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Common Misconceptions Regarding Weight Loss Diets

An overweight person is fed up with his/her body weight and wants to get rid of those extra pounds. What he/she does is pick up the mobile, search for the weight-loss diets, and start following them without any professional recommendation. And, the result? Not satisfying at all! The reason behind this failed effort of weight loss is… Continue reading Common Misconceptions Regarding Weight Loss Diets

Fragility or Osteoporosis Fractures

What is a fragility or osteoporosis fracture? Fragility is a state of being delicate or breakable and this type of fracture is a break in the bone resulting from a fall from standing height or less. In most people, a fall of this kind should not result in a broken bone. A fragility fracture is often… Continue reading Fragility or Osteoporosis Fractures


The feeling of being able to nurture your new born, to provide them the Basic Life Syrup (BLS) to add value to their life by giving first vaccination is match-less. We are filled with gratitude for our creator “Almighty ALLAH” when we know that breast milk, our new born’s first and most suitable feed, the… Continue reading BREAST FEEDING – THE MOTHER’S PRIDE

From a Cup of acid to a cup of tea- an eventful journey

It was a minor domestic dispute. Swayed by uncontrolled emotions, she gulped the acid. She was immediately taken to the local hospital in Mianwali district, where her stomach was washed. The family returned. Yet, this was not the end but the beginning of an agonizing journey 08 months ago. Eating or drinking anything became increasingly… Continue reading From a Cup of acid to a cup of tea- an eventful journey

Chest Surgical Diseases – An Awareness Program

Thoracic or chest surgery relates to treatment or surgery of all organs in the chest, except heart. This includes all surgeries of lungs i.e tuberculosis, cancers, all surgeries of rib cage i.e birth defects and deformed ribs, surgeries of the airways i.e narrowing of Trachea after ventilator support, surgeries for diseases of food pipes and… Continue reading Chest Surgical Diseases – An Awareness Program

Chest wall deformities. Reconstructive surgery offerred at kih

You don’t have to take surgical appointment abroad now. You are offered state of art chest wall reconstruction procedures at KIH Islamabad. Be it an incurved or out curved (Pigeon Chest Deformity) of chest wall since childhood or a deformity you have noticed in your kids while they were changing their shirts. It may also… Continue reading Chest wall deformities. Reconstructive surgery offerred at kih


Thyroid A rare case of advanced Thyroid disease operated at KIH Prof. Brig (Rtd) Asif Asghar -SI(M) (Chest Surgeon) What if you hear a patient saying that while I was sleep, my kids used to judge evidence of life in me from my noisy laboured breathing. They would rush to see their mother if they… Continue reading Thyroid


Most women experience new forms of hunger and cravings during pregnancy, and for a good reason. Apart from nourishing a growing baby, your body is also experiencing some changes such as increased fat stores, and a higher blood volume, which is why it needs more energy to function optimally. But although this hunger is justified,… Continue reading RELENTLESS PREGNANCY HUNGER


Bringing a baby into world is one of the most beautiful and meaningful achievements in life, but before the baby is born, many changes happen to your body. If you are pregnant for the first time, I’m sure you have a lot of questions about what the next nine months will be like. So, Kulsum… Continue reading ARE YOU PREGNANT?

How to prevent flu?

Flu affects thousands of people every year in Pakistan. It usually peaks in January/February and tapers in March. Here are the tips to help prevent flu and cold. 1. Avoid close contact Avoid close contact with people who have flu or sick. When you are sick, distance yourself from others to protect them from getting… Continue reading How to prevent flu?

Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever takes numerous lives each year in Pakistan. It is a mosquito-borne disease which causes a mild or high grade fever with joint, muscle and eye pain, rashes, nausea and vomiting. In severe cases bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure and death can occur. There are no vaccines available for Dengue Fever. Avoiding… Continue reading Dengue Fever

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Symptoms of Heart Attack Heart Attack, also called Myocardial Infarction, is a life threatening clinical condition when blood flow to the heart stops. Blockage happens due to fat, cholesterol or other substances. Mostly heart attacks are caused by coronary heart diseases. There are various symptoms of heart attack and may vary from one person or… Continue reading Symptoms of Heart Attack

Haemovigilance – Blood Safety

Kulsum International Hospital offers NAT Screened blood for all transfusions HISTORY OF BLOOD TRANSFUSION Blood transfusion is one of the historical achievements of mankind. History of efforts to transfuse blood dates back to early 17th century. Finally a successful human to human blood transfusion was first performed by James Blundell in 1818, since then the… Continue reading Haemovigilance – Blood Safety

Hold Yourself with a Good Posture

What is a good posture? Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture involves training your body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities. Proper… Continue reading Hold Yourself with a Good Posture

Nailing the Diagnosis

Nail – A window to bone and joint health Take a long hard look at your nail as they may be saying something about health of your joints and bones. A recent study show that a mineral deficiency in toe nails is linked to risk of Osteoarthritis and finger nails give doctors a clue about… Continue reading Nailing the Diagnosis

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Introduction: Shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The shoulder joint is formed where the Humerus (upper arm bone) fits into the scapula (shoulder blade), like a ball and socket. Other important bones in the shoulder include: The acromion, a bony projection off the scapula. The clavicle (collarbone), meets… Continue reading Shoulder Rehabilitation

Brain Aneurysm

Brain Aneurysm (Cerebral or Intracranial aneurysm) is the weak area of an artery in the brain which causes a localized blood filled balloon, like bulge, in the wall of blood vessel. Aneurysm is caused from wear and tear of the arteries, injury, infection and inherited tendency. It can occur to all age groups but incidence… Continue reading Brain Aneurysm

CKD and Kidney Stones: Recognize before it’s too late

Kidneys, bean shaped organs, are located just below the rib cage, one on each side of the spine. Kidneys have significance in body functionality by keeping the composition or makeup of the blood stable. They (a) prevent the buildup of wastes and extra fluid in the body (b) keep levels of electrolytes stable, such as… Continue reading CKD and Kidney Stones: Recognize before it’s too late