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The Breath Of Life A Crusader for Health, Empowerment and Happiness, Dr PP Bose

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The Breath Of Life A Crusader for Health, Empowerment and Happiness, Dr PP Bose As we enter the plush and uber cool confines of the impressive office cum wellness centre of “Saans”, the super speciality centre of Dr PP Bose, one thought immediately crosses the mind- that anyone who wants to make a difference in society does not need to be a somebody- it’s the thought, the feeling, the passion to serve society that drives a person to give his all- and that’s exactly what Dr Partha Pratim Bose is doing apart from making a far – reaching name in the field of pulmonary, breathing and sleep disorder, therapy and treatment. A proud resident of CR Park, he has grown up seeing the colony transform itself both on the positive and negative sides. He rues that in the mad rush to be tech savvy, we have lost the personal touch with our family, neighbours and friends, and have been gripped in the web of groups, chats, inboxes and virtual walls! He nurtures this intense passion to see a different CR …

Choose Life Study on Smokers

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Smokers show hypersensitive behaviour that is 200% higher than non–smokers.
·New Delhi - 90 % of smokers have Carbon Monoxide levels in the 11+ ppm zone ·Mumbai - 78 % smoker have attempted to quit smoking (the maximum across cities) but were not able to quit ·Bangalore- 19% smokers tested as Stage 2 Hypertensive (highest across cities) ·Lucknow - 60% of all smokers fall in the pre-hypertensive category ·Kolkata - 80% smokers believed it is difficult to quit smoking
Mumbai, 9th August, 2017: Quitting smoking is a huge challenge for most smokers in India.  People make several attempts to quit smoking but have failed to give up smoking. 9 in 10 smokers have made efforts to stop smoking, but have struggled to quit even after knowing the serious health risks associated with it.
According to the Choose Life study, smokers show hypersensitive behaviour that is 200% higher than non – smokers. Moreover, smokers get affected with mental stress that is 178% higher as compared to non-smokers, with furt…

NOCTURNAL CHANGE IN BREATHING CAN LEAD TO LONG-TERM SYMPTOMS OF COPD August 22, 2017

In India, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) accounts for five lakhs deaths, more than four times the number of people dying in the USA and Europe due to this disease. COPD is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the country. COPD is a condition that damages the lung airways causing a range of symptoms like chest tightness, breathlessness, wheezing and persistent cough. With an estimated prevalence of more than 57 million in the year 2016, COPD is not just one of the most prevalent diseases in the country but also one of the lesser understood as well. A very significant aspect of COPD that affects almost 75% of the patients, the night-time discomfort, often goes unnoticed by the clinician. Night-time syndrome is so overlooked aspect of COPD that even patients do not report it themselves, resulting in detrimental effects on their overall health. ‘COPD makes it harder to breathe. Symptoms may be mild at first, beginning with coughing and shortness of breath…

BODY & MIND Hands-on experience at chest summit Triptitribune Sunday, August 25, 2002, Chandigarh, India

The three-day chest summit beginning at Ashoka Hotel here on August 30 will enable pulmonogists gain hands-on experience at five workshops on mechanical ventilation, invasive homodynamic monitoring, blood gas, pulmonary/lung function test and resuscitation or ABCD technique (Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Drug technique) which are part of emergency management. The workshops are scheduled for the opening day. While the first workshop will go on for six hours, the subsequent workshops are of three hours each. The workshops will be inaugurated by Dr T. P. Bose, Senior Consultant in Chest Medicine at Escorts Hospital, Faridabad, and Medical Superintendent (in charge of Chest Medicine) at Orthonova Hospital in South Delhi. The conference is being organised by the Foundation for Chest Critical Care and Sleep (FCCS) with support from Glaxo Smithkline, CIPLA, Nicholas Piramal, Zydus Cadila, Pharmacia and Astra. Prominent among those attending the summit are Dr Marc Zelter, President Europea…

SAANS Foundation Physiotherapist 5.0(3 reviews) Chittaranjan, New Delhi, Delhi, In, Urban clap

Saans Rehab Program Rehabilitation tries to address morbidities and their consequences through education and exercise. Patients are encouraged to become more actively involved in their own health care, more independent in activities for daily living (ADLs) and less dependent on health professionals and expensive medical resources. Rather than focusing solely on reversing disease processes, rehab attempts to reduce symptoms and make individual more functional. Who can benefit? -Chronic respiratory disease symptomatic with optimum drug therapy -Chronic cardiovascular diseases -Chronic neurological diseases -Chronic orthopaedic diseases pre & post operative -Lifestyle disorders like Stress, Sleep, Obesity -Special children -Pre Natal and Post Natal Conditions -Oncological Condition -Chronic and Acute pain conditions Gender Male Professio

Fund crunch ails TB programme Bindu Shajan Perappadan NEW DELHI, MARCH 06, 2016 00:00 IST UPDATED: MARCH 06, 2016 05:32 IST

Cut in health budget in December 2014 dealt a blow to programme: activists : Poor funding is hampering the TB programme in India, say health experts. According to them, the slashing of the health budget by 20 per cent by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in December 2014, citing fiscal deficit and under-utilisation of funds, has led to a setback to the programme. In 2015, a joint monitoring mission report, put together by government officials and national and international experts, pointed out that the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) is underfunded. “That didn’t improve things,” said Dr. P.P. Bose, senior consultant, Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, National Heart Institute. He said: “Drug resistant tuberculosis is the tip of the ice-berg. What we see and what’s unseen, there is a huge difference. There is an urgent need to educate and do more for the society, accept responsibility for our actions, be accountable and take owne…

Sleep test goes from lab to bedroom Shobita Dhar | TNN | Oct 19, 2014, 06.32 AM IST

Getting a sleep test done at a hospital can give one a sleepless night. Called the polysomnography (PSG) test, it involves a night stay at a hospital, with your head wired to a machine that monitors breathing, heart rate and brain waves. But now you can take this test in the comfort of your bedroom.

Most sleep specialists rent out sleep test kits at anything between Rs 2,000-4,000 per night. On the other hand, PSG test, which can only be done at a hospital or a sleep clinic, can cost up to Rs 15,000.

Mohammed Azeem, 38, is among those who benefitted from a home kit. A driver in Delhi, Azeem used to snore through the night and wake up tired most mornings. "A couple of times I dozed at the wheel and barely escaped collisions," he says. Azeem took a home test and was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

ResMed is one such home kit available in India and it has recorded 5,000 home studies all over the country in the past year.The device - about the size of an iPhone - is a…

Breathe deeply with POWERbreathe for more energyBreathe deeply with POWERbreathe for more energy

Deep breathing reaches the deepest depths of your lungs, and by practicing POWERbreathe inspiratory muscle training you’ll be training your respiratory muscles to breathe deeply into your diaphragm, taking in as much air as possible, breathing more in per breath. As you’re breathing in more air per breath, you’re receiving more oxygen into your body, giving you more energy. Senior consultant at the National heart Institute, India, and Founder, SAANS Foundation in India, Partha Pratim Bose offers a good example of this, “By deep breathing exercises you breathe more per breath. If you breathe more per breath you expand your lungs more, you receive more oxygen. You will feel more energetic and also save your breaths. For example, if you breathe 250 ml per breath and your requirement is 5 litres then you need 20 breaths per minute. If you breathe more breath say double i.e. 500ml then you will require only ten breaths. So by breathing deep you breathe less and you feel better and conserv…

Saans: Breath of life Agencies | 18 Sep 2016 2:44 AM | New

The SAANS foundation was established by Dr Partho Bose. ‘Saans’ meaning ‘breath of life’, is a result of Bose’s efforts in the direction of providing better quality of life to individuals seeking aid and his lifelong commitment to his profession. His mission statement stemming from his extreme concern for human misery, is to eliminate suffering and death due to lung ailments primarily bronchial asthma, through education, advocacy, community outreach and research. The common disorders treated here are respiratory disorders like allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchial asthma, smoker’s asthma (COPD), pneumonia, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, lung fibrosis &pleural diseases. Stress and life style disorders are also treated here.Bose’s interest in this field of respiratory disorders led him to start the Saans Foundation– a respiratory organisation actively involved in community outreach, professional training and research activities in India. ‘Saksham’ - an initiative of Saans is a multipu…

The dangers of untreated sleep apnea If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to heart disease, heart attack, hypertension | Updated: July 21, 2017 4:01 pm 3

Occasional whistling, grunting, snorting and making buzz-saw-like sounds was part of a normal sleeping pattern for Ritu, a 28-year-old PhD student. But it was never a cause of concern for her until she realised that it’s not simple snoring, but a chronic medical condition. “Ritu has never been the best sleeper, but during her recent visit to my place when we shared a bed, I realised that she’s not simply snoring. She repeatedly stopped breathing, then started again with a loud snort that often woke her up and kept me up all night,” shared Ritu’s sister. Ritu was suffering from a common sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which can pose serious health risks that can even be life-threatening if left undiagnosed and untreated. In OSA, airways become so obstructed that it interrupts breathing reducing the oxygen levels in the body. This happens repetitively and in longer term generates a response from the body which often leads to health problems like high blood pressure, hear…

Smokers also suffer from low self-confidence: Study DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Published Aug 29, 2017, 5:57 am IST

It is a given that smokers are in danger of contracting cancer or cardiovascular complications, but they also seem to be suffering from psychological issues, including low self-confidence. A study, To Choose Life, conducted across major metros, to assess differences in health, mindsets and emotional levels of smokers and non-smokers and also to document the efforts undertaken by smokers to quit smoking and their outcome, reveals that smokers show hypersensitive behaviour which is 200% higher than non-smokers. “Smoking starts as a choice, but eventually becomes a compulsion. The dependency on the habit is so high that even after several attempts to quit, smokers struggle to succeed. Stress and increasing workload are often considered triggers to smoke. Ironically, while it gives you a temporary relief, the long-term impact on mental and physical is serious. Every smoker must consider this while going out for smoke breaks," said Dr Vasunethra Kasargod, a leading Consultant Pulmono…

SAANS Neurological Rehabilitation

What is Neurological Rehabilitation? Neurological Rehabilitation provides specialised management for people who have impairments as a result of brain or spinal cord injury, stroke or other neurological condition. Neurorehabilitation is an integral part of medical management and continues longitudinally through acute care, post-acute care until community integration. Services offered at SAANS Foundation for Neurological Rehabilitation The neurorehabilitation programme is divided into four services as per primary impairments and functional needs: ·Neurocognitive Service: Brain injury, tumour & aneurysms and anoxic brain damage with primary cognitive / behavioural / speech / swallowing issues and minimal physical and medical needs. ·Neurophysical Service: Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, anoxic brain injuries, motor neuron disease, Guillain Barre Syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, and muscle diseases with primary sensory / motor dysfunction with disability in performing activities o…