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Dubai-based Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery (BHAS), whose patients include tennis and cricket superstars as Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi and Sania Mirza stated that foot and ankle conditions are extremely common, accounting for 40 percent of all sports injuries and 10 percent of all muscular or skeletal injuries, based on a study published in Podiatry Today. Sports mishaps, work miscues and walking missteps can all lead to foot and ankle injuries.

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah has successfully treated a rare cardiac condition after Babul Rana Jalil Molla, a 46 year-old expat, was suffering from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a genetic disorder of cardiac muscles leading to thickening of them. This causes obstruction in the outflow of the heart; therefore blood comes to the body from the heart with great difficulty. It also causes breathing difficulty and chest pain to the patient which may result in death if not treated in a timely manner.

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah has successfully treated a critical combined case after a patient was suffering from an intra-cerebral hemorrhage joined by a clot in the pulmonary artery and bilateral lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – i.e. a blood clot in both legs. 43-year-old Lopez Mattie Osena was admitted to the hospital after an overwhelming feeling of dizziness followed by right-sided chest pain associated with shortness of breath. The patient had been experiencing pain in his right leg and lower abdominal pain for three days before he was referred to Zulekha Hospital after other hospitals refrained in treating such a high-risk case.

With the aim to educate women on the importance of balanced nutrition for expectant mothers and babies, RAK Hospital has announced free Antenatal Classes on the first Thursday of every month, starting from Thursday, 6th September. The interactive monthly sessions, “Nutrition During and After Pregnancy”, will be held between 11am and 11:45am and provide in-depth guidelines on diet programmes best suited for each month of pregnancy to ensure the growth of a healthy foetus. Classes will be held at Rooftop, RAK Hospital Eye Care Centre, Ras Al Khaimah.

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