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Stop Smoking! Start Living!

  Smoking is an addiction that continues to dominate several lives. Many a time a person thinks he would like to give it up, but is helpless and gives in to the craving out of sheer habit. He knows that he might become a victim of a chronic disease like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or … Continued

Changing weather and childhood illnesses

The present Bangalore weather change has greatly affected the health of children and adults. Respiratory infections and allergies are on the rise. However, there is a decline in the number of cases of viral hemorrhagic fevers.   Respiratory infections   As the temperatures fall, viruses thrive and lead to respiratory infections. Common viruses include Rhinovirus, … Continued


  Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when microorganisms namely bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites do not respond to antimicrobials which they were earlier susceptible. AMR makes infections difficult to treat. It increases the severity, communicability and mortality associated with the disease. It is estimated that AMR caused 1.27 million deaths in 2019. Over the last few … Continued

ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮ ಜೀವಿ ಪ್ರತಿರೋಧಕಗಳ ಜವಾಬ್ದಾರಿಯುತ ನಿರ್ವಹಣೆ

ಆರೋಗ್ಯವೇ ಭಾಗ್ಯ ಆರೋಗ್ಯವನ್ನು ಕಾಪಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವುದು ,ರೋಗಗಳನ್ನು ತಡೆಗಟ್ಟುವುದು ,ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆಗಿಂತ ಉತ್ತಮ. ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮಜೀವಿಪ್ರತಿರೋಧಕಗಳ ಬಳಿಕೆ ೨೧ ನೆಯ ಶತಮಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಾಮುಖ್ಯ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ತಂದಿದೆ .ಕ್ಯಾನ್ಸರ್ ,ಅಂಗಾಂಗಗಳ ಕಸಿ ,ಶತ್ರಶಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ ,ಇನ್ನು ಅನೇಕ ವಲಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕೋಟ್ಯಂತರ ರೋಗಿಗಳ ಜೀವ ಉಳಿಯುವುದರಲ್ಲಿ  ಬಹುಪಾಲು ಸೂಕ್ಷ್ಮಜೀವಿ ಪ್ರತಿರೋಧಕಗಳದ್ದಾಗಿದೆ . ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ್ಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣಕರ್ತವಾಗಿದೆ. ವಿಷಾದಕರ ಸಂಗತಿಯಂದರೆ , ಇವುಗಳ ಅತಿಯಾದಬಳಕೆ ,ದುರ್ಬಳಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚುತ್ತಿದೆ .ಇದು ಪ್ರತಿರೋಧಕ್ಕೆ ಕಾರಣವಾಗಿದೆ . ಸಾಧಾರಣ ಸೋಂಕುಗಳನ್ನು ಗುಣಪಡಿಸಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ .ಆಸ್ಪತ್ರೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಗುಣಹೊಂದಲು ಹೆಚ್ಚುದಿನಗಳು ಇರಬೇಕಾಗಿ ಬರುತ್ತಿದೆ … Continued

World AIDS Day

  The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus which targets our immune system. It weakens our defence mechanisms against infections and some types of cancers. The virus damages the cells of the immune system, and the immune system loses its ability to fight infections. By measuring the CD4 cell count, we can assess the … Continued


  If your legs pain while walking, this may be the first indicator of a leg attack, known in medical terminology as Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).   Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is a common condition in which arteries in the body can become narrow and blocked due to various reasons. It could be age-related, high … Continued


This week is GERD Awareness week.   Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) It is a disorder that affects the lower part of the esophagus (food pipe) due to abnormal and frequent acid exposure from the stomach. If one neglects this condition, it could also lead to esophageal cancer. Acid reflux can happen when you consume certain … Continued

Premature Deliveries

November is Prematurity Awareness Month.   India has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of preterm births in the world. Approximately one to ten babies are born prematurely. In this scenario, we are equipped to handle preterm babies and care for them to grow into healthy children. A normal pregnancy lasts about 40 … Continued

High-Risk Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a normal physiological process, a phase of life to be enjoyed and cherished. Any pregnancy that comes with complications, whether mild or severe, can affect the mother and the baby. Hence, this kind of high-risk pregnancy can be stressful. Here are a few causes of high-risk pregnancy:   Maternal Age: Pregnancies occurring as … Continued

Lifesaving Vaccine to Prevent Cervical Cancer

Vaccine: A great boon!   For us doctors, the Human Papilloma Vaccine is a great boon in the prevention of cervical cancer.  This major breakthrough is like a streak of light in the treatment of a deadly disease like cancer. The statistics of this disease taking lives are scary. India accounts for over 75,000 deaths … Continued