What is the cost of knee replacement surgery in Bangalore?

Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty is commonly performed to replace the diseased and worn-out knee joint with an artificial knee joint, a prosthesis, or an implant made of plastic or metal. The surgery provides immediate relief to long-standing pain and discomfort and restores the affected knee’s normal mobility and range of motion. Before selecting a… Continue reading What is the cost of knee replacement surgery in Bangalore?

Hysterectomy procedure types and benefits

A hysterectomy is one of the most common surgeries after C-sections performed in women. The surgery removes the uterus and sometimes other organs of the reproductive system. Fortunately, with the advancement of technology, there are new innovative and minimally invasive hysterectomy procedures that minimize post-operative pain, recovery time, and risks of developing complications. Before deciding… Continue reading Hysterectomy procedure types and benefits

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy surgery is performed to remove the uterus. Once a hysterectomy is performed, you will no longer be able to become pregnant or have menstruation. The surgery is very common in older women after the age forty to fifty. Since hysterectomy is a major operation, you must take into consideration several factors such as… Continue reading What is a hysterectomy?

Adenoidectomy – procedure, recovery, and risks

An adenoidectomy is done to remove inflamed adenoid glands. Adenoids are lymphatic tissues located behind the nose, just above the mouth in the nasopharynx. While breathing, air passes through these glands. The adenoidectomy procedure is mostly done in small children. Adenoids typically shrink when the child reaches adolescence and may be gone completely by adulthood.… Continue reading Adenoidectomy – procedure, recovery, and risks

Is adenoidectomy a major surgery? What are its benefits?

An adenoidectomy surgery is done to remove the adenoid glands. The surgery is mainly performed to treat enlarged adenoids in children associated with other symptoms. Once the adenoids are enlarged, the doctor first tries to treat the symptoms with medications. If the symptoms persist, an adenoidectomy is performed. An adenoidectomy surgery is usually performed in… Continue reading Is adenoidectomy a major surgery? What are its benefits?

Septoplasty – procedure and recovery

Septoplasty is a nasal surgery performed on people experiencing breathing problems, head pain, nasal congestion, and sinus problems due to a deviated septum. A deviated septum occurs when the nasal wall or the septum is crooked or deviated. Septoplasty restores normal breathing function by unblocking airflow and provides relief to the debilitating symptoms. A septoplasty… Continue reading Septoplasty – procedure and recovery

What is septoplasty? What are the benefits of septoplasty surgery?

Septoplasty is a nose surgery to correct or straighten a deviated or bent septum. The surgery treats nasal blockages and other types of nasal conditions. It is a very common procedure and is usually performed by ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeons. The surgery is recommended for breathing problems due to a deviated septum. Septoplasty… Continue reading What is septoplasty? What are the benefits of septoplasty surgery?

Do I need surgery for varicocele? How do you recover after surgery?

Varicoceles is a common urological problem that mostly occurs in adolescents and young men. The disease is benign and not life-threatening but, in some cases, may cause sexual dysfunctions and impact fertility in men. A varicocele is a dilated vein or varicose vein of the testicle. It mostly affects the left testicle but can occur… Continue reading Do I need surgery for varicocele? How do you recover after surgery?

What are the symptoms and causes of varicocele? Is varicocele serious?

Varicoceles are enlarged veins that develop inside the scrotum (the pouch that holds the testicles). The condition is very similar to varicose veins that develop in the legs. A varicocele mostly occurs during puberty. It generally occurs on one testicle, mostly the left one, but in rare conditions, it can affect both testicles. Varicoceles are… Continue reading What are the symptoms and causes of varicocele? Is varicocele serious?

What is ACL reconstruction surgery? How do you recover after the surgery?

The need for ACL reconstruction surgery depends on the symptoms of ACL tear and the extent of the injury. An anterior cruciate ligament or ACL may be partially or completely torn. A partial ACL tear may heal with physical therapy, home treatment, rest, and anti-inflammatory medications without having surgery. A completely torn ACL does not… Continue reading What is ACL reconstruction surgery? How do you recover after the surgery?

Do all ACL tears need surgery? How to recover from ACL tears at home? What are the exercises for a torn ACL?

An ACL or anterior cruciate ligament tear is a frequent knee injury that creates intense pain, inflammation, and instability. An ACL is a strong ligament connecting the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shinbone). It keeps the knee in place and helps you to jump, make turns, and move and rotate your leg on all… Continue reading Do all ACL tears need surgery? How to recover from ACL tears at home? What are the exercises for a torn ACL?

What are the best exercises for rectal prolapse? Can it be prevented?

Rectal prolapse is a condition where the rectum is displaced and descends out of the anus. This can cause major discomfort. It is mostly caused due to prolonged constipation or pelvic floor muscle dysfunctions. The ailment is more common in postmenopausal women but can affect younger women and even men and children. Mild to moderate… Continue reading What are the best exercises for rectal prolapse? Can it be prevented?

What happens if we do not treat rectal prolapse? How to treat rectal prolapse?

Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum slides out of the anal opening. It usually occurs because the muscles that support the rectum have weakened or have been damaged and can no longer hold it in its original place. The causes of rectal prolapse can be old age, childbirth, long-term constipation, chronic diarrhea, nerve damage, etc.… Continue reading What happens if we do not treat rectal prolapse? How to treat rectal prolapse?

What are the common symptoms of uterine fibroids? Can fibroids go away on their own?

Uterine fibroids are a type of noncancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They are very common and mostly occur during the childbearing age. Not all fibroids are symptomatic and you may be unaware of them. Uterine fibroids have other names such as leiomyomas, fibromas, myomas, etc. Uterine fibroids are made of tissues and muscles… Continue reading What are the common symptoms of uterine fibroids? Can fibroids go away on their own?

How serious is sinusitis? Can sinusitis be cured permanently?

Sinus infection, also known as sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining in the sinuses. Symptoms include runny nose, headache, nasal congestion, facial pain, cough, swelling, etc. Sinusitis can be annoying and the symptoms may range from mild to severe reactions. Doctors generally recommend waiting for three to four days, watch the symptoms, and… Continue reading How serious is sinusitis? Can sinusitis be cured permanently?

How can I treat sinusitis at home?

Sinusitis and sinus infection are inflammation or infection of the sinuses. Sinuses are structures or narrow passages in the forehead, cheeks, nose, and eyes. Normally, they are filled with air. Allergies and bacterial or viral infections can cause fluid accumulation in the sinuses. This causes inflammation of the face and blockage of the nose along… Continue reading How can I treat sinusitis at home?

What are the problems after a lipoma surgery? Can lipoma recur after surgery? 

A lipoma surgery is one of the most preferred treatment options for lipomas. Lipomas are soft lumps of fatty masses that develop underneath the skin. They rarely cause any discomfort but sometimes people may want to remove them due to cosmetic reasons, if they are growing in size, or are causing pain. Typically, a lipoma… Continue reading What are the problems after a lipoma surgery? Can lipoma recur after surgery? 

What are the long-term impacts of gynecomastia? Does it affect fertility?

Gynecomastia is the excess growth of breast gland tissues in males. It affects almost 70 percent of boys during early to mid-puberty due to hormonal changes. Older men can also develop the condition due to hormonal changes or other causes like intake of certain drugs, excessive consumption of alcohol, etc. Gynecomastia should be differentiated from… Continue reading What are the long-term impacts of gynecomastia? Does it affect fertility?

How long does it take to recover from a lipoma removal? Dos and Don’ts for a faster recovery

A lipoma is a soft lump or swelling that occurs underneath your skin. It consists of fatty tissues and is harmless. Lipomas generally do not need any treatment unless they are causing symptoms like pain, infection, growing in size, and interfering with the surrounding nerve or blood vessels. Some people may find lipomas unsightly and… Continue reading How long does it take to recover from a lipoma removal? Dos and Don’ts for a faster recovery

Best home remedies for lipoma

Lipomas are soft tissue benign tumors that mostly occur at the shoulders, torso, neck, and back. They are typically non-cancerous, slow-growing, and painless lumps of fatty tissues. Medical treatment for lipomas is not always necessary, but some people can explore home remedies for managing lipomas. Before trying natural treatments, it is recommended to seek a… Continue reading Best home remedies for lipoma

What are the causes of gynecomastia? Can gynecomastia go away on its own?

Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the breast tissues in adult males and boys. It can occur at any age but is more common in newborns, adolescent boys undergoing puberty, and older men. The condition causes enlargement or unevenness in one or both breasts. Hormonal imbalance is one of the major causes of gynecomastia. However, other… Continue reading What are the causes of gynecomastia? Can gynecomastia go away on its own?

Dos and don’ts after fistula surgery

A fistula can cause severe complications. An early-stage fistula can be treated with medications but most of the fistulas need a surgical intervention. The most common surgical treatment for fistulas is fistulotomy which removes the fistula. A more complex procedure is the fistulectomy which along with the fistula also removes the surrounding area that has… Continue reading Dos and don’ts after fistula surgery

How painful is kidney stone surgery and can kidney stones come back after surgery?

A kidney stone surgery is performed to remove kidney stones that are large and cannot pass on their own causing intense pain, discomfort, or infection. Kidney stones are irregular-shaped solid masses of mineral and salt deposits in the kidney. Treatment for kidney stones is based on the type, location, and size of the stones. Sometimes… Continue reading How painful is kidney stone surgery and can kidney stones come back after surgery?

Can appendicitis be prevented?

Appendicitis occurs due to the inflammation of the appendix. It causes severe abdominal pain along with other symptoms like loss of appetite, nausea, indigestion, constipation, or diarrhea. The condition is more common in the age group of 10 to 30 years and rarely occurs in children below the age of two. Appendicitis occurs at different… Continue reading Can appendicitis be prevented?

Is appendicitis surgery painful? How to recover fast after an appendicitis surgery?

An appendicitis surgery or appendectomy is the removal of the infected or inflamed appendix. An appendix is a small pouch-like organ attached to the first section of the small intestine. Appendicitis can be life-threatening if the appendix gets inflamed and ruptures leaking the bacteria into the entire belly. It is difficult to diagnose the early… Continue reading Is appendicitis surgery painful? How to recover fast after an appendicitis surgery?

How can I manage a hernia at home?

A hernia is a fatty tissue, a bulge, or a part of an organ that protrudes out of a weak muscle wall. Hernias can be of many types depending on the area where it occurs: Initially, you may not feel any symptoms but as the condition progresses, there may be symptoms like:

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