Question And Answers
Q. My brother has sleep apnea most probably due to his obesity, how can that be treated?
For milder cases of obstructive sleep apnea, we recommend some lifestyle changes. Such as,
- Lose weight if you're overweight.
- Exercise regularly.
- Use a nasal decongestant or allergy medications.
- Don't sleep on your back.
- Avoid taking sedative medications such as anti-anxiety drugs or sleeping pills.
Q. If i want to reduce weight, then what all options do i have, surgically or otherwise?
Each weight loss surgery option presents unique risks and benefits, so it's important to compare them. There are many surgical options out there, like Bariatric surgery, gastric bypass surgery, Sleeve gastrectomy etc. For further details, you can visit our clinic or book an appointment @+917904139064.
Q. Can i know about bariatric surgery and the criteria on meeting which i will qualify for this surgery?
To be eligible for bariatric surgery, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or have a BMI between 35 and 40.
- An obesity-related condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
- Weigh less than 450 pounds, the maximum weight that hospital radiology equipment can accommodate. If you need to lose weight to meet this requirement, a nutritionist is available to help.
Q. My grandfather was diagnosed with GERD, how can he be treated?
GERD is a digestive disorder that affects the ring of muscle between your oesophagus & your stomach. This can usually be controlled with medication. If you wish to avoid long-term medication then we recommend: Fundoplication. Plan a consultation with Dr Samrat Jankar, our expert gastroenterologist. He will provide the best possible & effective treatment for this.
Q. How does non-vegetarian food cause acidity?
Yes, non-vegetarian food causes acidity or may lead to acid peptic disease. If you are experiencing so, then take less spicy and less oily food. You can have chicken and eggs but should avoid them being cooked in a fried oily manner.
Q. What is colonoscopy and how does it help in treating colon cancer?
A colonoscopy is a procedure in which doctor examines the inside of your large intestine to seek for the cause of symptoms such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding or changes in bowel habits.
To check the inside of the colon, doctor will insert a long, flexible tube with a camera on one end into the rectum. A particular diet may be required for 24-48 hours before to the surgery. In a process called as bowel prep, the colon will also need to be cleaned using strong laxatives.
If polyps are discovered in the colon, they will be removed by a surgeon and referred for biopsy. A pathologist examines the polyps under a microscope for malignant or precancerous cells during a biopsy.
Q. What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
Colon cancer is also known as colorectal cancer, a term that combines colon cancer with rectal cancer, which starts in the rectum. The following are some of the signs and symptoms of colon cancer:
- A change in your bowel habits, such as diarrhoea or constipation, or a change in the consistency of your stool, that persists.
- Blood in your stool or rectal bleeding.
- Consistent stomach pain, such as cramps or gas.
- Unexplained weight loss
- Weakness or exhaustion.
Q. What is incarcerated hernia?
A section of the intestine or abdominal tissue that becomes trapped in the sac of a hernia—the bulge of soft tissue that pushes through a weak place in the abdominal wall—is known as an incarcerated hernia. Stool may not be able to pass through the intestine if a section of it is trapped.
Incarcerated inguinal hernias usually cause swelling in the groin region, and some may show redness. If bowel obstruction has occurred, some additional symptoms may include sudden onset of pain, lack of appetite, irritability, and nausea or vomiting.
Q. What are the preventive measures to avoid hernia?
Avoid straining at stool and urine, maintain good health, avoid heavy weight lifting.
Q. What are the symptoms of Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
Acid reflux is the most common symptom of GERD. Acid reflux can produce a burning sensation in your chest that spreads up into your neck and throat. Heartburn is a common name for this sensation.
You may get a sour or bitter taste in the back of your mouth if you have acid reflux. It may also cause food or liquid to regurgitate from your stomach into your mouth. Some other symptoms of GERD include:
- Nausea & Chest pain
- Pain when swallowing or may be difficulty in swallowing
- Chronic cough
- a hoarse voice
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