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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IN RAMDAN

Ramadan is a special time of worship for Muslims. The thirty day period of fasting can be challenging with weight loss & fat loss goals. But it is very possible to complete the holy month fasting with progressive results towards fat loss & weight loss goals. Key for achievement in goals is proper planning & right guidance on diet & exercise. Calories-After a full day of fast your hunger hormones (ghrelin) will be very high there will be more chances [...]

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Safe Fasting With Diabetes

Ramadan Is a great opportunity to break the chains of bad eating habits. What we eat outside our fasting is crucial to our health. Diet should be simple but nutritious. It should be less than the normal amount but sufficiently balanced to maintain the health & the activity for the whole month of the Ramadan. Those on blood lowering medication should consult diabetologist for adjustment of doses to prevent blood glucose levels from going either too low or too high. Try [...]

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Unicondylar Knee Replacement – Dr. Dhariwal Qaedjohar

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 lifelong dependency on kidney destroying medicines. However, total knee replacement comes with a bag of its [...]

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Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) by – Dr. Pramanik Namrata

It is a chronic, complex, pre-malignant condition of oral cavity in which there is inflammatory reaction and progressive fibrosis of submucosal tissues. As the condition progresses the patient is unable to open  mouth as the jaws get rigid. The codition is associated with chewing of areca nut/betel quid In the initial phase of the disease, the mucosa feels leathery with palpable fibrotic bands. In the advanced stage the oral mucosa loses its resiliency and becomes blanched and stiff. The disease [...]

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Dry Needling Technique to Recover Fast From Running Injuries- by Dr. Darshita Fatnani

Are Running injuries interfering with your performance? Dry needling will help you to recover fast. Achilles tendonitis is the second most common injury experienced by habitual runners. Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon as a result of repeated injury (usually tearing). The main symptom is pain often described as burning or aching in the Achilles tendon 1-4 inches above the heel. The pain is usually worse in the morning and aggravated with prolonged activity. There are 3 reasons: 1. [...]

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How to Choose a Mouthwash by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Though it may seem that all mouthwashes are the same, they are not! There are 2 major categories of mouthwashes-cosmetic and therapeutic. a cosmetic mouth rinse acts as a temporary breath freshner. It contains no agents that help protect teeth against cavities or prevent gingivitis. On the other hand, the therapeutic mouth rinses help prevent cavities and gum disease. If you are prone to cavities you need to choose a mouthwash that contains fluoride, this mineral helps protect your teeth by [...]

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Magnifying Loupes by- Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Dental loupes are magnifying glasses that dentists wear to enlarge everything that they see in the mouth. By wearing these loupes everything in the field of view appears larger and they get a better view of the site of treatment which allows for more precise dental work. This also enables dentists to make a more accurate and complete diagnosis of what is occurring in the patient’s mouth. Loupes worn by dentist’s while working also allows them a more physiologic posture [...]

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Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) by – Dr. Pramanik Namrata

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental or facial x rays are not sufficient. It is not used routinely as radiation exposure from this scanner is significantly more than regular dental x rays. This scanner uses technology to generate 3-dimensional images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve path and bone in craniofacial region in a single scan. These images allow for more precise treatment planning. CBCT scans are used for [...]

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Winter Nutrition by – Dt. Shahenaz Shaikh

Keeping the body well nourished & maintains a healthy diet is a challenge in winter season. Winter holidays with lots of focus on the enjoyment of food are the major obstacle to maintain a healthy routine. Excess intake of refined flour, salt, sugar, alcohol makes stress on immune system. To boost the immunity level & fight the germs that cause the cold & flu include the food rich in antioxidants, vitamin C & beta carotene. 1. Millets are good choice in [...]

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Is root canal treatment painful? by Dr. Pramanik Namrata

The thought of having a root canal done can be pretty nerve racking! Root canal therapy is required when there is an infection in the nerve/pulp of the tooth. Pain in teeth requiring root canal is due to the infection/injury caused to the nerve of the tooth due to decay/fracture in tooth and not due to root canal therapy. Thanks to advancements in the field of dentistry and local anesthetics used to numb the tooth requiring a root canal, this procedure [...]

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