March 22, 2021 0

Hearing loss takes place with growing age and starts basically after the early 50s. It is broadly charectorized into three types;

Conductive- it affects outer or middle ear.

Sensorinerual- takes place at inner ear.

Mixed – involves outer, middle and inner ear.

Hearing loss does not take place suddenly. It is in itself a gradual process that is accompanied by several signs and symptoms. Some of the major ones are listed below.

Muffling of sounds

Not hearing the sound clearly

Raising the volume of Tv or radio above the normal level.

Difficulty in distinguishing the sounds properly

Problem in understanding the words majorly against background noise

If you come across any of the above symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible.

Yes, hearing loss takes place as you get older but apart from that there are other reasons as well;

Harm to the inner ear

Loud noise damage the hairs on nerve cells present in cochlea that transmit the sound signals to the brain. If these hairs are damaged electrical signals are not transferred properly that further becomes a reason for hearing-loss.

Earwax

Gradual building of earwax is another major cause of hearing loss. Earwax blocks the ear canal and prohibits the conduction of sound waves. Removal of earwax restores hearing.

Infectons

Ear infections and other abnormalities like bone-growth and tumors cause hearing loss. Basically, such abnormalities occur in the outer or middle ear.

Ruptured ear drum

Also known as tympanic membrane perforation, this ear problem is caused due to sudden change in pressure, infection or poking your ear drum with a sharp object.

Other illness

Cochlea is damaged by high fever and flues too.

Heredity

Genetic reasons make you more vulnerable towards hearing loss, especially with aging.

Medications and drugs

Drugs like Viagra, antibiotic gentamicin etc can also damage your hearing. Medications taken during chemotherapy many a times affect inner ear.

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March 22, 2021 0

Root Canal Treatment also known as RCT is the best method to treat dental issues painlessly. It aims to remove the damaged pulp from the tooth and to ensure that it is infection free. RCT is required when the infection spreads to the deeper levels of tooth. Root canal treatment is most commonly advised immediately in case of the formation of abscess where the pus-pocket gets created at the end of the roots of the tooth. If the abscess is not treated on time with Root canal treatment, then it can lead to severe effects on the health of the jawbone of the respective person.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

RCT is accompanied by several benefits;

Blocks the infection path

Any infection in the tooth cavity leads to tooth decay. In RCT the bacteria causing infection is eliminated that blocks the path of that infection and prohibits it from spreading further. After removal of bacteria the tooth is disinfected, cleaned and treated properly. After this, there remains no room left for bacteria to spread anymore.

Fascinating result

In RCT treatment of damaged tooth pulp is followed by a crown or dental filling. Treated tooth is covered with a tooth colored filling. This filling or crown provides that tooth an attractive appearance.

Protects your tooth

RCT restores your tooth and makes it function like any other normal tooth.

Protects the jaw bone

Teeth keep the jaw bone intact. Any missing tooth affects jaw bone adversely leading to its degeneration. That is why RCT prevents jaw bone as well.

The dental wing is well equipped with all he latest technological advancements and ensures the best possible RCT to its patients. It is proficient in delivering expert consultations regarding oral hygiene and other preventive measures as well. Along with the effective use of technology, the wing has a highly experienced team of professionals who are committed to provide best care to their patients and that too at cheaper rates.

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February 11, 2021 0

Dental and oral health is a fundamental piece of our general health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can prompt dental cavities and gum disease has been connected to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums, typically brought about by a bacterial infection. Whenever left untreated, it can turn into a more genuine infection known as periodontitis. Gum disease and periodontitis are significant reasons for tooth loss in grown-ups. Gum disease (gum inflammation) generally leads to periodontitis (gum disease). In any case, it is essential to realize that not all gum disease advances to periodontitis.

Gums connect to the teeth at a lower point than the gum edges that we see. These structures a little space called a sulcus. Food and plaque can get caught in this space and cause a gum infection or gum disease. Plaque is a thin film of bacteria. It continually frames on the outside of our teeth. As plaque progresses, it solidifies and becomes tartar. It can build up an infection when plaque stretches out beneath the gum line. Left unchecked, gum disease can make the gums separate from the teeth. This can make serious injuries to the delicate tissue and bone supporting the teeth.

The tooth may turn out to be free and unsteady. If infection advances, we may eventually lose a tooth. Plaque is the essential driver of gum disease. In any case, different variables can add to periodontal disease. These include Hormonal changes; for example, those happening during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause make gums more delicate, which make it simpler for gum disease to create. Sicknesses may influence the state of gums. This incorporates diseases, for example, cancer or HIV that meddle with the safe framework. Since diabetes influences the body’s capacity to utilize glucose, patients with this disease are at higher danger of creating infections, including periodontal disease and cavities.

Prescriptions can influence oral health, since some decrease the progression of salivation, which protectively affects teeth and gums. A few drugs, for example, the anticonvulsant prescription Dilantin and the counter angina drug Procardia and Adalat, can cause anomalous development of gum tissue. Negative behavior patterns, for example, smoking makes it harder for gum tissue to fix itself. Helpless oral hygiene habits, for example, not brushing and flossing consistently make it simpler for gum disease to create. Family background of dental disease can be a contributing variable for the causing of such gum diseases.

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December 21, 2020 0

Hymenoplasty, otherwise called hymenorrhaphy, is the corrective fix, rebuilding, or development of a lady’s hymen. Restoration of the hymen is also known as revirginization. The hymen is an oval-shaped membrane or tissue-film that covers the vaginal opening.  A hymen can be broken or torn at various occasions during a lady’s life, regardless of whether brought about by tampon addition, work out, or sex. Minor draining is regularly connected with the breaking of the hymen. In certain societies and religions, an untouched hymen is related to a lady’s virginity. The objective of a hymenoplasty is to reestablish the appearance of the hymen.

There can be several physical or psychological reasons for seeking this procedure:

On account of any sexual assault, a lady is justifiably left with various mental issues. Hymenoplasty may offer the actual reclamation she looks for, yet may likewise supply some mental relief and healing too.

Sexual interest and experimentation are a characteristic piece of the developing cycle, particularly during youth when hormonal changes take place. Peer pressure indirectly compels a young girl for sex before she gets mentally prepared for the emotional impact related to such intimacy.  As she develops, she may feel remorseful that she enjoyed that interest too soon or over and over again. To save herself from an awful social judgment, she may look to cover any such memories of her past.

For certain ladies, infiltration of the hymen due to biking or horseback rides, slipping on ice, or tampon inclusion is not adequate and they select hymenoplasty to reestablish what was harmed unintentionally.

After childbirth, the vaginal muscles get weaken. Hymenoplasty can be adopted for re-fixing or tightening of these muscles giving an additional advantage of an all the more sensually stimulating sexual experience.

The cosmetic gynecology vertical at AHRI Gwalior is the best spot for undergoing hymenoplasty in the Gwalior-Chambal division. The vertical consists of a well-trained medical staff, under the supervision of Dr. Veena Agrawal and Dr. Sonali Agrawal. The team is well-equipped to encounter all the fields of women’s wellness. Based on all the required advancements and the latest technological support, the department ensures a well-equipped treatment methodology as well. With all such specialized treatments accompanied by the appropriate assistance, care and compassion, under one ceiling, and that too at affordable cost, AHRI stands as the best hymenoplasty center in Gwalior.

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December 12, 2020 0

For people who have undergone severe hearing loss or any form of inner-ear damage, cochlear implant is the most ultimate solution. It is an electronic device that partially restores hearing. If you have not been benefitted from any hearing aid yet, cochlear implant is there to sort your all worries.

It is different from all other conventional hearing aids which amplify sounds. It does not involve any process of sound-amplification but sets the damaged portions of the ear on job to deliver sound signals to the auditory or hearing nerve.

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It is technologically advanced equipment and also uses a sound processor that fits behind the ear. There exists a receiver that has a role to transfer signals to electrodes implanted in the inner ear, also called cochlea.These signals stimulate the auditory nerve which further transfers them to the brain. Now, the brain interprets these signals as sounds. The sound that we are referring to is different from the one that we know as normal hearing. Our brain also needs a course of time to get familiar with these signals received from cochlear implant. Initially, there arrive certain issues but within a span of six to eight months, a patient gets immensely comfortable with cochlear implant and regains his hearing

The audiology vertical at AHRI Gwalior is the best institute in the region to undergo cochlear implant. With a team of highly qualified and well-experienced doctors, the institute offers diagnostic evaluations to people having speech, hearing, language, and communication difficulties. It is committed to ensuring excellent outcomes for the patients by the effective use of technology, taking care of their satisfaction and safety as well.

Being pioneered in Madhya Pradesh, the audiology vertical at AHRI Gwalior provides the best cochlear implant accompanied by the best possible care, and that too at nominal expenses.

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December 3, 2020 0

Tonsillitis is a disorder that involves inflammation or swelling of tonsils which are small lymphoepithelial tissues situated near the oropharynx and nasopharynx. These immune-competent tissues located on both sides of throat; behave as a guarding array of cells that filter ingested or inhaled foreign pathogens.

Being an infection caused by virus or bacteria, it involves sore throat, fever, headache, neck pain and difficulty in breathing. Apart from these the other commonly observed symptoms include; red tonsils, loss of appetite, ear pain, trouble swallowing, muffled voice, vomiting and ulcers on throat.

Tonsillitis can be broadly categorized into three forms;

Acute tonsillitisIn this the symptoms last generally for four-five days but if the situation worsens, patient can suffer for more than a week as well.
Recurrent tonsillitis– Here the patients face this issue several times in a year especially when the season is changed.
Chronic tonsillitis– This category involves patients who have a long term tonsils infection.

AHRI provides the best treatment of tonsillitis in Gwalior. Under the leadership of two highly experienced and well-qualified ENT specialists Dr. SR Agarwal and Dr. Rahul Agarwal, the team stands the best in the city. The team relies on antibiotics at initial stages of treatment but when the infection goes severe, the vertical is well-equipped to carry on tonsillectomy. It is an operation to remove tonsils. If you suffer through repeated and immensely severe bouts of tonsils, then tonsillectomy at AHRI will provide you the best relief possible. Whether by the medicines or by the surgery, the ENT vertical at AHRI Gwalior aims to cure tonsillitis permanently, instead of giving temporary treatments.

Then ENT vertical at AHRI Gwalior has an extremely qualified squad of professionals with years of knowledge to satisfy all ear, nose, neck and head-related healthcare requirements. The vertical in its best capacity utilizes all the technological advancements and aims to facilitate its patients with utmost care.

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November 26, 2020 0

Dental braces are equipment used to provide your teeth the accurate alignment. Their main purpose is to improve the appearance and functioning of your teeth. Braces aid to correct irregular teeth positioning, jaw correction, improvement in chewing, and smile aesthetics.

The functioning of braces is based on the exertion of pressure on teeth. By the virtue of this pressure, bone of the jaw helps in movement of roots of the teeth.

The right time to have braces

Always there exists a dilemma regarding the proper time to put on braces. As far as the most accurate time is concerned, childhood is the best period for this purpose. But adults can also undergo a quite comfortable orthodontic treatment.

Age does not play any decisive role in application or functioning of braces. The only requirement for a proper orthodontic treatment is a healthy mouth free from any prior infection. If there remains any infection, then it must be well-cured before undergoing the orthodontic procedure.

Types of braces

Metal braces– These are the most conventional type of braces, which involve elastics to tie wires of the braces. These wires utilize the body’s heat for a quick and painless motion of teeth. Metal braces are appropriate for all age groups.

Ceramic braces– Ceramic braces are somewhat similar to metal braces in shape and size but they have tooth-colored and clear brackets. Being less prominent after wearing, ceramic braces are the most preferred among teenagers.

Lingual braces– These are the metal braces having wires behind the teeth. Generally, metals like silver and gold are used for this purpose. Individuals using lingual braces can have speech-issues during treatment but that gets sorted automatically within a few days.

Aligners– An aligner is a set of 18-30 customized plastic trays that do not require any wire or brace. They are invisible and that is why they satisfy the aesthetic concerns as well. Aligners are removable and replaced after a couple of weeks.

The dental wing at AHRI Gwalior under the leadership of Dr. Rohit Agarwal and Dr. Shipra Agarwal stands as the best institute to get bracing from. Also, it is proficient in delivering expert consultations regarding oral hygiene and other preventive measures, which stand quite essential during the treatment. The dental vertical at AHRI offers the best possible care to its patients at rates cheapest in the whole region.

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November 9, 2020 0

Dental implants are simple, secure and permanent solutions to replace missing teeth. They substitute for the lost teeth by replacing the natural roots. Indistinguishable from natural teeth, they provide reliable alternatives to uncomfortable dentures or bridgework, or a single implant can simply replace a single missing tooth. Best part is all types of Dental Implants comes with Life Time Warranty.

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

The implant treatments must be done correctly and with extreme care. At Agrawal Hospital & Research Institute, Dental Implants procedures are undertaken by our highly qualified specialists, using the latest materials and equipment and supported by our committed and experienced staff

12 BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

There’s no denying that they offer the best solution for teeth which are beyond repair, or for tooth loss. So what are the benefits of dental implants, what makes them such a good choice?

  1. Closest thing to natural, healthy teeth– Implants are strong and stable and not only look like natural teeth but also feel and function in the same way too. Implants gives you the freedom to eat anything & smile beautifully forever.
  2. Long term solution – Tooth replacement solutions such as conventional dentures and bridges have a shelf life of between 5-10 years at best before needing replacement, whereas dental implants may need adjusting periodically, but provided they are cared for properly, have the potential to last for more than 40 years. There is LIFE TIME WARRANTY on all the Dental Implants. Denture if used properly has maximum life span of 5 years after which one has to get new denture made otherwise the denture becomes loose causing difficulty in chewing food. Like this in long run dentures becomes costly affair while Dental Implants are one time investment.
  3. Get on with your lifeDental implants blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and let you get on with your life without worrying about what your teeth are doing. Alternatives such as ill fitting dentures can cause you to stay at home for fear of embarrassing moments when speaking or eating and of your dentures slipping or falling out.
  4. Prevents bone loss– Once a tooth is lost then the bone which surrounded the root resorbs into the body and over time this can result in significant bone loss. Implants take on the role of a tooth root and stimulate the jaw bone keeping it firm and healthy.
  5. Retains facial structure– Missing teeth can cause a person’s face to sag and give that sunken look which is so ageing. Dental implants help retain facial structures leading to a fuller face and more youthful appearance.
  6. Permanent fixture– Unlike dentures which need to be removed at night for cleaning a dental implant is left in your mouth and not in a cup at night. In addition there’s no more worry about sliding and slippage associated with dentures and caring for them is the same as natural teeth with regular brushing and flossing.
  7. Clearer speech– Dentures can make a person slur their words as they clench their mouths to prevent dentures from slipping. A dental implant feels and acts the same as a real tooth, so speech remains the same.
  8. No more cavities– Implant restored crowns are impervious to cavities but you will still need to clean carefully around the implant site itself to remove any bacteria which could lead to infection and weakening of the gums which in severe cases could cause the failure of an implant.
  9. Teeth which stay in place quietly– Dentures often slip when you carry out everyday practices such as eating, talking, coughing, kissing, yawning and smiling and they may have to be put back into position in the mouth. Dental implants fit securely into the jawbone because they fuse with the bone in a biological process, and this means they won’t shift or click.
  10. No impact on healthy teeth– Since implants are a stand alone treatment they don’t reply on the support of neighbouring teeth whereas a conventional dental bridge, for example, has to be attached to teeth on either side of the ‘gap’ and to do this these teeth have to be reduced in size leading to around 60% healthy tooth loss, which weakens them & makes them susceptible to infection in future
  11. Eat what you like– Denture wearers often resort to soft foods since it is so difficult and painful to eat anything harder. Implants can withstand more pressure from the force of eating which means a person can eat the foods they like, including crunchy fruit and vegetables, Chicken, meat, nuts, Pizza, burgers etc.
  12. More predictable – Dental implants have a good track record of success, reliability and longevity and are often considered a more predictable treatment than other dental repair or replacement treatments including root canal therapy, bridgework and dentures.

Dr Rohit Agrawal (MDS) is senior Implantologist and Head of the Dental dept. at Agrawal Hospital & Research Institute, Madhav Nagar colony, Gwalior, M.P. India. He is also working as Associate Professor at Maharana Pratap dental college. He has successfully placed more than 2000 DENTAL IMPLANTS and is an excellent clinician. He has also trained several doctors from all over the country and even abroad in the field of dental IMPLANTS. He is first dentist in Gwalior to start Dental IMPLANT workshop and till now has conducted several Dental IMPLANT workshops all over India.

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October 20, 2020 0

The department of Gynecology and obstetrics at AHRI Gwalior, offers the best women healthcare. The hospital ensures facilities through all phases of existence along with an efficient management of related diseases. The department renders a technological support covering the full range of healthcare services like painless deliveries, minimally invasive surgeries, management of high-risk or the late pregnancies, fertility care, reproductive disorders and gynecological urgent surgery.

Women of different age groups have different medical concerns which are best-addressed at AHRI. The safety and comfort of the female patients as well as their children are the primary concerns of the hospital.

In gynecology, there exist a few limitations. The doctor or gynecologist may not know everything even after the diagnosis. Here a proper consultation with the doctor is required in which the patient is able to share everything verbally with the doctor.  There remains a dilemma in females regarding the issues which must or must not be discussed with the doctor. Here is a list of those problems which a lady must share frankly with her gynecologist;

  • Pain during menstrual cycle
  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal odor
  • Vaginal itching
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Urinary leakage
  • Vaginal swelling
  • Sore breasts

AHRI understands the value of counseling and proper consultation to treat the above mentioned issues of the patients. The Gynecological and Obstetrics center at AHRI, consists of a well-trained medical staff, under the supervision of Dr. Veena Agrawal and Dr. Sonali Agrawal. The team is well-equipped to encounter all the fields of women’s wellness. Based on all the required advancements and the latest technological support, the department ensures a well-equipped treatment methodology as well.

With all such specialized treatments accompanied by the appropriate assistance, care and compassion, under one ceiling, and that too at affordable cost, AHRI ranks as the best Gynecology and obstetrics center in Gwalior.

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September 24, 2020 0
What is a cochlear Implant?

A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to send sound signals to the brain.

Most important thing is early diagnosis. Management of deaf and mute child should be started as early as possible. Success of cochlear implant is more if it is done by the age of 3years. Success rate decreases with advancement of age of child.

How we hear?

The eardrum vibrations caused by sound waves move the chain of tiny bones (the ossicles – malleus, incus and stapes) in the middle ear transferring the sound vibrations into the cochlea of the inner ear. This is where the streams of nerve impulses are converted into meaningful sound.

Parts of ear:
  1. Outer Ear :
  2. Middle Ear: Converts sound waves in to vibrations.
  3. Inner Ear (Cochlea): converts vibrations into electrical impulse. Theses electrical impulse travel to brain via nerve of hearing (Cochlear nerve)
What is cause of Hearing Loss in children?

As the cases of children being unable to hear pile up in Gwalior, it is necessary to know what causes the loss of hearing at such an early age. In children hearing loss can be congenital (from birth) or acquired (after birth). Acquired can be due to various infections or trauma, etc.

Hearing loss can also be classified as per language development as follows
  1. Pre-lingual –hearing loss developed before child could start speaking, it can be either congenital (from birth) or acquired (after birth).
  2. Post-lingual – hearing loss developed after child started speaking. It means it is acquired.

Cause of hearing loss is any defect in the transmission of sound through the ear. It can be

  1. Conductive – Caused by defect in middle or external part of ear. It can usually be treated by some medications. Less frequently a surgery is required to correct this type of hearing loss
  2. Sensory-neural – Caused by defect in nerve of hearing or cochlea. Mild to moderate hearing loss can be treated by hearing aid whereas severe to profound hearing loss requires Cochlear Implant surgery
Burden of Hearing loss?

In US Significant bilateral hearing loss is present in ~1 to 3 per 1000 newborn infants in the well-baby nursery population, and in ~2 to 4 per 100 infants in the intensive care unit population.

In India, 63 million people (6.3%) suffer from significant auditory loss. Four in every 1000 children suffer from severe to profound hearing loss. The estimated prevalence of childhood onset deafness to be 2%

How to assess Hearing loss in a new born?

Detection of infant hearing loss requires universal screening of all infants. Screening by high-risk registry alone (eg, family history of deafness) can only identify ~50% of newborns with significant congenital hearing loss. Reliance on physician observation and/or parental recognition has not been successful in the past in detecting significant hearing loss especially in the first year of life.

Tests for screening include otoacoustic emissions (OAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR / BERA). Both test are noninvasive, quick, and easy to perform, although each assesses hearing differently. Aim is to initiate necessary intervention by 6 months of age.

The Agrawal Hospital and Research Institute promises end to end cochlear implantation services in Gwalior and nearby regions. Dr. Rahul Agrawal is a trained professional and an ENT surgeon who has expertise in cochlear implantation.

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