Thursday, August 28, 2014

Postpartum Hemorrhage

As August, Women's Health Month, comes to a close, we will bring to your attention PPH, or postpartum hemorrhage, an all too frequent and dangerous problem after the happy moment of bringing a precious child into the world.  In fact, it is the leading cause of maternal mortality.  According to, in the developing world, 14 million women experience PPH.  That equals 26 women each minute!  (To read the full article, click here.)

This article, from, explains PPH.

This is why it's so very important to give birth at a hospital, and also to have regular checkups during pregnancy as well. 

An article on the website about maternal health in Nepal written by a young Nepali mother, who is a public health researcher, is very interesting.  You can read it here.

The following website explains the importance of visiting your doctor during pregnancy:

You will also find the following links there:  (You must go to the website to click these links.)

Recently, Dr. Binod Arial, OB/GYN, gave a speech to the doctors
on the topic of postpartum hemorrhage. 

In attendance, among the doctors, were our other two OB/GYNs
Dr. Vidya Pradhananga and Dr. Lavona Pilli.

We are happy to have three obstetrician/gynecologists for you to choose from.
(You don't need to wait for a problem to come in for a consultation.
They are ready to answer any questions you may have at any time.)

Many of our doctors were able to attend the presentation.

Thank you Dr. Binod!

We also thank our dedicated OB nurses.  Here are just a few of them.

Please help your pregnant relatives and friends to eat a nutritionally sound diet
while pregnant and nursing.
This photo from is from a page that give nutrition information for the expectant mother.

Have a nice day, and stay healthy!
We end with a message for our pregnant friends:
(Photo Credit:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

August 2014 Health Calendar

Scheer Memorial Hospital wishes everyone a happy and healthy August 2014!

Health awareness concerns for this month include
Bone Marrow Donation and Leukemia Awareness Month
(which is actually from August 15 to October 15).

Do you know much about leukemia?

There is no single known cause for leukemia.  To read more about it,
we direct you to

To read about the Bone Marrow Transplant Project in Nepal,
check out the Binaya Foundation's website:

and the Global Giving website:

For any questions, please come in for a consultation.

Polio Awareness Week was from August 4-8, but it's still relevant to
keep updated on this dreadful disease.

Are you up to date?
Read Wikipedia's entry about it for information:

The World Health Organization has declared Nepal polio free, which is excellent,
but we should never lose our vigilance or relax our awareness.
Here is the World Health Organization's report on Nepal:

...and Nepali Magazine's article

Nepal among 11 Southeast asian countries to decleared ploio free

The first week of August was World Breastfeeding Week.

This article gives some information about a healthy diet for breastfeeding mothers.

Sometimes problems and/or pain are encountered while a new mother is breastfeeding.
If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing any problems in this area,
please come in for a consultation with one of our obstetricians.
Don't suffer in silence.  You are not alone.

August is also Organ Donor Month.

Yes, there is an organ donor organization in Nepal, called
The Human Organ Transplant Center.
For more information, visit their website:

This article explains some of the problems Nepal is having right now with this issue:

Another topic for August health awareness is
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month.

Have you had your children's (or your own for that matter) eyes checked out lately?
Don't delay if you haven't.  Come on in for an appointment.

Another health problem to be aware of in August is Psoriasis.
Yes, it's also Psoriasis Awareness Month.

This article from The Himalayan Times explains this chronic skin condition:

Even though it's a few years old, this essay explains the negative impact of
psoriasis on patients with this condition in Nepal:

It's also Immunization Awareness Month.
Do you know which diseases are common in Nepal?
Read this post to find out:

and this one too:
(cdc is Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Stay safe and come in for a consultation to review which immunization
you and your family need to update yourselves with.

Again, we wish all of our friends and supporters a lovely and healthy life.

However, remember if you find yourself or a loved one having a health problem,
we are here and ready to give help!

Take care and God bless!