Archive for January 12th, 2013

Orthopaedics Q&A: Oils do not cure arthritis

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Dr. Sreedhar Archik has an M.Sc. in Orthopaedics from Oxford University. He practises at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai and specialises in joint replacement surgeries using computer navigation system. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every fortnight.

This week’s answer:

1. Before 4 month I was done my operation of right side hip replacement and left side drilling
But still I have pain in thai knee of right side and more pain in right side leg and back side I don’t understand what I have to
Do plz help me iam fersated with my life …
tarique quraish

you need to send me the xrays so that i can help

2. My mother aged 55 is being diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis for last 5 years. Her left knee joint is in pretty bad condition where the doctor have given her medicines like HCQS, Sazo, Osteokit, Alanz and lot more. She is stable but without much improvement. After lot many X-Ray’s the doctor says she won’t recover much for the better as the joints have deteriorated bad and if things get worse have to consider knee replacement.
Currently, the doctor have prescribed an injection Acton Prolongatum daily for next 4 weeks after which every alternate days for next 4 weeks and then once a week for the next 4 weeks with a checkup after 1 month. He has also prescribed oral tablets such as Lasilactone, Oncotrex. Also Folvite as she is suffering with lowActon Prolongatu hemoglobin count.
Request you to suggest with the treatment and if m injection is fine for her without much side effects?
Advance thank you for your response.

she is on the right track. acton p is a steroid and is given by doctors in rhumatoid arthritis if everything else fails. it has its own side effects.


All you need to know – A heartbeat away!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

The number of elderly people and nowadays young people developing heart failure is increasing. Before we look at what leads to heart failure, it’s necessary for us to understand what exactly heart failure is. The general notion is heart failure means that the heart has stopped working or will eventually stop working.

Heart failure is a condition in which a weakened heart is unable to pump the normal amount of blood carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Heart failure cannot be termed as a disease but is a chronic syndrome that generally develops slowly.

If the heart failure is mild, it may not significantly affect a person’s lifestyle and day-to-day living. On the other hand, severe heart failure can affect a person’s every move and can be fatal. Thus the severity can range from a very mild heart failure to a severe heart failure.


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