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Foods To Avoid On An Empty Stomach

Food is an important aspect of our life. It nourishes our body and a person is what he or she consumes. The moment we wake up and become absorbed in our daily activities, we tend to forget the importance of eating nutritious food and eat whatever is available on the go. Surely, that’s not an ideal way to start the day. Food is important the moment you wake up, so never skip your breakfast and avoid eating the following foods as advised by Varanasi Hospital on an empty stomach as they will do more harm than good.
Take a look at what never to consume when your stomach is empty.

1. Hot caffeinated beverages

 

Hot caffeinated beverages

We all love our adrak waali chai and it is our favourite guilty pleasure when the sun rises from its horizon. But did you know that tea or coffee inside your empty stomach can cause acidity and bloating due to the courtesy of caffeine in coffee and tannic acid in tea. Also, it affects the metabolism, so enjoy your favourite cup of hot beverage after eating something.

2. Spicy foods

 

Spicy foods

Our country is blessed with spices but that does not mean we should savour on them the moment we have brushed our teeth. Eating spicy food or food loaded with chillies is a surefire way to damage the health of your digestive system and result in stomach burn. So, refrain from adding spices and chillies to your beloved kachori-sabzi, and stop asking for achaar.

3. Sweets

 

Sweets

Many people in our country have a habit of eating laddoos in the morning. It is certainly not a good breakfast option as eating sweets on a vacant stomach raises your blood sugar levels. Tell us, would you really like to start your day by eating something so unhealthy? You surely would rather not, so control your sweet cravings by opting for healthier alternatives.

4. Citrus fruits

 

Citrus fruits

Sure, fruits are healthy but there’s a right time for eating anything and early in the morning is not the one. Citrus fruits are acidic so consuming them first thing in the morning should be avoided to never see the face of acidity.

The moment you leave your bed, drink warm water to activate and detoxify your body and mind. Eat soaked nuts, dates (khajur), and soaked black gram (kala chana) when your stomach is empty. Also, come to Varanasi Hospital, the best hospital in Varanasi for health-related consultations.

Winter season has finally reached the holy city of Varanasi and all we are concerned about is our health. Adults can look out for themselves, but what about children? Apart from our love and guidance, children also need us to protect them from the winter season. When it comes to the winter season, children need to take extra precautions compared to adults, as they have low endurance to cold. Also, the change of season highly affects them as they are more vulnerable to infections, seasonal colds, and cough.
Dear parents, we know how much you get worried about your kids’ health during the winter season. So, to ease your worries, Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi, presents some tips that will help you to keep your children safe and healthy during winter. Let’s look at them now.

1. Build your children’s immunity by healthy food

 

Build your children’s immunity by healthy food

We all know the importance of healthy eating and how crucial it is for building the immune system. Feed your children nutritious meals during the cold season. Here are a few immune-boosting foods for your kids:

• Seasonal fruits and vegetables (oranges, pomegranates, carrots, beets, colourful bell peppers or rang birangi shimla mirch, mustard greens or sarson ka saag, green vegetable or hari sabziyan and so on)
• Milk (preferably turmeric milk or haldi waala doodh) and milk products (paneer and ghee)
• Mushrooms
• Soaked and peeled almonds
• Boiled eggs.

Motivate your little ones to drink more water, you can also serve them hot vegetable soups and homemade litti chokha.

2. Encourage good hygiene

 

Encourage good hygiene

As a parent, it’s our responsibility to inculcate good hygiene habits in our children. Tell your kids to do the following things:
– To wash their hands -before and after eating, after coming from outside, after touching anything dirty and after using the washroom.
– To bathe daily with warm water and soap
– To always keep themselves clean
– For parents, wash your children’s winter clothes regularly.

3. Practice layered clothing

 

Practice layered clothing

In Varanasi, we face harsh winter so it’s always better to wear more clothes on the body. Ask your kids to wear thermal wear under their sweater or jacket. Also, cover important areas of their body like head, ears, and neck, with woollen caps, earmuffs, and mufflers respectively. Tell your kids to wear socks at all times.

4. Let them rest

 

Let them rest

Children do get tired like adults. Allow your children frequent naps during the daytime after they are done with their school’s homework. Also, do not let your children go outside, if not required.

We hope you follow these tips provided by us. For any health-related advice, come to Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi.

Varanasi Hospital is a medical institution that believes in treating patients with affection and compassion. We always thrive to make ourselves better for the patients. In our hospital, we offer general or open and laparoscopic surgery. Our hospital is celebrated for its affordability and cashless hospitalization.
Laparoscopic surgeries have supplanted general surgeries in countless cases. It is no surprise as the former has numerous advantages over open surgery. A few merits of laparoscopic surgical approach are mentioned below:

• Minor surgical incisions
• Shorter stay at the hospital
• Almost painless
• No scars
• Preserves cosmetic appearance
• Low chances of infections
• Reduced blood loss
• Less expensive than general surgery
• Fewer complications compared to traditional open surgeries
• Sooner recovery and return to normal life.

laparoscopic surgery

Since we are specialists in laparoscopic surgeries, here we would like to throw some light on the laparoscopic procedures available in our hospital. Varanasi Hospital offers the following laparoscopic treatment:

1. Laparoscopic Hernia Repair Surgery:

 

A hernia is never self-treated and during the initial stages, laparoscopic treatment becomes possible. In laparoscopic hernia surgery, a hernia is treated by making four incisions of smaller size through the abdomen and to prevent future recurrence of the hernia, the laparoscopic surgeons make stitches by using surgical mesh.

2. Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery:

 

We offer laparoscopic surgical treatment for chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). We either remove the damaged part or the entire pancreas as per the patient’s medical requirement.

3. Laparoscopic Gall Stone Operation:

 

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is available at Varanasi Hospital. In this surgical procedure, the gallbladder is removed to avoid the recurrence of gallstones.

4. Laparoscopic Appendix Surgery:

 

In laparoscopic appendectomy, doctors remove the patient’s diseased appendix to circumvent the bursting of the appendix which is a fatal situation.

5. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy:

 

At Varanasi Hospital, laparoscopic hysterectomy is possible. Hysterectomy is the permanent removal of woman’s uterus due to medical reasons like uterine fibroids, endometrial cancer, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis, and other female reproductive conditions.

6. Laparoscopic Rectopexy:

 

We treat rectal prolapse through laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy.

Why choose Varanasi Hospital? Well, because of the following reasons:

 

Why choose Varanasi Hospital

• Team of expert medical professionals, we have Dr. Manish Jindal, one of the famous and experienced laparoscopic surgeons in our institute
• Decent infrastructure
• Well-equipped with quality medical equipment
• Latest facilities
• Economical medical care
• Cashless treatment.

Book an online appointment for your laparoscopic surgery with us.

appendix surgery

Appendectomy or conveniently called appendix surgery is a treatment executed to treat appendicitis by removing the appendix altogether. Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix which occurs due to clogging of fecal particles or foreign bodies. If appendicitis is not given serious consideration, it can result in dangerous scenarios like a burst appendix which infects other parts of the body. That’s the only reason why doctors prescribe appendix surgery as an optimum treatment for appendicitis. We can live without an appendix and above all, it’s always better to get rid of something which is inflamed to such an extent.

So, how appendix surgery is performed by medical surgeons? Well, there are two ways to carry out appendectomy,

– Open appendectomy
– Laparoscopic appendectomy.

Nowadays, minimally-invasive appendix surgery is being given more preference if the patient’s case permits, and if not, then open appendectomy becomes the only option. Let’s discuss in brief about the procedures of open and laparoscopic appendectomy.

Open Appendectomy:

 

Open Appendectomy

 

In this method, the surgeon makes one long incision in the lower right abdomen to remove the deceased organ. The operation is complete by making usual stitches. An open appendectomy becomes certain when the ruptured appendix transmits the infection to other body parts.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy:

 

Laparoscopic Appendectomy

 

In laparoscopic appendix surgery, the laparoscopic surgeon uses special devices like laparoscope and thin instruments to remove the appendix. The patient’s abdomen is blown up with carbon dioxide gas (CO2) for better visual convenience. Laparoscopic surgery is entirely carried out with the help of visual monitors and once the appendix is removed, the doctors close the small incisions with sutures and then the CO2 gas is deflated from the abdomen. Some of the known advantages of laparoscopic appendectomy are as follows:

• Early discharge
• A lesser degree post-operative pain
• Near to zero chances of infection
• Cosmetic satisfaction because of almost no scars
• Expeditious or quick recovery
• Early return to normal life.

The surgical technique depends on the patient’s case but post-surgery care is needed for both above-mentioned techniques to facilitate recovery. Here are some discharge guidelines the patient needs to follow at home after surgery:

1. Take better care of your stitches for open appendectomy by keeping the area dry and clean. Do not touch the wound area with uncleaned hands.

2. Rest as much as possible.

3. Never lift or try to lift any heavy object.

4. Choose loose-fitting clothes.

5. Drink a lot of water to curb constipation

6. Consume doctor-prescribed medications.

If you’re looking for a hospital in Varanasi to get appendix surgery, consider Varanasi Hospital to be the one. We are specialists in laparoscopic surgical procedures and also offer cashless hospitalization.

Do you have colon cancer and require colorectal surgery? Find here

Colon cancer or in better words, colorectal cancer, is cancer that initially occurs in the large intestine and gradually spreads to other parts if not treated on time. As evident, cancer is the abnormal and unrestrained growth of cells that becomes a tumor when clumped together and further deteriorates the functioning of the body’s immune system. The treatment suitable during the primary stages of colon cancer is colorectal surgery. However, when cancer reaches the last stages, certain treatment like the following are suggested by the medical practitioner:
– Chemotherapy
– Radiation therapy
– Immunotherapy
– Palliative care.

So, how would you find out if you have colon cancer or not? To find out, you need to check for the following symptoms:

• Constant changes in your bowel movements (diarrhea or constipation)
• Blood in the stool or dark stools
• Rectal bleeding
• Thin stools
• Abdominal pain
• A feeling of incomplete bowels or tenesmus
• Gas and bloating
• Weakness and exhaustion
• Cramps in the abdomen
• Unpredicted weight loss
• Unexplained anemia
• Iron deficiency or anemia
• Dyspnoea or shortness of breath.

In extreme cases (final stages) of colon cancer, the symptoms intensify causing trouble to the sufferer. The signs that your colon cancer is inching close to the end stages are as follows:

• Chronic headaches
• Blurry or hazy vision
• Pelvic pain
• Loss of appetite
• Nausea and vomiting
• Jaundice.

The important thing to ascertain is whether you’re at a risk of developing colon cancer or not. Let’s find out what makes someone more prone to suffer from colon cancer or simply the causes of colon cancer:

1. Overweight or obesity.
2. Old age.
3. Smoking.
4. Diabetes.
5. Overconsumption of red meat.
6. Low-fiber diet.
7. Alcohol consumption.
8. History of colon polyps (cluster of cells present in the colon).
9. Stationary or sedentary lifestyle.
10. Genetics.

Now, the question arises, how would the doctors find out if it’s colon cancer or something else? The diagnostic examination for colon cancer are as follows:

• Physical exam (by pressing on the patient’s abdomen to check for polyps)
• Blood tests (kidney and liver function tests)
• Colonoscopy
• Barium enema X-rays
• CT Scan.

laparoscopic colorectal surgery

Everything is treatable when diagnosed at an early stage. Open or laparoscopic colorectal surgery can be performed to treat colon cancer. Laparoscopic surgery is also called minimally-invasive surgery. We, at Varanasi Hospital, provide laparoscopic surgery with the help of skilled laparoscopic surgeons.

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