World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pill

Contraception is an important and essential public healthcare requirement. Control over one’s fertility is a crucial part of a woman’s independence

World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pillIn recent years, the dialogue around fertility control, contraception and the ‘pro-choice’ movement has significantly increased awareness about the need for a woman to be in charge of her sexual and reproductive health. However, due to irresponsible marketing and industry driven propaganda, emergency contraception has come to the forefront of the public eye. What is […]

Learn about burnout syndrome and how to identify its symptoms

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Learn about burnout syndrome and how to identify its symptomsWhen you burn a piece of wood, it is reduced to ashes. While it is burning it gives out energy and heat. But the ashes cannot give out any fuel. It is no more of any use. No matter how much you burn it, it will not be useful. Burnout syndrome is similar to this. […]

These everyday habits can raise your risk of varicose veins

Varicose veins is a common problem affecting the general population throughout the world. In India, it is estimated that around 25-30% of females and 10-15% of males suffer from it. However, a majority of patients with varicose veins are unaware of it and the complications it can invite

These everyday habits can raise your risk of varicose veinsDid you know? Varicose veins are enlarged, dilated, tortuous veins with defunctioning valves. They occur due to defunctioning valves in the superficial veins or the perforator veins of the legs. Weak valves in the leg veins are the main reason for the formation of varicose veins. Hereditary tendency is seen in nearly 80% of cases. […]

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tips

It is no brainer that not regulating the time with electronics may keep your child quiet. But, too much screen-time is a strict no-no for kids

Want to limit your child’s screen time? Follow these tipsToo much screen-time can invite dozens of health problems like obesity, may encourage violent behaviour, and to top it all, children may become anti-social too. In this article, we lay-down a few vital tricks to help you limit the screen time of your child Has your kid become a disconnected zombie? Does your child refuse […]

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vape

Dr Preyas Vaidya, a consultant pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares the effects of vaping, and tips to tackle the craving for smoking

Teenagers! Here’s what happens to your body when you vape  If you are trying to nip the bud and are striving hard to do so, you’re not alone. Approximately seven out of ten smokers say they want to quit smoking, but find it difficult to do so. Often, an alternative most people turn to is electronic cigarettes to transition from traditional ones. E-cigarettes are […]

Watch out: 5 signs that your child may be troubled

Dr Fabian Almeida, a Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares his insights upon the current mindset of the children. He shares 1how to cope up with the challenges children face in their daily life, and how to identify those signs

Watch out: 5 signs that your child may be troubledChildren go through different stages in their life that can alter how they perceive and interact with the world. As parents, it is vital to monitor the child’s b1ehavior as well as their daily activities. It enables us to decide what paths they are headed. When it is habitual as a parent to only pay […]

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicide

Dr Pritam Chandak, a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, advises on how to identify a suicidal person and how to speak with them

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: There is always a better option than suicideThe intense emotional pain that one experience when depressed/stressed can distort his thinking, so sometimes, it becomes harder to see possible solutions to problems or to connect with those who can offer support. At times, committing suicide may seem like the only way to stop the pain. Although it might seem as if your pain […]

7 sexual fears that haunt men

Responding to such sexual fears with a mature self-understanding and cooperation of the partner is the first and the most important step, and often nothing more may be required. If however, the fears persist, help of a professional ‘sex and relationship counsellor’ may be needed

7 sexual fears that haunt menThey may brag about their conquests or boast about their virility, but there are so many common fears about their sex life that haunt their minds. 1) Fear of Impotence: ‘Anxiety about impotence’ ranks first in order of prevalence, in all the sexual fears that men bear. Ironically, the fear itself is the greatest cause […]

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel pain

Heel pain can be caused by stress placed on the plantar fascia ligament when it is stretched irregularly, which causes small tears and inflammation. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help the ligament become more flexible and can strengthen muscles that support the arch, in turn reducing stress on the ligament

#WorldPhysiotherapyDay: Physiotherapy treatment for heel painHeel pain (Plantar fascitis) is very common nowadays Following are the causes for heel pain:  Lack of exercise Wrong footwear Excess weight Calcaneal spur Tightness in plantar fascia Deficiency of calcium/vitamin D/vitamin B12 Bad posture Symptoms Usually it pains more in the early morning after getting out of bed After long walks it starts hurting. […]

Know about diabetes and its correlation with female fertility

Diabetes mellitus is linked with fertility across multiple junctures in a woman’s life. It starts right from the time a baby girl is in her mother’s womb, till the time she becomes an adult. A woman who suffers from diabetes during her pregnancy alters the genetic make-up of her daughter by increasing her risk for insulin resistance

Know about diabetes and its correlation with female fertilityA 28-year-old IT professional named Sara who came to me for a consultation on her gynaecologist’s advice, whom she consulted to plan her pregnancy. She was overweight, had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD/ PCOS), resulting in irregular periods with excessive facial hair. She worked long hours, had little or no time to exercise, […]