Author - Inamdar

10 Interesting Facts About The Human Heart

The average heart is the size of a fist in an adult. Your heart will beat about 115,000 times each day. Your heart pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood every day. An electrical system controls the rhythm of your heart. It’s called the cardiac conduction system. The human heart weighs less than 1 pound. However, a man’s heart, on average, is 2 ounces heavier than a woman’s heart. A woman’s heart beats slightly faster than a man’s heart. The beating sound of your heart is [...]

Angioplasty Procedure

WHAT IS ANGIOPLASTY?  Angioplasty is a type of Percutaneous Intervention but the two terms are often used to talk about the same procedure. Angioplasty is much like an angiogram procedure. It is also done in the catheterization lab or “cath lab”. It is a procedure used to widen the narrowing in the arteries of your heart without open surgery. In an angioplasty, a catheter with a small inflatable balloon attached is positioned within the narrowed section of the artery. When the [...]

Angiography Procedure

About cardiac catheterisation and cardiac angiography  Non-invasive tests can provide a lot of valuable information about the heart. However, sometimes it is not possible to make important decisions about a patient’s treatment unless a test called cardiac catheterisation is performed. Cardiac catheterisation, also known as coronary angiography gives vital information about the blood pressure inside your heart, and how well the pumping chambers and valves are working. Most importantly, it shows whether there are any narrowing in the coronary arteries and [...]

Types of toothpastes

There are various kinds of toothpastes available in the market and their functions depend on the active ingredients they contain. Desensitizing toothpastes Used to provide relief from dentine hypersensitivity Active ingredients-potassium nitrate,arginine, etc e.g-vantej,sensodyne Anti-decay toothpastes Helps prevent tooth decay(1000 ppm or 500ppm in children’s toothpastes) Active ingredients-sodium fluoride,stannous fluoride, monofluorophosphate e.g-cherio flavoured toothpastes for children Anti plaque toothpastes Inhibits plaque accumulation, reduces toxic effect of bacterial toxin on tissues surrounding the teeth thus reducing the chances of gum disease Active ingredients-triclosan,zinc citrate,etc Anti calculus toothpastes Retards calcification of dental plaque thus [...]

Smoking and Dental Health

Common oral problems affecting smokers are: Periodontal/gum disease Oral Cancers Whitening of the oral mucosa Poor healing in extraction sites(dry socket) Poor healing after oral surgeries Staining of teeth Bad taste/bad breath Some things that can be done in smokers to prevent tooth and gum problems Try to quit smoking-counselling with your doctors will help Tapering the number of cigarettes if you cannot quit all at once Using fluoridated toothpastes twice a day to brush your teeth and keep them clean Using floss to clean between your teeth Avoiding dry mouth Limiting alcohol [...]

GALACTOGAUGE- Nutrition is Key

          Eating well balanced nutritious diet is necessary not only to fulfil the self-nutrition requirement of the mother but also to provide the abundant nutritious milk supply to the baby. Mother’s requirement is increased by 500kcal in first 6 months & 400 kcal during the next six months. Recommended daily allowance for protein in mother’s diet is additional 25gms/ day to provide protein-rich milk which facilitate healthy growth & development in baby. Micronutrients like Zinc, selenium, Iodine, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vit.B12, Vit. [...]

DIET IN HEPATITIS

DIET IN HEPATITIS Liver is the main metabolic machine of our body. Everything we eat or drink is passed to the liver after digestion. Liver assimilates the nutrients from your food and then passes it ahead for absorption. If the liver function is deranged, entire body gets affected. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The liver’s functions are to detoxify the blood, store vitamin & produce hormones. With the inflammation caused due to hepatitis, these processes get hindered. This can [...]

Dental Cleaning

Dental plaque/calculus deposits present on the tooth surfaces can cause gum inflammation and tooth decay. Dental cleaning done with ultrasonic instruments helps remove this layer as well as extrinsic stains on teeth. In persons with sensitive teeth/gums, local anesthesia may be required prior to the cleaning procedure. After cleaning, if sensitivity persists, a desensitizing paste needs to be used. Dental cleaning does not weaken the teeth. It is a good idea to revisit your dentist every 6 months to 8 months and check to [...]