Diabetes increases risk of black fungus infection after Covid-19

Diabetes increases risk of black fungus infection after Covid-19

Individuals suffering from diabetes are at high risk of developing severe Covid-19 infection and it's related complications including mucormycosis (black fungus). Mucormycosis is an opportunistic fungal infection. It affects individuals with decreased immunity. High blood sugar levels in diabetic patients cause immune dysfunction. Diabetes medications can suppress immune response. In addition medicines used in the...
Best hope for teenagers with severe obesity

Best hope for teenagers with severe obesity

Bariatric surgery results in long lasting weight loss in individuals suffering from severe obesity by altering the hormones controlling the body fat. It is generally indicates for individuals between 18 years to 65 years age. When body mass index (BMI) is 30 and above, 96% of individuals fail to achieve long lasting weight loss by...
Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Can I Undergo Bariatric surgery after covid infection?

Obesity and diabetes increase risk of Covid-19 related complications. Bariatric surgeries for obesity and metabolic surgeries for type 2 diabetes reduce those risks. After surgeries even if anyone gets Covid-19 infection, it is either asymptomatic or usually mild and recovery chances are significantly high. Several people are calling me and asking if they can undergo...
Kids In Lockdown

Kids In Lockdown

During the lockdown, kids are forced to spend more time at home away from school and friends. They tend to spend more time in watching television or playing with smart phones and laptops. Increased screen time tends to delay the development of speech and language in kids. However, video calling is not considered as a...
COVID-19 is treated based on disease severity

COVID-19 is treated based on disease severity.

MILD COVID-19: Patients with mild symptoms can be treated at home while watching for the signs of disease progression. Symptoms include fever, cough, breathlessness on exertion, loss of smell and taste, weakness, body pains, and headache. Patients should be in home isolation. Get an online consultation from a physician and follow the treatment as suggested...
Mrs. SRIDEVI REVIEW ON REVISION BARIATRIC SURGERY (SADI)

Mrs. SRIDEVI REVIEW ON REVISION BARIATRIC SURGERY (SADI).

Mrs. Sridevi underwent Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy elsewhere in 2018. She reduced weight from 113 kg to 92 kg in 1 year but failed to lose weight further with lifestyle modifications. She was still 35 kg overweight. She also developed infra umbilical hernia meanwhile. I performed revision bariatric surgery [Laparoscopic loop duodenal switch (LDS), also known...
Fight Corona

Fight Corona!

Severity of COVID-19 infection is significantly less in individuals doing exercises consistently. Those indulging in regular physical activity require significantly fewer hospital and ICU admissions if infected with COVID-19. Even mortality is significantly less in these individuals. Exercise improves immunity. Immune response to infections such as common cold, influenza and corona is adequate if you...
Second Covid Wave-ICU Beds Shortage Across The Country

Second Covid Wave- ICU Beds Shortage Acress The Country

Second wave of Covid-19 turned out to be more infectious and deadlier. New cases keep on increasing exponentially everyday. Situation is going to worsen further. New cases are nearing 5,00,000/day and shooting towards touching 10,00,000/per day. And there is no sight of curve flattening in near future. Approximately 10% of patients requiring treatment need ICU...
Bariatric Surgery reduces severity of Covid-19

Bariatric Surgery reduces severity of Covid-19

Bariatric Surgery reduces severity of corona virus infection in individuals suffering from obesity. Previous history of bariatric surgery significantly reduces risk of hospital admission, intensive care treatment and ventilator requirement in covid positive patients suffering from obesity. Obesity significantly increases covid related mortality and morbidity because of defective immune response to infections. Obesity with BMI...
Why is Covid 19 mild in some, life threatening in others?

Why is Covid 19 mild in some, life threatening in others?

Severity of Covid 19 is related to a inflammatory storm that damages lungs and other organs in addition to the viral damage to the cells. Changes in the different components of the immunity due to certain risk factors leads to some individuals more vulnerable to this storm resulting in developing severe to life threatening Corona...