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An E-Zine to connect you to your neighborhood healthcare providers including Doctor Profiles, Hospital Reviews, New Trends & much more

Transcript of Stay Healthy

  • Edition 1, November 2015

    5 Questions with Dr. Sumeet Sethi

    Know Your Specialty Audiology (from Latin audre, to hear; and from Greek -, -logia)

    Delhi The new hub for Kidney Transplant Every day, your kidneys process about 200 quarts of blood to sift out about 2 quarts of waste products and

    extra water.

    Have an Eco-Friendly Diwali



    Thomas Fuller


    Healthy good health to you

  • 1

    Health goes Social With almost 80% of people searching for

    their health symptoms online, there has been a massive shift

    in the healthcare contextual space. is making

    headlines everywhere, powering even the small towns of

    India to go online. With internet savvy population that is in

    ever ready mode, patients do their homework before

    meeting a healthcare professional.

    With the E-commerce industry booming its way into every

    household, the belief that everything is available online has

    started to sink in. Healthcare providers are now compelled

    to provider not only relevant information but also act as

    better health guides for people to follow.

    In the midst of the internet frenzy, we are happy to present

    the first edition of Stay Healthy your good health ezine. In

    this edition we have tried to capture the trending health

    topics, your nearby healthcare provider guide, eco-friendly

    tips for Diwali and much more.

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    5 Questions

    with Dr

    Sumeet Sethi

    Delhi The

    new hub for



    Why my back

    hurts while



  • 2

    Dr. Rays Dental Clinic offers a comprehensive set of oral

    healthcare services through world-

    class equipments and technology to

    provide affordable dental treatment

    of the international quality. Dr.

    Rays Dental Clinic adheres to the

    highest standards in clinic safety,

    cleanliness and patient care. Ethical

    treatment and Transparent costing

    are the two principles for Dr. Rays

    Clinic. Specialization: Implants,

    Veneers, Invisalign, Whitening, DSD

    - Digital Smile Designing, Root Canal

    Therapy, Crowns & Bridges

    Children Dental Care

    Know Your Specialty Audiology

    Audiology (from Latin audre, to hear; and from Greek -

    , -logia) is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance,

    and related disorders. Its practitioners, who treat those with

    hearing loss and proactively prevent related damage are


    Audiologists are experts in the nonmedical diagnosis and

    management of disorders of the auditory and balance systems.

    They specialize in:

    Identifying and assessing hearing and balance problems

    Rehabilitating persons with hearing and balance disorders

    Preventing hearing loss

    Audiologists have training in anatomy and physiology, hearing aids, cochlear implants,

    electrophysiology, acoustics, psychophysics, neurology, vestibular function and assessment, balance

    disorders, counselling and sign language.

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    Why My Back hurts while driving?

    Driving for long or regular intervals often creates

    strain on your vertebrae and discs. Regular driving

    creates a different kind of lumber curve which gives

    spine different kinds of vibrations and jolts.

    Nowadays cars have a lower roof line which bounds

    the driver to lower the seat resulting in tipped back

    putting strain on the hamstrings and pulling their

    pelvic attachments. This posture if remains frequent

    for prolonged seasons results in muscle stiffening,

    spasm and back pain.

    Along with back pain many people also suffer from

    the neck and shoulder pain. This happens because of

    tensioning the neck and shoulders while gripping

    the steering wheel too tightly.

    Remedy from back pain arousing out of driving, can

    be eradicated by simply being in the correct postures

    while driving. During long journeys stop regularly,

    get out of the car and move around. Exercising

    regularly also helps in releasing the strain from

    different joints in the body. Car makers are striving

    hard to build cars keeping in mind the ergonomic

    conditions, but till that time it is up to the individual

    to adopt correct postures and regular exercise to

    prevent back pain.

    In case the Problem still persists and Physical

    Exercising does not help, then one must consult an

    Orthopedics for advice and screening of the


    Dr Ramneek Mahajan

    Head of Unit

    Department of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement



  • 4

    5 Questions With Dr. Sumeet Sethi

    Doctor Sumeet Sethi is a Senior Cardiologist practicing in Delhi & Gurgaon. He is a renowned cardiologist

    specializing in all kinds of Interventional cardiac procedures. In todays session of #5Questions, we will be talking

    about High Blood Pressure and its associated risks. Please bear in mind that these questions are generic in nature and the information provided is not to be taken as medical advice and is not intended as a

    substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

    Healthoncall: What is high blood pressure and what are the causes of it?

    Dr. Sumeet Sethi(Cardiologist): High Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted against the walls of

    the arteries as blood flows through them. When the heart contracts and pushes blood into the vessels, blood

    pressure rises. It lowers when the heart relaxes, but theres always a certain amount of pressure in the arteries.

    Blood pressure changes from minute to minute and is affected by activity and rest, body temperature, diet,

    emotional state, posture, and medications. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg) and is

    recorded as two figures:

    Systolic pressure the pressure of the blood when your heart beats to pump blood out

    Diastolic pressure the pressure of the blood when your heart rests in between beats, which reflects how

    strongly your arteries are resisting blood flow

    For example, your blood pressure is 140 over 90, or 140/90mmHg, it means you have a systolic pressure of

    140mmHg and a diastolic pressure of 90mmHg. If a person has high blood pressure it means that the walls of the

    arteries are receiving too much pressure repeatedly. High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor that can

    increase your chance of developing heart disease, a stroke, and other serious conditions, the higher the blood

    pressure, the greater the risk. You are at a higher risk if:

    you eat too much salt;

    you dont eat enough fruit and vegetables;

    you are not active enough;

    you are overweight; or

    you drink too much alcohol

    Age: as you get older, the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle can build up and your blood pressure can increase.

    Family history: you are at greater risk if other

    members of your family have, or have had, high

    blood pressure.

    Obesity/overweight overweight refers to

    having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat

    and/or water. Both overweight and obese people

    are more likely to develop high blood pressure,

    compared to people of normal weight.

    Diabetes people with diabetes are at a higher

    risk of developing hypertension.

    Healthoncall: what are the consequences of not

    controlling my blood pressure?

    Dr. Sumeet Sethi(Cardiologist): High blood

    pressure is a leading cause of heart attack, stroke,

    heart failure, and kidney disease, so its a serious condition that we all must be more conscious of as we age. High

    blood pressure can become difficult to control over time resulting in need for more medication. It is not

    uncommon to be prescribed 3-4 medications to control high blood pressure. However, many factors may play a

    role in blood pressure control. A diet low in salt and adherence to medication regimen prescribed by your doctor

    is very important in controlling blood pressure. Unhealthy lifestyle practices may play a major role in

    uncontrolled high blood pressure. Smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, and lack of exercise may contribute to

    uncontrolled blood pressure.

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    Healthoncall: What is a heart attack?

    Dr. Sumeet Sethi(Cardiologist): A heart attack is a

    medical emergency that occurs when blood supply

    to part of the heart is suddenly cut off. The heart

    muscles are supplied by the coronary arteries, which

    branch off from a major artery called the aorta. Heart

    attack occurs when one or more of the coronary

    arteries become blocked. Our heart muscle needs

    oxygen to survive. A heart attack occurs when the

    blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is

    severely reduced or cut off completely. This happens

    because coronary arteries that supply the heart

    muscle with blood flow can slowly become narrow

    from a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other

    substances that together are called plaque. When a

    plaque in a heart artery breaks,