|Piles to Smiles book launched|
"It is surprising that piles or haemorrhoids have not been high up on the public health agenda despite of the incredibly high prevalence and practical approaches to prevent or manage them" said Prof (Dr) Rama Kant who is currently the Managing Director of “PILES TO SMILES” Clinics which runs at two centres presently: (i) Rama Consultations and Training Centre, C-2211, C-Block Crossing, Indira Nagar, Lucknow, and (ii) SIPS Hospital, Shahmeena Road, Chowk, Lucknow. Prof (Dr) Rama Kant is the Professor-Director at SIPS Hospital, Chowk. He is the former Head of Surgery Dept, CSMMU (erst KGMC) and former Chief Medical Superintendent of Gandhi Memorial & Associated Hospitals, CSMMU.
"According to varying estimates 50-85% of the world’s population suffers from piles or haemorrhoids at some stage in their lives, especially the risk to develop piles alarmingly increases between 50-70 years of age" informed Prof (Dr) Rama Kant, who is the current President of Association of Surgeons of India, UP Chapter (2009-2010) and is the ASI governing council member (2010-2012).
"This guest lecture in PGI Rohtak will feature a unique non-surgical technique for the management of Piles like Doppler-guided haemorrhoidal artery ligation (DGHAL) and Recto-Anal Repair (RAR). The beauty of this procedure lies in the fact that the patient is discharged within a few hours and is back to work, the very next day" said Prof (Dr) Rama Kant, who is also a recipient of World Health Organization (WHO) Director General's Award in 2005 and lead author of the book 'PILES TO SMILES'.
"There are known lifestyle and dietary factors that aggravate the risk to piles significantly" added Prof (Dr) Rama Kant.
Piles are swellings that develop from the tissues that line the anal canal or back passage. The tissue of the anal canal is rich in blood vessels. If these vessels become dilated and swollen, they may project into the anal canal or out of the back passage (known as a prolapse) to form visible swellings.
Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy or being overweight. Prevalence of piles is higher in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women of the same age group.
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