Thursday, January 14, 2010

My new clinic

Within a day or two I shall be consulting in my Private and exclusive OPD at JAP Health care ,Gurgaon between 10AM to 12 PM every day except Sunday.I love the ambiance myself

Monday, January 11, 2010

Lamaze ( Fact or Placebo?)

It might sound little ironical.A gynaecologist asking patients to educate.But yes ,I don't have all the answers.For doctors patients are the best teachers.I am not very sure about whether Lamaze exercises help or they don't help during pregnancy and labour.Comments are welcome from those readers who had Lamaze experience and found it useful.I will share your experiences with my patients.

Pre menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is the name given to a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before you have your period. These symptoms usually get better once your period starts and often disappear by the end of your period.

Nearly all women have some premenstrual symptoms. Each woman’s symptoms are different but the most common symptoms include:

•mood swings
•feeling depressed, irritable or bad-tempered
•feeling upset, anxious or emotional
•tiredness or trouble sleeping
•changes in appetite and food cravings
•feeling clumsy, possibly leading to increased accidents
•fluid retention and feeling bloated
•changes to skin or hair
•having sore or tender breasts.
Most women do not have all these symptoms, only certain ones. Sometimes the symptoms are the same each month and sometimes they are different. The symptoms form a pattern over time.

Between one and two in 20 (5–10%) women get PMS which is severe enough to prevent them from getting on with their daily lives. PMS usually improves after the menopause. A very small number of women get a more intense form of PMS, known as premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

Tomorrow I shall be talking about how to cope with it.If you are also amongst the majority of women who have PMS ,RELAX!! You are not the only one :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

What do you Prefer :competence or age????

Though I take it as a complement but at times it does bother me.Doctor is very young........would she be able to manage my case?Unfortunately medicine is one field where you do get advantage if you have few crow feet's and gray strands of hair to flaunt.Being cuddly adds to your years and that is also an advantage.
Medical skills have nothing to do with age.Its more about how quickly you achieve the competence required to perform any surgery.Its about your basic aptitude for the subject.
And yes I have decided,even if some patients would prefer a old matronly looking strict gynaecologist,I am fine being a young and friendly soul.:)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Cord blood banking,

•Cord blood is the baby's blood that remains in the placenta and umbilical cord after birth.
•Cord blood contains stem cells.
•Blood stem cells from cord blood can be used for transplants for children and young adults. This is known as a cord blood or stem cell transplant.
•A cord blood transplant can treat many blood diseases, immune diseases and metabolic diseases.
•It is not yet known if stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat other conditions.
•Stem cells from cord blood can be collected and stored for future use.
•Cord blood is not usually collected as a routine.
•Cord blood must be collected safely and in a way that minimises contamination and infection.
•It is best if a trained technician who is not involved in the care of a woman or her baby collects cord blood.
•There are two types of cord blood bank:

1.private (commercial) banks
2.public banks.
•Private banks are generally for-profit organisations which store cord blood for possible future use by an individual's own family for a fee.
•Each hospital should have its own policy on private banking and make this policy available to prospective parents.
•A public bank, such as the NHS cord blood bank, stores donated cord blood for use by patients anywhere in the world who need a transplant.
•A public bank may also store cord blood for families with a known genetic or other disease.
•The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) supports public banking and donation to the NHS cord blood bank.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Wishing a very happy and Prosperous New Year to all those who visit my blog