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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Donation Required=lost both his kidneys..

Donation Required=lost both his kidneys..

Aldrin's details.
bindu mathew
9:24 AM (39 minutes ago)
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 ..Aldrin George,who is of 29 years and has lost both his kidneys.. His marriage was fixed for July 2011and just 3 days before his marriage he had body pain. Under the advice of his mother he went to do a full body check up in which they found out that both his kidneys had failed.. He has been on and off from the hospital since then.. His father is a match for him and they are planning to do the transplant soon. They have got the approval from the kidney committee in M H Ramiyya hospital in Bangalore and as of now the transplant is fixed for 19th of march 2012.. He was in an ok financial situation but the past few months have taken a toll on him.. 2 months before water entered his heart and he had to have dialysis 3 times a week and also heamoglobin injections every week. This has burdened his financial situation. The surgery alone would cost around 3-3.5 lakhs.. The post operation cosys for the first 10 days alone stand at 50,000-1 lac(1 lac being in case he gets a fever or any complications and has to be admitted in ICU).Then for the next one year he has monthly expenses of 30,00 appr for one year...

His number is 09663128057..

His account details are as follows..

A/c Name : Dravidian Hospitality
A/c No : 2834201000161
Bank NAme : Canara BAnk
Branch : Lottegollahalli,Bangalore
IFSC COde: CNRB0002834..

his address in bangalore is as such


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Friday, March 9, 2012





 1. an old man- Tuberculosis patient. Status- Terminally ill

2. a young boy- Lung cancer patient. Status -Terminally ill

3. A young lady- Leukemia (blood cancer) patient. Status–Terminally ill

MMW (Male Medicine ward) and FMW (female Medicine Ward), District Head Quarters Hospital.

It was really amazing to see the daily progress notes put by my seniors of previous years. Their dossier was almost an inch thick. Patients usually don’t last that long in a middle level government hospital. I mean either they get cured or else referred to the higher centre. Most of the times they just die…..but they don’t last this long…almost two years…in the same hospital.

I used to see them daily during rounds- sitting together and talking for hours. They were sharp enough to judge the temperament of doctors on round. It took only one day for them to understand that I like my patients present on their respective beds with no attendants or relatives to interfere, their case sheet spread in front of them and they themselves on their toes to speak out new problems and sufferings the moment I ask them. Except for that one precise hour when the round was in progress and one such hour in the evening – one can easily see them sitting together and talking endlessly.

“What about them?” I asked Mrs Jincy, the matron.

“What about whom?”

“Those three sitting under the sun all the time and chatting?”

“Oh,don’t you worry Doctor. This hospital has become their home. They have no place to go. Their families have left them to suffer at their own long long ago. They are abandoned. They know they are terminally ill and the moment they put their steps out of this hospital they are going to die not only because of their disease but more because of hunger and cold. So whenever their general condition improves a bit and we try to discharge them, they pretend as if something wrong happened with them overnight-become breathless, start feeling pain, stop eating and even start rolling in beds. This way they successfully escape discharge”

“But this not fair! If they are untreatable here they should be referred to tertiary care hospital. Unnecessarily they are blocking the beds meant for more deserving patients”

“Who cares Ma’am? Here the protocol is different. This hospital is not like the other overcrowded hospitals. Somehow we get much less patients than an average hospital should have. We are supposed to have a minimum of 150 indoor patients all the times or else…..”

I could read between the lines-what she meant to say. My sister has the same story. She is a government primary school teacher in a rural area. They are provided with three class rooms, three teachers and a specific amount of mid day meal to cover 150 students from class one to five. If the number of student drops down to 100 and below during any given calendar year then one teacher is withdrawn and posted elsewhere. Then the burden falls on to rest of the two. Hence to maintain the requisite student-teacher ratio every year few false nonexistent names are entered into the admission register. (You can easily find Aishwarya Rais, Salman Khans, Rajesh Khannas and Priyankas reading in various primary schools) In extreme cases the passed out students of class five are readmitted back to class three. My sister gives a nice explanation to this too…at least by this way we prevent the ever-growing number of school dropouts every year. Middle school is at least five K.M. away and students are reluctant to walk that length everyday!!!!!!!........

I preferred not to interfere anymore. Let them do whatever they wish in rest of their lives. Looking at them on daily basis gave me immense courage to face reality of life in a positive way. Here there are three persons who know they are fatally ill and have no hope or dream left in their lives but can still manage to laugh and enjoy!!!   How could they????

I got the answer after the following series of events….

One fine day …. I saw the two men fighting on the grass just in front of the FMW. There was a little gathering around them but no one was trying to stop them. The moment they saw me, the crowd scattered and dispersed. These two gentlemen mumbled few words of apology and went to their respective beds. Their face, arms and other parts of the body were badly bruised. The lung cancer patient ( Ya! We doctors identify patients with their respective diseases,…..the diabetes patient…….the malaria patient…….the dengue patient..etc..etc) was already too dyspnoic ( breathless) . He was given oxygen support, artificial respiration and had to be shifted to I.C.U. But after three days he died. I could always mark a shadow of guilt on the face of the T.B.patient whenever I went to his bed- as if he wanted to say some thing to me. But he never said anything.  Once I even tried to poke him but he kept looking blank. He was found dead in his bed exactly after a month. His death was relatively silent. Not even the patient of the next bed could know. He passed away in his sleep. As expected the girl also expired after 10 days…almost silently. There were no blood donors left in the family and enough blood could not be arranged from the blood bank which was about 200 Km. away. There was no one to get it from there. These explanations were all for documentation purposes only. We all had foreseen and expected her death…..and in the bundle of belongings found under the mattress of the bed which was home to her for the last two years, wrapped in a polythene, were neatly kept a stalk of letters –about 50 to 60 of them, written by the lung cancer and the T.B. patient-addressed to her.

So this was the reason…both men were in love with the girl, silently,unknown to each other. And the girl was too confused to reciprocate I think. Or may be she was silently enjoying this undue attention that she was able to draw for the first time in her life. Being terminally ill it was needless for her to express her true feelings to either of them. And this mutual love for each other was responsible for their extended life span. Truly, Love can blossom anywhere, can appear, survive and proliferate in the most adverse of situations. Till the time the men were oblivious of this 3-way love, it was alright. Then somehow the men could discover this, love got transformed to hatred. They got involved in a gruesome fight, and the very reason of their survival became the cause of their death. It’s painful yet true….


Look at sun and you see time. Look in heart and you see love. Look in eyes and you see life. Look at your PC and you see who’s wishing u! It’s me. Good Morningggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

World Kidney Day’, March 8,=HEALTH-AWARENESS=

World Kidney Day, celebrated on March 8 every year, aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. The Day has the following objectives:


wOrLd Kidney Day

This day is to be well-remembered too!
Yes! It's World Kidney Day and who knows 
if one day it's gonna be World Kidney-Heart Day soon
cos the Kidney is so much linked to the health of our Heart!
Well, that's the theme for this year's Kidney day!

 world kidney 2012
  • Raise awareness about our kidneys
  • Highlight that diabetes and high blood pressure are key risk factors for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Encourage systematic screening of all patients with diabetes and hypertension for CKD
  • Encourage preventive behaviours
  • Educate all medical professionals about their key role in detecting and reducing the risk of CKD, particularly in high risk populations.
  • Stress the important role of local and national health authorities in controlling the CKD epidemic. Health authorities worldwide will have to deal with high and escalating costs if no action is taken to treat the growing number of people with CKD. On World Kidney Day all governments are encouraged to take action and invest in kidney screening.

The  World Kidney Day Campaign focuses on the important association between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the fact that CKD is a major risk for CVD. The slogan for this year's campaign is “Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart”.

World Kidney Day calls attention to the large, and often unappreciated, role played by kidney dysfunction in increasing premature cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.     

CVD is the most common of the chronic diseases that impact global mortality. About 30% of all deaths worldwide and 10% of all healthy life lost to disease are accounted for by CVD alone. Although there has been some decline in mortality from CVD in developed countries, no such decline has been reported in developing countries, in ethic and socially disadvantaged minority populations, or in people with accompanying CKD.

Kidneys serve a very important function in the human body, mainly to remove toxins and excess water from our blood. They help to control our blood pressure and red blood cell production and keep our bones healthy. Kidney disease is common, and often life-threatening. Fortunately many conditions are treatable, if detected early. Every year, millions of people die prematurely due to kidney failure and heart attacks and strokes linked to chronic kidney disease.  Diseases affecting the kidney are often silent, having few symptoms, especially in early stages. If left unchecked, the disease can progress or lead to kidney failure, which can then severely affect the quality of life.

If kidney disease is detected early, appropriate treatment can delay or prevent the development of chronic kidney disease. It is simple to detect early signs of kidney problems by taking some precautions and undergoing a few tests.

What can you do for your kidneys?

  1. Keeping fit and active- Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and thereby lowers your risk of CKD. Regular exercise helps you keep fit.
  2. Keep your sugar levels under check– Over half of people who have diabetes go on to develop kidney damage, so it is important for people with diabetes to get their kidney functions tested regularly. If detected early, kidney damage from diabetes can be reduced and even prevented.
  3. Monitor your blood pressure- Although many people may be aware that high blood pressure can result in a stroke or heart attack, few know that hypertension is also the one of the most common causes of kidney damage. If your blood pressure consistently goes 140/90 and above, you should discuss the risks with your doctor and monitor your blood pressure level regularly. High blood pressure is especially likely to cause kidney damage when associated with other risk factors like diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight– Keeping your weight under check can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and other conditions risk factors associated with CKD.
  5. Eat healthy- Reduce your salt intake. The recommended sodium intake is 5-6 grams of salt per day (around a teaspoon). In order to reduce your salt intake, try and limit the amount of processed and restaurant food. It will be easier to control your intake if you prepare the food yourself with fresh ingredients.
  6. Say NO to smoking- Smoking slows the flow of blood to the kidneys. When less blood reaches the kidneys, it impairs their ability to function properly. According to many scientific studies, smoking also increases the risk of kidney cancer by about 50 percent.
  7. Don’t take OCTs regularly- Common drugs such non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are known to cause kidney damage if taken on a regular basis. Such medications probably do not pose significant danger if your kidneys are relatively healthy and you use them for emergencies only, but if you are dealing with chronic pain, such as arthritis or back pain, work with your doctor to find a way to control your pain without putting your kidneys at risk.
  8. Check out for the “risk factors”– The following factors make you all the more vulnerable to CKD:
    • diabetes
    • hypertension
    • obesity
    • family history of kidney disease
    • Asian, African and Aboriginals origin
  9. Keep track of your cholesterol- Hypercholesterolemia (high levels of cholesterol in the blood) is linked with heart disease, strokes and kidney disease. That is why controlling your cholesterol level is crucial to your overall well-being.
  10. Stay well-hydrated- Many people are chronically dehydrated. It is always important to drink plenty of water, especially during summers. Individuals who suffer or have suffered from Kidney Stones in the past, should develop an appropriate hydration strategy. Just make sure you don’t consume too much water. Try to strike the proper balance when it comes to hydration. You may consult your physician, if necessary.
Kidney diseases are silent killers, which will largely affect your quality of life. There are, however, several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing the kidney disease. Some of the important ways were listed above. 

Battered by caffeine, a poor diet & stress, your kidneys fight to filter your blood.
What Do Your Kidneys Do

kidney infectionThe body is a factory. Your two bean shaped organs (kidneys) track the body’s fluid usage, levels, pressure & location. Fluid is used to transport waste from the body’s organs, to the kidneys for processing or treatment then, excretion as urine.

Your body also has to rid itself of gases, acids, oils, resins and sludge. Some of the compounds processed by the kidneys include, lactic acid, uric acid, various proteins, sugars, salts, excess calcium, potassium and ketones.

When these products / by products cannot be fully flushed from the body, the body is forced to uncomfortably store them. Healthy kidneys will utilize between 64 to 128 ounces of fluid a day cleansing your system. 

Due to their importance in keeping us healthy, the Chinese call the kidneys “The Master Organ.” Since all of our organs run on fluid, the kidneys regulate every organ of our body

How Your Kidneys Work 
kidney infection

Your Kidneys: The Master Organ Of Lif

kidney infectionThe kidneys regulate your entire system including: the bladder, blood pressure, ovaries, estrogen, period cramps, testicles, testosterone, sperm production, uterus, prostate, sex drive, pancreas, spleen, lymphatic system, heart, ligaments, ears, scalp, right / left low back, upper back, left; shoulder, pectoral, trapezes, elbow; both calves, thighs, biceps, triceps, forearms, wrists, knees, ankles, your spine, all fingers and toes.

The only areas not regulated by the kidneys are your right shoulder, right pectoral and right trapezes, all monitored by your liver. Your right elbow represents your stomach.

There is never a kidney problem that does not include a liver problem. The two organs work hand and glove together. Always address them at the same time.

"The state of our internal organs are represented on the face
- Yellow King of China 's physician, circa 2670 B.C.
Fact: When an area of the face is very pronounced or calling attention to itself, it indicates a weakness or predisposition to weakness of the associated organ.
The half moon of darkness, redness, puffiness or pronounced wrinkling under each eye indicates the state of your kidneys. Your right half moon represents your right kidney and the left is the left kidney.
Regardless of age, these areas should be smooth and blemish free.


kidney infectionLocation of Your Kidneys 

The kidneys are:
  • Two bean-shaped organs, one on each side of the backbone.
  • Represent about 0.5% of the total weight of the body.
  • 20–25% of your body’s total blood supply can be found in the kidney at all times.
  • Cleanses the body’s entire blood supply about 300 times a day.
  • Continuously regulates the chemical composition of the blood within narrow limits (diet permitting).
  • The liver and kidney form the major homeostatic (or balancing) centers for the body.

Do Your Kidneys Need Help

1) Low back pain, stiffness or soreness?
2) Tire quickly or sleepy from 3-7 P.M.?
3) Left shoulder pain, stiffness or soreness?
4) Sore ankles, calves or feet?
5) Rough periods or low sex drive?
6) Bladder infections & frequent urination?
7) Tinnitus, vertigo or high blood pressure?
8) Puffy, red or dark circles under the eyes?
9) Clear shapes in your field of vision?
10) Weak nails that chip or break?
11) Sore, tingling or numb muscles?
12) Thyroid or lymphatic issues?
13) Swollen, stiff or sore wrists, knees or joints?
14) Scalp irritations or thinning hair?
15) Weak or sore left side of your body?
16) Spleen, pancreatic or weight issues?
17) History of kidney issues or kidney stones?
18) Reproductive health issues?

Follow the mentioned tips to lead a healthy and a happy life.
The Kidneys Hate:
  • Alcohol
  • Excessive protein
  • Salts and excess sodium
  • Fried foods and processed fats
  • Caffeine
  • Sugar and Chocolate
  • Chemicals / drugs of all types
  • Dairy products
  • Processed Carbohydrates
  • Lack of sleep
  • Heavy Meals
Your Kidneys Need:
  • Clean Water
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Less protein
  • Light meals
  • A healthy Liver

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Monday, March 5, 2012

आओ साईं - Happy Holi to All...

ॐ सांई राम
Holi, or Holli (Sanskrit: होली), is a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and countries with large Indic diaspora populations, such as Suriname, Malaysia, Guyana, South Africa, Trinidad, United Kingdom, United States, Mauritius, and Fiji. In West Bengal and Orissa of India it is known as Dolyatra (Doul Jatra) or Basanta-Utsav ("spring festival"). The most celebrated Holi is that of the Braj region, in locations connected to the god Krishna: Mathura, Vrindavan, Nandagaon, and Barsana. These places have become tourist destinations during the festive season of Holi, which lasts here to up to sixteen days.[2]
The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other. Bonfires are lit the day before, also known as Holika Dahan (burning of Holika) or Chhoti Holi (little Holi). The bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape that young Prahlad accomplished when Demoness Holika, sister of Hiranyakashipu, carried him into the fire. Holika was burnt but Prahlad, a staunch devotee of god Vishnu, escaped without any injuries due to his unshakable devotion. Holika Dahan is referred to as Kama Dahanam in South India.
Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month Phalguna (February/March), (Phalgun Purnima), which usually falls in the later part of February or March. 

This Year 2012 Holi Holi (Dhulandi) on March 8 and Holika Dahan on March 7

Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colours.

In Vaishnava Theology, Hiranyakashipu is the great king of demons, and he had been granted a boon by Brahma, which made it almost impossible for him to be killed. The boon was due to his long penance, after which he had demanded that he not be killed "during day or night; inside the home or outside, not on earth or on sky; neither by a man nor an animal; neither by astra nor by shastra". Consequently, he grew arrogant and attacked the Heavens and the Earth. He demanded that people stop worshipping gods and start praying to him.

Despite this, Hiranyakashipu's own son, Prahlada, was a devotee of Lord Vishnu. In spite of several threats from Hiranyakashipu, Prahlada continued offering prayers to Lord Vishnu. He was poisoned but the poison turned to nectar in his mouth. He was ordered to be trampled by elephants yet remained unharmed. He was put in a room with hungry, poisonous snakes and survived. All of Hiranyakashipu's attempts to kill his son failed. Finally, he ordered young Prahlada to sit on a pyre on the lap of his demoness sister, Holika, who could not die because she also had a boon which would prevent fire from burning her. Prahlada readily accepted his father's orders, and prayed to Vishnu to keep him safe. When the fire started, everyone watched in amazement as Holika burnt to death, while Prahlada survived unharmed, the burning of Holika is celebrated as Holi.
Radha and the Gopis celebrating Holi, with accompaniment of music instruments
Later Lord Vishnu came in the form of a Narasimha (who is half-man and half-lion) and killed Hiranyakashipu at dusk (which was neither day nor night), on the steps of the porch of his house (which was neither inside the house nor outside) by restraining him on his lap (which is neither in the sky nor on the earth) and mauling him with his claws (which are neither astra nor shastra).
In Vrindavan and Mathura, where Lord Krishna grew up, the festival is celebrated for 16 days (until Rangpanchmi) in commemoration of the divine love of Radha for Krishna. Lord Krishna is believed to have popularized the festival by playing pranks on the gopis here. Krishna is believed to have complained to his mother about the contrast between his dark skin complexion and Radha's (Shakti or energy that drives the world) fair skin complexion. Krishna's mother decided to apply colour to Radha's face. The celebrations officially usher in spring, the celebrated season of love.

There is alternative story detailing the origin of Holi. This story is about Kamadeva, a god of love. Kama's body was destroyed when he shot his weapon at Shiva in order to disrupt his meditation and help Parvati to marry Shiva. Shiva then opened his third eye, the gaze of which was so powerful that Kama's body was reduced to ashes. For the sake of Kama's wife Rati (passion), Shiva restored him, but only as a mental image, representing the true emotional and spiritual state of love rather than physical lust. The Holi bonfire is believed to be celebrated in commemoration of this event.

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