Can I do mild exercises when I?m pregnant? If so, how mild can my exercises be?
Yes, you can do mild exercises when you are pregnant in order to remain active through the day. A mild exercise like walking can be very good for your health.
What type of food should I avoid when I?m pregnant?
It’s best to avoid food with too much fat or oil content. Also try limiting your caffeine intake for a day to only 300 mg (approximately equal to 2 cups of coffee). Women who are used to alcohol intake should completely avoid taking them.
Is there anything that you would recommend me to do when I experience cramping and mood swings during period?
This type of problem is very common with women having Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. It results in frequent mood swings, bloating, and irritation. During such a phase, we recommend you adopt a healthy nutritious diet. Reduce salt and caffeine intake, and watch put on your fat and oil consumption. Take vitamin and iron supplements under the prescription of a general doctor.
What do you recommend for burning sensation while urination?
The best way to reduce the burning sensation is to increase your fluid intake. Take more of fruit juices – lemon and cranberry juices are great. This will help minimise any bladder related infection or irritation. If the irritation persists, we recommend you consult our gynaecologist and perform urine tests.
Until what age can we bring our children to your Paediatricians?
We see newborns, infants, toddlers and any child who is under 18.
What services do you offer in your Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)?
We have a 24/7 NICU centre that is operated by experienced Neonatologists, well trained physicians and support staffs. Our NICU services for newborns and infants include:
- Treatment of newborn low weight problems
- Premature birth or related problems for newborns at or above 28 weeks
- High risk by-birth problems in newborns
- Gestational age problems
- Newborns or infants transferred to ICU due to sudden illness, infection or other complicated problems
- Proper breastfeeding and infant care
When do people visit Medical Genetics department?
Patients are often referred -
- A person who is affected with/is a carrier for a genetic or chromosomal condition reaches reproductive age
- In Pregnancy,
- Pregnancy has been identified to have abnormalities, through ultrasound
- The mother will be 40 years of age or older at the time of delivery(Younger if multiples)
- A child is born with a birth defect or serious medical condition
- There is significant behavioural concern or developmental delay in a child
- Other family members are planning to have children and a definitive diagnosis is needed for appropriate risk counselling to be provided
- An individual is diagnosed clinically with a possible or definite genetic disorder for which testing is now available.
What is genetic counselling?
Genetic counselling is an educational process that seeks to assist affected and/or at risk individuals to understand the nature of the genetic disorder, its transmission and the options open to them in management and family planning. Genetic Counsellors are trained individuals who provide you with information and support when a member of your family has been diagnosed, either in our clinic or elsewhere, with a condition that may have a genetic component. Genetics counsellors will be able to provide insight into some of the difficulties that families may have following diagnosis of a genetic condition. They will review available surveillance and treatment options with you and make referrals to other medical specialists that can help care for you and your family.
What should I expect at a genetics appointment?
The following are a few things you may expect for your Genetic appointment:
- Pre clinic contact prior to appointment
- A collection and review of your medical and family history
- A detailed physical exam,
- An explanation about how genetic conditions are passed down through families
- Discussion about genetic testing/screening options to help you decide what is best for you and your family
- An overview of genetic testing/screening results
- Risk assessment for other members in your family may be at risk for a genetic disorder
- Medical information about a suspected or known genetic disorder in the family
- Resources for you and family about medical specialists, advocacy and support networks and community support services
Who needs biochemical screening in pregnancy?
Every fertile woman is at the risk of having a child with the chromosomal disorder. The risk increases with age. Younger or first time mother (20-30 yrs age group) is also has low risk. Hence, every pregnant woman should be offered biochemical screening.
Can I travel when I'm pregnant?
Safe short distance travel is fine, but make sure you don’t travel during your 8th and 9th month. Frequent travel might put pressure not only on your body but also on the baby’s. We suggest you check with our expert Obstetrician before setting out on a trip.
My daughter has just attained puberty. When should I take her to the doctor?
We recommend you take your daughter for her first Gynaecological examination preferable at the age of 15. That is when they start experiencing hormonal changes and become sexually curious.
You say that you examine children up to 18 years. Can you tell us about your specialisation in paediatrics more elaborately?
Our paediatric department is sub categorised into many departments to ensure accurate treatment. Some of our sub categories are neonatologists (for sick newborns and infants), paediatric allergists, paediatric cardiologists (for heart related problems), and paediatric surgeons (to perform surgeries) developmental physician, paediatric rheumatology besides a few others.
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