If you’re thinking about doing hip replacement surgery, you need to be prepared for what comes after the surgery. Hip replacement is a life-changing surgery which substantially improves your quality of life. It helps you get back to your normal routine with no pain. Hip replacement surgery is usually done when any other Conservative treatment hasn’t worked quite well for your hip problems. This procedure completely removes the hip joint and replaces it with an artificial one made up of plastic, metal or ceramic. It is considered a minimally invasive surgery but you still need to take proper care after the surgery to let it heal.

Hip replacement surgery is a successful procedure with more than 90% success rate in India. The road to recovery is a long one but if you follow proper guidelines, there is no need to worry about it. These are some of the tips to recover from hip replacement surgery.

Make preparations at your home

Even before your surgery, prepare your home for your recovery so that you come to a conducive environment. You can take help from your family to rearrange your home to have a proper and easy access to everything. You have to remodel your bathroom in such a way that everything is reachable and the important things like the toothbrush are above waist-level. If possible, install western toilet in your home. Don’t jump into household chores when you arrive home after your surgery. Take some time off and take others help in those daily tasks.

Have a good mix of rest and exercise

It is a thin line to walk between rest and exercise. You would like to be in bed rather than doing exercises but it can be dangerous for you. It is important to rest to give yourself time to recover. But it is also equally important to do light physical movement. If you give yourself too much rest, your hip can become stiff which can hamper your recovery. It might increase the recovery time and raise more problems. Gentle exercises like yoga, short walks and stretches are highly beneficial.

Consult a physiotherapist for exercises

Exercise is very important to recover from hip replacement surgery but you have to be careful as wrong form and movement can be dangerous to your healing hip. You need to take help from a professional physical therapist who can guide you through the whole exercise regime. Physiotherapists are trained professionals who know exactly what kind of exercises would work best for you while monitoring your progress. They help you in exercises and also teach you stretches to do on your own.

Take some time off from work

This goes without saying but you need to take some time off to recover from your hip replacement surgery. You need to allow yourself to recover fully before you get back to your work. If the work demands low physical stress, you can start by doing little things but it is advisable to give yourself rest and rehabilitation as advised by your doctor after your surgery. This period can be stretched longer if your job is physically demanding. One other thing to consider is how you travel to work. An alternate way can be considered if the way to work is too bumpy.

Focus on eating well not more

If you’re sitting down all day, it is understandable to feel bloated. Focus on eating good and wholesome meals rather than junk food. A balanced diet is very important for recovery. Healthy diet improves your overall health and helps your body heal. Eat a wholesome meal having all the important nutrients like protein, carbs, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Do not attempt to lose weight at this stage. You can always lose weight when you’re fully recovered.

The road to recovery might seem long and hard but it is on you to follow it properly. If you follow all the precautions given by your surgeon, you will be back to your normal days in a very short time without having any complications. At Radiance Hospitals, surgeons provide complete pre and post-operative care for all the patients. Contact us for hip replacement surgery now.

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How long do you think you have to wait to resume regular activities after a knee replacement surgery? Is it a week or a month? Truth is there is no universal answer to this question. There are however certain steps that you can follow to have a quicker recovery and get back on the saddle as soon as possible.

Knee replacement surgery is primarily done to relieve pain and restore mobility in patients. There is a road to recovery after the surgery. Let’s see the four stages of recovery after knee replacement surgery.

  • Right after surgery: It is surprising to hear but the recovery process starts right after you’re done with your surgery. Patients may require to stay in the hospital for two to five days after surgery (depending upon single or bilateral knee replacement). The hospital staff will manage with proper medication and initial physiotherapy. This phase kick starts the recovery process.
  • Physiotherapy: Your doctor will refer you to a physiotherapist during the hospital stay and after discharge. The physiotherapist has in-depth knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery after surgery. He will work with you to increase your mobility. He might also give you some exercises to do at home so you can do as much as you’re comfortable with.
  • At home: Majority of the recovery process will be done at your own home. You are supposed to physiotherapy/exercises in the beginning. You need to focus on balance and stability first. Then you can do simple movements like standing up, sitting down, walking between rooms, etc. You need to ease into your routine life.
  • Normal exercise routine: This is the final phase of the recovery process. In this phase, you need to get into a regular exercise regimen and normal physical activity. This phase is recommended after about 8-12 weeks of the surgery. But it is advisable that you do it at your speed. Your joint might not be fully recovered for up to a year after surgery.

These four phases of recovery are not stringent by time. You can stretch or shorten the phase by your comfort level. You need to be prepared after your knee replacement surgery for what to expect afterward. Radiance hospitals not only do the surgery with expertise but also helps patients get back into a normal routine after the surgery with the guidance of a Joint replacement surgeon and physiotherapist. Trust the experts of Radiance hospital for your knee replacement surgery. Contact us to book an appointment.

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According to the article in mint by Michelle Fay Cortez, Bloomberg, 40% is the reduction in risk of death and heart complications for patients with diabetes and obesity who have undergone weight-loss surgery.

The various kinds of weight-loss surgeries help you lose weight and lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.

Let’s take a quick insight into the types of weight loss surgery and its benefits:

Sleeve Gastrectomy

In this procedure, the surgeon removes approx. 60 to 70% of the stomach and what remains is a narrow sleeve which connects to the intestines.

Since this procedure does not affect intestines, the body absorbs food due to which the person does not fall short of nutrients.

Gastric Bypass surgery

In this procedure the stomach is divided into two parts by the surgeon. The upper stomach is then connected directly to the lower section of the small intestine. In short, a shortcut is created for the food, bypassing part of the stomach and small intestine.

Weight loss in Gastric Bypass surgery is quick and almost 50% of the weight is lost after the first 6 months of the surgery.

Gastric Balloon/Intra-gastric Balloon System

In this procedure, a deflated balloon is placed in the stomach through the mouth. Once it is placed properly, it is filled with saline solution that provides a sense of fullness thereby curbing the hunger.

Gastric balloon/Intra-gastric balloon system does not require more hospital stay. The balloon is temporary, stays for 6 months to 1 year (2 types of balloon available – for 6 months and for 1 year) months and a person loses approx 12 to 17 kg of the body weight in the first 6 months.

Which Weight Loss surgery is the best?

A person should opt for a weight loss surgery depending on his/her BMI, Medical condition, comorbidities, and body type.

The best advice and guidance can be given by an expert and we at Radiance Hospitals are equipped to make sure you do not face any hassles while going for a weight loss surgery.

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Do you know you can be suffering from obesity without even knowing about it? Obesity is a disease where the body suffers from an excessive amount of body fat. It is a medical problem that increases the risk of heart diseases, BP, diabetes, and in some cases cancers. It occurs because of a combination of different factors including environmental factors, diet, and physical activities.

According to Prevalence of obesity in India: A systematic review by Rajeev Ahirwar and Prakash Ranjan Mondal, in India, more than 13 crore people suffer from obesity with the prevalence rate of 11.8% to 31.3%. Let’s see some of the most common causes of obesity.

Genetics affect your metabolism and how your body processes food.

  • Sedentary lifestyle leads to low physical activity.
  • Uneven sleep cycle leads to hormonal changes which make you feel hungrier. OSA – Obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Pregnancy weight can be difficult to lose which eventually leads to obesity.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) causes imbalance of female reproductive hormones which aids in weight gain.
  • Hypothyroidism also leads to obesity because of the lack of important hormones.

The good news is that morbid obesity can be cured using surgical methods. These are some of the surgical solutions of obesity.

  • Gastric bypass: In this surgery, food intake and its absorption is restricted. Some part of the stomach is closed off which leads to low intake of food in a single sitting. The small part of the stomach is attached to the small intestine and thus food bypasses the stomach and it leads to low absorption.
  • Mini Gastric Bypass: In this surgery, a part of the stomach is attached to the lower part of the small intestine.
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy : It is also called stomach stapling. It is done by applying staples or to the stomach.

Surgical treatments for obesity are gaining a lot of traction. But it is important to choose the best in the healthcare industry for long lasting results. Contact Radiance hospital and book your appointment for surgical treatment of Obesity.

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We have reached a count of 8.5 million cases but a sense of relief is that the recovery rate is improving. But is the recovery worth a sigh of relief?

As per studies, it is proven that COVID-19 is just one virus but when it enters the human body it attacks and affects the various organs also apart from lungs.

Therefore, Radiance Hospital has started the first POST COVID CARE clinic in Ahmedabad which offers post covid care to patients who have recovered from COVID.

Read on to know more what the complications that arise after recovering from COVID are:

  • Lung Fibrosis: Corona affects the lungs due to which some patients who have been affected severely, even after recovery need oxygen supply. Therefore, we make sure that we are able to supply oxygen cylinders to the patient’s home even after he/she recovers from Corona
  • Tiredness and Fatigue: We have come across a lot of patients who complain of constant fatigue even after recovering from COVID. So, we make sure to prescribe them the right kind of diet that will help them stay energized and also prescribe a mixture of allopathic and alternative medicines
  • Brain fog: A lot of patients have complained that after recovering from COVID, they are not able to think clearly and feel that COVID has affected their mental ability to a great extent. For such patients, we perform a scan to understand if any damage has been done to their brain or not and continue to take constant follow-ups from them.
  • Cardiac problems: Most of the patients complain of suffering from cardiac deterioration and one of the reasons could be a history of other health problems but for a lot of patients, it is not the same scenario. Despite of having no previous history of cardiac problems, COVID patients face cardiac deterioration after recovering from COVID. Therefore, for such patients, we analyse their health reports and take constant follow-ups for their betterment.

Most of the COVID patients complain of such health issues after recovering from COVID and are referred to as ‘Long-Haulers’ and we as a team under the guidance of Dr. Yogesh Gupta have undertaken the initiative to start the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India

To know more about the first POST COVID CARE CLINIC of India, click on this link:

Let us all come together and conquer COVID-19 and emerge victorious!

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