Malaysian surgeons to learn piles management from Prof Rama Kant
By Bobby Ramakant
May 29, 2009
The author is a World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General’s WNTD awardee (2008), a HDN Key Correspondent, board member of WCC in India, a part of the HDN’s Stop-TB eForum Resource Team, and writes extensively on health and development. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Department of Surgery, University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia has invited noted Surgeon Professor (Dr) Rama Kant, Head of Surgery Department at Chhattrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (CSMMU) to deliver a talk on haemorrhoids (piles).
CSMMU surgeons have been doing pioneering work in management of piles or haemorrhoids by DGHAL and RAR techniques.
Professor (Dr) Rama Kant shall be delivering a guest lecture in Malaysia on “Revolution in management of haemorrhoids by DGHAL and RAR – can it write off surgery?” Established in 1965, University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) is the premier teaching hospital in nation's capital of Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia .
“It is surprising that piles or haemorrhoids have not been high up on the public health agenda despite of the incredibly high prevalence and practical approaches to prevent or manage them. According to varying estimates 50-85% of the world’s population suffers from piles or haemorrhoids at some stage in their lives, especially the risk to develop piles alarmingly increases between 50-70 years of age” said Professor (Dr) Rama Kant, who is also a recipient of World Health Organization (WHO) Director General’s Award in 2005.
Prof Rama Kant was elected as President of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), UP and also chairs the Lucknow College of Surgeons (LCS).
“There are known lifestyle and dietary factors that aggravate the risk to piles significantly” said Prof Kant.
Piles are swellings that develop from the tissues that line the anal canal or back passage. The tissue of the anal canal is rich in blood vessels. If these vessels become dilated and swollen, they may project into the anal canal or out of the back passage (known as a prolapse) to form visible swellings.
Piles tend to be caused by factors that cause the blood vessels to swell, including anything that increases pressure inside the abdomen such as constipation, pregnancy or being overweight. Prevalence of piles is higher in pregnant women than in non-pregnant women of the same age group.
Citizen News Service (CNS)