*What is prostate ?
It is a gland in the male genito-urinary tract located below the bladder and surrounding the urethra. The main function of the prostate is to produce fluid that transports sperms. BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) BPH is enlargement of the prostate gland, which occurs with increasing age. It can cause a blockade to the passage of urine.
*What are the symptoms?
• Frequent urination • Slow stream • Straining to void • Inability to control urine • Pain during urination
• Clinical examination • USG-To detect size of the prostate • Uroflowmetry - to assess flow of urine
• Medications to ease the flow of urine (initial stages) • Endoscopic surgeries through the urinary passage (TURP) with recent laser prostatic surgeries Cancer of the Prostate: Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men Symptoms can simulate those of BPH. A simple blood test like serum PSA maybe used as a screening test for detection.
Early stages of cancer Prostate are amendable to cure. The treatment involves complete removal of prostate with open, laparoscopic and more advanced Robotic prostatic surgeries with minimal complications.
The Author *Dr.Muthuveeramani V Head & Senior Consultant - Urology SIMS Hospital, Vadapalani
Comments (0) 03.09.2015. 19:44
Chennai, August 2015:
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Breast feeding and work, lets make it work!
Breast feeding is the most important source of nutrition in the first 6 months, and should be the only source of nutrition. All the vitamins, minerals, and fluid intake that are required in the first 6 months of life are present in this milk. The biggest problem for mothers of this working generation, however, is how to administer this milk. As more and more importance is being put on career, and as women need to compete with men daily in the work place, they are not able to get enough leave or time to give enough importance to breast feeding. Also, in India, maternity leave is not available as it is in other countries in this generation, and enough breaks arent given for the mother to be able to feed the child while working simultaneously.Balancing work and family life including breastfeeding is increasingly necessary for womens right and a strong healthy and vibrant workforce. Is there a way to focus on both? Yes we can………
Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace!!!!!!!!!!!.Few simple steps can be implemented for making this to happen.Few are:1).Discuss the breastfeeding requirements with the employer before maternity leave itself.2).Arrange a hygienic and private place for the mothers to breastfeed the baby at workplace or express breastmilk for the baby .Arrange a proper , hygienic store place for storing the expressed milk.3). Day care facilities like crèche with caretakers can be set up in workplaces.4).Breast feeding breaks should be permitted in workplaces. Part time or flexible working arrangements can be made.
Our hospital , which is very easily accessible has state of art neonatal and pediatric intensive care and baby friendly pediatric wards .In view of empowering women , our hospital helps working mothers to breastfeed during their working period. Our goal may be to give multidimensional support from all sectors to enable women everywhere to work and breastfeed safely and adequately. From today onwards together we will follow the theme BREASTFEEDING AND WORK , LETS MAKE IT WORK!!!
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Comments (0) 31.07.2015. 14:55
Apporva Women's Association located at Thulasi Apartments, Kuppusamy Street, T. Nagar and RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust, a registered organization headed by Dr. Republica Sridhar located in T. Nagar, Chennai jointly conducted cancer detection camp at Vengal Village in Periyapalayam recently.
The team doctors from RMD Trust led by Dr. Meenakshmi examined the patients at the camp spot and also done the door-to-door interaction with villagers to create awareness of cancer disease and palliative care.
Radha Krishnamoorthy, President, Apporva Women Association said that members visited nutrition noon meal centre and met self-help group members conducted health hygienic awareness among the villagers.
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