidney failure. In such situations a kidney transplant the only option in such situations. Kidney transplants are the most commonly used transplant operations. In these operations only one donated kidney is required to replace two defective kidneys.

Who is an eligible candidate for kidney transplantation?  
Kidney transplant remains as the most preferred treatment for most patients with end stage renal disease. Here it does not matter what is the cause of kidney failure. Any individual with ESRD is a potential transplant candidate. In order to receive an eligible kidney transplant you don’t have to be on dialysis or evaluation. Candidates applying for a kidney transplant should have an adequate heart lung function and should be free from various kinds of medical conditions. These conditions pose a limit to the expectancy of life. As a patient you will have to work closely with the medical team to enhance the benefit and cut off the risks of kidney transplant. Kidney transplant needs a lifelong commitment to taking medications and to have regular contact with the physician. Patients should also understand and be willing to take on his responsibility.

Who is not a candidate for kidney transplantation?
A kidney transplant is not recommended for the following candidates:
  •  kidney transplant is not for those candidates who suffer from diseases like Osteomyelitis and TB.
  •  Those candidates who face difficulties in taking medications several times each day.
  •  Candidates who suffer from the disease of heart, lungs and liver.
  • Candidates who suffer from other life threatening diseases.
  • Candidates who suffer from infections like hepatitis.
  •  Candidates who smoke and drink. Those who have a risky life style.    
Who are ideal donors for kidney transplants?
All donors have to be carefully screened to make sure that there is a suitable match and no accidental transfer of diseases takes place between the donor and the acceptors: The kidney from transplantations comes from two sources:
  • Living donors: Living donors are usually those persons who belong to our family and sometimes one’s life partner or spouse.
  •   Deceased donors: The kidneys from deceased donors are those kidneys that have been donated by people who have willed their kidneys to get donated before their death by signing organ and donor cards. 

How to prepare for kidney transplantation:
Following steps should be taken for kidney transplantation:
  •   The patient has to follow the diet that has been advised by the kidney transplant team.
  •   Patient has to refrain from smoking and alcohol.
  • The kidney transplant team may recommend exercise program. The patient has to follow this exercise program.
  •  Transplant team may recommend a weight losing exercise program. The patient has to follow this program.
  • Certain kind of medicines may be prescribed before kidney transplant surgeon. The patient has to take these medications till recovery period. 
Scope of kidney transplant in India:
Kidney transplant in India is now being performed as a cutting edge solution that has been well supported with modern infrastructure.  This solution has addressed concerns of many patients and has helped them to get freedom from complex and most end stage kidney disorders. Kidney transplant at Indian urology hospitals is being performed by highly skilled surgeons who are aware of the advanced technology. These Indian surgeons work with perfect harmony with their patients. The medical team of these surgeons understands the need of their patients it is for this reason that this team offers a non stop solution to all patients who require complex surgical procedures like kidney transplantation. Patients coming from foreign destinations can reap a lot of benefit through low cost kidney transplant in India .

About the company:
Forerunners healthcare is one of the most leading and top notch healthcare providers in India.  It provides the best medical treatment and healthcare provisions through its associated hospitals and surgeons. “Good quality medical treatment at affordable prices” is the primary slogan of Forerunners Healthcare for its patients. You can know more in this concern by sending your queries at: enquiry@forerunnershealthcare.com 
You can also make a phone call to us at:  +91-9860755000 / +91-9371136499

Monday, January 27, 2014

Liposuction Surgery - What You Should Know?

What is Liposuction Surgery?

Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery which breaks up and "sucks" fat from various possible parts of the body, most commonly the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs of the arms, calves, and back. The fat is removed through a hollow instrument - a cannula - which is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied to the cannula.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bladder Cancer Surgery - What You Should Know?

What is Bladder Cancer?
Bladder cancer is any of several types of malignancy arising from the epithelial lining of the urinary bladder. Rarely the bladder is involved by non-epithelial cancers, such as lymphoma or sarcoma, but these are not ordinarily included in the colloquial term "bladder cancer.

Bladder Cancer Symptoms 

  • Blood in your urine
  • A frequent urge to urinate
  • Low back pain
  • Pain when you urinate.
  • Pelvic pain
  • Types of bladder cancer

Types of bladder cancer
  • Transitional cell carcinoma.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma. 
  • Adenocarcinoma. 
Questions to ask your doctor.
  • Do I have bladder cancer?
  • What is the stage of my cancer?
  • Will I need any additional tests?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Can any treatments cure my bladder cancer?
  • What are the potential risks of each treatment?
  • Is there one treatment you feel is best for me?
  • Should I see a specialist? What will that cost, and will my insurance cover it?
  • Is there a generic alternative to the medicine you're prescribing me?
  • Are there brochures or other printed material that I can take with me? What websites do you recommend?
  • What will determine whether I should plan for a follow-up visit?
Treatments 
Treatments for bladder cancer include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.



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