Dr. Manivannan Selvaraj Founder & Managing Director Kauvery Hospital

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Our Dear K-Way Readers,

As the Managing Director of Kauvery hospitals, it gives me immense pleasure to wish you all a very happy 2022.

We have negotiated two years of the pandemic with courage and conviction, patience and prudence.

We have learned to prevent the infection and protect ourselves from it by following basic principles of personal and environmental hygiene.

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Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj Co-Founder & Executive Director Kauvery Hospital

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My Dear Kway Readers,

I wish you all a very, very happy 2022.

Let us hope that the New Year brings us good health and prosperity.

Kauvery shall continue to serve the society by providing great health care services at an affordable cost to our society.

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Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam Senior Family Physician

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Our Dear K-way Readers!

On behalf of all Kauverians, I wish you all a happy and heathy new year – 2022!

We have passed two years of the pandemic- a difficult, painful time.

Many families have lost their loved ones and many have gained new relationships.

We certainly miss what we lost, but we are also thankful for what we gained- courage, patience, mental strength, tenacity, determination. [Read More…]

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Bone - Pillars of Life

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Our skeletal system is unique in a way that some of our bones are newly formed only after birth, whereas every other organ forms before birth and only increases in size afterward. Bone has many interesting features, physiological and even historical. Yes, historical; dinosaurs were rediscovered from their bones, human evolution was studied from bone fossils of the cave man, carbon dating of skeletal remains helps identify their era and a lot more!

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Healthy Brain, Lots of Gain.

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The human brain is the command center of the nervous system. It enables thought, memory, movement and emotions by a complex function that is the highest product of biological evolution.

Some trivia about the brain:

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Toothwise Wisdom

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– Tooth enamel is the hardest part of our body, stronger than bone.

– Humans have 2 sets of teeth, primary – 20 + and permanent – 32.

– An adult has 4 different types of teeth namely incisors, canines, premolars and molars.

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Functions of Skin and Skin Care

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The skin, the largest organ of the body with its appendages hair and nail, is embryologically derived from the neuroectoderm, the same unit that forms the nervous system in the human body. Hence, a number of skin problems have some associated neurological/psychological issues & vice versa.

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Liver: Silent Superhero or Nefarious Villain?

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We are all aware of the importance of the liver in our body and realize that to love our liver is to love our life. This is the second largest organ of the body and it performs a variety of functions and can be called an all-rounder. It is also interesting to note that it has plenty of reserve capacity to the extent that it shows no signs of wearing out till two-thirds of it is not functioning. It has an amazing ability to regenerate and reinvent itself after being severely affected in some diseases.

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Looking After Our Lungs

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Our lungs grow like a tree, branching from day 22 of conception onwards, from both the developing gut layers as well the surrounding tissues (mesoderm).

Inside the womb, our lungs are filled with fluid and oxygen is carried from the mother’s blood. Critical development of air sacs starts from the 32nd week of gestation only and reaches maturity in the last few weeks inside the womb…

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Life of Doctors - Patients, Medicine and Beyond...

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Dr Suresh Venkita, our Group Medical Director, a senior cardiologist and an avid writer, has yet again shared this lovely story from his desk.

R and R

Ravinder was dead. He and Rajesh were together for a very long time; so close that it they were like peas of the same pod.

Ravinder loved life; he relished every moment of it. He worked incessantly, industriously and intelligently, to extend life. He was determined to ensure that such extension will not be vegetative but vibrant and productive. He certainly had the brains to make it possible. Immortality was his incandescent but implausible dream.

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Healthy Kidneys, Healthier Ageing

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The kidneys are a pair of organs situated on the back side of the abdomen. They are 2 bean-shaped structures and are formed as early as the 6th week of embryo formation itself. It is interesting to note that the kidneys are originally situated near our hips and they migrate to the lumbar region as the embryo grows. Some people are born with one kidney, with the other kidney not developed at all (agenesis).

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Understanding the Heart of the Matter

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The human heart is one of the first functional organs to develop. It starts beating and pumping blood around day 21 or 22 after fertilisation. This explains the importance of this organ in circulating blood through the vessels and in the vital exchange of nutrients and gases like oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body. The adult heart weighs around 250-350 gm and beats around 100,000 times a day assuming an average heart rate of 60-80/min.

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Kauvery Hospital Events 2021

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The year 2021 was a very eventful one for Kauvery Hospital – starting with the launch of the COVID vaccination program to the diabetes awareness expo in December, almost every month brought with it a new initiative. Kauvery Hospital looks forward to continue serving the people in 2022.

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Patient Experience

“Was Admitted in kauvery for acute gastroenteritis for few days. Recovered well and discharged. Excellent care taken by doctor and nurses. Consultation taken by Dr K Baraneetharan and Dr Nivetha B. Really so happy with the consultation.. doctor has tken care of me well.. special thanks to nurse Ajeetha who has taken care well.”
– S.R

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Recipe of the Month

Elaneer Payasam

Being a storehouse of dietary fibers, coconut pulp facilitates the prompt breakdown of ingested carbohydrates and proteins for enhanced digestion and keeps gastrointestinal problems like heartburn and bloating at bay.

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