Today is National Doctor’s day and I am proud to be a Doctor & I take pride in treating people. I consider my life as a special mission to save lives and to do something good for the society.
Why is it celebrated?
National Doctors day is celebrated on July 1 all across India to honour the legendary physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy as per the info. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961. Happy Doctors day to all the Doctors out there..
Theme of 2019:
The theme of this year is “Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment”. Every year the theme was announced by the Indian Medical Association. The theme will raise awareness about the violence happening with the doctors across India. The week of July 1 to Jul 8, 2019, will also be celebrated as ‘Safe Fraternity Week’.
Few Inspirational Quotes:
To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence. ~ Henri Amiel.
He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all -William Osler
Treat the patient, not the x-ray. ~ James M. Hunter.
When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured. ~ Anton Chekhov.
When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. ~ Chen Jen.
Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. ~ Martin H. Fischer.
Today is 8th anniversary of ‘My life’ blog . Eight years of my online journey has just flew away. When I started this blog I was very new to this world. Most of my friends suggested me not to start it, because it kills most of my free time which is hard to get. But still my passion towards blogging made me to start it anyway. I wrote my blog with the breathing of my dreams & beatings of my heart.
What did I learnt from blogging? Thanks to blogging, I have started seeing every aspect of life positively which indeed helped me in growing matured and happier day by day..
What do I write about? I generally write about my experiences, my travels, Photography, Health tips, Foods, Historical temples & architectural extravaganzas. While writing my blog, I would try to make it precise, effective and content oriented.
Through this incredible & beautiful journey, I have improved My Writing skills & the way I see and present my experiences is getting better & better day by day.
Blogging has now become an integral part of my life, you can guess my excitement while writing this post..On this awesome moment, I would like to thank you all for the encouragement and support for all these years to drive my amazing passion.
PS: Suggestions to improve my blog are always welcome..
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is currently the 3rd leading cause of death globally & 250 MILLION people around the world are suffering from COPD.
COPD is not curable, but treatment can relief symptoms, improve quality of life & reduce risk of death. Finding cases early on is very important to prevent disease progression, and this approach may reduce the burden of disease and mortality rates in future.
The main causes of COPD are:
- Tobacco smoking
- Indoor air pollution
- Outdoor air pollution
- Occupational dusts & chemicals
Some of the Common symptoms of COPD are:
• Shortness of breath.
• A repetitive cough.
• Increased phlegm or mucus production.
• Feeling tired.
• More frequent chest infections.
• Taking longer to recover from a cold or chest infection.
World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (#COPD) Day is organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups throughout the world. Its aim is to raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and improve COPD care throughout the world
Beyond the boundaries: On 25th July, Our interventional team of Pulmonology has performed ‘Cautery and Balloon dilatation’ using rigid bronchoscopy for treating Tracheal stenosis. Proud day for us as this is the first time we have performed this procedure in the entire district of Mahbubnagar.
A 28 year old male patient met with a road traffic accident in December 2017 and suffered from Subdural Hemorrhage & was mechanically ventilated for 8 days. He recovered from the head injury, but later developed ‘Tracheal stenosis’ as a complication of Endotracheal tube Intubation. He presented to our Pulmonology Out Patient Department with a complaint of dyspnea & hoarseness of voice.
At SVS Hospital Mahbubnagar, Our Interventional Pulmonology team with the support of Anesthesia treated this patient by cauterizing the granulation tissue in the trachea causing stenosis by ‘Rigid bronchoscopy’ followed by ‘Balloon dilatation’ of trachea.
This relieved his symptoms and he was successfully discharged from the hospital.And he is asked to visit us for regular follow up…. This is the first procedure of its kind done in Mahbubnagar district , free of cost.. Hope we do more interventions like these and save people!! My hearty thanks to everyone who helped us in achieving this .. Stay tuned!!
India is a country with a population of 1.3 billions of which 2.8 millions are suffering with tuberculosis and 4 lakh TB patients die annually, making it Nations biggest enemy!!
But sadly, not everyone is aware of the importance of early diagnosis and proper treatment, which can drastically reduce TB related deaths!!!
This issue needs to be addressed soon to prevent TB related deaths due to ignorance about the availability of free diagnosis and treatment.
We made a short film on the awareness of this disease & which in turn might SAVE A LIFE, then I think we are doing our job for the welfare of the society…..
And the results are overwhelming..
Our small effort to make this short film won us awards in the national and state level given by IAPSM. We won 2nd prize in the national level & 1st prize in the state level.
As doctors we do our job by trying to spread awareness in every way possible, be it in the hospital, in family, amongst friends or in the society by making such a video. I hope and intend to keep spreading awareness by means of short films or other modalities possible.
After winning an award in national level , there were several articles on our short film & our team on almost all the local newspapers. Thank you every one for encouraging me and my team.
Today is World Asthma Day and the theme for this year is ‘Never too early, never too late. It’s always the right time to address airways disease.’ First Tuesday of May is commemorated as world asthma day in order to raise awareness about Asthma.
Why is it celebrated as World Asthma day?
World Asthma Day makes the people to provide each and every knowledge about the Asthma and to get them every preventive measures for their own health. It makes the people to come together to spread the knowledge about the prevention, causes and control of the Disease.
It is Organised by Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), this year marks the 20th annual World Asthma Day in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO states that a total of 235 million people are suffering from asthma. As a part of World Asthma Day, We Pulmonology residents from SVS medical college, Mahbubnagar gave an awareness talk in a Multinational Company about asthma and the risk factors related to it. I am going to discuss more about asthma in this post…
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic lung disease which causes difficulty in breathing, wheezing, Chest tightness, Coughing and affects sufferers to varying degrees, asthma is caused by swelling and inflammation of the bronchial tubes, sometimes in reaction to allergens, exercise, stress or changes in temperature.
Is it curable?
As a health condition, asthma cannot be cured but can be controlled by bringing in a few lifestyle changes. It is not usually curable but can be controlled to certain extents, depending on how it affects the sufferer. If it is controlled then sufferers can live relatively normal lives, although some triggers may have to be avoided.
What are the causes of asthma?
Exposure to Indoor allergens like Dust mites, pollution and pet dander etc.,
Outdoor allergens (such as pollen etc.,)
Chemical irritants in the workplace
How is controlled?
Asthma is controlled by prevention medications for symptoms and relief medication for flare-ups of asthma symptoms. Education and understanding are keys to effective control of asthma, which can be fatal if not managed properly.
World Asthma Day educates and raises awareness of the condition in the hope of relieving suffering and reducing deaths.
Key facts about Asthma:
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) report, India has estimated 15-20 million asthmatics.
Some 235 million people currently suffer from asthma. It is a common disease among children.
Most asthma-related deaths occur in low- and lower-middle income countries.
According to the latest WHO estimates, released in December 2016, there were 383 000 deaths due to asthma in 2015.
Few Tips to prevent Asthma Attacks:
Regular exercise: Exercise helps by strengthening your breathing muscles, boosting your immune system and helping to keep a healthy body weight. The key to exercising safely is to make sure your asthma is under control before you start. .
Avoid Triggers: If you are allergic to certain foods, you should avoid them. Allergies can trigger Asthma.
Eat plenty of Fruits & Vegetables & foods that are rich in Vitamin-C & E, Beta carotene, Flavinoids, Magnesium, selenium & Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in Fish like salmon, Tuna and sardines and some plant sources, like Flaxseed.
Avoid Trans-fats & Omega 6 fatty acids. There’s some evidence that eating Omega6 fats and Transfats which are found in some Margarines and processed foods, may worsen asthma.
Most important tip is that make sure that you take your asthma medication as prescribed by your doctor. Many people think they can skip their asthma preventing (controller) medications when they don’t feel any symptoms – that’s not true. Asthma is a chronic (long-term) disease. If you have asthma, you have it all the time, even when you don’t feel symptoms. You have to manage your asthma every day, not just on days when you feel symptoms.
Learn how to use your inhaler properly
Quit smoking and avoid second-hand smoke.