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Infertility is defined as trying to get pregnant for at least a year with no success. Infertility is not always a woman’s problem. Both men and women contribute to infertility.

Infertility may result from an issue with either you or your partner or a combination of factors that interfere with pregnancy. Fortunately, there are many safe and effective treatments that significantly improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Conclusion:

This infographic highlights what is infertility, figures, reasons and after surgery results about the impact of infertility.

In Vitro fertilisation, also known as IVF, is a fertility treatment where fertilisation takes place in the lab instead of the female body. The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman’s ovulatory process, removing an egg or eggs from the woman’s ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a liquid in a laboratory. The fertilized egg is cultured for 2–6 days in a growth medium and is then implanted in the same or another woman’s uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.

The success rate of IVF depends on a number of factors including reproductive history, maternal age, cause of infertility, and lifestyle factors.

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Written By : Dr. Apurva Vyas

People often attribute being over or underweight to their genes To some extent research has backed this assertion, suggesting that genetics contributes to obesity by influencing things like metabolism, body fat distribution, food cravings and tendency to eat food as a way to cope with stress. The latter two are the aspects that the mental health professionals focus on.

According to the world health organization, patients with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia, have a greater chance of becoming obese. Furthermore, a study found that obese patients suffered from depression as intense as those experiencing chronic pain. This led to the conclusion that a history of mental illness may increase the risk of obesity, while obesity may increase an individual’s chances of developing a psychiatric disorder.

Obesity is largely consequent upon overconsumption of energy-rich foods, and some of the medications prescribed for schizophrenia can enhance cravings for ‘junk’ food, as well as having other effects that add to the obesity risk profile. The link between psychiatric medication and obesity may be due to the fact that psychotropic drugs not only contribute to weight gain but also create changes in the sensitivity of the body to insulin. Psychiatric complaints can also cause obesity as a result of medication effects, hormone imbalances, and the behavioral issues that result from psychiatric disorders. So it needs to be ensured that psychiatrists do not risk their patients by exposing them to obesity by using medication known to be associated with substantial weight gain, unless there is no clinically sustainable alternative to cure the mental condition of the individual.

Age and gender of a patient can determine the strength of the link between obesity and mental illness. A study in South Africa conducted found that young women were most at risk for mental illness if obese. The researcher postulated that this is a result of women being inclined to be more distressed about the perception of being overweight than men, making them susceptible to mental illness.

Depression and low self-esteem have been observed in obese patients around the world, even when there has been no previous history of mental illness. Poor self-image, physical inactivity, the biological disruptions caused by obesity, and the social stigma related to being overweight all contribute to a predisposition to mental illness. So mentioned here are some lifestyle interventions that can help obese patients:

  1. Psycho-education and advice about diet and exercise involving experts, psychiatrists, and dieticians.
  2. Monitoring of weight, waist circumference and serum glucose, lipids levels
  3. Involving people in this process that can mentally influence them and in the process help them to take ownership of the problem and empower them.

However in some cases due to complex neurobiology processes mentioned above, lifestyle intervention may not be enough. Bariatric surgery in its current form is a relatively safe and effective intervention to treat obesity in mentally ill people.

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Written By : Dr. Apurva Vyas

Obesity is defined as excess fat tissue that can impair health. So, it is secure to say that obesity is actually a disease which further leads or is the major cause of several other chronic health problems. There are several different procedures for determining excess fat tissue; The most basic method is the body mass index (BMI).

When someone feels they have been humiliated due to their weight, they reserve the right to feel ashamed, especially if there was spiteful intent. However, we as a culture need to start seeing obesity as a curable disease that when cured can significantly increase the quality of someone’s life.

Conclusion:

This infographic highlights key facts, figures, health benefits and after surgery results about the impact of obesity, also showing the prevalence of obesity.

Obesity surgery improves weight reduction in fat individuals who have not achieved long-term success with other weight loss attempts. Obesity surgery diminishes the stomach’s stockpiling limit and causes you to feel full much sooner than typical.

At least 70% of patients who have high blood pressure, and who are taking medications to control it, are able to stop all medications and have normal blood pressure, usually within two to three months after obesity surgery.

It’s possible to not lose enough weight or to regain weight after any type of weight-loss procedure, even if the method itself works correctly. To help avoid regaining weight, you must make enduring healthy changes in your diet and get regular physical activity and exercise.

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Written By : Dr. Apurva Vyas
Healthy Summer Tips

Summer fun may involve many activities and components: sunshine, heat, water, long days, picnics, family get-togethers, travel, gardening, new experiences, and carefree recreation. But it also means sun and burns with a lot of sweating, dryness, skin problems like tan, blemishes, pimples, rashes and many more. With the blazing sun of the summer months, one needs to know how to look fresh and vibrant.

So here are some effortless precautions to stay healthy in the warmer, lazier days of summer.

  1. Always stay hydrated:  The recommendation of eight to ten glasses of water a day can help prevent illness, keep bones and muscles healthy, help maintain weight, improves brain function and top it all, acts fuel to activities throughout the day.
  2. Always Eat Fresh: It is imperative to make sure you are eating the right foods, the right way to fitness and health. Always picks freshly harvested foods to extract the best benefits they offer. Load up on mangoes, plums, tomatoes, berries, watermelon, oranges. It takes longer for the stomach to digest food plus the hot weather does not allow you to load up on too many foods. It is good to have lighter meals rather than having heavy ones, especially at night. Load up on more body cooling foods and more hydrating foods that will help you keep going in this heat. Eat more watermelon, sesame, coconut water, cucumber, mint, fennel seeds. Go for nutritional supplements rich in Antioxidants and Vitamins.
  3. Mix Pleasure with exercise – Lifestyle modification: Regular exercise has been shown to improve heart health, reduce pain and improve stress. Enjoy hiking, gardening and the great outdoors. Turn simple activities like going to the zoo or visiting a park into exercise by using the stairs, taking the long route or even adding in some stretches.
  4. Stay Shady: We all love the summer heat, but it is important to stay in the shade whenever possible. Try to limit your time in the direct sunshine between 10 am and 4 pm, when UV exposure is at its peak. If you are going to be outside, be sure to apply plenty of sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure. It is also a good idea to wear a hat and sunglasses whenever possible.
  5. Sleep Well & Stay Cool: Sleep plays a vital role in your health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical health, safety, and quality of life. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing; choose light, breathable fabrics such as cotton. Go swimming, cycling, etc.

This is the season when one should pay that extra attention in restoring health and well being. This season, follow the above 5 simple tips to feel alive and rejuvenated. .Once these tips become a habit a part of the lifestyle, you are sure to have the best summer experience this season and seasons to come.

Written By : Dr. Apurva Vyas