BENGALURU: THE Vasanthnagar Residents’ Welfare Association, along with the doctors of Sparsh Hospital, conducted a seminar on health and lifestyle modifications for its members at Infantry Road on Sunday. Orthopaedic surgeon Sharan Patil, said
He said,“Awareness about knee replacement surgery is very minimal and there are too many misconceptions. One can have absolutely pain-free life after surgery. We train our patients well to take up their day-to-day activities.
“It is also important for individuals to involve in some form of physical activity every day and practice gentle weightlifting. People with knee pain should avoid climbing stairs as much as possible.”
This was followed by a presentation by Dr Padmanaban Sekaran, chief of physiotherapy and rehab services, who highlighted the importance of exercise in reducing and overcoming pain.
He said, “Exercise is the medicine for pain relief and cure. It has to be taken in doses, by following its rules and only after consulting professionals.”
“Exercise has the capability to prevent heart attack, gall bladder, hip fracture, stroke in elderly,” he added.
The last session was by Dr Moinuddin, a bariatric surgeon. “I would like to clarify that bariatric surgeries are very safe and nobody should believe in rumours. It is not like liposuction that just targets taking out excess fat.
It aims to bring down diabetics, hypertension and other diseases in people suffering from obesity. This surgery is performed only on those who are obese by 25 kg or more and aged between 16 and 70. For overweight people, who do not want to be obese, some modification in lifestyle and diet should help,” he said.