Thursday, January 19, 2017

Does Yoga help in prevention of diseases and promotion of health?

What exactly the Yoga is?

Yoga is a sanskrit word derived from yujyate and it denotes the union of person to that of supreme power, the God. It has been said that Samatvam Yog muchyate; means, union of soul to God and to achieve oneness. However, applied aspects of Yoga includes different exercises (Asana) and respiratory controls (Pranayam). Yoga has 8 limbs and these above mentioned two aspects are among them.

What are 8 limbs?
1. Yama
2. Niyam

These two initial limbs are related to external and internal purification of body and after adopting these things the 3rd and 4th limbs are practised.

3. Asanas - The different postures of the body. In fact, it is the most practised part of Yoga, but it is a fraction of entire Yoga. These yogic exercises keep body in shape and relaxes the mind of the individual.

4. Pranayam - Means holding the breath and breathing exercises. It helps in maintaining the perfusion of blood with oxygen and keep health of lungs and hearts.

These above 4 limbs are also known as external Yoga. The rest 4 are internal yoga limbs in which mind is involved. The meditation results in control of mind.

5. Pratyahar: To control the senses.

6- Dharana: Going towards meditation process.

7. Dhyan - A state of meditation.

8. Samadhi - A state of complete meditation. In this stage, the metabolism is reduced up to lowest level. Man can servive without eating and drinking for months. However, it is not possible by ordinary human beings.

Prevention of diseases by Yoga:

Give 10 minutes a day and keep yourself disease free.

What to do?

Pranayam for 5 minutes
Bhujangasana for 5 minutes

Vajrasan after taking meal.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Minimal Invasive Surgical approach in Fissure in ano

What is Anal Fissure?
Anal fissure is a very painful condition. Pain occurs while passing stool and it remains for a considerable period after the passing of stool. It is a linear crack in the skin of anal canal and it occurs in cases of hard stool trauma caused during passing of stool. Sometimes, it may also occur in cases of dysentry or irritable bowel syndrome.

What are the symptoms?

Pain is the chief complaint and it occurs during defecation and remains for a considerable time even after passing stool. The patients remain uncomfotable even during the daytime.
Bleeding may occur in fresh cases and it evantually stops in due course.
A small skin tag is formed at the end of fissure in chronic cases and it is known as sentinel tag.
Itching is also noticed by some patients.

Pus formation may occur in fissure and then it is termed as fistula in ano. There is narrowing of anal canal in fissure due to spasm of internal sphincter. It further increases the symptoms of fissure.


Keep bowel normal - Means avoid constipation by taking fibre rich diet and adeqaute exercise.
Taken warm water sitz bath by sitting in a tub of warm water.
Apply some soothing creams or oils.

If symptoms persist, then consult a doctor for further diagnosis and treatment.


Dr Praveen Choudhary