Majority of people with hemophilia in India remain undiagnosed

New Delhi, 21st April 2018: According to Hemophilia Federation India, there are about 19,858 people with Hemophilia in India. Of these, about 80% have Hemophilia A, 12% have Hemophilia B, and about 3% suffer from von Willebrand disease (VWD).Most people with this condition are undiagnosed in the country and lack access to care. There is a need to raise awareness about Hemophilia among people. Hemophilia is an inherited disorder of blood clotting. There are substances called clotting factors in the blood, which mix with blood cells to make clots causingRead More

Lack of awareness impedes the treatment of celiac disease in India

New Delhi, 09th April 2018: According to statistics, celiac disease affects almost 0.7% of the world’s population. In India, about six to eight million Indians are estimated to have this disease, and its prevalence in the North Indian community is 1 in 100.There is a lack of awareness about this condition and the need of the hour is to educate people. Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that can occur in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. Genetics has aRead More

Urban men and women at a high of acquiring brittle bones

New Delhi, 08th April 2018: A recent study has indicated that urban Indians stand the risk of suffering from brittle bones which can cause fractures even with simple acts like bending over or coughing. A majority of the people in Delhi, both men and women, were found suffering from osteopenia and osteoporosis. Osteopenia is a condition in which bone mineral density is lower than normal. It is considered by many doctors to be a precursor to osteoporosis that causes bones to become weak and brittle. A low-level of bone densityRead More

TATT can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome over time

New Delhi, 31st March 2018: About 80% of adolescents today do not get the recommended amount of sleep, as per a survey. Other than this, a significant number of them suffer from what is called the Tired All The Time (TATT) syndrome. Prolonged hours on the computer or TV are responsible for this condition and children or adolescents often complain of tiredness and fatigue. A drained-out feeling and extreme tiredness over a relatively short period is called TATT. When it gets magnified, over a long duration, it can lead toRead More

Importance of CPR in saving lives cannot be underscored, Dr K K Aggarwal

New Delhi, 26th March 2018: Dr K K Aggarwal delivered a lecture today at the Fairfield Institute of Management Technology (FIMT) Group of Institutions in Mahipalpur, New Delhi. Demonstration of CPR and information about the Formula of 80 for living up to 80 years devised by Dr Aggarwal were also included as a part of this lecture. Among the other dignitaries at the lecture included Mr V K Nangaliya, Chairman of FIMT Group of Institutions. The lecture was attended by about 300 paramedics and other youth professionals. Speaking about this,Read More

Varicose veins may lead to blood clot and vascular diseases over time

New Delhi, 04 March 2018:* A study published in the journal JAMA, has found that adults with varicose veins may be at increased risk of suffering from blood clot that could lead to vascular diseases. It has indicated that such people are also at a five times increased risk of developing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) — a clot in the legs which can lead to amputation or even death. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, often appearing blue or dark purple. They occur when faulty valves inRead More

One cannot be allowed to self-learn on patients, Dr K K Aggarwal

New Delhi, 28 February 2018: Informed consent is an integral and crucial part of medical treatment today. It is not only a procedural requirement, but also a legal requirement. Not taking consent is gross negligence. Consent must be taken before starting a treatment or a procedure. The patient must be well informed, consent needs to be in micro detail, cost needs to be explained and your competence to manage complications needs to be addressed. There is no learning curve in today’s era. Every learning must be under supervision. One cannotRead More