Iron in Pregnant Woman: Deficiency & Causes

Iron deficiency is the leading nutritional deficiency around the world, with a huge impact on global health. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), it is estimated that 41.8% of pregnant women worldwide are anemic. At least half of this anemia burden is assumed to be due to iron deficiency. Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA) is now a raging issue in developing nations, that needs to be acted upon immediately.
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The Joy of Eating ~ Nutrition Diet

Do you feel a little tired or feel pain in your stomach when you wake up in the morning? Are you suffering from health issues like indigestion? If so, then this can be a sign of an unhealthy diet.

To maintain a healthy body, you need to follow a balanced diet. Now if you are wondering what consists of a balanced diet, let’s first find out how Nutrition helps our body.

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Importance of Regular Health Checkup: Preventive Medicine

The human body is a complex machine. It is a network of different organs, bones, muscles, and systems. Owing to the fact that the functioning of the human body is multifaceted, one needs to ensure regular health checkups.

In case there is any disorder, it can be detected at an early stage and eliminated as soon as possible before it reaches a dangerous and incurable stage or starts to affect the other parts of the body.

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Boost Faster Healing with Waterproof Dressing

Waterproof dressings are transparent film dressings comprised of Polyurethane (PU) film coated with adhesive. They offer a transparent, waterproof film layer that serves as a bacterial barrier.

Although the dressings do repel water they are still porous and thus breathable. This aids in providing an environment that is moist, leading to faster healing. They are ideal for the protection of wounds as they seal out water, dirt and germs; therefore decreasing the chances of infection.
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Role of Nanocrystalline Silver Dressings in Wound Care

Silver has been used as an antimicrobial since the 1800s. But since the discovery of systemic antibiotics in the early 20th century, the use of silver had declined. In the last two decades, interest in silver for wound treatment has resurged. However, there are very few quantitative data available on the systemic absorption of silver and the associated clinical risk.

Let’s check out the latest product introduced, Nanocrystalline Silver and it’s applications in wound care.

What is Nanocrystalline Silver?
Nanomaterials are often unique, differing in physical, chemical and biological ways from their macro counterparts. In the case of silver, the smaller the particle the larger the surface area that is available for interaction, resulting in an increased bactericidal effect.
Nanocrystalline Silver has been introduced to the wound care industry quite recently. It’s ability to reduce bacterial count/load, is thought to be due to its possible interaction with the plasma membrane and binding with cytoplasmic protein. The dressing has got amazing disinfecting properties and heals the wounds faster than any other available dressings. Usually, people who need fast recovery from their wounds should opt for these kinds of dressings.

What wounds can Nanocrystalline Silver dressings heal?
They are known to heal any kind of burn wounds. It is also helpful for healing wounds that are chronic, infected wounds, bed sores, leg or pressure ulcers and skin grafting. As opposed to the common belief, it is non-toxic, and the silver released into the wound is controlled, so as not to cause any kind of irritation.

What are the benefits of using Nanocrystalline Silver Products?

  •        Fast solution and is long lasting.
  •        Prevents any kind of wound contamination.
  •        Kills all microorganism in less time.
  •        Versatile can be cut into any shape desired.
  •        Doesn’t need to be changed frequently.
  •        Is a cost-effective product.

Nowadays, clinicians are increasing in the use of nanocrystalline silver dressings for wound management either for their antimicrobial or anti-inflammatory properties.

We at Datt Mediproducts manufacture an international quality nanocrystalline silver dressing that has various beneficial features such as:

  • It can provide a really strong barrier for microbes that last for as many as 5 days.
  • It maintains the perfect moist environment required by the wound to heal.
  • It is gamma sterilized and manufactured with high-quality control standards.
  • It is effective against various types of highly resistant bacteria such as VRE, MRSA, etc.

    For any kind of further information mail us with any questions digital.marketing@dattmedi.com and we will be happy to answer or you can visit our website www.dattmedi.com

Here’s everything you should know about Haemophilia and it’s Diagnosis!

Haemophilia is a group of rare inherited blood disorders in which the blood does not clot properly. In other words, someone with hemophilia may continue to bleed for longer than normal if they are injured or start bleeding for other reasons.

Usually, they are three forms of Haemophilia based on the missing or inadequate clotting factor.

  •  Haemophilia A
    It is the most common form, and it is widely acknowledged as the classic form. It refers to a deficiency or defect in clotting factor VIII, also referred to as FVIII.
  •  Haemophilia B
    It is due to a deficiency of factor IX. About 66 percent of factor IX haemophilia is traceable to genetics, and without enough factor IX, the blood cannot clot properly to control bleeding.
  • Haemophilia C
    It is caused by a deficiency in factor XI. It is typically a mild form of the disorder where people do not experience spontaneous bleeding. It has an unpredictable nature which makes it really difficult to be treated or managed.

How does one get this condition?
Haemophilia is a genetic disorder.

Is it curable?
There’s no cure yet, although various therapies have proven effective in managing the symptoms. Also with proper treatment and self-care, most people with haemophilia can maintain an active, productive lifestyle.

April 17 is known as World Haemophilia Day

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Excessive bleeding from injuries
  • Many large or deep bruises
  • Unusual bleeding after vaccinations
  • Pain, swelling or tightness in joints due to internal bleeding
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Nosebleeds without a known cause

How can Haemophilia be diagnosed?
For most hemophilic patients the disorder is passed down from the family genes.  However, about one-third of cases occur in the absence of it and arise due to a spontaneous mutation in the affected gene.

There are three ways to determine if you are a carrier:

Family tree — If you have a son with haemophilia and have another male relative with the disorder, then you are a carrier. No additional tests are needed.

Clotting factor — If the clotting factor level in your blood is below 50 percent of normal, you are probably a carrier and have mild haemophilia Other tests may be necessary.

DNA test — A DNA test can look for the mutation that caused haemophilia in your son or another relative, and compare it to your DNA.

Moderate and mild haemophilia may not be diagnosed until later in childhood or in some cases even in adulthood. It may not be until a major injury occurs that the deficiency is revealed. The process of diagnosis involves many complex laboratory tests on blood samples and takes several days to complete. The time around diagnosis can be a difficult period for families.

External wounds of haemophilia can be treated easily with the help of a foam based dressing designed for the control of superficial traumatic bleeding and during tooth treatment. These dressings offered by Datt Mediproducts, are unique and the only one of its kind available in the market. For more information, visit www.dattmedi.com

 

The correct method of applying a bandage

Bandages are used for a lot of medical conditions, everything from sprains to venous veins. Learning the correct method of applying a bandage is very important, as incorrect bandaging will have a direct link to how long and how well the condition takes to heal.

There are various kinds of bandages available in the market, of which we thought of educating on the application of compression bandages. So take a look below to see how one can apply a bandage for better & faster healing.

Steps to applying the bandage correctly:

1. First, make sure that the body part on which the bandage is to be applied is completely well rested.

2. Next, the right size of the bandage should be used. Bandages come in different widths. For bandaging the arm, select 5 cm or 7.5 cm or 10 cm. For bandaging the leg, 10 cm or 12 cm or 15 cm widths should be selected.

3. Next, cover the wound properly with an absorbent dressing.

4. Start bandaging from the distal end of the body (the part which is away from the heart such as feet or wrist) to the proximal end of the body (the part closer to the heart such as thigh or shoulder).

TIP: Avoid covering fingers or toes when bandaging a limb so you can easily check the blood circulation.

5. Wind the bandage in a spiral (circular) turns, making sure that each layer covers (overlaps) one-third to two-thirds of the previous one.

6. Make sure the entire wound is covered with the bandage.

7. After this, make sure the bandage is firm but it is not excessively tight. Very tight bandages can interfere with the blood circulation and that causes more harm.

8. When you have reached the bandage end, secure the end by folding it over and using a bandage clip or adhesive tape to secure it.

9. After the application of the bandage, ask the patient if it feels too tight & checks the circulation by pressing on a fingernail or a piece of skin until it turns pale. If the color doesn’t return straight away upon release, the bandage may be too tight, so you should loosen it. Keep checking the blood circulation at an interval of 10 minutes.


10. Every time you rebandage the limb, make sure the bandage is properly washed & dried to avoid any infection. 

There are various types of bandages available in the market which include compression bandages, roller bandages, triangular bandages, and so on. Compression bandages can be applied in the way stated above.  Once the bandage has been applied correctly, it needs to be changed every day or more frequently if needed. Ask your therapist for special instructions or precautions.

For further information or queries regarding bandages and their applications visit us @ www.dattmedi.com

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