As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, while delivering a talk on the prevention of heart ailments for the staff of a leading hotel recently, I was prodded by a probing question from the audience regarding the effectiveness of exercise in the prevention of a heart attack. A forty year old staff member of the hotel who had been an avid gym enthusiast and was extremely fit physically, had died suddenly although he did not have any addiction or disease. Apparently, he had had a heart attack.
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Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has added the Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT) Procedure. HBT is a simple, non-invasive test based on analysis of breath hydrogen using breath test analyzer. It is used for diagnosis of gastrointestinal disorders like lactose/fructose/IBS/SIBO and other sugar intolerance, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, intestinal malabsorption, gastrointestinal dysmotility, etc.
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, has introduced a new technique Glue Closure Technique to treat Varicose Veins for the first time in India. This modern technique is a simple technique that doesn’t require application of tumescent anesthesia. A special catheter is introduced in the vein of the patient and vein is ablated along with a special Turkish glue. Dr Ravul Jindal, Director, Vascular Surgery, and Dr Merts, Proctor, RD Global, Turkey, spoke about this unique technique.
Varicose Veins can occur in any part of the body but it is especially seen in legs. Beyond being a cosmetic concern, this painful condition results in enlarged and gnarled veins and it should be treated at the earliest to avoid any further complexity. Some of the most common symptoms include veins that are purple or blue in color along with twisted veins. The situation becomes painful when there is a heavy feeling in the leg or burning, throbbing, muscle cramping and swelling in lower legs. One can experience worsened pain after sitting or standing for a long time. The new Glue closure treatment uses a patented VENABLOCK catheter which is a relatively new endovascular technique to cure venous reflux disease. Dr Ravul Jindal who was the pioneer of MOCA technique (Mechanico Chemical Ablation of Varicose Veins) in India is yet again the first to introduce this even more painless technique in India. The technique is specially recommended for those who are sensitive to needle pricks as well as those who are overweight.