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Since the Coronavirus lockdown has been lifted to some extent across India – except in high-risk areas, it has become paramount to safeguard yourself against COVID-19. In Varanasi, Corona cases are low when compared to cities, like Mumbai and Delhi. But that does not mean to stop taking necessary preventive measures to protect ourself against this highly infectious disease.

Today, Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi for laparoscopic surgery and affordable healthcare will tell you simple ways to protect yourself against this deadly Coronavirus.

Take Hygiene Seriously

Take Hygiene Seriously

Hygiene is supreme in this pandemic era. Wash your hands all the time as and when required. Use an antiseptic liquid handwash and clean water to wash your hands. If washing hands is not possible, use an alcohol hand sanitizer or hand rub. Consider using an antiseptic bodywash or soap for bathing.

Keep Your Surroundings Clean

Keep Your Surroundings Clean

After maintaining good personal hygiene, maintain cleanliness around your surroundings too. Clean your house every day. Disinfect highly-touched items and surfaces. Tell everyone in your family to keep the house clean and tidy.

Build A Strong Immune System

Build A Strong Immune System 

If your immunity is strong, you prevent n number of diseases. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Drink plenty of water. Sleep well and exercise regularly. Avoid stress by practicing calming techniques – meditation.

Step Out As Less As You Can

Step Out As Less As You Can

Unlocking the city does not mean it has become safe to step out. The danger is still there so avoid stepping out as less as you can. Work from home if possible. Opt for contactless home deliveries.

Wear Safety Equipment While Stepping Out

Wear Safety Equipment While Stepping Out

Sometimes, you have no other option but to go out for certain emergencies. In that case, wear an N5 mask or a face shield, gloves, and headwrap to protect yourself. Carry a hand sanitizer with you when you step outside.

Maintain Physical Distancing In Public Places

Maintain Physical Distancing In Public Places 

When you’re going out for any reason as such, maintain a proper distance from others.

Avoid Using Public Transport

Avoid Using Public Transport

Use your personal vehicle instead of relying on public transport. If you do not have a personal vehicle and you need to reach a destination urgently, book a cab from Ola or Uber.

Stock Up On Hygiene Products

Stock Up On Hygiene Products

Keep your house well-stocked with hygiene products – liquid handwash, disposable tissue papers, toilet rolls, hand rubs, disinfectants, disinfecting cleaners, disinfecting wipes, and so on.

Get Yourself Tested When You See Flu-Like Symptoms

Get Yourself Tested When You See Flu-Like Symptoms 

In case of flu-like symptoms: cough, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, aches, skin rashes, and loss of speech, then visit your nearest healthcare centre.

Physically Isolate From A COVID Positive Member In The House

Physically Isolate From A COVID Positive Member In The House

If someone in your house is infected with Coronavirus, physically isolate yourself from that person. Ensure that the patient has a separate room with washroom and gets everything he or she needs on time. Let that person feel loved by opting for video calls even when you both live in the same house.

For any health-related supervision, consult our health experts. Varanasi Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Varanasi wishes you good health.

Why Rectum Gets Detached From Its Actual Place

So, what makes the rectum of a person leave its designated position? Today, Varanasi Hospital, the renowned hospital in Varanasi is exactly going to address this situation, which in medical terms is called rectal prolapse.

Let’s first understand the blameworthy causes behind this unappealing and exasperating situation.

1. Weak or infirm anal sphincter muscles:

 

Weak or infirm anal sphincter muscles

We all have two anal sphincter muscles – internal and external. The external muscles’s function is to hold stool inside the rectum and support continence. The moment they turn weak, the moment the patient faces incontinence and become incompetent to hold stool normally. There are many reasons for inept anal sphincter muscles which we have mentioned below:

– Vaginal childbirth
– Trauma or injury to the area might be due to anal intercourse, constant straining, etc.
– Ageing
– Certain diseases associated with inflammatory bowel disease
– Chronic diseases, like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and so on.
– Rectal surgery.

2. Long-term constipation or diarrhoea:

 

Long-term constipation

If you have to constantly and deliberately strain in order to get a bowel movement, then you have chronic constipation that needs to be diagnosed immediately. Persistent putting pressure on your anal muscles because of facing continual constipation is surely going to make the anal muscles lose their power. Avoid constipation by drinking plenty of fluids and never ignore your bowel movement and use the washroom the moment you get one. Holding your bowel movement makes the stool gets re-absorbed in the colon, resulting in hard faeces and constipation.

3. Old age:

 

Old age

It has been observed that old age is linked to weak anal and pelvic floor muscles which in turns lead to a prolapsed rectum. As we grow old, we deal with several health-related conditions, so get regular health check-ups from the best hospital in Varanasi, because health matters.

If you notice symptoms, like bleeding in the rectum, faecal incontinence, and pain in the anal region, then do not delay getting a diagnosis followed by the proper treatment. You would be glad to know that rectal prolapse can be treated even through laparoscopic surgery. Our eminent laparoscopic surgeon, Dr Manish Jindal is here to treat your protruding rectum with the aid of laparoscopic rectopexy.
It is always good to prevent a medical situation in the first place, so avoid constipation, malnutrition, trauma and injury to the area. In case of any medical help, reach Varanasi Hospital, the most affordable hospital in Varanasi.

Laparoscopic Surgery Varanasi

Laparoscopic surgery is a rather advanced and more complicated process than open surgery. To undergo laparoscopic surgery, you should go to very experienced doctors or look for the best laparoscopic surgery hospital. Even though the recovery period after this surgery is short, there are a lot of things you should be mindful of, after the surgery. We present some if them, as follows.

1. Don’t skip/overuse medication:

You should take the medication as prescribed by the doctor. Don’t skip any antibiotic just because you think you are getting better. This can lead to severe infection sometimes. Ceasing antibiotics rashly significantly builds your danger of creating antibiotics resistance, not only for that medication as well as others in its group. Overusing (or skipping) painkillers is also not a good idea.

2. No exertion, physical activity or heavy lifting:

Until the doctor gives the green signal, it best to stay away from too much exertion for at least few weeks. You might feel that you are physically fit to lift heavy stuff. But sometimes heavy lifting or excessive straining can pull your muscles in the surgical area.

3. Wear loose clothes post surgery:

Doctors recommend that keeping the incision site uncovered while sleeping or covering it with loose fitted clothes during the day helps in two ways. One, it takes time for the wound to dry even after the dressings are removed. Keeping it covered such that air passes easily dries it up quickly. Also, it is convenient to wear loose clothes, because after the surgery that place will be swollen and painful.

4. Eat well and stay hydrated:

Good food is a very important part of life post surgery. Any type of oily, packaged, and processed food should be avoided. Eating a lot of vegetables and fruits every day will help you recover quickly. This also prevents constipation, which is often associated with any kind of laparoscopic surgery. Staying hydrated by drinking lots of fluids will also help in the same.

5. Don’t miss your checkup:

In most laparoscopic surgery, doctors discharge their patients within 2 days. Then the stitches are removed after a week or two. It is important to go for follow up checkups as well.

After your last checkup, try not to jump back into your stressful routine right away. It is okay to take it easy for a while. Maintain your diet and exercise regularly and work wisely.

Laparoscopic Surgery Varanasi

For years Laparoscopic surgery has been gaining major popularity amongst doctors and patients. It is also known as the ‘minimally invasive’ surgery. It is performed by making small incisions in the abdomen with the laparoscope instruments, along with the high definition video camera, which helps to see the inside the abdominal cavity and it’s nearby organs.

Here we gathered some frequently asked questions by patients, along with their factual answers.

1. Is laparoscopic surgery a safe procedure?

Ans: Yes, it is a 100 % safe procedure. Studies and research shows that it has much lesser complications than open surgery. In open surgery, there is a chance of complications after surgery, such as swelling, infection, irritation, bleeding and it takes a long period of time to recover from them all. Laparoscopic surgery can assure a patient, much lesser chances of complications after the operation along with a quick recovery. Choosing the best laparoscopic surgery hospital and expert laparoscopic surgeon is important for patients to minimize the degree of risk.

2. What are the benefits of laparoscopic surgery?

Ans: Minimally invasive surgery has a lot of benefits. including negligible scars, lesser pain, shorter hospital stay, less internal scarring or damage, fewer complications after surgery, early mobilization and earlier resumption of daily activities, along with an early recovery.

3. What are the side-effects/complications associated with this surgery?

Ans: After the surgery, you may experience some of the following side-effects:

  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Shoulder pain from the gas
  • Bloating

However, they are kind of rare and can be treated easily with mild medication, if needed.

There are no complications associated with laparoscopic surgery.

5. When shall I consult the doctor after surgery?

Ans: You should stay in touch with your doctor to help him keep a track on your recovery. However, you should seek your doctor immediately, if you develop any of these complications-

  • Fever
  • Redness and bleeding from the incisions.
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain

Hope we helped you with these questions. We have collected more FAQ’s related to laparoscopic surgery. Stay tuned for the next part.

Read Also: How To Prepare Yourself Before Going For A Laparoscopic Surgery

Hepatitis

‘Hepatitis’ is a harmful virus, which affects the liver and might cause serious liver disease, if not treated properly. Generally, it can be prevented if a person gets vaccinated for it on time. However, if this condition has already affected the liver, liver surgery might be needed to address it. Thankfully, laparoscopic surgery of the liver can help treat it effectively.

The liver is a vital organ in our body. It filters out the harmful substances and purifies the blood. Also, it transforms the nutrients and vitamins into substances, which circulate through the blood. A hepatitis-affected liver cannot perform functionally, which eventually leads to liver diseases.

Hepatitis occurs due to excessive alcohol abuse, unprescribed drugs, unhygienic food, etc. Most of the common hepatitis viruses are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.

As we are observing World Immunization Week this month, let’s discuss Hepatitis types and its treatment.

Hepatitis A:

It happens due to infection with Hepatisis A virus.

Causes:

  • Poor sanitation
  • Drug addiction
  • Unhygienic foods
  • Contamination with stool of an infected person
  • Unprotected sex.

Symptoms:

It may or may not project symptoms, but if it does, the following condition might be noted:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Jaundice
  • Dark-colored urine
  • Low-grade fever

Treatment And Immunization:

  • All children should be vaccinated by the age of 1 year, against hepatitis A.
  • There is no specific treatment exists for Hepatitis A, once it onsets.

Hepatitis B:

It happens due to infection with Hepatisis B virus.

Cause:

  • Through with blood, semen, or any other body fluids.
  • Sharing contaminated equipment (needles, syringe)
  • Sharing toothbrushes or razors
  • Unprotected sex.
  • Born to an infected mother.

Symptoms:

Usually, symptoms occur after one month or so, after exposure to the infection. It can lead to mild to serious condition, such as-

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice

Treatment And Immunization:

Vaccination for certain people with high risk is highly recommended, such as-

  • Newborns.
  • People, who live with someone who has hepatitis B.
  • People who have chronic liver disease
  • People who have multiple sex partners.

There is no certain treatment available for hepatitis B. People go under supportive care and regular monitoring to examine liver disease progression.

Hepatitis C:

It happens due to infection with Hepatisis C virus.

Causes:

  • Blood from a person, who is infected with hepatitis C virus.
  • Born to an infected mother
  • HIV infected person
  • Getting a Tattoo and piercing from an unhygienic parlor.

Symptoms:

This is also called a silent disease, as it hardly shows any symptoms in its early stages. These symptoms are-

  • Jaundice
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling in the legs
  • Irritation in skin
  • Poor appetite.

Treatment & Immunization:

There is no vaccine invented for Hepatitis C. However, its risk can be minimized if, you,

  • Stop taking prohibited drugs.
  • Be careful when getting tattoos and piercing.
  • Do not engage in unprotected sex.

Hepatitis can lead to chronic liver disease, which might take to liver surgery. On this world immunization week, Varanasi Hospital urges every individual to take vaccination for Hepatitis on time and stay safe and healthy. 

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