Top 5 Procedures You Should Undergo Abroad, For Maximum Savings

Overview

The ever increasing costs of medical treatment in the developed countries have led to the expansion of medical tourism beyond recognition. The advances in technology and internet has greatly helped the development of medical tourism by providing easy and quick access to information. Though there are many factors that cause the patients to travel abroad for medical treatment, the huge savings in treatment costs overseas such as in Idia is the leading factor that drives the medical tourists from one country to other. Patients can save around 60 to 80% in their overall treatment and still get same or even better quality and safety as in the West.

You need to choose the right medical procedures at the right medical tourism destinatinon. Here are the top 5 procedures you should undergo abroad for maximum savings.

Hip Replacement Surgery

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It is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon treats a painful hip due to arthritis. This procedure cna either be performed using a tradiational or the minimally invasive techniques which differ only in the size of the incision made and the later leads to faster recovery. This surgery is needed when a person experiences lot of pain while walking, climbing or even in resting position. It will relieve the patient of pain and help them achieve normal functioning of the hip hence will aid to attain a healthy and active lifestyle.

Cataract Surgery

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If the eye lens becomes clouded then it might cause blurred vision, difficulty in reading signs while driving or disabling glare at night time. People affected from cataract may find it difficult to engage in activities such as daily household work, knitting, etc. and hence opt for cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the cataract from the eye of the patient. The clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced by what is called as an Intraocular lens implant (IOL). In cases where IOL cannot be used due to some reason, it is left out and its absence is compensated by cataract glasses or contact lenses.

India has world class eye surgeons providing high standard treatments at low costs. While the cataract surgery in the US costs you around 3,500 USD per eye and about 4,000 USD in the UK, it will cost you only 200-300 USD in India. Here we have institutions with all platforms for cataract surgery including the Signature, the Infinity and the Stellaris. All these machines are used for the micro-coaxial cataract surgery with minimalistic incisions in the eye.

Dental Implants

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It is an artificial tooth root made up of titanium that is inserted into the jaw for holding a permanent or temporary replacement tooth or holding a dental bridge in place. Patients of any age can get dental implants which are right choice in case you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to defect, injury or decay.

To get most savings on the procedural costs of dental implants, plan a trip to India. There are numerous clinics offering quality implants and other dental services at affordable prices.

Heart Bypass

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Also known as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), during this the surgeon uses arteries from other parts of the body of the patient for repairing the blocked arteries in the heart. A graft is attached to the aorta in the heart and then joined to an artery below the blockage point. Patients experiencing irregular heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath might be having a heart attack due to a damaged or blocked artery in the heart may need a heart bypass surgery. Highly trained and expert surgeons in India perform this surgery at just 8,000 to 10,000 USDs.

LASIK Surgery

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It is the most common elective surgery in which the surgeon makes an incision in the cornea of the eye, removes it and uses a laser to correct the refractive defect in the eye lens. Getting it done in India will help you save maximum.

Cost savings is a major reason why patients travel abroad for medical treatment. If you need or want to undergo any of the above procedures in India then contact www.indianhealthguru.com for maximum savings and a sense of satisfaction.

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Heart Attack: Men and Women Aren’t Equal

Overview

A heart condition is one of the biggest killers in the world for both men and women. Earlier a study suggested that men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks at least over the short term. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. However, this study suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart disease is similar.

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As per the lead researcher, Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, director of medical imaging at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, “Meanwhile both men and women who do not have build-up of plaque in their coronary arteries have the same good chance to avoid severe heart-related consequences. If you have a normal CT scan, then you are not likely to have a heart attack or die in the next 2.3 years- whether you are a man or a woman. That’s an important new finding.” Further he said that the ability to use a CT scan for diagnosing plaque in the coronary arteries has enabled the researchers to determine whether the outcomes are the same for men and women, irrespective of what other tests show.

But as per a new study, the signs of heart attack vary with gender. Though men tend to report the stereotypical chest pain but women rarely do so.

The Study

According to the study conducted by the researchers in Florida, they have looked at the range of symptoms that have been experienced by both men and women while they are having a heart attack. This was done in order to help the people of both sexes to identify the heart attack if they have one. They set out to look at the prevalence of chest pain with heart attack and whether the chest pain can give an indication of if the patient is likely to die from the heart attack.

The symptoms of a heart attack can vary from extreme chest pain, loss of breath, tingling limbs and nausea. The researchers have looked at the records of over a million Americans who suffered a heart attack within a set of 12 year period from 1994 to 2006. They recorded the gender, symptoms and death rates for each testimony examined.

The Results

Around 30.7% women reported chest pain during their heart attack, with younger women less likely to experience it than the older ones. What’s more surprising is that less than half i.e. just 42% of the men reported crushing chest pain as a symptom of their heart attack. These results show contrary to the popular belief, chest pain is not a key symptom of a heart attack. Most people who have a heart attack do not experience chest pain at all. Some have no pain whatsoever while they are having a heart attack in the chest, jar, arm or neck.

It is significant that people are aware that the unexplained shortness of breath, sweating and nausea are vital signs of a heart attack. In case these symptoms arise, then people who are at higher risk of heart attack such as those who are overweight or aged over 50 should seek medical attention.

Bottom Line

Indian Healthguru Consultants is a pioneer in the medical tourism industry assisting the global patients seeking their cardiac surgery and treatments at the best hospitals in India. Our doctors and surgeons at cardiology center in the hospitals are highly qualified and have vast experience performing affordable cost cardiac surgery.

 

Why Loneliness Hurts The Heart

Overview

We humans are social animals. A psychologists explained that why we are a successful species. Because of our ability to live, work and cooperate and work in group; this is the key for our survival. Loneliness brings high blood-pressure and heart disease it literally breaks our heart. Loneliness brings the risk of heart diseases and our chances of dying by 26 percent. And compering with depression and anxiety which brings a comparative 21 percent of increase in mortality.

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People who suffer from chronic loneliness appeared to be stuck in a state of fear. Lonely people try to get more interactions as more negative and threatening then non-lonely people. According to research lonely people have a higher level of cortisol. Even a single harmonic response can produce persistent stressful state that can even affect cardiovascular system.

Due to loneliness the arteries get narrowed and harden which leads to heart attack or even different heart disease this is caused by inflammation. People, who are lonely, however exhibit higher activity in a part of nervous system.

 What is loneliness?

Loneliness is distinct from social isolation. We can measure characteristics such as marital status, number of friends, and participation in group activities. Low scored people doesn’t correspond to loneliness however, some people are more of “me” type than others. After all some are connected to just one or two friends. A definition defined by researchers “loneliness is a gap between a persons desired and actual social relationships; to put it in a different way social isolation mainly describes the extent of a person’s social network. Loneliness increases quality rather than quantity and also provide comfort to a person derives from there interpersonal relationships. I felt like isolated like I can relate to anybody”.

Briggs experience that how difficult is to draw a line between loneliness, and other conditions like anxiety and depression; which is common in people with heart diseases loneliness have similar qualities as depression. Anxiety and depression can create a negative impact on your heart and loneliness is especially deadly.

 Cure your loneliness

Loneliness can be very dangerous for your live it can bring different types of diseases to your life specially heart diseases and it can even bring death.

But need not to worry one can get cured from loneliness by following these tips:

  • Learn to enjoy your time.

Have fun with yourself enjoy your time do what you like or love to do.

  • Be comfortable with your thoughts and feelings

Make a note of your thoughts and feelings; if you are comfortable with them keep them if not solve them or remove them from your mind.

  • Confront your mind-set

People want to know if you are worthy or not; Before making friends.Remember that you have some thoughts that you have to take care of then you should start making friend. If you feel like you are worthy enough to be lovable than work on it.

  • Everyone is connected

Every person is connected we just need to know how. If you are not able to solve your problems take help of others that will be helpful for you.

  • Do what you enjoy look for others to enjoy it with you.

Enjoy what you like to do involve others too; enjoy it with others.

  • Say “yes” if your mind defaults to “no”

Loneliness makes your mind to feel alone even if you want to say yes to something your loneliness never allows it so say “yes” to every “no”.

  • Go where the people are

Go everywhere

  • It’s not a popularity contest

Be what you are don’t act or live like others

  • Spend more time with the people already in your life

It really works, believe me.

  • Don’t play the comparison game

Don’t compare others with yourself it will depress your mind and send you to a lonely state.

 Source:

How to Keep Heart Healthy in Winters?

Women are more prone to heart diseases

 

 

7 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack

Overview

Every year over 1 million Americans suffer a heart attack. Traditional symptoms such as cold sweat, chest pain or pressure, extreme weakness are renowned. However, there are silent signs or silent ischemia signs that you’re having or about to have a heart attack which can be easily missed. Notice these subtle heart attack signs early and get prompt treatment to save your life.

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Fatigue

It is one of the common symptoms seen by cardiologist especially among women heart attack patients. During a quarter years of practice, people who were on the verge of a heart attack have reported feeling quite tired and unable to do their usual activities. According to WebMD, during a heart attack, the blood flow to the heart is reduced which put extra stress on the muscle thus make you feel exhausted. Don’t be afraid to ask your doctor to do an electrocardiogram (EKG) to check your heart’s activity. Sometimes when people present with lethargy, the doctor’s won’t be immediately ordering an EKG instead they can detect a heart attack. However, you should request one from your doctor in order to ensure you are safe.

Soreness in the back, arms, or chest

Pain or soreness in the back, either arms or chest is often a silent sign of heart attack. This is because when the heart muscle cells start running out of oxygen during a heart attack due to a blocked artery it prevents the oxygenated blood from feeding that muscle hence it begin to send off the pain signals through the nervous system. The brain may confuse these nerve signals with the signals as coming from the jaw, arm, neck, elbow, shoulder, or upper back due to the nerve proximity. Since this pain is often not accompanied by the typical chest heaviness related to the heart attack, people tend to ignore it. Some patient feel the pain only while they are working out hence they assume it is due to exercise. However, this is not right because if the symptoms is something new then its worrisome and you need to see a doctor.

Shortness of breath

If climbing stairs up from the subway is normally not a problem but you suddenly find yourself gasping for air at the top then it could signal a heart attack. Often patients especially women tells that walking up steps or carrying groceries they notice breathlessness or feel fatigued when normally they won’t. If you feel short of breath right after waking up then it could also be a sign that something could be wrong. This is because the heart plays a key role to transport oxygen to the rest of your body and remove the carbon dioxide from the tissues. Hence the blocked blood flow to the heart could affect your breathing.

Heartburn or belching

There’s probably noting to worry about if you have an occasional heartburn flare-up after a heavy pizza lunch but if it’s out of the ordinary or heartburn has never bothered you before then call your doctor as this could signal a heart attack. Angina, a heartburn like chest pain is caused by lack of blood flow to the heart that happens during a heart attack.

Stomach upset

Sometimes, the heart attack signs can mimic the stomach problems such as vomiting, nausea or overall GI upset especially in women. If you don’t feel well, always call your doctor. It could be the taco you had at 10pm but it can also be a heart attack that could turn out to be catastrophic.

Throat, neck, or jaw discomfort

The tightness in the throat you have never felt before or the unexplained discomfort of the neck or jaw or a can signify a heart attack, so immediately contact a doctor. People with diabetes should pay attention to the subtle changes such as this because they have trouble feeling sensations. Also they are less likely to feel more typical symptoms like chest pain.

An overall feeling that something’s wrong

The heart attack patients have told me they have a feeling of doom like something isn’t right. Listen to that little voice in your head and if something feels off, then it is always better to be overly cautious and call a doctor. Some patients report feeling less mentally sharp right before a heart attack.

Final verdict

Don’t be your own physician. If you experience a distinct change in how you feel no matter how subtle then seek medical attention at +91-9371136499 or contact@indianhealthguru.com.

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Sushma Swaraj Assures A Four Month Medical Visa to An Ailing Infant From Pakistan For His Treatment

In what could be considered as a major show of kindness and sympathy and the spirit of service of the Minister of External Affairs, when the whole relationship of India-Pakistan going through a tough phase, Sushma Swaraj assured a four month medical visa to a Pakistani citizen who reached out to her regarding his ailing infant. She assured Ken Sid, a father of a two and half year old child that he will be provided with a medical visa for the treatment of his ailing infant in India.

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According to the reports, the infant is suffering from a heart condition which is not treatable in Pakistan. Hence he contacted Indian Healthguru Consultants, a leading medical value provider in India assisting the patients from abroad to get their medical treatments and surgeries at highly affordable prices.

Ken in his distress call said that he had sought a medical visa for his ailing son and he has emphasized the point that even though the relationship between India and Pakistan is strained at the moment, his son is not aware of these happenings and hence he should not be deprived of proper treatment.

The father sought help from Swaraj, who is known to be highly active and responsive to the distress calls on the Twitter, micro-blogging site. Swaraj’s intervention came after the infant’s father brought the matter to her notice on the Twitter handle named @KenSid2, the tweet read as, “Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers Sir Sartaaj Azeez or Ma’am Sushma??”

To this Sushma Swaraj said, “No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.”  To the reply of the External Affairs Minister, Ken Sid responded tweeting, “It is heartening to see humanity prevailing despite the differences and thanked all for their efforts.”

Earlier, the family has been trying to get a visa for three months. It has been reported that many Indian Twitter users pleaded to Swaraj to help Ken Sid treat his son, and this is why the father thanked all for their efforts.

An official at the Indian High Commission said, “A four-month medical visa has been issued to the family so that the boy could undergo the heart surgery in India.”

As the consequences of Kulbhushan Jadhav episode, India had said, “We have suggested that their foreign minister or foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz give a recommendation letter and it will be cleared immediately, without any delay”. Adding the insistence on a recommendation letter would enable us to ascertain that the requests received from Pakistan are genuine.

Frequently, many ailing Pakistanis travel to India on medical visas for seeking their treatments for the complicated health problems. Previously, the Indian hospitals have reported to receive around 500 patients from the neighbouring country, Pakistan every month.

However, the visa process for the Pakistani Citizens wanting to visit India for medical reasons has slowed down amid the rising tensions between the two countries over a number of reasons, including the issue of Pakistani military sentencing to death Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of espionage and the cross-border terrorism.

It is been said that the ailing infant will be arriving to India for his treatment on Monday under Dr. Rajesh Sharma, eminent Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Jaypee hospital Delhi.

If you are seeking any medical treatments including their cardiac surgery in India, then contact Indian Healthguru Consultants. Send your query to contact@indianhealthguru.com or call us at +91-9371136499 to get assistance with your medical treatments and surgeries in India.

Source:

http://doctors.meramd.com/India-Laparoscopy-Surgery/posts/1283-An-Infant-From-Pakistan-Gets-Visa-For-His-Medical-Treatment-with-Indian-Healthguru-After-Father-Tweets-Sushma-Swaraj

 

6 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Women—and How to Avoid Them

Overview

Despite the fact that the heart disease is the number one cause for death of women in the US, there is still a common misperception that it is a guy thing. Often women fear breast cancer more although they are eight times more likely to die of the heart disease. As per Pamela Ouyang, MBBS, director of the John Hopkins Women’s cardiovascular health center, “The message is getting out more but women still need help to understand their risk factors”. Now let us check out if any of these heart health mistakes often made by women apply to you.

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Believing You’ll ‘Know’ When You Need to Get Your Blood Pressure Checked

Its great to be in tune with your body, but this approach will alone has its limits. Women often tell the doctor, “I got dizzy, so I knew my blood pressure was high”. You won’t know when you have high blood pressure or high cholesterol which are silent conditions.

How to proceed: Get the blood cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar measured regularly by your doctor. These tests can flag your risk for future heart trouble.

Installing an Exercise Bike in the Home

Having a bike or a treadmill itself is great. The trouble is that you have to use it often and that’s where many women go wrong. Hence, they decide to embark on a new exercise program which is not that fun, convenient and so far after an initial push as they slack off.

How to Proceed: Pick up an activity which is fun for you or so you’ll want to do it often such as running with a friend or walking around the mall.

Smoking Weight Down

Keeping your weight in a normal range is great for your heart. But using cigarettes for weight control snuffs out the good effects. This is because smoking is a leading cause of the cardiovascular disease.

How to Proceed: Control your weight with exercise and diet. Do not count on e-cigarettes, either. According to Dr. Ouyang, “They may not be as healthy as it has been hoped initially as it is still nicotine”.

Not Knowing the Warning Signs of Heart Trouble for You

A heart attack can be present differently in women than it does in men. Expecting a chest crushing episode, women will ignore other danger signs.

How to Proceed: If you notice abdominal pain, nausea, difficulty breathing or other bothersome symptoms which are unusual for you. Therefore it is important to consult with your doctor.

Avoiding Hormone Replacement Therapy at Menopause Because It’s Bad for the Heart

Some women may suffer unnecessarily through intense hot flashes and sleep disturbances. While it’s no longer believed that the hormone replacement therapy can help protect the heart at menopause, it doesn’t mean you need to avoid it. Ouyang says, “For most women in their 50s, the established cardiovascular risk is low and it is safe to take hormones”.

How to Proceed: If you need to take hormones for menopausal symptoms relief. Try a prescription at the lowest possible dose for the shortest period of time.

Thinking Certain Health Problems of Pregnancy Ended with Your Child’s Birth

Though your baby may no longer be inside you, but your heart, arteries and other organs still are. If you have hypertensive issue in pregnancy such as preeclampsia, pregnancy induced hypertension or gestational diabetes, then you are at increased risk of heart problems later in life.

How to Proceed: Always inform a new doctor about your full health history so that he/she has necessary information to consider your individual needs.

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How to Maintain a Healthy Heart

Heart is the organ that provides energy in the form of blood to every part of body to perform its function. This is why every individual has to take care of their heart, as an unhealthy heart can directly influence every other part of the body. Here are few things that can help you to have a healthy heart and to maintain it health throughout your life.

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Be active

Be active mentally and physically both. You must do at the least physical exercise for 30 minutes. This much time is enough to have sweat out, which improves your blood flow and allow other toxins to move out of body effectively and provides you energy. Similarly the mental exercise like Pranayama and Meditation can help you to control your bodily functions and generates heat as a form of energy which can improves blood flow in complete body.

Quit smoking

This is the most important thing to do, to have a health heart. Lungs are the most important organ to pump the oxygen which carries the blood in the body. But the person who is smoking has affected lungs which hampers the oxygen flow and directly affects the flow of blood. So you must quit smoking.

Possession in the weight

The most important thing to control in order to control most of the physical diseases of body is your body weight. You must be on the positive side of the BMI scale in order to have a healthy life. If you have more weight than your normal weight, there is definite chance of cholesterol in your body, which hampers the flows of the blood, does increase the chance of heart disorders. This is why you must have your control on your weight.

Get rid of salt

Salt has the property of thicken your blood, which makes it difficult for blood to flow inside the body. This is why it is important to limit the usage of salt in your food, and to avoid the habit of using salt with the food, after the food is cooked and ready to get eat.

Get 5 per day

This is again the most basic habit that we individual have to follow, after eating. Every time after having your food, you must sit for at least 15-20 minutes and then you must have a 5 minute walk which helps you to consume your food properly.

Eating oily fish

Sometimes having a fish is the best thing to eat, as it has proteins. But eating oily fish all the time will slowly but gradually increase the chances of storage of cholesterol in your blood vessels which in turn cause the heart diseases.

Get rid of psychological distress through walking

Stress is now among on the top of every problem whether physical or mental. There are many methods introduce to get rid of the stress, one of the method is walking. When it comes to reduce the stress in order to maintain a healthy heart, walking is among the best option, as walking will allow the blood to flow in your body as it is one of the physical activity which increase oxygen consumption and pump moiré blood.

Reduction of saturated fat

Fat are sometimes good and sometimes bad. Saturated fat is the bad type of fat, which as the name suggest has the characteristic of saturate on the blood vessels and hampers the blood flow. Then in order to maintain a good flow of blood, you must reduce the intake of saturated fat and food products have high quantity of saturated fat.

Reduce drinking alcohol

Alcohol when consuming in the recommended quantity showed in many studies proved useful and benefited. But regular and excess consumption of alcohol will increase the chance of disorders, in which one of the disorders is related to heart disorders.

Read the label which is on the cans and bags of food

Now a day everyone is very fond of processed foods. You must read the contents mentioned on the label of the bags of food and cans and make sure the foods don’t have excess amount of ingredient which is harmful for you and can cause heart disorder or if you have heart disorder than to make sure that the ingredients don’t cause any allergic reactions.

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