Know how menstruation affects your oral hygiene

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

Men: Are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Aging in men leads to a dramatic drop in testosterone, similar to the loss of oestrogen experienced by women during the menopause. Andropause is commonly seen in men, after the age of 40 and can be managed by making lifestyle alterations, say doctors

Men: Are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropauseAndropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant women

For, an unusual sight even for winter, Mumbaikars woke up to dense haze on Saturday morning. And it continued to envelope the city through for almost three to four days, leading to low visibility. The pollution took a toll on the health of many. However, the number of respiratory illness have increased from 6 to 9 per cent and can increase further, said experts

Mumbai pollution: Respiratory illness on rise among pregnant womenA dense haze had descended over Mumbai, affecting visibility on the streets and putting respiratory disease patients in peril. According to doctors, this poor air quality can lead to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) makes it difficult for you to breathe. Also, the impact of pollution has been seen on the pregnant women. Also, it can […]

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govt

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I & B), released an advisory to ban condom ads on television, during the day time from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. My Medical Mantra tries to answer why safe sex is a taboo and how the recent Lancet report study is a shocker for us by claiming that teenage abortion is a startling reality in the country. However, experts say that these ads need to be informative, useful and should be presented in a better way

Condom ads: Don’t ban, regulate the content, experts to govtRecently, a study published in the Lancet journal highlighted how abortions in India are a stark reality. And majorly about 81 per cent of these abortions are done by taking medicines at homes instead of going to the hospitals. On one hand, we are fighting the menace of self-supervised abortions and on the other; we […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

Doctors treat Mumbai man with a rare brain disorder

Alcohol addiction is a known cause of brain damage and Subdural Hematoma, a medical condition that can be explained as shift of brain. A 62-year-old Mumbaikar, posed a challenge to city doctors with severe hematoma but with no clinical history of brain injury or alcohol condition

Doctors treat Mumbai man with a rare brain disorderMumbai accountant puzzled doctors from the city with vague symptoms that didn’t coherently match any one particular disease. The 62-year-old had been complaining of mild sinusitis, dull headache, and positional vertigo. He was under the treatment of a local ENT physician. He was diagnosed with sinusitis and the headaches were attributed to recent change in […]

‘Talk to patients relatives politely, SBTC directs blood banks

There is always a significant, on-going need for blood. Because, there is no substitute for human blood, the generosity of blood donors helps to ensure that we maintain an adequate supply for our patients. So, to help the patients and their family who run towards the blood banks in case of emergency, the State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC), has come out with the guidelines

‘Talk to patients relatives politely, SBTC directs blood banksNow, if you visit any blood bank, you will find the information of the blood available, the prices of the blood unit and charges for more tests should be displayed on the board. The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) has come out with these important guidelines for the blood banks of the government and private […]

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survives

Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. Dengue fever can be one of the most heard-off yet dangerous illnesses these days. A 37-year-old man from Bangalore, recently got a second life after he was successfully treated for brain damage and coma due to dengue

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survivesDengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild dengue fever causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death. Dengue outbreaks […]

After Mumbai, pollution grips Pune

Air pollution has serious effects on the human health. Depending on the level of exposure and the type of pollutant inhaled, these effects can vary, ranging from and the irritation of the respiratory tract to acute conditions like asthma and chronic lung diseases. Now, Pune witnesses rise in pollution. While, the doctors suggest inhalation therapy to improve symptom control and lung function

After Mumbai, pollution grips PuneAs the level of pollution is increasing with the change in weather condition, major areas in Pune are at greater risk of causing asthma attack. According to the Air Quality Index website’s figure realised on Sunday, Bhosari and Hadapsar ranks top on the list with 223 that is Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5, Shivajinagar with 165 […]

‘7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate,’ say experts

Cleft lips and cleft palate, a birth defect is basically a medical condition where there is no proper growth of lips during the gestation period. Around 30-40 children suffering this were seen in the health camp which was organized in Aurangabad. Experts say that this birth defect can be treated by plastic surgery

‘7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate,’ say expertsAccording to experts, the number of babies with Cleft lips and Cleft palate in India has increased over the years. As compared to the western countries, Asian region witnessed more babies born with Cleft lips and Cleft palate. According to the experts, 7 Among 1,000 kids in India, suffer from cleft lips and cleft palate. Let’s take the […]
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