Monday 9 September 2019

Things You Don’t Know About Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a medical condition that usually affects 5 to 7% of people between 10 to 30 years of age. The symptoms of appendicitis may first seem like indigestion. People sometimes feel nauseous or have diarrhea, which is accompanied by vomiting and fever.

The pain gets worse over time and usually occurs near the belly button or on the lower right side of the belly. Appendicitis needs to be treated on priority before it progresses into life-threatening conditions caused by the appendix burst.

Below are some facts about this seemingly unnecessary organ that causes so much trouble if left untreated.

Pain that stops isn’t always a good thing

Appendicitis is a common ailment in very young or older adults. It’s also more common in women, especially during pregnancy. Sometimes people may experience severe pain, but due to the appendix ruptures, the pain is relieved. However, this is only temporary pain relief. When appendix ruptures, fluids can seep into the abdomen and cause an infection called peritonitis, which can be life-threatening.  A ruptured appendix requires immediate surgery to remove the tissue and to clean the abdominal cavity to prevent peritonitis.

You don’t need your appendix for daily functional activities

 The appendix has been thought of as a useless leftover from the evolutionary process. Its function is not entirely clear. This organ may assist the body to fight against infection during early life, but it’s not a prominent organ.  After an appendix removal surgery or an appendectomy, other organs like bowel, spleen, and, lymph nodes take over the infection-fighting work of the appendix, maintaining the ideal level of immunity. You will be able to carry out all your daily activities, after recovering from the surgery without any hindrance.

Most appendectomies are minimally invasive

 Today, most appendectomies are laparoscopic procedures, using only smaller incisions and possibly a shorter recovery period compared to open surgery. Laparoscopic surgery provides a surgeon with better visualization and improved precision and accuracy during the procedure.

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Experts recommend laparoscopic surgery in cases where the appendix is intact with no further complications. Open surgery is suggested in cases of appendix bursts where the infection has spread to the surrounding organs.

In capsule, you should always assess the pain in the abdomen and other common symptoms carefully before passing it off as a stomach bug. If detected on time, appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics alone.

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Tuesday 25 June 2019

All You Must Know About Appendicitis

An organ that most people are not so worried about, if not given proper care and timely attention when needed can even cause death.

Appendix, the small finger-shaped organ on the right side of the abdomen is a silent killer. Most of us are not familiar with it as it doesn’t play any role in the body functionalities and can make you suffer anytime. If a blockage inside the appendix causes inflammation and infection in the organ, it causes an enormous amount of severe abdominal pain and fever. Sometimes this condition can end up in surgery and removal of the organ. This condition is commonly called as appendicitis.  

Appendicitis most commonly occurs during adolescence and in the 20s but may occur at any later age as well. The reason behind this is not fully understood. Numerous people undergo surgery and remove the organ (appendectomies) every year.

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Blockage in the appendix is normally formed by a small piece of stool, a foreign body or sometimes by worms. As a result of the blockage, the appendix becomes inflamed and infected. If the inflammation continues without treatment, the appendix can rupture. This might later turn into some severe infections and health problems.

Major symptoms are:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Fever 
  • Constipation 
  • Loss of appetite 

Diagnosis & Treatments

Doctors usually, suggest imaging tests such as  Computed Tomography (CT) or Ultrasonography in order to diagnose properly and to conduct the surgery if needed. With an early operation, the chance of death from appendicitis is very low. But without surgery or taking proper antibiotics, people may die. 

Patients can usually leave the hospital in one to three days after the surgery, and recovery is usually quick and complete. However, older people often take a longer time to recover. There are other ways of treatments like; Antibiotics, Draining the Abscess, Pain relievers, IV fluids, liquid diets, etc. 


There are no proven prevention methods for appendicitis. But we can lower the risk by controlling the diet. This is the best possible way available. Researchers found that people having a luxury fiber diet are free from the threats of appendicitis. 

Maintaining a food habit that includes fruits, vegetables, lentils, split peas, beans, and other legumes, oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat, and other whole grains can help keep issues related to appendicitis at bay. 

Drinking plenty of water, regularly exercising, avoiding lifting heavy objects, keeping the surgical area hygiene, etc are the methods of easy recovery for those who have undergone an appendicitis surgery.

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Saturday 1 June 2019

Gallbladder Surgery Side Effects

An individual may require to go through a gallbladder surgery if the pain and inflammation from the gallstones persist for a long period of time and brings in other related issues. Generally, in the first stage patients are assisted with pain medications, but if the condition gets severe, surgery is left to be the only option. The doctor may suggest an open surgery or a laparoscopic surgery depending on the condition.

So what is life without a gallbladder? A person can relatively lead a better life after gallbladder surgery. When a gallbladder is removed the bile moves directly from your liver to the intestine thereby carrying out the process of digestion. However, like every other surgery, gallbladder surgery too has certain complications. The patient might go through bleeding from incisions, pain, infection or fever.

Possible digestive side effects post-gallbladder-surgery

Difficulty indigestion

After gallbladder surgery, your body might take some time to carry out the process of digestion. Some medications during the surgery can even lead to indigestion. Though the indigestion issues do not last long, some other complication might occur. 

Flatulence or diarrhoea

One of the common diseases leading from indigestion is diarrhoea. Post surgery, the patients needs to take a low-fat healthy diet for a few days. If there is excess fat or little fibre in the diet, the patient often experiences diarrhoea.

Intestinal Injury

Gallbladder surgery should be conducted by an experienced surgeon. Any kind of negligence during the surgery can even cause intestinal injury.  Like every other surgery, you will feel pain for a few days, but if the pain persists for a long period of time,you should speak to your surgeon.


A patient might go through short term constipation post-surgery. But that's quite common.

If you are looking for a reliable hospital for gallbladder surgery in India, then visit the Max Super speciality Hospital. The Max Hospital headed by Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri is one of the best hospitals for gallbladder surgery.

To book an appointment, call at +91 9810467330, +91 9599754314. 
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Wednesday 27 February 2019

Know About The Diet To Follow After Gallbladder Removal

Gallbladder stones or gallstones are small stone-like objects that form in the bile duct or the gallbladder. The size of the stones may vary and sometimes they might even grow to the size of a golf ball. Almost 4 out of 10 individual having gallstones, do not need to go for treatment since there are no visible symptoms. But in case these are creating problems like abdominal pain, sudden back pain, vomiting or nausea, you need to go for surgery!

These days minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery is conducted in order to provide better results post surgery. But there are certain restrictions one needs to follow post surgery.

Dietary plan post gallbladder surgery

After the gallbladder is removed some people often develop loose motion (watery stool). Sometimes diarrhea lasts for almost 2 weeks. But this is normal. During this period one needs to take special attention towards health. You can't have whatever you want! Though there is no exact diet post gallbladder surgery, following are some dietary strategies that will help you with diarrhea problem post surgery.

  • Avoid high-fat foods- For at least a moth completely avoid oily, greasy and junk food. Choose those foods that are low fat or fat free. One needs to reduce sugar intake to a great extent. Also you need to stop having processed food. Go for freshly cooked home food.
  • Eat in smaller quantity- Having food in smaller quantity through frequent meals will help the release of the bile. Through your meals make sure you are consuming a smaller amount of proteins and larger amount of nutritious veggies.
  • Drink adequate amount of water- On the basis of your weight doctor may suggest you how much water should you drink daily. Try to have fruits that have more water content like watermelon, citrus fruits, tomatoes etc.
  • Have fibrous food- Fibrous foods like oats, barley helps normalizing bowel movement.

Consult the best doctor in town!

Headed by Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri, the Laparoscopy and bariatric Department at the Max Super Speciality Hospital offers advanced treatment options for several bariatric problems. The doctor provides the most effective and advanced gall bladder stone treatments in New Delhi. He uses the minimally invasive laparoscopic technique to remove gallstones.

So if you want to consult a doctor regarding gall bladder removal in New Delhi,  Visit Max Super Speciality Hospital now itself!!

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Monday 14 January 2019

Hemorrhoid Treatment: How to get rid of Hemorrhoids

Piles (or Hemorrhoids) are one of the best-described diseases in medical history. The oldest, credible descriptions of haemorrhoids date back to 1500 BCE in Mesopotamia. But there are even older records in Indian and Chinese literature, while we do not know accurately how old these are.

Hemorrhoids are enlarged, congested veins just under the surface tissue of your anus (the opening of your bowel) or your rectum (the last part of your bowel). They are often described as varicose veins formed in the lower rectum or around the outside of the anus. The term when used in a clinical sense, refers to the downward displacement or internal disruption of the vascular-rich connective tissue cushions located within the anal canal.

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The rectum is the last part of the bowel that leads to the anal canal (the opening at the end of the bowel) where fecal matter leaves the body. Everyone has haemorrhoidal tissue within the anal canal and perianal area (area of the body surrounding the anus) that’s made up of blood vessels, connective tissue, and some muscle. These “anal cushions” act as a stop in the back passage, just like the tap washers. They don’t always become enlarged or distended or otherwise symptomatic, but we use the term for symptomatic or pathologic haemorrhoids. Internal haemorrhoids are located in the upper part of the anal canal (above a mucosal fold called the dentate line or pectinate line), and external, located below.

Internal hemorrhoids develop within the rectum and are characterised by bleeding and varying degrees of prolapse, and may be followed by pain, itching, mucus discharge, and faecal seepage. External haemorrhoids usually only give major symptoms when they thrombose(blood clots inside them ) and are then very painful.

Hemorrhoids (Piles) - Treatments

The treatment of piles depends on the type of symptoms and severity affecting the patient. The conservative treatments include Oral medications or topical suppositories.

More definitive measures or surgical techniques are needed for severe Hemorrhoids, such as when clots frequently form in external hemorrhoids, or Iigation fails to treat internal haemorrhoids or when there is persistent bleeding or when a protruding haemorrhoid cannot be reduced.

Surgical techniques under general anaesthesia include:

Stapled hemorrhoidopexy: In an effort to evade some of the postoperative pain associated with hemorrhoidectomy, stapled hemorrhoidopexy (also known as stapled hemorrohoidectomy) which is a more recently developed option that uses a stapling device to remove hemorrhoidal tissue. Surgeons recommend this procedure for patients whose hemorrhoids have prolapsed or become abnormally large, or for patients who have shown little or no improvement with nonsurgical treatment.

 This procedure involves circular stapling device which takes away some of the tissue located upstream from the hemorrhoids, thus pulling the hemorrhoids upward and returns that to its normal position, and staples to the wall of the rectum. This will stop the blood flow to your hemorrhoid and decrease swelling so that the tissue will shrink and be reabsorbed.


  • Stapled hemorrhoidopexy requires no external incision hence considerably reduces the chances of infection. 
  • Patients typically experience less pain than those who undergo traditional hemorrhoid surgery and can resume work earlier.
  • They may also experience less bleeding, swelling, and itching around the anus and inside the rectum. 
  • In addition, stapled hemorrhoidopexy may reduce the chance of incontinence after the procedure.

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If you have enlarged hemorrhoids and want to know if Stapled Hemorrhoidectomy is right for you, contact the team of gastrointestinal medical professionals at Max Super Specialty Hospital.  The Department of Laparoscopic and Minimal Access surgery at Max Hospital is the first and prominent International centre of Excellence for Bariatric Procedures and Hernia Repair in Asia Pacific Region and it is managed by Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri who is a highly qualified and accomplished consultant and Laparoscopic surgeon.  They are considered as the best for Hemorrhoids Treatment New Delhi that includes piles surgery New Delhi, India. Dr. Nikhil along with his highly skilled, qualified and dedicated team that comprises of 2300+ medical doctors offer quality care services across twenty nine specialties throughout network of fourteen hospitals.

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Monday 17 September 2018

Self-care is important to maintain your mental health

Self-care is important to maintain your mental health

Taking care of yourself is important throughout your life. You only have one body and one mind, and they have to last a lifetime. Self-care is good for your body, but it’s also good for your mind and mental health. Incorporating it into your lifestyle can help you improve your life in many ways.

Self-care isn’t just about getting pedicures and massages, though those are nice, too. Daily self-care is about the small changes you can make to improve your life. Choosing to eat better and add healthy habits can help you tremendously.

If you’re in addiction recovery, self-care is extremely important. Some self-care practices to include in your life are managing your environment to reduce stress and triggers, and avoiding negative influences, such as old friends who still drink or use drugs. Avoiding the things that encouraged you to use will help you avoid that desire to partake. Know what your triggers are, and have a plan for how to overcome them when they pop back into your life. Surround yourself with friends who are supportive of your new lifestyle, and you’ll be more likely to stay sober.

Here are some often-overlooked ways to incorporate self care into your life.

1. Get some sleep -- When we’re busy and stressed, sleep is one of the first things to go. But sleep is so important to our health. It can keep your heart healthy, prevent headaches, reduce stress, clean out your brain, improve brain function and prevent degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Sleep can also prevent weight gain and improve your mood. That feeling you get when you’ve had a good night of sleep is more than just happiness -- it’s healthful!

2. Relax -- Easier said than done, we know. But taking some time to relax when you feel stressed can help you in many ways. Make time in your week to do the things you enjoy, such as spending time with family or friends or participating in hobbies. Taking the time to have fun will help you face your weekly responsibilities with renewed gusto.

3. Reduce stress -- Just like relaxation, this can be a challenge. But it’s worth the effort. Ways to reduce stress include fine-tuning your morning routine, adding exercise to your day and listening to music while you work. Exercise is one of the best stress reducers, so going for a walk during your lunch break or joining a fitness class can make all the difference. Exercise boosts serotonin and dopamine, the feel-good chemicals in your brain.

4. Say no -- We naturally want to please the people around us. It’s in our basic makeup. So, saying no to them can feel really scary, but it’s important to do so to keep yourself from being overwhelmed. Saying yes to everything can add to your stress and feelings of frustration. So be clear with yourself about what you want and what you can do. Then allow yourself to say no to everything else.

5. Drink water -- Water is so good for you for many reasons, and staying hydrated can help keep you healthy and feeling well. Water is great when your energy starts to lag or when you feel hungry but don’t want to binge eat. It keeps your skin and kidneys healthy, as well as all your other organs. Drink up!

When you need help, ask for it. Then, work on these small changes in your life to keep you healthy and happy. You’re your body and mind’s best advocate, so keep up the work of staying healthy. You’ll reap great rewards for doing so. And you’ll be able to live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

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Brad Krause, graduated from collage in 2010 and went straight to the corporate world at the headquarters of a popular retail company.But what started as a dream job soured quickly.After four years of working 15-hour days and neglecting his health,he decided enough was enough.Through aiding a friend during a tough time,Brad discovered his real calling-helping people implement self-care practices that improve their overall well-being.He created to share his own knowledge and the many great resources he finds on his self-care journey.

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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Stop Suffering In The Silence - The Best Anal Fistula Treatment Is Here

The anus is the external opening through which the fecal matter is expelled from the body. There are many small glands inside the anus. If any of these glands becomes blocked, an infected cavity called an abscess may form. Over 50% of these infected cavities may form into a fistula. A fistula is nothing but a small channel that connects infected gland to a skin opening around the anus.
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Causes for Anal fistula

An Anal abscess is the prime cause of fistula formation. However, fistulas may also be caused by STD, TB, Crohn’s disease, Diverticulitis.


Symptoms of the Anal fistula

  • Swelling and pain around the anus
  • Recurrent abscess in or around the anus
  • Bleeding
  • Skin irritation around the anus due to continual drainage
  • Chills, fever and a feeling of fatigue


Anal Fistula diagnosis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps in visualizing the anal fistula details, especially for recurring and complex cases.
Sigmoidoscopy helps to view the sigmoid colon and rectum. This test is quite useful to the patients who suspect to have ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease.
Anoscopy is done to view inside the anus, including the internal opening of the fistula if present

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Anal Fistula treatment

Minimally Invasive Anal Fistula treatment (MAFT surgery) is ideal for High or Complex anal fistulas. The procedure is done through the external opening of the fistula. Through the external opening, a fistuloscope is inserted to view the fistula tract and localize the internal opening. An irrigation solution is used to view the fistula tract clearly. This inflation helps in localizing the internal opening of the fistula tract by advancing the fistuloscope through the track gently. Soon after locating the internal opening, it is sutured. Then the surgeon examines for the entire track for any secondary fistula or abscess cavity.

If the abscess cavity and secondary fistula are found, they are drained and with the help of a monopolar electrode, a fulguration is performed. With the help of endobrush that is passed through the fistuloscope, the damaged tissue is removed. Finally, the internal opening is disconnected by stapler firing. A temporary dressing is done at the external opening. The Patient is usually discharged the next day.

Dr. Nikhil Agnihotri is an expert in providing anal fistula treatment in New Delhi with an advanced surgical procedure. The advantages of Minimally invasive technique (sigmoidoscopy in India) are
  • No large wounds or dressings
  • No incontinence even in complex fistulas
  • Early return to work
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