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What to Expect During Laparoscopy

15 Aug

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in procedures such as tubal ligation, gallbladder removal or hiatal hernia repair. It is normally performed in the outpatient surgery unit of a hospital. In most cases, patients can return home a few hours after a laproscopic procedure.

What happens during laparoscopy? Is there any risk associated with laparoscopy? What is the recovery period following laparoscopy? Know all the answers.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D


Dietary Tips for Digestive Distress

13 Aug

You’ve probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn’t something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it’s time to stop and take notice. Check out the common symptoms of digestive distress .

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D

Sun Safety Tips for Beachgoers

8 Aug

Summer may be fading fast, but the sun isn’t going anywhere. People heading to the beach this August should take precautions. With 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually, beach goers need to take sun protection more seriously than ever. More than 90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with sun exposure. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the following beach sun safety tips.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

6 Aug

Eating well balanced meals is important at all times, but it is even more essential when you are pregnant. There are essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe; however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D

How to Reduce Your Salt Intake

1 Aug

Salt intake is important for a healthy life. However, if you have high blood pressure, then your doctor must have advised you to keep a check on it. High salt foods are harmful and induce rises in blood pressure. This subsequently affects our heart, and can lead to heart failure. Therefore, reducing salt intake is very important.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D

Harmone Replacement Therapy

30 Jul

In the past, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was widely recommended for the treatment of menopause and menopausal symptoms, as well as for the prevention of osteoporosis and heart disease.

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Why Does the Body Need Estrogen and Progesterone? Why Is Progesterone Taken? Find out answers for all these questions and more.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D

A Heart-Healthy Diet

26 Jul

A heart healthy diet begins by paying close attention to what you eat. You can reduce your chance of developing atherosclerosis, the blocked arteries that cause heart disease, with a heart healthy diet. If the artery-clogging process has already begun, you can at least slow down the process.

Posted by: Jehuda Renan, M.D