Doctor’s Speak

Psoriasis – Dr.Nisha Parekh

Psoriasis It is common chronic non-contagious (doesn’t spread from skin contact) skin disorder. It is skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that may be itchy. Psoriasis is related to inherited genes and the immune system. The exact cause remains unknown. Despite research over the past 30 years, the “master switch” that turns on psoriasis is still a mystery. Anyone [...]

Osteoporosis – Dr.Murtaza Adeeb

Dr.Murtaza Adeeb   Definition: Osteoporosis is defined by the WHO as a bone mineral density that is 2.5 standard deviations or more below the peak bone mass as measured by a DEXA scan. This definition is even confusing for doctors.so in layman’s terms osteoporosis is softening of the bones due to hormonal changes particularly in menopausal women and also due to ageing and certain medication in both women and men.   There are 2 kinds Primary osteoporosis Type 1: Post menopausal-Women after menopause. Type 2: Senile-After 75 yrs in both [...]

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus – Dr. Sameer Sahay

SLE or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is the name given to a disease of the immune system that affects multiple organs and dramatically alters a person’s life and wellbeing. The name is derived from ‘Lupus’ which means ‘Wolf’ in Latin. Lupus was once a feared disease, as it affects young people, especially women and rapidly causes damage to organs such as skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, nerves, joints etc. For centuries it was not known why it occured, but now we [...]

Half Knee Replacement – Part 1 By Dr. Qaedjohar Dhariwal

Total Knee Replacement is an excellent surgery. It has evolved over the decades to become one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine. Patients are cured of pain and disability. They regain their ability to walk normally, without a limp or support. They can resume living normal lives again. Without surgery, they are stuck in a rut of suffering and handicap with a lifelong dependency on kidney destroying medicines. However, total knee replacement comes with a bag of [...]

Here’s a Brilliant Way to Mention the Complications of Diabetes Mellitus – II

“Wounds that don’t heal Nerves that don’t feel. No food I can eat at ease What a disease I have” — Diabetes!   Specialists call me by another name like Tripathy As I induce painless or painful nerves, Neuropathy And also vandalise the vast vascular network, Vasculopathy Before I damage the camera of the eye, Retinopathy.   It is not due to what you eat, katta or meeta, But as your lifeboat wrecks on the Islets of Langerhans Even though you feel secure with the insulin of Best & Banting Alas! the [...]

Painless Total Knee Replacement By Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Qaedjohar Dhariwal

Total Knee Replacement is a highly successful surgery. Patients disabled with knee pain who can barely walk on their deformed legs underwent a dramatic transformation after the surgery. They experience complete relief from pain and complete correction of the deformity. After surgery, they don’t need painkillers. They can walk normally without a stick or walker and at a normal pace. However, the surgery is a major procedure involving cutting of muscle and bone. This leads to a slow and painful [...]

BLOCK ON ARRIVAL – ARTICLE BY DR. VANITA DHEPE

This term was coined by Dr.Raja Satpathy, a plastic surgeon at Ganga hospital, Coimbatore along with Dr. Ravindra Bhat an anesthesiologist. What do you mean by “Block on arrival”?? Everyone wants freedom from Pain. Pain relief is a basic human right. Pain is also considered as the fifth vital sign in modern medicine. So if any patient has the history of fall and suffers from fracture then he is presented as pain at the site of injury along with difficulty in [...]