Circee Health’s disease reversal initiative emerges as ray of hope for people with NCDs in Covid-19 pandemic

As India’s burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) poses a huge challenge in responding to Covid-19, evidence-based disease reversal programme initiated by Mumbai-based healthcare firm, Circee Health has come as a ray of hope for people with NCDs trying to ameliorate their illness.

People with NCDs are at higher risk of becoming critical or dying from Covid-19. As per reports, deaths are higher among the elderly and those with co-morbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease co-occurring with Covid-19. The rising burden of Covid-19 has increased the vulnerability of people with NCDs, as most of them have inadequately controlled diseases.

“Most of the NCDs in India are entirely preventable and in some cases, reversible. With multiple rounds of trial and error, we have come out with the Circee Disease Reversal Programme that has helped many chronic disease patients reverse, or at least cease progression of their various illnesses. The programme relies on a strong practitioner-patient relationship and stands on four basic foundations — physical health, emotional-spiritual well being, plant-based nutrition and a careful calibration of medicines, if required of course, the idea with prescribing medicines is with a clear goal of reducing and eventually eliminating when it is safe to do so,” said Ajoy Prabhu, scientist, DCA, MS (Pathology), MBA and co-founder and chief technology officer, Circee Health.

“Over the decades, there is strong evidence in peer-reviewed literature that deciphers the root, pathophysiological causes of these diseases. Most of these revolve around lifestyle choices. We try and address this in our patients as best as we can, depending on the patient’s cooperation and will of course. Our innovative, personalized treatments in disease reversal promises to transform preventive health management in India. Luckily, many of the principles of preventive medicine were (and are still) applicable in order to stay Covid-19 free. Our aim is to make patients healthy at the core, gradually moving them ‘from pills to no pills,” said Dr Jennifer Prabhu, MD, MT (ASCP), FAAP, FACP and co-founder and chief executive officer, Circee Health.

The healthcare firm is planning to expand its footprint in 12 major cities by March 2022. In order to do that we will have seminars in various towns and cities to spread awareness that most chronic diseases can be reversed, said Dr Jennifer.

In order to scale up its operation, Circee Health will leverage IT solutions like mobile apps, its in-house EMR and AI-augmentation based on the firm’s prior experiences and clinical decision making.

Most of the healthcare firm’s mobile-app functions will be made available for free to the user. The app will allow the user to track various lifestyle parameters and interact directly with doctors at Circee Health. In addition, the app will have Circee’s proprietary method of measuring the health of anyone within India through the Circee Health Index. This index takes not only the individual’s lifestyle and health history into consideration, but also on responses they provide to things like the city of residence (India only), their social interactions etc, she added.

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