Diabetes Mellitus is a condition in which the amount of glucose (Sugar) in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps the glucose to enter the cells where it is used as fuel by the body. A person with diabetes may not have enough insulin or the insulin that the body makes may not work as well as it should.  This
Type 2 Diabetes
Coronary Heart Diseases(CHD) are a major cause for deaths among adults across the world. In India, CHD is affecting an ever increasing number of the adult population year-on-year. Some of the reasons for this include obesity, poor nutrition, smoking and diabetes. CHD results in the narrowing of the coronary arteries – the blood vessels that supply oxygen and blood to the heart. CHD commonly causes chest pain, shortness of breath or heart attack. CHD cannot
Coronary Heart Diseases
Does your partner often complain about your snoring habits? You could be suffering from Sleep Apnea. Left unchecked, this could increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, obesity and motor vehicle collisions. Sleep Apnea is a sleeping disorder characterized by periods of shallow breathing or pauses in breathing during sleep. Each pause can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and can happen many times a night. In the most
Coronary Heart Diseases, Sleep Apnea
It is no secret that obesity is now almost a global epidemic. A majority of adults across the world are now either overweight or obese. This is largely due to factors like sedentary lifestyle, dietary imbalance and other unhealthy habits. In India, a person with Body Mass Index(BMI) greater than 27.4 is considered to be obese. Obesity can lead to various health complications like heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, cancer among others. However, obesity is easy
Obesity Surgery
Diabetes Surgery in Bangalore
To treat diabetes, one needs to control his blood sugar levels in the body. Most people do it by medications, dietary changes and exercise. But, do you know that there’s a surgical method to treat diabetes? We spoke to Dr. Melvin Look to gain more insights about this breakthrough in diabetes treatment. RS: Hi Dr. Melvin Look. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Tell us about yourself! Dr. Look: I am a Consultant Surgeon at
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide and has reached an epidemic proportion in the Western society. Evidence continues to accumulate that obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The most widely accepted measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). This number is calculated by dividing a patient’s mass (kg) by his or her height (m2). A normal BMI is considered in the
Bariatric Surgery
obesity specialist in Bangalore
Obesity is now a global pandemic that continues to accelerate despite the often Herculean efforts by afflicted individuals to lose weight. These efforts are thwarted by a physiological system that regulates body weight in a manner analogous to that by which a thermostat controls ambient temperature. For each individual, there is a highly genetically influenced level of adiposity that is defended by this adipostatic control system, wherein alterations in body fat stores trigger compensatory changes
Gastric Bypass Surgery
It’s three weeks after Chantel James’ breast reduction surgery, and this afternoon, she’s getting a pedicure. The toe treatment is her first in a year – and the first she’ll be able to appreciate. “My breasts were so big I actually didn’t see my feet,” says James, a 26-year-old living in Boston who is pursuing a graduate degree in social work​ this fall. “I looked down [after the surgery], and I was like, “My feet
Breast Reduction Surgery