Prostate Cancer Symptoms

The prostate is a relatively small (size of a walnut, normally weighing around 7-16 grams in adults) reproductive gland surrounding the urethra (the outlet tube of the urinary bladder), housed in the pelvic cavity between the bladder and the rectum and primarily functions in contributing 20-30% of seminal fluid in males.
The prostate gland enlarges with age and if the process happens in an anomalous fashion, it leads to prostate cancer (size increases upto 40 cubic centimeters and weighs around 30-45 grams).

Anomalous changes that together contribute to the disease process accumulate over years until it is at an advanced stage and symptoms are more promiscuous.
Prostate cancer symptoms are usually delayed and mostly observed when the disease has metastasized to secondary organs.

The following are the major observed symptoms which should concurrently be used for differential diagnosis:

Problems during urination.

Frequency – Polyurea, whereby there is an exponential increase in the use of the restroom, mostly during night time.

Urgency – Multiple occurrence of the need to urinate ASAP. This happens due to a loss of control of the bladder muscles. This is also coupled to the sensation of inadequacy after urination.

Hesitancy– Lack of pressure and difficulty in starting and maintaining the urine stream. Classically, this is identified by the interrupted urine stream and a significantly decreased angle of the stream.

Pain during urination – Qualititative burning sensation and gnawing pain in the lower abdomen while urinating.
Blood in the urine.

Difficult in penile erection, painful ejaculation or blood in the semen.
Pelvic discomfort.

Persistent pain in back and lower extremity bones and muscles in the back and hip region.

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Swelling in the legs as a result of edema.

Swelling of the lymph glands. Prostate cancer normally spreads through the lymphatic system and swollen lymph glands and body ache are outcomes of the process.

Metastatic disease is an advanced stage where the tumor in the prostate gland moves to secondary organs through the blood or lymphatic system. Pain in the abdomen, jaundice and liver failure can be detected for tumors metastasizing to liver, whereas lung metastasis causes severe chest pain and respiratory distress. Advanced disease progression also presents itself with undefined and consistent weight loss and acute fatigue.

The etiology of prostate cancer is not precisely known, but considerable advance has been made at the behest of the National Cancer Institute in the last two decades to delineate the potential causative/risk factors.

Age is considered to be the single most profound risk factor as 70% of the diagnosed patients are over the age of 65. The median age at diagnosis is 67 years.

Read more about the causes of prostate cancer and what are some of the risk factors that make one more vulnerable to this type of cancer.

Early detection through implementation of screening tests:

Currently, there are two well accepted screening modules. Digital rectal exam (DRE) is a non-invasive, per-rectal examination conducted by the urologist where the overall goal is to feel by touch for tumorous outgrowths in the prostate gland. The second strategy involves a blood test for a protein made by the prostate gland, prostate specific antigen (PSA).

Normal PSA levels are less than 4 nanogram/milliliters of blood. PSA level between 4-10 nanogram/milliliters of blood presents a 25 fold increased risk of incidence and a level higher than 10 nanogram/milliliters is indicative of a 50 fold higher risk of prostate carcinogenesis.

The current screening parameters for early detection are ordained by the National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network (EDRN). Even though both ways suffer from false detection when used individually, the sensitivity significantly improves when used together and in a and in prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). So any positive test during screening has to be confirmed by surgical biopsies of the prostate tissue and subsequent histopathologic analyses. Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE), another brain child of the National Cancer Institute, is aggressively pursuing research to define other biomarkers and symptoms that can lead to an early detection of prostate cancer.

Additionally, you may be asked to complete a form to evaluate the severity of symptoms and their impact on everyday life. The score of this assessment can be compared to past records to determine if the condition is worsening.

Other prostate problems

An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger and happens to almost all men as they age. As the gland grows, it can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems.

An enlarged prostate is called benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia (BPH). It is not cancer and does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.
It is believed that factors linked to aging and the testicles themselves may play a role in the growth of the gland. The men who had their testicles removed at an early age (for example, as a result of testicular cancer) do not develop benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia (BPH).


Similarly, if the testicles are removed after a man develops BPH, the prostate begins to shrink in size.

Some facts about prostate enlargement are:

The probability of developing enlarged prostate increases with age.
BPH is so common that it has said, “All men will have prostate enlargement if they live long enough.”

A small degree of prostate enlargement is present in many men over age 40 and over 90% of men older than 80 years.
We have not identified risk factors other than having normally functioning testicles.

Into the violent mind…

Look out for early signs to a violent mind, warns , even as she asks experts for tips on dealing with aggression

ISN’T it intriguing that the more we progress as a society, the more we seem to regress as individuals? How else would you explain the increase in violence all around? Be it on the domestic or the corporate front, violence is becoming so common that we’re getting almost inured to its occurrence. From supermodel Naomi Campbell hurling her phone at her housekeeper, to Aishwarya Rai being manhandled by Salman Khan, celebrity fisticuffs are as common as a fishwife’s spat. And increasingly so.

Why are we, as a society, so much more able to express that violent streak today, as compared to our forefathers? To find answers, it might do well to delve into the development of the violent mind… According to neurologist, Dr Rakesh Singh, Lok Hospital, Thane, “There is no change in the brain patterns of a violent mind. But certain experiments have shown links between imbalance of certain neurotransmitters like noradrenaline and dopamine and the violent mind.”

TANTRUM ALERT

If you’re wondering whether or not to call in the cops when your neighbour cuts up your doormat, Dr Vikas Mohan Sharma, psychiatrist at the Vidyasagar Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (VIMHANS), Delhi, explains what really constitutes violent behaviour. “It’s any act that stems from aggression. I emphasise the word ‘aggression’, which may be a precursor to violence. We are all aggressive to some extent as it is the basic instinct for survival. When this aggression is unchecked at the provocation of something or someone, the person may resort to violence. Usually, it is seen that children who are born stubborn, very impulsive or extremely short-tempered, are more susceptible to becoming violent if their aggression is not channelised into positive directions. Parents must play a big role in this, perhaps even liaising with the child’s teachers to check for any signs of excessive, uncontrolled aggression. Counselling at an early age can help stem the rot,” advises Dr Sharma.

DISTRESS FROM STRESS

An extremely short-tempered person has a limited ability to control temper and therefore can, on an impulse, commit violent acts, adds Mumbai-based psychiatrist Dr Amit Upasham. He says, “Today, stress in general has increased. There is pressure to excel in every aspect of life, which gives rise to frustration. Our coping skills have also reduced considerably. Increased portrayals of violence in movies and television serials are also influencing the mind. For example, there was a recent media report on how a man tortured his wife to death inspired by actor Nana Patekar’s role in the film Agnisakshi. A combination of all these factors could lead to violent repercussions.”

LIVING ON THE EDGE

Our fast-changing lifestyle has much to do with the increase in violent outbursts too, he maintains. “For instance, we no longer sleep enough. Less sleep affects the biological rhythm of the body and consequently the person becomes more irritable, snappy and often violent,” says Dr Upasham. Similarly, food habits can trigger violent behaviour too, says Purwa Duggal, chief dietician at Wockhardt. “Studies claim that poor nutrition may trigger aggressive behaviour. Caffeine, found in coffee, tea, cola-type beverages and chocolates, stimulates the central nervous system and dehydrates the body, which can affect mood and incite violence,” she explains.

ANGER IN ADVERSITY

“When a person has to make do with fewer resources like time, money or coping skills to manage their stresses, they are more prone to violent behaviour,” says Dr Sharma. Some indicators for a potentially violent person would be him or her snapping at people, being under constant pressure (creating a pressure cooker-like situation which might result in violence), etc.

A violent mind born out of such social or situational reasons cannot be clinically treated, as these are not illnesses, says Dr Sharma. And terrorists, too, can be perfectly normal human beings who look at their violent acts as a part of their job, driven by a strong belief, somewhat like that of a hangman. Dr Upasham, though, maintains that terrorists could be products of psychopathic minds, where people do things that are not normally perceived to be right. Such a psychopathic mind, which cannot differentiate between right and wrong, can be treated.

CLINICALLY SPEAKING

  • People suffering from personality disorder can also be prone to violence.
  • Someone with Antisocial Personality Disorder does not have any regard for laws, rules or regulations and hence sees no harm in flouting them. This trait can be seen among children as part of Conduct Disorder. Counselling and psychotherapy can be effective here.
  • Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder may have a major difficulty in controlling his or her emotions and nurture a poor self-image.
  • The mentally ill suffering from severe depression, paranoid schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can also become violent because the disease affects their judgement.

If you live with a violent person…

  • Be patient and keep your cool
  • Ensure that he/she does not have easy access to sharp objects like knives or glass
  • Don’t bring up topics or do things that you know will disturb or enrage him/her
  • Avoid confrontations. If possible, try to distract the person. Arguing is a strict no-no. Talk gently and softly.
  • Whenever you see signs of escalating aggression, try to ensure the presence of family/friends/neighbours
  • Restrict his/her consumption of caffeine-based products…

5 Things Your Personal Trainer Won’t Tell You

For many of these brawn machines, the body is the temple, and ignorance is bliss, warns

  1. “I HAVE NO BRAIN, JUST BRAWN”

There’s nothing wrong with that. After all, the body is their temple, and ignorance is bliss (that’s how Rushdie described Californians, but it could easily be contemporary Indians). The only problem is that if they give you the wrong advice, you could end up dropping your uterus, or damage your gonads, or get a bad case of halitosis. According to a veteran gym owner, who didn’t want to be named, most personal trainers are only working on getting you a quick-fix bod, even if that ends up making you an invalid with bad knees and a dysfunctional liver by the time you are 55. In their bid to delete all the adipose and turn it into rippling muscle, they often give people insane advice. “They’ll recommend any thing just to pump up your body. I know one trainer who advises his clients to eat 27 eggs and nine chickens a day,” says the gym owner. Eek? It’s because this high protein diet helps you develop quick muscles (and terrible breath?). In one case, a 15-year-old boy, who wants to be Hrithik when he grows up, is on this diet. Does his mummy know? Eggs, chicken, even protein shakes are not so bad, but what can get dubious is the ease with which they prescribe steroids and scary substances like creatine. “Eventually, you must look at the health benefits of fitness, not just the aesthetic side,” says former fitness instructor Banoo Batliboi. “Fitness has three basic components : cardio-vascular, strength training, and flexibility.”

  1. “YOU’RE GETTING OBSESSED WITH ME”

The number of wealthy married women who are having affairs with their personal trainers is staggering. It’s logical enough. These women are often stuck with fat, flatulent and flaccid men who are busy chasing their own fantasies. Along comes Mr Hunk, fresh from Ludhiana–or Parsi Colony. Work out happens in madam’s bedroom. Drop the blinds. It’s a fair exchange. She gets Adonis, and he gets Armani (Why do you think personal trainers are always so well turned-out?). “It happens all the time,” confides one lady who lunches. “And these are women you would never suspect.” Just last week, a conservative wealthy burkha-clad woman who used to work out at a south Mumbai gym, threw out her husband and had her trainer move in. It works in all directions. We also heard of an expat gentleman who invited his toy boy trainer to come and live with him.

  1. “YOU CAN’T CHANGE YOUR GENES”

Your trainer may tell you that he can get you a dream body if you follow his step-ups, but the fact is that the way you look has been largely predetermined by those squiggly little things called genes. Many of these trainers come from small towns in the north, and have grown up in the akhada tradition of eating well and romping around in the mustard fields. The same may not apply to every one. So, if your parents are both a bit on the stout side, and that is the natural shape of your body, no matter how much you sweat it out, or starve yourself, your body will creep back to that level. “You need to be aware of your limitations,” advises a gym owner. “It doesn’t mean you stop trying, but you could perhaps have different goals–like to stay healthy, and sustain that feeling of well-being that comes from working out.” Besides, one size doesn’t fit all. Different people require different kinds of inputs depending on their needs.

  1. “I CHARGE DEPENDING ON WHO YOU ARE”

The range for personal trainers can be anywhere from Rs 600 per session to Rs 10,000 (no, that’s not a typo). Like ipods and salt, personal trainers seem to have become a neccessity, and because they can be as indispensible as your therapist, they charge whatever. If the trainer has broken into Bollywood, and convinced some bimbo that he can charge her chakras and give her a Beyonce like body through his cosmic nutritional tips, he can safely plan to earn Rs 30,000 per session.

That, incidentally, is what a certain well-known trainer reportedly charged a young actress recently. More power to both. What’s the big deal? A personal training session here, an Atul Dodiya painting there. It’s all very ho-hum beyond a few zeros. And any way, for every sucker, there are at least ten cosmic bull-shitters.

  1. “I HAVE NO QUALIFICATIONS”

A trainer has to have a keen understanding of anatomy, posture and physiognomy. Ask whether he or she has been certified. There are several

certifications available, the best among them being the ACSM, or American College of Sports Medicine certifiication, which is offered in India as well. An ACSM-certified trainer will have a good knowledge of theory as well as practical training. There is also the ACE, which comes from the American Council of Exercise. Locally, trainer Kaizad Kapadia has started a fitness academy with a highly respected training program. Make sure your trainer has some idea about the nuances of the spinal cord and does not spell muscle like the shellfish.

Foreign Clients Now Getting the Best Medical Treatments with Medical Tourism Companies in India

So how do you define the best medical tourism company in India? The one understands the needs of the client completely or perhaps anticipates it beforehand. Nowadays, as more and more people across the globe, especially those related to the neighboring countries realize the availability of high quality treatments here, the demand has been increasing. Naturally, this gives rise to the need of a quality facilitator who understands all that is involved and has the right connections to help their clients. What are the main expectations from this kind of coordinating companies?

Effective network with hospital

How is the coordinator going to help you if it doesn’t have the right connections? Here connections mean the best hospitals and high quality medical services, which are ready to offer the best to their patients with complete care.  The better the healthcare networking bigger is the reputation of the service provider. There is no dearth of quality health institutions in India, especially nowadays. Many of the International hospital chains are also opening up their facilities in the country through collaborations with native institutions. Care, quality, and affordability are the things to look for in the network hospitals associated with medical tourism companies in India.

Keeping the patients first

Why are foreigners making a beeline to India these days when it comes to medical care? They expect affordability and complete attention to their well-being. So if a service provider is not offering assistance in this regard they are not the ones you’re looking for. Of course, every company wants to make profit but it shouldn’t be the guiding principle. Patients require sympathy, immediate attention, and help in various aspects. Now, a healthcare facilitator ready to offer such facilities without taking and you advantage of the clients is the one to choose. Naturally, the better the services available the better will be the reputation and more will be their client base.

Assistance at all levels

It is important to remember that when someone is coming to India from another country he or she do not know anything about the working of this land. Adding to their woes is the fact that they are not 100% fit and requires medical intervention as quickly as possible. Naturally, they require guidance from the very first event before they actually land. Quality service providers understand this very well and customize their services in keeping with the specific needs of their clients. They offer transportation facilities and prepare everything through effective coordination with the hospital so that the patient can reach their appointed doctor fast. In order to ensure this the facilitators have to do their homework regarding the patient and communicate the same to relevant doctors. Where will the client and family stay? Do they have any additional program besides the immediate one relating to the treatment?

Whatever it is, foreigners can completely depend upon medical tourism service providers in India to ensure their well-being. This way they do not feel alone or out of place even when away from home.

Medical Tourism Companies in India for Effective and Affordable Healthcare

Healthcare system in India has today come of age and challenging global standards almost every day. The latest developments are incorporated in the medical system here on a regular basis making it a sought-after destination for health tourism. The highest demands come from the various neighboring countries where either such quality treatments and not available or are highly expensive making them beyond the reach of average spenders. Medical Tourism Companies in Delhi are trying their best to fill this void. Some of these companies such as Healing Life Solutions bring many years’ experiences in the business with strong networks with major hospitals. This ensures that the best health care becomes available to their clients every time. They take care of every aspect associated with specific treatments including,

  • Tailor-made packages
  • Hospital choices
  • Doctor choices

Not only the patients can get the best available choices in the country with the help of Medical Facilitation Company in India but also the hospitals will benefit. These companies also arrange consultancy services for the healthcare Institute is helping them to upgrade their technology use, equipments, and even the staff quality.

Overseas patients who want to avail services in India need to go through a time-consuming grind and ultimately do not know whom to approach for getting the treatment they seek. With medical tourism service providers facilitating this they do not need to worry about a single thing, be it the visa, doctor’s appointment, coordination of existing health plans, and more. The aim of these companies is to work as a one-stop solution provider with complete care and 24×7 virtual supports in the form of chat, e-mail, and even telephone calls when desired.

So what are the benefits associated with Medical Tourism service providers in India, which makes them so popular?

  1. They bring experience on-board: experience counts in every field as with healthcare coordination for overseas patients. The more experienced the company the better it is for their clients.
  2. Experts in panel: a service provider with experienced people in the consultation panel will help the patient choose the best services in keeping with their requirements and budget.
  3. Guaranteed speed with quality control: an established company understands how important time in for their clients. So they offer the quickest treatment coordination without any quality compromise.
  4. Assurance of comfort: When you are staying away from your homeland in a foreign country, you require all the comfort and peace of mind that you can get, especially when you are ill. Medical facilitators ensure a worry free experience.

In keeping with the various needs of the clients, medical treatment packages in India are customized fully for maximum success. Before taking on a case, the companies go for in-depth consultation with the patients to understand their cases free and communicate the same to their partner hospitals. All this happens much before the person actually lands in the country. So ultimately, when they enter the care facility everything is ready for them as per specifications.

Cancer Treatment Available Abroad At Affordable Cost –Cancer Treatment

Cancer is one of the most serious diseases that can afflict a person. With over 200 different types of cancer that can occur within the human body, there are numerous treatment options available. Patients who decide to go abroad for cancer treatment often have more considerations to deal with than most other types of treatments.

Some of the most common cancer treatments that can be found in India include : –

Bone Marrow Transplant : – Bone marrow is a spongy tissue found inside bones. The bone marrow in the breast bone, skull, hips, ribs and spine contains stem cells that produce the body’s blood cells.

Brachytherapy : – Brachytherapy treatment in India is radiation that is given inside the patient, as close to the cancer as possible. The radiation is delivered inside the body with radioactive isotopes (chemical elements), inside delivery devices such as wires, seeds, or rods. These devices are called implants.

Breast Cancer Treatment : – The term breast cancer refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast. The breast is composed of two main types of tissues: glandular tissues and stromal (supporting) tissues.

Chemotherapy Treatment : – Chemotherapy is a general term for treatments that use chemical agents (drugs) to kill cancer cells. Many different kinds of drugs are used, either alone or in combination, to treat different cancers.

IMRT : – Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a powerful cancer-fighting technology. Annually, Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists treat more than 200 patients using IMRT.

Lung Cancer Treatment : – Lung cancer starts in the cells of the lung .The lungs are in the chest on either side of the heart. The right lung has 3components or lobes and the left lung 2 lobes. Air is inhaled through the nose and throat and flows past the voice box (larynx) into the windpipe (Trachea).

Prostate Cancer Treatment in India : – Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men over the age of 50. It is due to the abnormal proliferation of prostatic tissue cells. It is often a slow-growing cancer and remains localized at first. Later, it may extend as it spreads to nearby tissues and organs and then metastasizes to other more distant organs (lymph nodes, bones, lungs, etc.) via the bloodstream and the lymphatic system.

Radiation Therapy : – Tumors are made up of cells that are reproducing at abnormally high rates. Radiation therapy specifically acts against cells that are reproducing rapidly. Normal cells are programmed to stop reproducing (or dividing) when they come into contact with other cells.

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy : – Stereotactic radiosurgery is a highly precise form of radiation therapy used primarily to treat tumors and other abnormalities of the brain. Despite its name, stereotactic radiosurgery is a non-surgical procedure that uses highly focused x-rays to treat certain types of tumors, inoperable lesions and as a post-operative treatment to eliminate any leftover tumor tissue or to obliterate abnormal blood vessels in congenital arteriovernous malformations.

The aim of cancer treatment is to completely remove cancerous tissue from the patient without causing significant damage to the rest of the body. Cancer occurs when cancerous cells in the body multiply uncontrollably and accumulate in tumorous masses.

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Kidney Transplant Surgery India At Low Cost – Kidney Transplant Cost

Kidney Transplant Surgery In India

Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplantation is the best way to treat kidney failure or end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The benefits of a successful kidney transplant are many. Most people find they have increased stamina and energy. They can return to a more normal lifestyle, and those who were dependent upon dialysis can enjoy newfound freedom….

Where does a kidney come from ?

Kidneys for transplantation come from two different sources – living donors, or non-living (cadaveric) donors. Living donors are usually immediate family members or sometimes spouses. Cadaver kidneys are obtained from persons who have willed their kidneys before their death….

How is the right kidney found for me ?

Determining in advance whether a donated kidney is likely to be tolerated by your body is crucial to the success of your transplant. It is essential that your blood type and the donor’s blood type – whether Type A, B, AB, or O – be compatible…..

The Kidney Transplant Procedure

Kidney transplantation involves placing a healthy kidney into the body where it can perform all of the functions that a failing kidney cannot. In most cases, the diseased kidneys, located in the back area, remain undisturbed. The new kidney is positioned in the pelvic area where it is surgically connected to nearby blood vessels…..

Where does your new kidney come from ?

Kidneys for transplantation come from two sources: living donors and deceased (non-living) donors. Living donors are usually immediate family members or sometimes spouses. Deceased donor kidneys usually come from people who have willed their…..

What happens during the kidney transplant procedure ?

Kidney transplantation involves placing a healthy kidney into the body where it can perform all of the functions that a failing kidney cannot.

 

The new kidney is placed on the lower right or left side of your abdomen where it is surgically connected to nearby blood vessels……

What happens to my old kidneys ?

In most cases, the diseased kidneys are not removed. There are three conditions that might require your diseased kidneys to be removed:

  • Repeated infection that could spread to the transplanted kidney
  • Uncontrollable hypertension caused by your original kidneys
  • Backup of urine into your kidneys (a condition called reflux)……

What are the benefits of kidney transplantation ?

A successful kidney transplant gives you increased strength, stamina, and energy. After transplantation, you should be able to return to a more normal lifestyle and have more control over your daily living. You can have a normal diet and more normal fluid intake…….

What are the risks of kidney transplantation ?

The risks of kidney transplantation are the same as those of any surgery. There is the risk of bleeding, infection, or breathing problems. You also might experience some side effects from the medications, and you could be more prone to infections, since the medicine you will take after transplantation lowers your body’s ability to fight infection……

Live Donor kidney Transplant – Laparoscopic Nephrectomy

There is an ever-increasing demand for living kidney donors. Until recently, kidney donation from a living donor could only be accomplished through a surgical procedure called open nephrectomy (kidney removal). This procedure requires a large, muscle-cutting abdominal incision, removal of a rib and a relatively longer hospital stay and recovery period…….

What are the advantages of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy ?

Because laparoscopic donor nephrectomy is a minimally invasive procedure, donor patients experience significantly less discomfort, have a shorter recovery period and return to work quicker than a donor who has had traditional open surgery……

Who is a candidate for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy ?

Most people who are eligible for open nephrectomy are also eligible for laparoscopic nephrectomy. However, you may not qualify for the procedure if:

  • You have had multiple previous abdominal surgeries
  • You are significantly overweight
  • There is abnormal anatomy of the kidney…….

Pre-transplant donor evaluation

The pre-transplant donor evaluation provides complete information about your overall health and helps to identify any potential problems. During your evaluation you will have several tests performed, including a renal arteriogram, which examines the vascular system of the kidneys. There also will be several additional tests to make sure you are physically ready for the surgery……

During the surgery

The surgeon will insert a small needle into your abdominal cavity. The needle is connected to sterile tubing. Through the tubing, carbon dioxide is passed into the abdominal cavity to lift the abdominal wall away from the organs below. This space provides your surgeon with an excellent view and more operating space…….

Incision care

Your incisions will be covered with small pieces of tape (called steri-strips) that will gradually fall off on their own. If the strips do not fall off on their own, your health care provider will remove them at your 2-week follow-up appointment……

Follow-up appointment

A follow-up appointment will be scheduled about 2 weeks after your surgery. Your surgeon will assess the wound site and your recovery, and will provide further guidelines about your activity and diet at this time……

Where can my family wait during my surgery ?

Family members and friends are invited to wait for you in the Family Waiting Lounge. This waiting area has a play room for small children, a television, reading materials and comfortable chairs……

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Hydrocele Operation in India At Affordable Cost- Hydrocele Operation

Hydrocele Operation in India

About hydrocele

Hydrocele is common in men aged over 40 years, new-born babies and young children.

In men, it usually occurs as a result of injury, infection or, rarely, because of testicular cancer. It may also occur after surgery on the testis, for example after vasectomy or reversal of vasectomy. If the cause is unknown it is called an idiopathic hydrocele.

In babies, hydrocele usually improves without treatment but surgery is recommended if it persists beyond 24 months of age…..

Diagnosis of hydrocele

Contact your GP if you notice any change in the shape and size of your scrotum. Your doctor can usually diagnose hydrocele by shining a light underneath the scrotum (called transillumination). You may need a scrotal ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. Surgery is usually recommended if the hydrocele is causing discomfort….

Preparing for your operation

Your surgeon will explain how to prepare for your operation. For example if you smoke, you will be asked to stop as smoking increases your risk of getting a chest and wound infection, which can slow your recovery….

About the operation

The operation takes about 10 to 20 minutes. A small cut is made in your scrotum to reach the hydrocele. The fluid is drained from around the testicle through a cut in the tunica vaginalis or ‘envelope’ surrounding the testis. The tunica is stitched in such a way that fluid can’t reform in this layer. The cut is closed with dissolvable stitches….

Recovering from hydrocele surgery

If you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Always read the patient information that comes with your medicine and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice. General anaesthesia can temporarily affect your coordination and reasoning skills, so you shouldn’t drink alcohol, operate machinery or sign legal documents for 48 hours afterwards….

What are the risks ?

Hydrocele surgery is commonly performed and generally safe. However, in order to make an informed decision and give your consent, you need to be aware of the possible side-effects and the risk of complications of this procedure….

Side-effects

These are the unwanted but mostly temporary effects of a successful treatment, for example feeling sick as a result of the general anaesthetic.

You will have some bruising and swelling in the scrotal area for the first two weeks…..

Complications

bleeding inside your scrotum (haematoma) – you may need further surgery to stop the bleeding and drain the area

difficulty in passing urine – you may need a temporary catheter to help drain the urine from your bladder….

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World-Class Medical Treatment in India

While ever increasing health care expenses and eventually decreasing medical standards have become an issue of concern for world over and people are finding themselves constrained to make compromises to their personal health. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel… A country with a solution. India is providing patients from across the globe with a complete solution – the destination for their all healthcare requirements in form of Medical Tourism in India. Talking about Medical Treatment, India has the most competent doctors and world class medical facilities, that is the reason that Medical Tourism in India is booming; pushing other nations down the list. The major reasons that have enabled India to dominate this growing market are

  1. The low cost of medical treatment in India
  2. The quality treatment provided by hospitals and private clinics
  3. The highly developed tourism industry.

What more can a medical traveler ask for, quality treatment yet at a very affordable cost. These factors have led to significant growth in numbers of foreign patients visiting India for their various medical problems.  Treatment in India is a package which provides great cost saving benefits besides world-class facilities.

There are unending advantages for patients going to India for treatment. Some of the advantages of going to India for medical treatment are:

  1. Hospitals and other medical centers are internationally accredited and use latest technologies to minimize errors and patient hassles.
  2. Highly qualified and reputed Physicians/Surgeons with experience and track record to treat patients ensuring good treatment outcomes
  3. Cost savings are immense. Compared to patients own country medical treatment costs in India are lower by at least 60-80%.
  4. There is no waiting list for the patients.
  5. Patient gets options for private room, translator, private chef, dedicated staff during your stay and many other tailor-made services

Another reason why treatment in India is on high demand is due to availability of medically advanced hospitals and internationally trained experts. India has got worldwide recognition, and has created its own identity in the field of medical treatment and surgery. Some of the popular treatments in India that are available – Orthopedics, Cardiology, Cosmetic Surgery, Dentistry, Oncology, Neurosurgery, Bariatric/Obesity Surgery, Spine Surgery, General and Endoscopy Surgery, Cancer management, Ophthalmology, IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), Urology Surgery in India and Preventive Health Care.

For those patients who want alternative therapies for their healing have the options for the therapies like Ayurveda, yoga and spa which have many patients in getting treated or at least improve their condition in case of serious ailment  . India has another gift from its ancestors to offer to the world – The Ayurveda – Ayurveda is both therapeutic as well as rejuvenate; it promotes positive health, natural beauty and longevity. It has remedies for common ailments as well as serious health problems.

Benefit from the Best Surgeries with the Leading Medical Tourism Service Providers in India

Surgeries can be of numerous types and most of these are quite expensive especially when one compares the costs in India with that of its neighboring countries. Top-of-the-line surgical solutions are available here that too with reasonable associated costs. Now, the healthcare facilitation company in India is bringing this close to people across the globe. So what kind of surgical procedures can you undergo in this country? All available types of course but still some of these are more popular to others especially because of the high associated costs elsewhere. These are,

Cosmetic surgery

This may involve highly complex or extremely simple procedures based upon the type of cosmetic surgery the client requires. The popular ones are Botox treatment for reduction of forehead creases, frown lines, thick neckbands, and crow’s feet. Procedure involves nonsurgical injection that temporarily paralyses in the desired muscles. Medical treatment in India for foreigners may also involve breast augmentation techniques that enhances the shape and size or offers post-pregnancy size corrections. This may also work as reconstructive technique following any breast surgery.

Cosmetic surgical procedures also involve mastopexy or breast lifting that restores the original firmness and shape of the breast lost through age, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and other factors. A mostly outpatient procedure it occurs through general anesthesia. Brow lifting is quite popular too raising the eyebrows bringing it to an aesthetic position as desired by the patients. This kind of surgery also helps soften horizontal wrinkles on your forehead as well as scowl line present between eyebrows. Chemical peels help to restore the soft young and supple skin doing away with the damages caused by elements, pollution, and the age factor.

Cosmetic surgery is the most sought after treatment the world over and now the patient can get the very best right here in India at fraction of the costs!

General surgery

Like all kinds of surgery, these can be completely simple or highly complex, critical, or time-consuming. Whatever may be your procedural requirement you can go under the scalpel with the best doctors in the country to oversee your case. One of the commonest interventions is the appendicitis, which in many cases is required on an emergency basis. The surgeons undertake appendectomy for the removal of this inflamed pouch related to your stomach. Similarly, foreign clients and undergo gastrectomy operations for treating non-cancerous polyps, stomach cancer, or gastric ulcer, which is bleeding.

Cholecystectomy procedure is related to the gallbladder, which is the pear-shaped small sac present below the liver. This kind of surgical treatment in India is also much sought after, which involves surgical removal of this body organ in case of various disorders like the presence of gallstones. Besides this, those who want may undergo numerous other kinds of operations related to spleen, hernia, thyroid gland removal, and more. The important thing is to plan everything early on and in case of emergency contact a service provider with good understanding of how things happen in India and having a strong network in place.