Doctors Negligence Kills 2 Innocent Souls; We Want Justice – #justiceformyfriend #justiceforaparna

As I write this, my eyes filled with tears, as we (Family-Friends) lost our loved ones.

This girl, who was apple of both families, celebrated her birthday as well as anniversary recently. I still remember, both friends’ (Aparna and Chethan) status (waiting for you). It is so painful to even think that she is no more with us and the pain my friend (Aparna’s husband) is undergoing, cannot be felt by anyone.

Aparna had left her home happily by arranging almost everything for her lil one, who was to arrive shortly.

We all friends even had a chat, a few days before, and we were waiting for the baby’s arrival.

Aparna, who never thought of hurting anyone even by mistake – was one of the beautiful souls. She was admitted to the Motherhood hospital (Sahakarnagar) for her delivery, with lot of dreams and hopes, but never returned back! The hospital negligence not only killed her, but also another innocent life that hadn’t even opened its eyes – her and her husband’s lil Prince.

Aparna’s husband Chethan, who is also my friend, had also pinned lot of hopes on doctors. He trusted them and sent his wife confidently, thinking the docs would save his wife and the lil one, but his dreams were shattered! Both their families and we (friends) have lost two innocent souls, and that too because of doctors who call themselves as saviours’ negligence. We now need justice so that none other should undergo the pain that our friend has underwent.

9 months of love and care that Aparna and her family had taken to bring the new born to this world has totally gone in vain and why? NEGLIGANCE! Only a woman knows how much love and pain she undergoes keeping her lil one in the womb and eagerly waiting for those lovely cute lil hands to hold her, but all the dreams shattered!

RIP APARNA

Who else other than doctors will know that every minute counts for a person who is in the hospital? Why was this case neglected? Had it been a celebrity or politician, a doctor would always be around and without wasting a second, they would have taken care of those celebs. Why isn’t this treatment not given to a normal-common man?

Just because of negligence, the two innocent lives are not with us. We want justice, and we hope the filthy rich people associated with the hospitals do not manipulate the proofs and the truth comes out.

Also, this should not happen with any other person. Please share this incident so that others are aware of this hospital and such negligance, and do not undergo the same sufferings.

Pray for justice. We want #justiceforaparna #justiceformyfriend…

RIP APARNA & LIL PRINCE – YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MISSED

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TAKEN FROM TOI

Aparna, 26, a resident of Yelahanka New Town, and a triple graduate working with a private bank, was said to be completely normal when she was admitted to Motherhood Hospital on Tuesday evening.

Aparna died on Tuesday on the operation table at Motherhood hospital in Sahakar Nagar, north Bengaluru. The infant was critical and shifted to Rainbow Hospital.

On Wednesday, the boy was taken off the ventilator as doctors saw no hope of his recovery. They told the family that even if the baby miraculously survived, he’d have to live with both mental and physical conditions. “We were told his survival chances were less than 1%. We had to make the painful decision of letting the baby off life-support,” said Smitha Naveen, Aparna’s sister-in-law. “We are waiting for the postmortem report,” she added.

She was reportedly given pain-inducing medicines (tablets) thrice, at intervals of two hours. “The first dose was given at 10pm on Tuesday, then at midnight and again at 2am. Early morning, she sensed some pain and also some discharge from the vagina. She was given a bedpan. She didn’t walk anywhere. They realized the baby had passed stool, which was coming out. She was taken to the OT at 5.30am and was brought out dead at 8.30am. Her face was pale and cold. She might have died earlier,” Smitha Naveen, Aparna’s sister-in-law had alleged.
Dr Mohammed Rehan Sayeed, chairman of Motherhood Hospitals, denied any negligence, saying, “It looks like a case of pulmonary embolism, a condition that creates a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs.”

(Complete article here: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/Infant-dies-a-day-after-mother-succumbs-in-OT/articleshow/49512565.cms?from=mdr)

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An FIR has been filled by my friend’s husband and her brother, but we fear the case might be suppressed by the hospital management by their powerful influence. We request public to help get the family fair justice with proper interrogation by spreading this message across your group of friends to ensure media continues to follow up with the case until justice is prevailed.

Please forward this message to all your group members and show solidarity towards the family of the deceased and help them get a fair trial.

Follow Healthy Diet, Exercise, Stress Free Days, Peaceful Sleep For Healthy Life

Diet conscious! Here are few things that you should remember before you go on diet.

Many of you have belief that few foods make you fat, while they can just be your myths. You should know that it all depends on the calories (the amount of food) you have in your routine diet. You should also note that apart from healthy diet there are three other things that matters a lot. Wondering what they are, here is the healthy equation: Healthy Diet + Exercise + Stress free days + Peaceful Sleep (hours of sleep depends on age, which will be discussed below).

What is a healthy diet?
Healthy diet is nothing but eating healthy ie; Consuming right amount of food from all food groups. As mentioned before, many of us have wrong perception about many food stuffs: Like rice/potatoes make us fat and cornflakes with milk helps in reducing weight!

Healthy Diet, Exercise, Stress Free Days, Peaceful Sleep For Healthy Life
Here are few healthy foods/things you should know about these food stuffs:

1. Rice and Chapatis
Rice alone can not make you fat. There are few things that you should know. White rice, when had in moderation, is good for health. White rice consumed with veggies can also make healthy diet. You can also substitute white rice with brown rice as it has more nutritional values. Chapatis are also good backup.

Here are few things you should know:

– White rice – 204 calories; Fat: 0.44g; Carbs: 44.08g; Protein: 4.2g – Sodium: 2mg; Potassium: 55mg; Dietary Fiber: 1g)
– Cooked brown rice – 215 calories; Fat: 1.74g; Carbs: 44.42g; Protein: 4.99g – Sodium: 10mg; Potassium: 84mg; Dietary Fiber: 4g)
– 1 chapati: Calories: 68; Fat: 0.62g; Carbs: 13g; Protein: 2.34g; Sodium: 55mg; Potassium: 29mg; Dietary Fiber: 0.5g

2. Cornflakes + Milk: Not a good combination for weight loss
No, cornflakes do not help in reducing weight. Chocolate cornflakes add more sugar and do not help in weight loss and having same on regular basis may add on to your weight. Consider cereal and milk instead of these readymade cornflakes.

3. Cereals + Milk = Healthy option
Adding bran cereal/muesli and little nuts to skimmed milk is good substitute for fiber and nutrients (vitamin B12, zinc; nuts: essential fatty acids)
– 1 cup of Cereals: Cal: 124; Fat: 1.12g; carbs: 27.4g; Protein: 2.39g; Sodium: 223mg; Potassium:89mg; Dietary Fiber: 1.7g

4. Eggs
Eggs are more nutritious food and are used for weight loss/gain. You should note that boiled egg has less cholesterol and calories compared to scrambled egg. So if you are opting for weight loss, prefer boiled egg than scrambled ones. You can have eggs with whole-wheat toast and fruit, or add chopped boiled eggs to salad.

Eggs contain: Vitamins A, B, D, E, K rich in iodine, good sources of antioxidants, eight essential amino acids, choline, and minerals – Potassium, calcium, zinc and iron.

– 1 large Boiled egg: Cal: 77; Fat: 5.28g; Cholesterol: 211mg; Carbs: 0.56g; Protein: 6.26g; Sodium: 139mg; Potassium: 63mg
– Scrambled egg (2 eggs): Cal: 199; Fat: 15.21g; Cholesterol: 400mg; Carbs: 1.96g; Protein: 13.01g; Sodium: 211mg; Potassium: 138mg

5. Oats and Cereals
Oats are source of dietary fibers. They are low in calories and good for managing weight. Do not go for instant oats as they contain refined cornflakes which have high levels of pesticide residue and less nutritional value.

– 1 cup of oats: Cal: 607; Fat: 10.76g; carbs: 103.38g; Protein: 26.35g; Sodium: 3mg; Potassium: 669mg; Dietary Fiber: 16.5g

6. Soups and Salads
Salads are good to start a day with. Include fruits with milk or have a salad of vegetables. You can also have vegetable or chicken soup (or vegetable stock), which is also good for health.

7. Milk or Green Tea
Opting for egg and milk is good as they have all essential nutrients, preferably egg white and low fat milk. Instead of caffeine, go for healthy green tea as it is loaded with nutrients and antioxidents.

8. Curd and Buttermilk
Both are good for health and have similar nutrients. Buttermilk is more diluted (contains more water) than curd which is concentrated form. While it is good to go for buttermilk for those who want to reduce weight. While for those who want to gain weight can prefer curd. Two servings of either of them everyday are good for health.

PS: Drink lots of water, add green leafy veggies to your diet and avoid junk foods

Exercise, Stress free life and proper Sleep
Following proper diet and not doing exercise will not be effective. Wanna to lose weight faster, then follow these.

It is very much essential to hit gym, or do proper exercise or yoga. Along with proper diet, excercises will help in strengthening your weak bones/muscles and even reducing weight; doing yoga or meditation will help you to be stress free.

Sleeping and waking up on proper time is very much important. It is said that an average adult requires 14 minutes to fall asleep. Waking up in mid of sleep may leave you tired, so make sure that you sleep peacefully. Sleep timing differs for each age group. Here is the list of timing:

– Newborns: 16-18 hours a day
– Preschool-aged children: 11-12 hours a day
– School-aged children: approx 10 hours a day
– Teens: 9-10 hours a day
– Adults: 7–8 hours a day
References:
1. Fatsecret: https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/
2. http://www.livestrong.com
3. http://www.thehealthsite.com/fitness/which-of-these-10-worst-breakfast-items-are-you-eating/
4. http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/how_much_sleep.htm

7 Problems Women Face During Menstruation/Periods And Remedies That Men Must Know

Most women know about what happens to them during periods, but for those who don’t know this may be a small guide. Though this may not be a major issue for few women, it may be a serious trouble or even a difficult time to pass through for few.

Most men neglect this as another girly problem, but they should know that it’s not another silly simple thing. They should have knowledge about the REAL problems that their mother, sister, wife or even a girlfriend go through during this stage. It is very essential for them to take care of them during this stage (Do not mess with her during these days, she may freak out unnecessarily). This may even help them to teach his daughter.

What Is Menstruation/Periods?

Menstruation/periods is the shedding of the endometrium (the uterine lining). In other words, menstruation is periodic discharge of blood and mucosal tissue from vagina.

What Happens During Menstruation?

There is blood loss from vagina for several days (3-8 days) and this varies from period-period and person-person. If there is heavy bleeding, clots are also passed. Bleeding is heavy during first two days of periods, and during this stage, lower abdomen pain is normal.
(About 20 and 60 ml ie., 4 to 12 tsps of blood loss is normal.)

Problems During Menstruation

1. PMS or Pre Menstrual Syndrome:

PMS or PMT (premenstrual tension) occurs after ovulation (a week before periods), which usually disappears during period. Although the exact reason is unknown, this seems to be due to the body’s sensitivity to hormonal changes. It may also be due to changing chemical levels in the brain.

Menstruation Or Periods
Menstruation Or Periods

Below are symptoms of PMS:

– Back pain/Joint pain/Muscle Pain
– Bloated abdomen
– Crying spells
– Headache
– Vomiting sensation
– Mood swings
– Lack of concentration
– Dizziness
– Tiredness/Fatigue
– Acne
– Constipation
– Breast tenderness
– Tummy pain and discomfort
– Insomnia/ Trouble in sleeping
– Confusion and forgetfulness
– Restlessness
– High heart palpitation
– Increases food cravings
– Interested in solitude
– Irritation/Stress/Getting angry quickly
– Hot flushes
– Getting too emotional

(Some or most of the above symptoms may occur during first two days of periods.)

The pain and emotional stress are so severe for some women that it affects their daily routines. The pain may reduce by taking painkillers or taking warm water bath/keeping hot water bag on stomach. Getting proper sleep, exercising and eating right can reduce the PMS. If the pain is very severe, consulting doctor is the only option.

2. Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia):

Periods are heavy if your normal lifestyle is affected. Heavy periods are common, it causes passing clots, changing of three or more sanitary pads, flooding, soaking of bedclothes, etc. Consulting doctor is better if period changes or if it is heavy than previous periods.

3. Painful Menstrual Periods (Dysmenorrhoea):

Lower abdomen, back and joints pain are common during first two days of periods.

4. Menstrual Cramps:

Generally, Menstrual cramps are experienced in the lower abdomen. This can be mild or severe and is a contracting pain. This pain is normal during first two days of periods. Pain killers can be used to reduce these cramps or pain.

5. Mood Swings:

During periods, mood fluctuates, this may be seen as PMS or even continue throughout menstrual cycle. Some women many notice high sex drives. Increased libido may be due to hormonal change or emotional shifts and thoughts. You may even feel cravings for some food. You may feel too emotional and even cry for silly or no reasons.

6. Acne:

Acne is common problem noticed during periods. This problem may disappear as you grow old.

7. Irregular/Missed Periods:

This may happen due to irregular ovulation which happens in some women. Illness or stress may affect the cycle. Other reasons could be due to excessive weight gain/loss. Irregular or Missed or Late periods, when happens, will happen with more bleeding, and there may more pain or this may even make her freak/irritate (behavioral symptom) more.

(Regular period: From the first day of bleeding to the start of next period – difference must be about 25 and 35 days.)

What To Do During Periods?

Here are do’s and don’ts during menstruation:

1.  Drink:
– Drink lot of water (warm water); This avoids bloating, relax cramped muscles).

2. Eat

– Fruits which contain more water (Watermelon, Cucumber, tomato, lemon, orange, etc).
– Calcium rich food as it helps reduce muscle cramps.
– Bananas, as it reduces cramps and helps reduce water retention (as it contains potassium).
– Food rich in iron (as there is bleeding, iron is lost). Green leafy veggies, eggs, chicken and fish are advisable.

 3 Avoid:

– Avoid caffeine (increases PMS), sugar (cause mood swings), alcohol (causes pre menstrual depression), salt (increases water retention).
– Dairy products like buttermilk, yoghurt, milk or cheese.
– Junk foods.

4. Rest or Relax

– Take rest and sleep well.
– Watch movies or videos which makes you happen. A big ‘No No’ to sentimental or emotional, thriller or horror videos (due to mood swings).

5. Exercise

– Perform light exercises or do yoga, but do not over do.

6. Herbs

– Cinnamon, ginger (ginger water) and fenugreek seeds soothe menstrual cramps.

7. Others

– You can keep hot water bag/hot towel on stomach or back, which may relieve pain.
– Take painkiller (Doctor’s advice on this is advisable).
– Consult doctor if: heavy, irregular, missed periods, or more pain during periods.

7 Famous personalities with OCD

7 Famous personalities with OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety (psychiatric) disorder which is characterised by involuntary thoughts, unpleasant ideas, obsessions or behaviours. To know more about OCD read here https://splashbitsnr.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/know-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd-and-best-ways-to-deal-with-it/

 Many famous personalities have been struggling with OCD symptoms. Having OCD doesn’t mean that you are mentally sick, it can be cured when you are in control.

7 Famous personalities with OCD:

Charles Darwin:  He was an English naturalist. It is said (ocduk.org) that Darwin wrote about various obsessional thoughts and how he could not get away from them. He wrote a letter to his friend saying, “I could not sleep and whatever I did in the day haunted me at night with vivid and most wearing repetition.” The thoughts, as he himself put it, were of ‘horrid spectacle’.  He was getting bad thoughts during the night than in the day, as he could not distract at that time with any other activity.  Darwin felt himself to be ugly. He repeated the mantra ‘I have worked as hard as I could, and no man can do more than this’, 100 times.

David Beckham:  The footballer is obsessed with neatness, he is addicted to rearranging hotel rooms and lining up cans of soft drinks to make “everything perfect”. In the interview (ITV1), he said: “I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs. I’ll put my Pepsi cans in the fridge and if there’s one too many then I’ll put it in another cupboard somewhere.” He also said, “I’ll go into a hotel room and before I can relax, I have to move all the leaflets and all the books and put them in a drawer. Everything has to be perfect.”

Leonardo DiCaprio: He is an an American actor and film producer who, suffers from mild OCD from childhood days. He said,  “I’m able to say at some point, ‘OK, you’re being ridiculous, stop stepping on every gum stain you see. You don’t need to do that. You don’t need to walk 20ft back and put your foot on that thing. Nothing bad is going to happen.’” He also allowed his OCD tendencies to worsen during the movie, ‘The Aviator’, as he played the character of Howard Hughes, who also suffered from the disorder.

Justin Timberlake: An American pop singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor, has an obsession with spending hours straightening objects and he feels to have particular food items stocked in his fridge. A source reported him as saying ‘I have OCD mixed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). You try living with that. It’s complicated’.


Jessica Alba: American actress, had an obsession with perfectionism. She says that she suffered from OCD as a child. She told CosmoGirl, “It was like a panic would come over me and I had to do something, and once I did it, I was OK… It was really me needing to control something.”

Megan Fox: The actress and model admitted that she has OCD. She has problem using public toilets and restaurant silverware. She doesn’t use toilets without seat covers. She told Allure Magazine, “This is a sickness, I have an illness, this is not OK anymore.” She also said, “I’m never doing that again. Every time someone uses a bathroom and they flush, all the bacteria is shot into the air.”

Cameron Diaz: She is an American actress and model (former).She has an obsession with Doorknobs and washing hands repeatedly. She uses her elbows to push open doors. She rubs the doorknobs in her house so hard before opening (to clean them) that the original paint on the doorknobs fades away. She says, ‘I’m not scared of germs,’ she explains, ‘I’m just not into other people’s fluids…’

The causes of Obsessive compulsive disorder differ and it is possible to live normal and successful life. Care should be taken that the obsession or compulsions are avoided and treated on time.

Know OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD) and best ways to deal with it

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety (psychiatric) disorder which is characterised by involuntary thoughts, unpleasant ideas, obsessions or behaviours.

A person with OCD performs a particular thing repeatedly (as compulsions). He/she will repeat the set of behaviors, like washing hands, even after it is done, he/she tends to do it repeatedly OR closing the tap/door repeatedly. This repetition is not for a day, it rules your life and you repeatedly do it daily. The person suffering from this disorder is not aware of such acts and when asked about their repeated behaviours, they answer it casually and they start justifying that what they are doing is right. It is very difficult to make them understand. They may argue with you or they may also turn violent.

This disorder may affect people of any age – children, adolescent or adult. There are several kinds of OCD. OCD that starts in childhood may differ from that which begins in adulthood.

CAUSES:

  • OCD may be due to insufficient level of serotonin, which is brain’s chemical messenger.
  • Genetics is also another reason; it is likely that OCD sufferers will have a family member with the problem.
  • A streptococcal infection of the throat is known to occasionally result in the body confusing healthy cells with the infection and causing cellular damage. According to the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), mental illnesses like OCD in children can be triggered by infections.
  • Depression – People who are depressed may have an OCD or vice-versa. Care should be taken that in such cases the person should not be left alone or neglected, even minute discouragement may disappoint them and may go into further depression (hyper).

SYMPTOMS:

  • Fear of things like: getting contaminated by dirt, making mistakes, thinking evil or sinful thoughts, causing harm to another, being embarrassed or behaving in a socially unacceptable manner, losing or not having things you need.
  • Excessive doubt: Person repeatedly double-triple checking things like: Switch/gas is turned off/not, door locked/not, etc.
  • Doubters: A person starts getting scared that if anything they do goes wrong, something terrible would happen or they will be punished.
  • Superstitions: They may be superstitions certain arrangements or colours. Being excessive religious.
  • Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts.
  • Counting, repeating certain words, or doing other senseless things to reduce anxiety.
  • Repeatedly checking in with loved ones to make sure they’re safe.
  • Spending a lot of time washing, cleaning, wearing clothes, and taking a bath.

Minor obsessions are Okay. But when these obsessions become a habit, it takes a toll in our daily life and it’s difficult to manage. These (obsessions/compulsions) are normally unwanted thoughts and they should be avoided. When a person comes to know that he/she is getting more and more obsessed with certain things, the person should try to reduce and stop them.

Also, elders should observe that person (OCD) and should not be harsh to them as the person (OCD) who is depressed may take it in a wrong way and take some serious steps. When someone gets harsh to the person with OCD, he/she doesn’t listen to what they say. They become stubborn. They try to avoid such people. A person with OCD think that what they are doing (repeating) is right and they need not be corrected and if pointed out, they feel bad. They become more and more stubborn and they start arguing.  They think they are alone and no one can understand them. In such cases, it is better to counsel the person (suffering from OCD). You need to be very polite to them and say that “what they are doing is not at all required, and everything will be okay, if they are normal and don’t repeat things”. They can’t reduce obsessions all of sudden, it is always better to make them understand politely (these obsessions are just like drugs, they can’t stop all of a sudden, as they may react like mad-if forced). And never leave them alone or make them feel you can’t understand them.

Best ways to overcome OCD

  • Avoid things which make you do so. Like, ask some other person to close the door instead you doing it repeatedly.
  • Open the tap, wash your hands, close the tap once and just leave the place. Do not stand there and think.
  • Make yourself busy, so that unnecessary thoughts do not surround you. Divert your mind when you get such thoughts.
  • Go out, speak to people, and make friends. Never be alone. Do not stick on to one thing or place (like playing games on computer for a long time).
  • Meditate, walk, and exercise.
  • Do not be superstitious. God won’t punish you, if you don’t repeat praying (bowing down 100 times).
  •  You can also write down the obsessive thoughts; may be writing down the same lines/words many times, help you realise that you have been thinking such things which are unwanted for and useless.
  •  Please do not keep anything in heart. Open-up. If you can’t say the worry which is on your mind just write down in your diary.
  • Please do share your thoughts with someone whom you trust (who don’t make fun of you), so that he/she may take you to the doctor.

Suggestion to others (friends/family):

  • Do not be harsh on the person with OCD.
  • Never leave them alone or make them feel lonely.
  • Take them for counseling.
  • Take them to the doctor, they may suggest you medicine and certain therapy which may help the patient to overcome the disorder.

The causes of Obsessive compulsive disorder differ and it is possible to live normal and successful life. Care should be taken that the obsession or compulsions are avoided and treated on time.