diabetic retinopathy treatment

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the most important causes of visual loss worldwide. In individuals with diabetes, eyes can get affected in various ways including having retinopathy, cataract and glaucoma. High blood sugars along with high blood pressure will damage the blood vessels of retina and lead to retinopathy. This is often a silent complication with…

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) is a boon for overweight individuals. Been around for more than 15 years, the safety of this procedure is well established. It has been helping overweight people lose weight and improve their longevity, reduce risk of diabetes , blood pressure, cholesterol problems and risk of heart disease and cancers. But…

Weight changes

Weight gain is a common health problem. Most of weight gain can be attributed to genetic factors that govern your metabolism and environmental factors that cause an imbalance between calorie consumption and expenditure. Having low thyroid (hypothyroidism) can slow down metabolism and also lead on to accumulation of fluid in the body. This can cause…

Getting diagnosed with any malignancy can be scary. But if you are diagnosed with a thyroid malignancy, you may have the highest chances of getting cured. Thyroid cancers may be of different types: papillary carcinoma, follicular carcinoma or medulllary carcinoma. Rarer varieties and mixed forms also do exist. The doctor would first remove the entire…

diabetes during pregnancy

Congratulations on your decision. Your diabetologist and team can help you prepare for the same. Just a few things to note. If you are having diabetes for any duration, the first thing is to make sure that your diabetes is well controlled. This means that your fasting sugar is less than 100, the 2 hour…

Providence Endocrine & Diabetes Speciality Centre Presents CAMP 2014 : The Annual Get Together of Children with Type 1 Diabetes A Report The annual get together of children with type 1 diabetes was held on the 16th of November, at The Pattom Royal Hotel, Trivandrum. The families arrived by 8 AM,provided their samples for free…

Radioactive iodine is often chosen as a first line treatment for adults with hyperthyroidism. Sometimes we use it as treatment for relapses of hyperthyroidism. Either way, most of my patients have second thoughts. When you use RAI for hyperthyroidism, it accumulates in the thyroid gland and starts destroying the thyroid cells that over produce thyroid…

osteoporotic fracture prevention

These are some steps everyone can take to improve bone mass and prevent fractures. The skeleton contains 99 % of the body’s calcium stores. An adequate intake of calcium from the diet is required to maintain the body’s requirement for calcium. Calcium rich foods include low-fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables. If adequate calcium cannot be…

osteoporosis treatment

Osteoporosis is a disease that can be potentially treated. Unlike the treatment options for diabetes, the awareness of treatment options for osteoporosis is very low among general public. The options for treatment include 1.Hormone Replacement therapy: this includes estrogens for women and testosterone for men. Hormones are given to subjects who are deficient in them,…

osteoporosis_diagnosis

Identifying osteoporosis gives an opportunity to preventing fractures. Identifying osteopenia (reduced bone mass) helps individuals take corrective steps to prevent progression. The best method to identify osteoporosis is to take a DXA scan. It is an X ray based procedure which measures the bone density at the hip, wrist and spine. It reports the bone…

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