A patient’s guide to cartilage problems and treatment options

Cartilage Injury – Conditions & Treatments Cartilage is a permanent tissue with very minimal healing potential. It is the best shock absorber of nature. Friction between two layers of cartilage while moving is about a hundred times slower than two pieces of ice sliding over each other. Cartilage lacks blood supply and gets oxygen due…

Apollo headache and migraine clinic

Pounding headache, nausea, light sensitivity and vomiting are all the annoying symptoms of a migraine. They can cause absolutely incapacitating pain and even completely immobilize a person at times. It is often treated with antinausea drugs and preventive medicines and also involves painkillers. A migraine is not as uncommon as we think. In fact, according…

Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass graft (mics cabg)

Open heart surgery was the only option available for surgeries such as bypass grafting, heart valve repair or replacement , closure of holes in the heart etc until the advent of minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). MICS or keyhole heart surgery does not require the breast bone to be cut and overcomes the associated problems…

Ditch the bulging tummy!

Dr K. Hari Prasad, M.D., Apollo Hospitals, sheds some light on the stubborn belly fat. I was a sportsman in my younger days and was very fit. The rigours of studying medicine made me bid goodbye to sports and I have consistently put on weight around my belly, and despite my best efforts, the accumulated…

Common myths about chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Myths Chemotherapy has been one of the key modalities of treatment of cancer and in the last 3 decades has witnessed drastic improvements in both safety and efficacy of the therapeutic agents. We still harbor some of the older beliefs that have now taken shape of myth. Below are some of the common myths…