25 weight loss videos that will change the way you live

Mission Slim Possible


World Health Organization (WHO) has declared obesity as world epidemic. Experts say a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise are best strategies to live longer and healthier.

Do you know that 18,000 weight-loss surgeries were conducted in India in 2014, up from 800 just five years ago ? And, 80 percent of diabetes cases are caused by obesity ?

There are a lot of myths spread by quacks around the world and they are asking people to do crazy things to curb weight gain. After answering more than 5000 queries and connecting best doctors, , surgeons,  specialists , dieticians and physiotherapists with patients from all over the world.  We, Doctors’ Circle, felt it’s our responsibility to help people cut through the clutter. We have compile these trending 25 videos from India’s top doctors from best hospitals , bariatric surgeons, plastic surgeons,  famous dieticians , nutritionists and awarded physiotherapists of India.



Breakfast ideas for weight loss  



What are the benefits of Bariatric Surgery?



Fun ways to keep fit in office 



Is Bariatric Surgery a guarantee for permanent weight loss? 



Nutrition for runners before a Marathon? 



Effectiveness of weight loss surgery 


What is the right workout program for me? 




What is Bariatric Surgery for weight loss? 




Can skipping meals help reduce weight?



Can I lose weight effectively by eating less food? 




The Indian diet plan to lose weight 



How to activate fat burning hormones naturally?



Tips to lose Holiday Weight Gain  




How is protein intake related to BMI?  



Does drinking water help in weight loss? 



How important is oxygen for weight loss?  



Why is it not safe to lose 5 kgs in a month?  




Is your stress not allowing you to lose weight? 


Is Egg Yolk good for you? -



Which type of carbs is best for weight loss  



Eating right vs eating less  




How eating proteins at night helps in weight loss?  



Is Tummy Tuck a good option ? 



How much water to drink during meals? 




How to lose weight post pregnancy? 




Dr. Sumit Talwar , Chairman Bariatric Surgery, Manipal Hospital will address weight loss queries FREE on upcoming webinar on 30th July, 11 AM. 

Facebook Event Link –  http://drcl.in/weightloss





15 Facts you shouldn’t miss if you are planning for a baby


FREE Webinar - http://bit.ly/1Ugtp6y

FightInfertility – Dr. Vasan on 7th May , 11.30 AM IST . FREE Webinar – http://bit.ly/1Ugtp6y


These days , doctors advise couples to plan for their pregnancy way before they actually intend to have pregnancy. This helps in mitigating risk of complexities during pregnancy and delivery. Check out these facts, even if you are not married , you should know how to plan a healthy and joyful pre and post pregnancy life.






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Doctors’ Circle is conducting a healthcast (FREE Webinar) on Infertility – it’s causes , symptoms and treatment with one of the top hospitals of India – Manipal Ankur.

Dr. Vasan SS from Manipal Ankur can help you with all your infertility and vascular ageing related queries in Free Webinar.  You can ask your queries anonymously in our app – http://drcl.in/infertility

Link of Event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3oPKT-obaA


Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience.

Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience.






9 Facts you should know about Male Infertility


#FightInfertility FREE Live Webinar on 7th May


Gone are the days, when fertility used to be a default gift to every human being. Our lifestyle and environmental changes have ensued radical changes in our physiological health. You will be surprised to know that with every generation our DNA is also evolving. Evolution helps in making living creatures fitter to survive in the ecosystem. Genetic changes work like an intelligent self-learning program. If you won’t use a body part, corresponding genes may be suppressed in subsequent generation. If you adopt an unhealthy lifestyle , your karma may be transmitted to your lineage.  Male Infertility is on the rise. Right information and preventive measures can improve their fertility profile. 

Check these 9 facts by Dr. Vasan SS , first qualified andrologist of India, of Manipal Hospital .


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Doctors’ Circle is conducting a healthcast (FREE Webinar) on Infertility – it’s causes , symptoms and treatment with one of the top hospitals of India – Manipal Ankur.

Dr. Vasan SS from Manipal Ankur can help you with all your infertility and vascular ageing related queries in Free Webinar.  You can ask your queries anonymously in our app – http://drcl.in/infertility

Link of Event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3oPKT-obaA


Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience.

Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience.







8 Super foods to boost your Fertility




FREE LIVE WEBINAR ON #FightInfertility


As per Food Trends-2016 by Google, there is a growing consumer interest in health enhancing role of functional foods. Experts define functional foods as natural food items that promote optimal health and are very effective for certain ailments.

We also thought to do some research and find out what natural foods can help people #FightInfertility.  These 8 food items can help mitigate the risk of infertility in couples.


1. Banana


2. Eggs




3. Peas





4. Almonds





5. Tofu





6. Salmon




7. Sell Fish




8. Citrus Fruits




Doctors’ Circle is conducting a healthcast (FREE Webinar) on Infertility – it’s causes , symptoms and treatment with one of the top hospitals of India – Manipal Ankur.

Dr. Vasan SS from Manipal Ankur can help you with all your infertility and vascular ageing related queries in Free Webinar.  You can ask your queries anonymously in our app – http://drcl.in/infertility

Link of Event - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3oPKT-obaA







Let’s #FightInfertility

#FightInfertility : FREE Webinar/Healthcast scheduled on 7th-May-2016 by Doctors' Circle in association with Manipal Ankur

#FightInfertility : FREE Webinar/Healthcast scheduled on 7th-May-2016 by Doctors’ Circle in association with Manipal Ankur


1 in 6 couples face infertility problems today.  There is an age old misconception in society that mostly Infertility problems are with women. Study suggests that in 40% of infertile couples , male partner is either sole cause or a contributing cause to infertility.

It’s also believed that people should only bother about infertility issues after they get married , Dr. Vasan SS, the first qualified Andrologist of India, of Manipal Ankur argues that prevention and treatment should begin much before and in some cases even during teen age.

There could be various reasons of infertility.  One of the major reason is Azoospermia (“No Sperm Count”). Following article captures the causes, prevention and treatment of Azoospermia shared by Dr. Vasan SS. Dr. Vasan SS has been practicing from last 36 years.

Azoospermia, which is present in 5% of men, (commonly referred to as “no sperm count”) is a common condition causing fertility problem.


The cause for no sperms in the ejaculate could be:

  1. Problem with sperm production in the testis: Production problem


  1. Production is happening and there in blockage to the sperm to come out in the passage and does not reach the urinary passage: Blockage

Important aspect of Azoospermia

Although no sperm are found in the ejaculate, there are often usable sperm found in the testis, even in men with production defects, as not all sperm that are made in the testis actually make it into the ejaculate.

There is a “threshold” effect with sperm production, such that if production of sperm is high enough in the testis, then sperm “spill over” into the ejaculate.

However, if that critical level of sperm production is not met, there may still be mature sperm in the testis that do not make it into the ejaculate.


Azoospermia Evaluation

Confirming azoospermia with minimum 2-sample evaluation needs to be done initially.

A comprehensive history and need based examination will be performed. Hormonal assessment to understand whether the 2 primary cells (Sertoli cell and Leydig cell) in the testis are functioning effectively.

This is done through assessment of FSH and LH hormone levels. Additionally in some men Testosterone is assessed. Inhibin B is a new marker of spermatogenesis, especially in men with failure of sperm production.

If no sperm are found, then the semen sample undergoes an additional evaluation in which the sample is “spun” down in a centrifuge to concentrate small numbers of sperm at the bottom of the tube. This “pellet” of the ejaculate is then examined thoroughly for sperm. The value of finding even a small number of sperm in the pellet analysis is very significant because:

  1. It means that complete obstruction is unlikely, and
  2. It means that men may have the option of using ejaculated sperm for conception if sperms are found and may be able to avoid sperm retrieval procedures.

Based on this evaluation, if it is not entirely clear as to whether there is a problem with sperm production or a blockage, then further testing may be needed.


Common causes for Azoospermia

  • Genetic causes
  • Infections causing blockages in the sperm tract
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Post viral, mumps and infective damage to the testis
  • Gross varicocele effect
  • Drug induced
  • Diabetes with retrograde ejaculation

Azoospermia due to Blockage

Clinically / through investigations detection of possible presence of sperm is done is by assessment of epdidymal fullness / head size on ultrasound.

Treatment options:

  1. Microsurgery to clear the blockade
  2. Day surgery with minimal discomfort
  3. Success rate 55-70%

Post surgery sperm can appear in the ejaculate in 2 – 12 months

Our outcomes of microsurgery for obstructive Azoospermia

Patients Mean patient age Return of sperm count Natural pregnancy rate (after 9 months)
Invagination Epididymovasostomy (VEA) 35 32 yrs 66% 32%

Azoospermia due to production problem

Also called non-obstructive azoospermia in which sperm is not being produced normally in the testis. The cause for abnormality or absence of sperm production may be due to inherent damage to the testis by birth or during the phase of development between 5 – 14 years.

Clinically / through investigations detection of possible presence of sperm is done is by assessment of epdidymal fullness / head size on ultrasound: Thin or collapsed epididymis with diameter of less than 7 mm in the mid part of the head of epididymis. Soft or Small testis & Elevated hormonal levels

Generally Biopsy is not needed to make a diagnosis of either obstructive or non-obstructive azoospermia. Modern technology permits 99% accurate diagnosis through non-invasive methods. Even in difficult situations, where treatment dilemma exists, in centers where comprehensive technology exists, accurate decision can be made during the surgery time.


Treatment options:

Medication / Injections if it is due to a developmental defect due to low hormonal levels

Microsurgery – Testicular sperm extraction (M-TESE) to identify micro surgically minute pockets of sperm producing area and retrieve the sperm and cryo-freeze them for future use.

Day surgery with minimal discomfort

Success rate of finding sperm varies from 25-70%, depending on the cause of non-obstructive azoospermia.

Dr. Vasan SS of Manipal Ankur will be answering all infertility queries in a FREE LIVE WEBINAR/HEALTHCAST on 7th May 2016 at 11.30 AM.  You can ask your queries and watch webinar live either in Youtube or in Doctors’ Circle app - http://drcl.in/infertility



Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience.

Dr. Vasan has 36 years of experience as Andrologist.






Break Free from Back Pain!


A huge percentage of both urban and rural India suffers from back pain, around 8 out of 10 people would have suffered back or neck pain once in their lives. With back pain, there is no class divide nor is there age or gender divide. Everyone is affected. Earlier back pain affected the older population, but now it prevalent in the younger group too.

Who gets a back pain?

  • Back pain could be hereditary
  • The overweight are at an even more risk
  • Folks with poor physical fitness
  • Arthritis and cancer affected could get back pain
  • Smokers are more susceptible
  • Your job type could lead to back pain. If you are in a job where your spine gets twisted or if you sit at your desk stooped.

What diet can help reduce back pain?

  • Anti-inflammatory diet and calcium rich food can help. Avoiding processed foods and saturated food can help. Eat more of greens

Dr. Vidyadhara S, who is the Head of the Department, Manipal Spine Care believes that back pain can be prevented by being flexible. A lot of the back pain is because we refrain from exercise and are stiff. But walking or running does not help the spine, nor does going to the gym. The only exercise that helps is swimming or yoga.  He also believes that a lot of the suffering is due to physocological reasons. Most people are stressed out in the personal lives or workplaces and this leads to an increase in suffering. Watch the video below for Dr. Vidyadhara’s tips on the posture to maintain at workplace.

On asked how to deal with back pain, the doctor suggests leaving it to the nature to heal initially. Take an X Ray if it doesn’t heal in 3 weeks and an MRI is it doesn’t heal in 3 months.  He also believes reducing stress and sweating it out everyday will help prevent  / cure back pain. Hear him speak on the topic in the below video

Click here to know more of the live healthcast being done by Doctors’ Circle in collaboration with Manipal Hospitals.

Ask all your questions and get answers from Dr. Vidyadhara, who is the authority on the topic.


Healthcast Creative

Healthcast Creative

30 takeaways on the future of healthcare – Philips Digital Healthcare Summit

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Since Doctors’ Circle works in the space of the marriage of healthcare and digital, the Philips Healthcare Conclave organised by NextBigWhat was a perfect event for me to attend and I come back enlightened on the current state of affairs. There is also the reaffirmation that a lot will happen in the space in the next few years and digital technology is the only way to bridge the current supply gap.

India does not have enough doctors (will never have and the gap will widen) and enough beds. Disruptive innovation has to happen in the next few years to care of the growing healthcare needs of the country.

The speakers and panellists at the conclave were very eminent – Mr. Vishal Bali (Medwell Ventures),  Dr. Ashwin Naik (Vaatsalya),  Mr. Ritesh Banglani (Helion Ventures),  Mr. Sandeep Singhal (Nexus Venture Partners),  Mr. Tushar Vashisht (HealthifyMe),  Mr. Gopal Devanahalli (Manipal), Dr. Rishi Bhatnagar of Tech Mahindra and a host of others.

We also had representatives from the Philips Innovation Center including Mr. Srinivas Prasad, Mr. Ravi Ramaswamy & Mr Unni Nair, and Dr. Vikram Venkateshwaran  moderated the panel discussions with much gusto, hilarity and indulgence

Here are some takeaways for me from the event not necessarily in order of how it unfolded. Some of these are pearls of wisdom that can help build the next billion dollar healthcare business.

  1. There are about 7,500 start-ups in the med tech space worldwide. This is going up significantly
  2. The first step in decentralizing healthcare is to give the power in the hands of the user. How can doctors pass on information in a better manner to the common man? (We at Doctors’ Circle are doing just that, our mobile app has videos from doctors that can be easily consumed.)
  3. We all have a new organ in our body – the mobile phone. Can’t we put the doctor in this new organ?
  4. We have to take it for granted that the resources we have are less and accessibility in the form of digital technology is the only option. An e.g. of this would be that while the patient is in the ambulance, the ECG is already sent to the doctor who has to take care. Ambulances are Wifi enabled and have GPS tracking. This is already happening and lot more of similar innovations should come up.
  5. What the new age start-ups are doing is decentralizing some part of a business while some part of the business is centralized.  So decentralizing healthcare does not mean everything has to be decentralized. A perfect example of this is a business like Lifecell. They have labs in Chennai and Gurgaon. The sample collection is decentralized while everything else is centralized. Lifecell also uses technology to a great extent and all representatives have apps. There is very high process compliance. I am a customer of Lifecell and can echo this. I have personally seen the efficiency due to process compliance.
  6. Weak policies and regulation in healthcare leads to malpractice, misguidance and wrong diagnosis. We need strong policies in healthcare.
  7. The doctors have to adopt technology quicker than what they are doing today. On the other hand, new age start-ups have to give the doctor a very intuitive interface that they will feel comfortable working with.
  8. Every healthcare business should also have commercial viability. Otherwise, it is not going to work.
  9. Patients wearing a device on their body is a cultural change. There are challenges in the wearable space. For e.g., blood pressure levels could rise due to anxiety after wearing a device. Customers always have the anxiety whether the data is recorded correctly and this could lead to anxiety and could give the wrong reading.
  10. Hospitals and healthcare players who have data need to be very wary of data security. There could be a hacker changing values in the healthcare data and this can lead to a lot of problems.
  11. In decentralization, the most important step is ‘Process Adherence’. In any process, if compliance is not correct, there is always a chance for the service providers to say ‘But, I thought’ The process should be so stringent that there should be no reason for all the team members in the line to utter thee 3 words.
  12. Healthcare is the 2nd biggest employer in India and the 3rd fastest growing sector.
  13. In the west, about 25% of payment overheads are for the health of employees.  While the West claims that this is inefficiency, in a country like India this is negligible.
  14. There is a lot of healthcare data that is being passed on to insurance companies. This can also be mined for insights. Unfortunately, the panel did not have anyone from this sector to throw light on this.
  15. Coming back to Lifecell, a company that advertises heavily and takes registration and payment online About 50% of the experience is online, regular SMS updates, an email invoice, etc. This is a great example of how the new age healthcare service should operate. Manipal has also come up with an app for patients and this will ensure all the data is captured correctly.
  16. Another challenge is the skill of the service provider. Most of the errors are human. For e.g. research found that a lot of the complications in pregnancy could be avoided if the radiologist did not do a mistake. This is just an example and technology can help in a big way to solve this.
  17. Here’s some trivia? Who came up with the idea of the traffic signal? A panelist claimed that a dentist did, but I can’t find research online to back it. Its a railway engineer was the inventor and this has been communicated to the panelist.
  18. Essentially, doctors have to make quick judgements on complications and conditions. Technology can go a long in helping a doctor make a better judgement.
  19. 90% of healthcare dollars are spent in the last 10 years of one’s life. Accurate data has to be captured right from the start and the longevity of data is the most important thing.
  20. In the next ten years, 50% of the beds in hospitals will be in ICU’
  21. Can you imagine a world where there are no hospitals? This is what the next gen healthcare entrepreneurs should envision.  Care should come to the patient.
  22. Doctors have huge targets. They are overworked. There is need for start-ups to solve problems that doctors have.
  23. Nutrition is waiting to get disrupted. Food is medicine. That is the next billion dollar idea.
  24. Increase the scope from episodic care to longitudinal care. Hospitals should move on to be health systems. India is the capital of Non Communicable diseases. This can be brought down with the right data and preventive measures.
  25. The number of nurses passing out has gone down by 35%. This area has to be disrupted with technology.
  26. Wearable’s are getting disrupted, patients who have a chance of falling down are fitted with sensors., etc.
  27. A lot of the patients who come to OPD are follow up patients, this has to come down using smart technology freeing space for others.
  28. A business case for Big Data is ‘What India is eating?’ This will again help disrupt nutrition, but today there is no business case for this.
  29. At least, for the next few years, there is no scope for business built on big data.  Big data science has to be applied to current set of  problems.
  30. Here is an example of big data application from Healthify.  The team at Healthify noticed that in a certain company, there was spike in calorie intake on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On checking with the HR, they understood that on these days, they were serving only veg in the canteen. And to compensate for that, the food was fried, very heavy and high on calories. Corrective measures were taken. This was inferred from a sample size of only about 100 users and a few thousand data points.

Child Safety in Schools: The Need of the Hour

child safety in schools

“Mummy, I don’t want to go to school”, we’ve all heard this at some point of time while dropping our kids off to school.

Mostly all kids undergo a fair amount of hesitation, if not necessarily hate, while going to school at the beginning. And you only believe it’s a matter of time before they start liking it and the dislike fades away. But, what if you were to learn that, what you believe to be true is merely blinded positivity keeping you from considering other plausible factors?

Some deafening stats-

  •  1 in 10 kids suffer child abuse
  •  1 in 4 girls is at the risk of child sexual abuse
  •  1 in 6 boys is at the risk of child sexual abuse
  •  1 in 100 kids tell their parents about the abuse

Maybe you were lucky enough to not have had anything other than your inhibitions, a mere tantrum fit or an acceptable bout of childhood stubbornness to keep you from not wanting to go to school.

But lucky isn’t enough, right? That, which our children may not necessarily inherit from us, is luck. And there’s no surety in luck. Are you ready to risk your child’s safety on the basis of mere luck?

It’s way past the ‘time to wake up and smell the coffee’. The coffee’s brewed over and spilled. And each time, there’s just cleaning up the remnants and yet no vigilance to prevent the coffee from boiling over.

Why wait for a devastating headline to jolt you awake of this self induced coma of ignorance? Does it really take only a heart wrenching headline of a Syrian boy forsaken by misfortune, to ascertain your awakening?
So what stirred you, was it prince falling in a hole or was it the tragedy stricken child laborers?
Would it have mattered any less if your child’s classmate went missing some day?
But it surely would have mattered much more if it were your child to be kidnapped or harmed instead.

Are you worried? It’s not surprising; you have every reason to be. Although worry is considerable only until it’s a cause that ought to have an effect.

It’s time to channel that worry to bring about positive results, new hope.

As parents or as vigilant Samaritans, it’s our duty to do our bit to ensure the safety of those who need our protection the most, children.

For the epitome of innocence and defenselessness that they are, it’s our responsibility to let no harm touch our kids – be it physical, mental or sexual.

  • Why let one random instance ruin your child’s dream forever?
  • Why let a memory foster in your child’s head that he so dearly struggles to forget?
  • These defenseless humans molded of innocence may not even understand what may have happened to them. Don’t let them suffer by themselves. Why deprive yourself of your child’s confidence and trust?
  • Why let your children seek maturity before they can even learn to spell it right?
child safety in schools

child safety in schools

Childhood is a gift, the kind that only lasts once in a lifetime. Empower your child to cherish this gift.

Learn how to tackle the disturbing prevalence of child abuse in society and understand the various factors involved in the cause, effect and behavioral consequences of child abuse.

Let’s pledge to foster child safety, join in for an informative and resourceful live hangout on ‘Child Safety in schools’, this 22nd at 1 PM.

#ChildSafetyInSchools  #AskTheDoctor

RSVP to the live hangout- http://bit.ly/ChildSafetyInSchools

Brought to you by Doctors’ Circle in association with EvolveED, the event is hosted by the expert on the topic, Fathima Khader who is a certified Parent Counselor and the Founder of EvolveED.  Ayushi Srivatav from Doctors’ Circle will be the host.


This is guest post by Akansha Pandey. A passionate writer, Akansha aspires to make an impact through words as a volunteer for causes that matter. Along with a specialization in advertising as a mass media graduate, she has experience in social media marketing and content writing. Driven by the love of words and nervous anxious energy, she is a dog lover and photography enthusiast, thriving on tea and research. Follow her escapades on Twitter & Instagram: @Xtemporanea

Welcoming Naveen, Yeshwanth, Rajasekhar & Wasik!

Its been quite a while since I wrote about our new set of hires! We continue to grow as a team and here’s introducing our new stars!


Naveen Hebbar

A graduate of multimedia, Naveen joins the video team. He hails from the coastal city of Karwar and rates the beaches of Goa as the most beautiful place he’s visited. He’s one lucky guy with the beaches of Goa a stone’s throw away from home. He considers John Lasseter his idol and Toy Story his favorite movie. I am sure he’d want to live in a ranch one day with a rail road going through it one day!


Yeswanth Reddy

Here’s another addition from a coastal town. Alumnus of Manipal Institute of Technology , Yeshwanth joins our tech unit and hails from Vishakapatanam. He enjoys bowling, playing table tennis and rates Havelock Island, Andaman as his favorite holiday destination.

Hope is a good thing.. may be the best of things.” is his favorite quote


Rajasekhar Thotta

A recent graduate of Engineering, Rajasekhar joins the Video team and will help drive content and distribution. His favorite actor is Power Star Pawan Kalyan and he idolizes Che Guevara. And if you ask me why, he hails from a family of tomato cultivators, did you get the ‘Red’ connection?


Mohammed Wasik Ansari

With almost 4 years of work experience in large corporates like Infosys & Ocwen, Wasik joins the Sales team. A big fan of Amitabh Bachhan, he rates Mussorie as his favorite holiday destination. Wasik believes a friendly atmosphere can really get the best out of teams and his favorite quote is “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” Perfect for a Sales professional

Please join us in welcoming Naveen, Yeswanth, Rajasekhar and Wasik!

Welcoming Anand & Hasa to Doctors’ Circle!

Some more announcements! We are going from strength to strength!



Hasa Samudrala joins our video team. With a rich experience in movie making ( he has assisted many directors) and an entrepreneurial background , Hasa adds strength to the video team. The video team having crossed the benchmark of 300 videos is hungry for more and someone like Hasa will help increase productivity and efficiency.

Hasa spends most of his time watching and making movies and worships Christopher Nolan.  His favorite quote is “A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end… but not necessarily in that order.”



Anand Sagar joins our Sales team! A Banglorean from Rajaji Nagar, Anand knows Bangalore more than anyone else in the team and his addition is going to connect us with more doctors.

Anand ranks the nearby Mysore as one of the most beautiful locations he has been and his favorite movie star is Ramya, the Kannada beauty. He considers his Dad to be his idol and enjoys a game of cricket during his free time.

Please join us in welcoming Anand & Hasa to DC!