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All You Should Know About Pneumonia

All You Should Know About Pneumonia

There’s more common infection than you think. It causes more than one million hospitalizations each year, and more than 50,000 deaths. It is an infection in one or both of your lungs which causes inflammation and build-up of fluid. It can be causing oxygen exchange issues. Here’s what you ought to know about this dangerous illness.

The chances of getting pneumonia can be substantially reduced.

Each year, get a flu shot to help prevent seasonal influenza. Flu is a common cause of pneumonia and flu avoidance is a good way to reduce the risk. Additionally, those at risk may get a pneumococcal pneumonia vaccine.

Anyone can get pneumonia.

While some people are at greater risk than others, pneumonia may happen to anyone. The signs include fatigue, wheezing, cough, chills, rapid breathing, chest pain, loss of appetite and malaise, or a general sense of weakness or sickness.

Pneumonia can have more than 30 different causes.

There are many germs that can cause infection, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Understanding the cause of pneumonia is significant, as treatment for it depends on its cause.

It can be deadly.

It can be serious, and can lead to death. The risks include respiratory failure, sepsis and lung abscess and are more likely to affect older adults, young children, those with a weakened immune system and those with other medical problems.

Good health habits can fight pneumonia.

Washing your hands, having a healthy diet, getting adequate rest, exercising regularly and not smoking are all activities that can help you get sick from bacteria, viruses and other causes of respiratory diseases. Good health habits also promote quick recovery when you become sick.


The symptoms can be mild to life-threatening. They can include:

  • coughing that may produce phlegm (mucus)
  • fever
  • sweating or chills
  • shortness of breath that happens while doing normal activities or even while resting
  • chest pain that’s worse when you breathe or cough
  • feelings of tiredness or fatigue
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea or vomiting
  • headaches

It triggers a number of infectious agents. Many cases can be treated without complications, with proper recognition and care.

Stopping your antibiotics early can cause the infection to fail to clear completely for bacterial infections. That means your pneumonia can return. Antibiotic stoppage early may also lead to antibiotic resistance. Infections which are resistant to antibiotics are harder to treat.

With at-home care, viral infection typically recovers within one to three weeks. You may need antivirals, in some cases. Antifungal medications treat fungal pneumonia, and may require longer treatment times.

Visit a Doctor at the earliest if you notice any symptoms or are concerned about possibilities of infection.

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Choosing the Right Hospital

Think about the last time you bought an automobile or a major appliance. Have you done your homework? Have you compared the functionality, the promises and the costs? 

Just think about the last time you went to hospital, or a member of your family. You probably didn’t even know that you could have had a preference. And you are unable to compare programs or efficiency, because there are few resources to help you select the best treatment. 

That is what Leapfrog is shifting. They will help you find the best possible care for you and your family by publicly sharing important safety and quality information. And we’re helping hospitals achieve the best possible care for their patients by making consistency the standard of health care.

Are not all hospitals identical?

For brief, no. Patient safety and high quality are top priorities in some hospitals. Effective health care teams are minimizing infection rates, setting up checks to prevent errors and maintaining effective lines of communication between hospital staff, patients and families. But certain hospitals are trailing behind. In addition, medical errors are the country’s third-leading cause of death, exceeding the number of deaths caused by car accidents, breast cancer and HIV / AIDS.

Which means it’s important that choosing the right hospital with a good track record to keep its patients safe from harm. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Standard grades hospitals on the very basics of medical care, such as handwashing, the entry of medications via a computer, and the availability of trained nurses. But patient safety should be the number one priority, no matter the reason for a hospital visit.

Anything else you need to know?

  • See how the hospital measures mortality rates of certain high-risk operations when you or a family member needs surgery.
  • If you’re pregnant, find out how the hospital is treating high-risk deliveries on maternity care metrics such as C-sections.
  • If you’re worried about a parent or family member who is seriously ill, look at ICU staffing procedures and how the hospital avoids accidents and harmful infections.

Benefits of a Specialty Hospital

Patients at specialty hospitals have access to extraordinary expertise, resources and therapy programs that aren’t often available at general rehabilitation centers. Specialty hospitals often have years of experience treating individuals with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These dedicated facilities have patient and family support programs designed for SCI and TBI patients and the staff at specialty hospitals know how to help families navigate complex SCI/TBI care at an emotionally challenging time.

And an obvious fact  is that multi specialty Hospitals Offer Better Outcomes as specialty hospitals put together a custom team of physicians, therapists and caregivers, every patient’s plan is designed with unprecedented expertise.

Here are a few Benefits of Choosing the Right Hospital

  • High-quality, focused professional personnel. 
  • Peer assistance from other hospitalized patients. 
  • Programs targeted for patients and families. 
  • Further opportunities for participating in research studies. 
  • Treatment coverage not available in most recovery facilities. 
  • Specialized support over the long term.

And another obvious fact is that Prasad Hospitals has been proving its capabilities over the years and marking its presence as the best multi specialty hospital in Hyderabad, through state of the art facilities, world-class doctors, advance medical procedures & Research Programmes & on the whole successful & happy outcomes. If you or a loved one need medical assistance or diagnosis, lets book your appointments now.

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Life after Knee Ligament (ACL) Surgery

Tips to come back to Sports once a Knee Ligament (ACL) Surgery.

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sprain or tear is one of the most severe traumatic knee injuries in sports. The ACL is the main ligament that helps stabilize the knee joint. Athletes and recreational enthusiasts of all ages can experience an ACL tear, particularly those involved in high-demand sports such as tennis, soccer, volleyball, and basketball. After surgery, athletes appear to be very anxious to return to the sport they enjoy. To help them return safely to their sport with minimal risk of recurrence

For an Athlete after ACL return to sport guidelines and criteria, several short-term trials, whether using hamstrings or patellar tendon grafts, have shown good to excellent knee performance after reconstruction. The same research also shows that in the first year most patients (65–88%) were able to return to sport.

Evidence suggests that an athlete is likely to retear an ACL 30%, 20% on the contralateral side, and 10% on the same leg. Upon returning to play after an ACL-Reconstruction.

Here are the top four things to consider,

1. Timing isn’t everything

The most common question of them all is, how long after Knee Ligament Surgery can you return to sports?

Ten years ago, many patients were discharged from physical therapy in around three months, then released by their physician to return to play at the six-month mark. Instead of time-based criteria, evidence suggests more objective criteria. Educating patients from the primary day of post-op a couple of criteria-based come to play rather than returning right at the six-month post-op mark can facilitate them have realistic expectations.

2. Hop testing alone is NOT enough

A recent article has been published stating that hop testing alone is not enough to encourage an athlete to return to play.3 When hop testing is the only criterion for returning to play, a disservice has been done to the athlete. It is also important to use another objective, sport-specific criteria.

Energy is likewise one of the last things to return. In the “prevention” tab, Athletico provides single-leg, triple hop screening so we have a benchmark of athletes. If that athlete ever gets injured, doctors at Athletico will make sure that the athlete doesn’t just return to their average, but exceeds it. The 6six-month post-op mark also reveals consistency among athletes.

3. Fatigue

Since athletes are most likely to get injured when they are exhausted, physicians want to make sure that when tired, procedures for landing and cutting are flawless.

4. Athletes should not expect to play their first weekend back in contact in a game.

Patients are often allowed to return to non-contact training activity before the six-month mark or to pass all return to play requirements under exhaustion. It helps the athlete to begin to get some muscle memory and conditioning related to the sport. Most parents and athletes feel that “being released” means they will return the first week to playing a 90-minute soccer match (or worse, a whole tournament). Athletes must engage in multiple weeks of full-contact practices before attempting only a few minutes in each half of a game to ensure safe development when “released.”

Physical therapists are working hard to mimic sport-specific physical therapy movements, but responsive decision-making during training and games is challenging and better replicated. This can quickly tire athletes. To minimize their risk of re-injury, informing patients about acceptable progression is crucial!

And like most of the athletes out there, who are eager to get back to playing their favorite sport, if your question is What is the fastest way to recover from ACL surgery?

Here are the seven most important things to consider: They are

  • Control your pain. High levels of pain will keep you from doing the workouts you want.
  • • Reduce inflammation.
  • • Restore full straightening.
  • • Bending of your knee
  • • Do not forget the kneecap.
  • • Get the quads out there.
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Conference on Recent Advances in Orthopedic & Neurosciences

Prasad Hospitals presents the Recent Advances in Neuroscience and Orthopedic Conference hosted by Medetarian Conferences Organizing (MCO). The sessions proposed under the scientific program are on the latest technological developments in the basic neuroscience as well as the recent advances made in the diagnostics, management and therapeutics of neurological and orthopedic diseases. This platform will also provide an opportunity to neuroscience education and research and to identify key areas for future research and development in basic and clinical neuroscience.

Conference Topics

Current concepts in Spinal surgery
Management of vascular disorders of brain and spine
Orthopedic management of cerebral palsy
Hip disorders in Children
Management of common orthopedic problems in pediatric practice

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IMA National Telemedicine Day

It was on March 24th 2000 that the world’s first Prasad hospital (VSAT provided by ISRO for Prasad Hospitals, Aragonda was formally commissioned by Mr. Bill Clinton, the then president of the USA.It was on March 24th 2000 that the world’s first Prasad hospital (VSAT provided by ISRO for Prasad Hospitals, Aragonda was formally commissioned by Mr. Bill Clinton, the then president of the USA.Learnings from this innovation, led to ISRO including Telemedicine as one of its major societal initiatives. On March 24th 2015, the Indian Medical Association formally declared March 24th as IMA National Telemedicine Day. The 275,000 strong Indian Medical Association with 1700 branches (, the world’s largest professional body of medical doctors) is joining hands with the Telemedicine Society of India ( and ISRO ( to ensure that the country is informed of what has been done, and more importantly what needs to be done, using Telemedicine to bridge the ever increasing urban rural health divide.

Building more hospitals, medical colleges, increasing retirement age of doctors, producing more doctors, nurses, para medics etc alone is not enough. The exponential growth in Information and Communication Technology is today making distance, meaningless.

It is well known that creating massive awareness of specific conditions go a very long way in its utilization. There are more than 300 days associated with healthcare alone.

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Free Heart Camp

Nacharam’s first ISO 9001:2008 certified hospital, Prasad Hospitals is organising a free heart camp for everyone on 31.05.2015(Sunday).
A free consultation as well as free ECG will be done for everyone between 10am and 2pm. Prasad Hospitals is a 100-bedded super multi-speciality hospital located adjacent to the BSNL telephone exchange in Nacharam. For more details, kindly call +91 88012333333 / 040-33050555 or visit

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With Better Knees,You Also Get A Better Life !! – Total Knee Replacement @ ₹99,999/-

Knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) is a routine operation that involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased knee with an artificial joint. Adults of any age can be considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80. More people are now receiving this operation at a younger age.

When a knee replacement is needed ?

Knee replacement surgery is usually necessary when the knee joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting.

Who is offered knee replacement surgery?

A knee replacement is major surgery, so is normally only recommended if other treatments, such as physiotherapy or steroid injections, haven’t helped reduce pain or improve mobility.

You may be offered knee replacement surgery if:

  • You have severe pain, swelling and stiffness in your knee joint and your mobility is reduced
  • Your knee pain is so severe that it interferes with your quality of life and sleep
  • Everyday tasks, such as shopping or getting out of the bath, are difficult or impossible
  • You’re feeling depressed because of the pain and lack of mobility
  • You can’t work or have a normal social life
  • You’ll also need to be well enough to cope with both a major operation and the rehabilitation afterwards.

Why Prefer Prasad Hospitals ?

In the past few years, Prasad Hospitals has worked hard in maintaining itself as one of the most professional healthcare providers in India. With a number of world-renowned medical facilities affiliated with us, we have the resources to offer you the finest medical treatment in India, and help you for a speedy recovery.

To get you affordable quality knee surgery, we work with some of the Best Knee Surgery doctors in the city. The total cost of Total Knee Replacement comes down to a very affordable tag of Rs.99,999.

Our knee surgery packages are designed keeping in mind the patient’s needs, comfort and most importantly the cost.
The joint used in the Knee replacement procedure is imported with utmost care from USA.

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Urology is a part of health care that deals with diseases that male and female urinary tract(kidneys, bladder, urethra and uterus). Its also deals with male organs. Since these health problems can happen to anyone, urologic health is important.

We at Prasad Hospitals have solutions to all your urological problems. We have treatments for urology cancer, prostate diseases, laproscopic urology, reconstructive urology surgery, stone disease, erectile dysfunction, paediatric urology, paediatric renal transplant and andrology.

Lets Brief You About Few of Our Services-

For Female Patients-
We provide services like:
VVF Repair-Vesicovaginal fistula, or VVF, is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (or vesico) and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault. It is the most common among the female and our hospitals have the best team of doctor to help you with.

Surgery for Stress Incontinence-_Leakage of urine while coughing, sneezing or laughing is repaired by infection of various tapes.

Tubal Recanalization- Gallop cantabile repair after a tubectomy.

Stricture Urethra- The narrowing of urinary passage. Service we provide-

Optional Urethrotomy: _Short structure all cut with an endo knife introduced by cystoscope set through through urinary passage.

Urethroplasty: Repair of structure by open surgery.

Flap repairs: Repair by flops taken from other places Ex. Buccal mucosa from inner surface of cheeks.

Stone Diseases- Prasad hospitals has advanced treatments available for stone removal. Services we provide-

Laser: Advanced technology for kidney and urethritis stones removal. A flexible urethra is passed through urinary passage and laser fibre is placed in content with the stone. The stone is broken and the powder passed in urine useful for kidney and the powder passed in urine.

ESWL: A balloon is placed in constant with the skin and shock waves are focused on the stone. The stone is powdered and powder is passed in urine.

PCNL: Useful for large kidney stone. A hole is made over the kidney area and a nephroscope is passed stone is broken with lithoclast and pieces taken out.

URSL: Useful for ureteric stones. Ureteroscope is passed through urinary passage and stone broken with the help of a Lithoclast and fragments are passed in Urine.

CLP: Bladder stones are broken by passing a Lechotecheurthcystoscope through urinary passage. Pieces all washed out by a special instrument.

PCCL: This method is useful for large bladder stones and bladder stone in children. A hole is made over the lower abdomen, NEPHROSCOPE passed and stone broken in pieces are picked up with grasper.

BPH: Prostate enlargement in old age. The prostate is made into pieces by a cystoscope resectoscope set passed through the urinary passage.

Reconstructive Procedures- Repair of structural defects either congenital or acquired.

Reimplantation of ureter:_Defects at the junction of ureter and bladder are repaired by placing the ureter at a new position in the bladder.

Hypospadias repair: This is a condition where urinary passage is not complete and urine is passed from below the penis. The passage is repaired and extended up to tips of penis.

Or Dopery: The testicles are not present in the scrotum in undescended testis. The testocles all brought down in to the scrotum.

Andrology & Infertility- A man’s fertility generally relies on the quantity and quality of his sperm. If the number of sperm a man ejaculates is low or if the sperm are of a poor quality, it will be difficult, and sometimes impossible, for him to cause a pregnancy.
Male infertility is diagnosed when, after testing both partners, reproductive problems have been found in the male.

We at Prasad Hospitals will help you through your problems providing you with the best treatment of Urology and giving you the best care.

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