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Your fingernails may give clues to underlying disorders-by Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Transcript:
Your fingernails are like your horoscope. It reveals a lot about the state of your health.
Today, lot of money is spent on investigating diseases, and the clinical wisdom, time taken to listen to the history of the illness, and proper physical examination seems to be a thing of the past.
Just cursory examination of your fingernails does give clues for many chronic diseases and medical conditions and just doing a few investigations to confirm your clinical diagnosis is all that would be required.
That is what we are going to discuss today.
Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails
Let’s talk about Specks under your fingernails
Looking into your fingernails once in awhile is a good health habit, as it is a good health indicator that you may not be familiar with.
If you observe dark spots under your nails, and if you have not banged your fingers recently, it could point out to an infection in the lining of your heart or valves. This condition is called endocarditis and valvulitis, respectively.




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Your large Bowel & your Health-by Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

 

Website:www.Doctorharolds.com

Transcript:

Let us talk about your large bowel and health, today

Maintaining a healthy gut contributes to better overall health and immune function.

You have over 17 feet of small bowel gyrating in your abdominal cavity, sometimes making loud sounds. The width of the lumen is about 2-3 cm. The wall is thin and elastic so that it can expand.

On the other hand, your large bowel is thicker in the wall, larger in width, stuck to the back of your abdominal cavity, except the transverse colon which sags and swings.

Digestion of your food occurs in your small gut from the enzymes made in your pancreas, and then absorbed into your body.




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Health & Views – September 3nd Issue – by Harold Gunatillake




Harold Gunatillake

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Kidney disease a complication of Diabetes-by Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Web Site:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:
Let us discuss today why kidneys get damaged in people having uncontrolled diabetes.
Diabetes is a leading cause of kidney disease, and sometimes referred to such kidneys as ‘Diabetic
kidneys or diabetic nephropathy
It is estimated that 40% of people living with type 2 diabetes may develop kidney disease.
Sri Lanka too is seeing an increase in the cases of diabetes and the risk of getting kidney disease is extremely high, in addition to the risk through pollutants and germicides used in rice cultivations.
How does uncontrolled diabetes affect your kidneys?
High blood sugar damages blood vessels in the body, that includes blood vessels in your kidneys The sugar that is present in the blood vessels being glucose derived from the dietary carbs is the culprit that cause the damage to the inner lining of the blood vessels.
Normal fasting range of blood sugar varies from about 85mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) to 100 mg /dl.
A level from 100 mg/dl to 125mg/dl (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) is considered prediabetic.
In uncontrolled diabetes the sugar level can rise even more than 200mg/dl. The blood vessels tend to thicken, and plaques are formed causing blockage to the blood flow to the organs, including kidneys, extremities, and your brain.
When the blood supply to the kidneys get diminished due to arterial blockage, they cannot filter blood like they should, which results in waste products build up in your body. The kidneys make hormones and controls your blood pressure.
The damage to the kidneys is a slow process, and unless your doctor does some blood tests and urine analysis during the early stages it will not be detected for a long time.




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Heart Failure is preventable-video and transcript-by Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Web Site:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:
The is a terminal situation where the heart muscle pumping system gets weaker, and the blood circulation gets affected. The brain gets disorientated, Lungs becomes congested with incoming venous blood for oxygenation, the body swells starting from your feet, and kidneys start failing. It is a terminal condition which can be reversed if detected early.

The incidence in Australia is high- over 10,000 cases per year, when medical treatments are at its best compared to most other countries.
In Sri Lanka, heart failure incidence from heart disease is extremely high compared to the more developed countries. One reason is that coronary procedures (such as angioplasty/stent and bypass surgery) are carried out in Sri Lanka, it is not financially affordable to most Sri Lankans. For instance, a coronary bypass surgery costs around $2000 whereas the average income of a Sri Lankan is around $3362 per annum.
People do not seem to realize the seriousness of the condition through neglect, until the terminal stages are reached. The best of treatment facilities may not suffice during the irreversible stage.
It is common after the age of 60, more common in women than men.




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Sigiriya – Garden City of King Kassyapa – unimaginable- by Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

 

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Overview: Frightening experience
This film was done 20 years ago.
The desire to fly over the rock and film some captures was my dream.
So, we paid $311 to book a four- seater plane from the Air Force, in Colombo.
After booking, the three of us, self, my wife, and Arun Dias Bandaranaike, drove to Hingurakgoda, to the Air Force base.

The plane and the pilot were waiting for us.

‘The pilot and Arun Dias sat in front, well protected by glass to avoid the breeze,
whilst I was sitting by myself, at the back both sides open and the wind blasting
through me and getting the feeling of blown out.




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Just one Drink a Day- new Proposal-Dr Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

 

Website:www.Doctorharold.com

Transcript:
A panel that advises the federal government on the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are released every five years by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services,recently released a new recommendation that men consume no more than one alcoholic drink per day. Previous guidelines had set two as the limit. The recommendation for women—one drink per day—remains the same.
Alcohol, is a necessary item or poison for humans all over the world.
It is mandatory to enjoy a drink at the end of the day to wind down, or at gatherings to relax and enjoy the company, at functions, weddings, celebrations, and so on.
Just imagine what a party would be without alcohol. It would be like a pub with Throughout the 10,000 or so years humans have been drinking their own fermented brews. They
were then hunter gatherers, and at the end of the day a home- made brew would have relaxed them to enjoy with their families.




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Health & Views – September 1st Issue – by Harold Gunatillake




Harold Gunatillake

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Sri Lankans Need to Eat More Mushrooms-by Dr. Harold Gunatillake

Harold Gunatillake

Shiitake mushroom (lentinula edodes)

Can mushrooms improve immunity, reduce heart disease, and even fight and reverse cancer, as believed?

There are people in sri Lanka still believing that most edible mushrooms sold in the markets, could be poisonous and hesitate purchasing. Yes, there are thousands of varieties of mushroom, naturally found and grown, and most of them are poisonous. Today, there are popular varieties of farm grown mushrooms available in the markets, and they are guaranteed to be safe for consumers. No cases of poisoning or death have been reported in sri Lanka in the recent past, to our knowledge. Mushrooms are not vegetables though available in the vegetable markets, they belong to the fungi kingdom, like penicillin discovered from the fungus penicillium notatum.

Mushrooms have no attractive colours like the many colourful varieties of vegetables containing the most vitamins and minerals, but though commonly white in colour prove containing important nutrients, specifically focussed on boosting your immune system.

Mushrooms are low calorie, virtually have no fat, and they decrease the risk of obesity and benefits heart health. They have hardly any soluble sugar and forms worthy nutritious food for diabetics. Also, when eaten, you get a filling of fullness and may curb your appetite.
They are good for your complexion and hair.




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