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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – #Pinktober

Breast Self-Examination #Pinktober

At International Modern Hospital, we understand the critical importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer. Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a powerful tool that every individual can use to stay proactive about their breast health. Taking charge of your well-being begins with knowledge and vigilance.


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Welcome to Your Path to Breast Health

Our mission at International Modern Hospital is to empower you with the knowledge and guidance needed for effective self-examinations. We believe in the strength of awareness and early intervention, and we invite you to take the first step towards comprehensive breast care.

Here’s how to perform a Breast Self-Examination (BSE) at home:breast cancer awareness month- international modern hospital

  1. Stand in Front of a Mirror: Look for any changes in breast shape, size, or skin texture. Check for dimpling, puckering, or redness.
  2. Raise Your Arms: Inspect your breasts with your arms raised to observe any changes in contour or swelling.
  3. Inspect Your Nipples: Check for any discharge or inversion of the nipples.
  4. Lie Down and Use Your Fingers: Using your fingers, examine your breasts in a circular motion, covering the entire breast and armpit. Check for lumps, thickening, or unusual masses.
  5. Check while Standing or Sitting: Repeat the circular motion while standing or sitting, making sure to examine both breasts thoroughly.

🎗️ Your Breast Health Matters: Let’s Stay Vigilant Together 🎗️

Performing regular self-examinations is an essential practice for every individual. By dedicating a few minutes each month to follow a simple step-by-step routine, you can potentially identify any changes or abnormalities in your breast tissue. Early detection increases the chances of successful treatment and improved outcomes in the face of breast health concerns.

Our team of experienced gynecologists at International Modern Hospital is here to support you in your journey towards optimal breast health. We offer specialized breast checkups that encompass thorough examinations, advanced diagnostic techniques, and personalized consultations. Your well-being is our priority, and we are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care and expertise.

🔍 Consult Our Expert Gynecologists Today 🔍

We invite you to schedule a consultation with our gynecologists for a comprehensive breast checkup. Our skilled professionals will guide you through the process, ensuring a thorough evaluation and addressing any concerns you may have. Together, we can prioritize your health and well-being, ensuring a brighter and healthier future.

Take a proactive step towards a healthier tomorrow. Contact us today to book your consultation and embrace a future of empowered breast health.

Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer. 💖

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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition in which your blood sugar level becomes high during pregnancy, affecting up to 10% of pregnant women, diagnosed by a blood test done at 24 to 28 weeks of pregnancy. Women with gestational diabetes don’t have diabetes before their pregnancy – and it usually goes away after giving birth.

What causes gestational diabetes?

Hormones produced by the placenta cause a build-up of glucose in the blood. Usually, enough insulin is produced to control blood sugar levels. However, if the body is unable to produce insulin or stops using it, then the blood sugar levels rise, causing gestational diabetes.

Who’s at risk of gestational diabetes?

At your first antenatal appointment, a healthcare professional should check if you’re at risk of gestational diabetes.
The likelihood of getting gestational diabetes increases if you:
• were overweight before you got pregnant.
• have had gestational diabetes in the previous pregnancy.
• have had a large baby in earlier pregnancy (4.5kg/10lb or more)
• have a family history of diabetes – parent or sibling.
• come from a South Asian, Black or African Caribbean or Middle Eastern background.
• have high blood pressure .
• have given birth to a stillborn baby.
• are older than 30 years.
Having gestational diabetes increases your risk of developing it again in future pregnancies. It also increases your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes later in life. You can reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes by managing your weight, eating healthily and keeping active before pregnancy.

Gestational diabetes symptoms.

Women with gestational diabetes don’t usually have symptoms. Most find out that have it during a routine screening.
You may notice that:
• You’re thirstier than usual
• You’re hungrier and eat more than usual
• You urinate more than usual

Gestational diabetes tests and diagnosis.

Gestational diabetes is diagnosed by routine screening, called Oral Glucose Tolerance Test, also known as an OGTT. The OGTT is done when you’re between 24-28 weeks pregnant. If you’ve had gestational diabetes before, you’ll be offered an OGTT as soon as possible, and another OGTT between 28-32 weeks if the first test result is normal.

How do you manage gestational diabetes?

The goal is to reduce blood glucose to the normal levels exhibited by a woman without gestational diabetes.

This involves:
• Measuring your blood sugar level four times a day
• Eating a healthy and balanced diet
• Performing moderate physical activity for about 150 minutes per week (Running, walking and swimming are good options)
• Reducing stress as much as possible.

These measures must be taken while continuing regular checkup with your doctor and adjusting them as needed. Changes in habits will sometimes not be enough; in such cases, metformin or insulin injections should be used during the pregnancy.

Target blood sugar levels in pregnancy:
• Before a meal: 95mg/dl or less
• An hour after a meal: 140mg/dl or less
• Two hours after a meal: 120mg/dl or less

Tips for eating well with gestational diabetes:
• Eat regular meals.
• There’s no need to ‘eat for two’. Portion size will have the most significant effect on your blood glucose level.
• Include carbohydrates but look for low GI (glycemic index) options and keep the consumption to the optimum level
• Get your five vegetables a day for vitamins, minerals and fibre.
• Cut back on salt, too much salt is associated with high blood pressure, which increases the risk of diabetes complications.
• Stick to water or sugar-free drinks.

What are the potential complications?

In the child:
• Macrosomia (above-average weight)
• Risk of being born with low blood sugar levels and respiratory problems
• Risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes later in life

In the mother:
• Risk of a difficult delivery, possibly by C-section, depending on the baby’s weight
• Surplus of amniotic fluid, which could trigger premature delivery
• Gestational hypertension & Preeclampsia
• Risk of developing type 2 diabetes later
• Risk of suffering from gestational diabetes again in a future pregnancy

Most of the complications can be prevented with appropriate treatment.
In conclusion, in the vast majority of cases, gestational diabetes is easy to control, with your blood sugar levels likely to normal in about six weeks after childbirth. However, the risk of developing gestational diabetes in the next pregnancy increases, with the women also likely to develop type 2 diabetes in the future. It would help if you got follow-up tests every year. Many problems can be avoided through healthy lifestyle habits. Don’t panic and talk to your doctor to see how you can put the odds in your favour.