Warning Signs of PCOD

5 Feb 2020 Blog

More often than not, many diseases today share common symptoms. Many of the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOD/PCOS) seem like problems that women face on a regular basis. Here are a few frequently occuring signs that might be indicative of your risk of having PCOD –

  • Weight issues – Weight gain & inability to lose weight is a very common but missable sign of PCOD.
  • Erratic periods – Irregular periods or missing your period for a stretch of several months is another sign of PCOD. Extremely heavy bleeding should also be taken seriously.
  • Trouble conceiving – PCOD is one of the leading causes of infertility in women.
  • Unwanted hair growth – Unwanted hair growth on the face, chin, breasts, thumbs & toes is a sign of PCOD.
  • Hair thinning – On the other hand, hair thinning or loss of hair on the head is one of the symptoms of PCOD.
  • Skin problems – While also possible as an independent condition, coupled with 2 or more of these signs, acne and other skin problems may be an indication of PCOD.
  • Fatigue & lack of sleep – If you are always tired, even after getting a good amount of sleep, it is possible that you are suffering from PCOD.
  • Headaches – The body goes through hormonal changes when suffering from PCOD. These changes may cause recurring headaches.

If you have PCOD, you may not necessarily notice all of these signs, but if you experience a recurring combination of a few of these symptoms, you should see your gynecologist immediately.

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Summer Health Tips For Kids

5 Feb 2020 Blog

Heat during summertime is inevitable, so maintaining your kids’ health during the hot summers is a vital task. Here are some tips on how your children can have a healthy summer:

  • Water is your friend – Staying hydrated during the draining summer days is absolutely important. Make sure your kid has enough fluid intake. Make it fun for him/her by switching between juices, milkshakes & energy powders like Glucon-D or Tang.
  • Thin clothing is in – Dress your kids in light cotton wear, especially in full sleeves to avoid unwanted exposure of their skin to the sun. The light cotton material of ensures that your skin has enough room to breathe.
  • Keep the diet light – Spicy and oily dishes aren’t recommended during summer, as they add to body heat & cause skin issues. A fruit & veggie heavy diet should be undertaken. Juicy fruits like watermelons, oranges, and other citrus fruits can help keep your children hydrated and full. Cucumbers are also a great snack option.
    Visit here to learn more about – Dietetics & Nutrition Services at Lotus Hospitals
  • Sunscreen & the skin – Applying sunscreen every time your young ones step out in the sun is a tough task, but it’s also necessary. Consult your doctor to learn more about the right amount of SPF required for your kids.
  • Scheduled showers – Regular baths can help bring down the impact of the summer heat on your kid’s body. Following a routine of 2 showers a day can ensure that your kid is always cool. Swimming is another fun alternative your kids can partake in occasionally.
    Also, read about – 3 Healthy Ways to Make Summer Comfortable for Your Baby

So sit back, relax, and follow these easy tips to keep your kids healthy this summer – before you know it, summer will have passed smoothly without any hiccups!

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What Is A Test Tube Baby?

5 Feb 2020 Blog

Nowadays, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is practically a household word. Not very long ago, it was a mysterious procedure for infertility that produced “test-tube babies.” Louise Brown, born in England in 1978, was the first baby to be conceived outside the mother’s womb.

Unlike the simpler process of artificial insemination, IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What Is It?

In-vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization in which the egg and sperm are manually combined in a laboratory dish, after extracting the samples from the expectant couple. After which the embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus.

In what conditions can IVF be an option?

IVF can be an option if you or your partner has been diagnosed with the following conditions:

  • Moderate to severe endometriosis
  • very low sperm-count
  • zero sperm-count
  • blocked tubes
  • uterine problems like fibroids, ashermans syndrome
  • premature ovarian failure
  • poor ovarian reserve
  • multiple failed IUI’S
  • genetic disorder
  • Antibody problems that harm sperm or eggs
  • Or any unexplained problems

IVF is never the first step in the treatment of infertility except in cases of complete tubal blockage. Instead, it’s reserved for cases in which other methods such as fertility drugs, surgery, and artificial insemination haven’t worked.

What is the success rate for IVF?

The success rate of IVF depends on a number of factors like maternal age, endometrial receptivity, quality of gametes, training of personnel and lab air quality. It is also important to understand that pregnancy rates are not the same as live birth rates.

A woman’s age is a major factor in the success of IVF for any couple.

Side effects after IVF may include:

  • No pregnancy
  • Multiple pregnancy
  • Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
  • Injury to pelvic organs during egg pick-up (VERY RARE)

Factors which improve success of IVF:

  • Pre IVF hysteroscopy
  • Mock embryo transfer
  • Endometrial scratch test
  • Clipping of hydrosalpinx
  • Good quality embryos
  • Smooth embryo transfer

These are some basic things one must know before considering IVF. For more information you can visit Lotus Hospitals and consult a doctor.

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Importance Of Immunization

5 Feb 2020 Blog

The process of becoming immune or resistant to a disease by the means of a vaccine is known as immunization. About 85% of children around the globe get vaccinated annually.

Immunization is without a doubt one of the most economical and convenient means of preventing infectious diseases and building resistance to chronic diseases caused by infectious agents.

With the aid of vaccines, children find themselves protected from diseases like diarrhoea, measles, pneumonia, polio and whooping cough, among other infectious diseases most of which affect children at a very young age.

Making immunization easily accessible globally has become a prerequisite for global health institutions like WHO. Vaccines help countries focus on long term goals like education and economic growth by securing the future and health of their children. However, complete global access to vaccines is sadly not a reality yet

Here’s why immunization so important –

  • Immunization prevents close to 2-3 million deaths in all age groups from diseases like diphtheria, measles, tetanus, whooping cough, etc,. According to WHO, 2.5 million more lives can be saved every year if global immunization coverage is increased.
  • As of 2016, close to 86% of children received three dosages of the DTP3 vaccine. Contrary to recent beliefs among many parents, vaccines do save lives without causing any adverse effects in the day-to-day life of children.
  • Research and development in the field of vaccines has been on the rise, paving a way for vaccines against fatal diseases like dengue and malaria.
  • Measles, a highly contagious disease which can lead to blindness & death, has claimed lesser and lesser lives due to vaccination. Measles mortality rate has decreased by almost 84%.
  • Eradication of polio is almost a reality with just a few areas of Pakistan, Nigeria, and Afghanistan being affected by polio in 2016. India has been declared to be a polio-free state. Any recorded polio outbreaks in other parts of the world have been curbed.
  • Maternal and neonatal tetanus has been eliminated in many regions of South-East Asia & Americas, right after Europe.
  • Vaccines help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance. Drug-resistant bacteria exist due to overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but vaccines help build a foundation of a definite defence system against antimicrobial resistance.

Vaccinations protect one and all. As a parent, it is your duty to protect your child, and getting him/her vaccinated is the perfect place to start.

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