Medical Newsletter May 2023

Welcome to the May 2023 edition of Your Health, Your Wellness, Your Panacea the monthly newsletter of Panacea Medical and Wellness Centre. We are a twelve-year-old, award winning, multi-specialty clinic offering services in Internal MedicinePediatricsObstetrics & GynaecologyReproductive Medicine and Infertility, Wellness, Speech TherapyGeneral & Cosmetic DentistryPeriodontics & Implantology, Orthodontics, Vaccinations and Pathology are supported by an in-house ISO 15189:2012 compliant Medical Laboratory.

Welcoming New Staff

We are pleased to welcome Dr Vaishali Khatanhar, General Dentist to our team. Dr Vaishali will add to the strength of our Dental Department.  

50% off General Dentistry Services

We will provide a 50% discount on Dental consultation and fillings this month. So take advantage of this offer and schedule your dental check-up by calling 04 3582020 to pre-book your appointment.

Validity: 1 to 31 May 2023.

Stress Awareness Drive

We have extended this initiative to increase awareness about managing stress. Unmanaged stress affects our health adversely. We will be distributing awareness leaflets and providing complimentary wellness coaching sessions every Thursday of May 2023 (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th). Kindly call 04 3582020 to book in advance. 

World Hypertension Day

To mark World Hypertension Day on Wednesday, 17 May 2023, we will provide a complimentary blood pressure check and distribute Hypertension awareness leaflets on this day.

This year’s theme is “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer”!

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is on 31 May.
This year’s theme is “We need food, not tobacco” aimed at raising awareness about alternative crop production for tobacco farmers and encouraging them to grow nutritious crops. We will be displaying posters to show how tobacco use affects health to raise health awareness. 

Health Focus: Ideal waist to hip ratio (WHR) to avoid cardiovascular disease

The normal value of the ratio is less than 0.80 for women and less than 0.90 for men. The higher value indicates a person is at high risk of cardiovascular disease and other medical conditions.

  • Measure yourself with a tape measure around yourself midway between your hip bone and ribs. Also measure around your hips at the widest part. WHR is found by dividing circumference of the waist by the circumference of the hips.
  • Medical conditions that are linked to excess mid-section fat (also called visceral fat) include high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, certain types of cancer, and sleep apnea.
  • To reduce your risk of the above conditions, reduce your waist size by losing weight to less than 40 inches if you are a man, and less than 35 inches if you are a woman.