• Shanti memorial hospital is a multi-speciality medical centre established in April 1991

24Jul, 2017

Serve More, Eat More Veggies

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  Serve three vegetables with dinner tonight, instead of just one, and you’ll eat more without really trying. Greater variety tricks people into eating more food — and eating more fruits and vegetables is a great way to lose weight. The high fiber and water content fills you up with fewer calories. Cook them without added fat. And season with lemon juice and herbs rather than drowning their goodness in high-fat sauces or dressings.
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17Jun, 2017

Long working hours and risky alcohol use ? Are we aware of this.

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Risky alcohol use is common in high income countries, though there is cultural variation in alcohol use between countries; about 1 in 4 people are classified as at risk users, and 9% meet the diagnostic criteria for an alcohol use disorder. Risky alcohol use, is defined  as more than 14 drinks/week among women and more than 21 drinks/week among men. There might be an increased risk of adverse health consequences, such as liver diseases, cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke, mental disorders, and injuries, as well as considerable social costs because of […]
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17Jun, 2017

More than 2 billion people are overweight or obese

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Globally, more than 2 billion people suffer from health problems related to being overweight or obese, and an increasing percentage of people die from these health conditions, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Interestingly, of the 4.0 million deaths attributed to excess body weight in 2015, nearly 40% occurred among people whose BMI fell below the threshold considered obese. "People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk - risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions,". "Those half-serious […]
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15Jun, 2017

Mental health does not affect weight loss after bariatric surgery

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People with pre-existing mental health conditions had nearly identical results in weight loss after bariatric surgery, compared to those with no known mental health conditions. According to the study authors the study is the first large scale study of its kind to examine the relationship of preoperative mental illness to weight loss and health care use after bariatric surgery. “Many clinicians are hesitant to consider bariatric surgery in the mentally ill population due to the assumption that they will not fare well. This research counters those assumptions, showing no difference, […]
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15Jun, 2017

Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process

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The World Obesity Federation has issued a Position Statement in which the authors state that obesity is a chronic relapsing disease process and fits the epidemiological model of a disease process, except that the toxic or pathological agent is food rather than a microbe. The Position Statement, ‘Obesity: a chronic relapsing progressive disease process. A position statement of the World Obesity Federation’, is published in the journal Obesity Review. The question of whether obesity should be called a ‘disease’ has sparked controversy in recent years. The  statement  examines  how an […]
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6Jun, 2017

BARIATRIC SURGERY IN ODISHA- 105 CASES WITH SUCCESSFUL RESULTS

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ABOUT OBESITY IN INDIA Obesity now considered as a “Killer lifestyle” disease is an important cause of preventable death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.2 billion people worldwide are obese of which 30 million Indians are obese, and most likely to double in next 5years. This is probably the most sedentary generation of people in the history of the world.

In the Indian scenario, even with the growing awareness about health and fitness, more than 15 to 20% percent of the Indian populations are obese. There is an […]
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6Jun, 2017

MY JOURNEY IN MAKING OF SHANTI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

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“Shanti Memorial Hospital” is a homage and tribute to LATE SHANTILATA PATNAIK, mother of Dr. SREEJOY PATNAIK, Chairman of this hospital. He dreamt of building up a hospital, after the name of his mother “SHANTI”, whose last wish was that one of her heir’s should become a doctor to render services to the poor and the needy. This led to the birth of Shanti Hospital in 1991 with 10 bedded facility to the present 100 bedded multi speciality hospital, one amongst the premier institutions in private sector of the state. […]
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4Jun, 2017

How to prevent Gallstones

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Cholesterol gallstones are among the most common gastrointestinal disorders in Western societies. Individuals with gallstones may experience various gastrointestinal symptoms and are also at risk of developing acute or chronic cholecystitis. There is evidence that dietary factors influence the risk of developing cholesterol gallstones. Dietary factors that may increase risk include cholesterol, saturated fat, trans fatty acids, refined sugar, and possibly legumes. Obesity is also a risk factor for gallstones. Dietary factors that may prevent the development of gallstones include polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, fiber, and caffeine. Consuming a vegetarian […]
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19Feb, 2016

Roux en Y Gastric Bypass results in a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat

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Patients who experienced weight loss as an outcome of bariatric surgery saw a decrease in abdominal and pericardial fat, with a higher relative decrease of visceral and paracardial fat volumes, according to a study published in the journalClinical Endocrinology. However, the researchers did not see an improvement in cardiovascular function or myocardial triglyceride content after Roux en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery. The researchers, led by Dr Linda D van Schinkel, of the departments of general internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, note that cardiac […]
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19Feb, 2016

UK launch for Obalon’s swallowable balloon system

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The world’s first ‘swallowable’ weight loss balloon, the Obalon gastric balloon system, has been launched in the UK. Exclusively distributed by Purple Surgical in partnership with Spire Healthcare, the system can be placed in just five minutes by swallowing a small capsule, the size of a large vitamin pill. Obalon Therapeutics claims the systems offers a real weight loss solution for those who have previously been unsuccessful in losing weight or who do not meet the BMI criteria for a surgical weight loss procedure. It claims the system is suitable for […]
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