Senior citizens are prone to these 15 illnesses

With seniors accounting for 12 per cent of the world’s population­–and rapidly increasing to over 22 per cent worldwide by 2050 - it’s important to understand the challenges faced by people as they age. Having a healthy lifestyle can help them deal with normal ageing changes

Senior citizens are prone to these 15 illnessesFundamental truths: Exercising, eating nutritious food and relaxing will help old age be disease free. Having a body mass index less than 25 will lower the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Healthy elders often experience a decline in: Visual and verbal memory Immediate memory, like the ability to name objects Hearing and vision […]

Ways to beat back pain

Ways to beat back painBack pain is uncomfortable, episodes of which vary; they may be acute, sub-acute or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterised as a dull ache, shooting or intense pain, or a burning sensation. The pain may extend into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet, and may include […]

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Dr Mohita Goyal, a Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, shares that the incidence of cervical cancer has increased in the women in their 20s, which was earlier noticed in the women above the age of 30. She adds that being more sexually active can make you more prone to this cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancerGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Effective ways to protect your skin this summer

Summers make you more prone to heat stroke and sunburn, and it can also do long term damage to skin including premature aging. Regardless of your skin colour, as even dark coloured skin can get sunburned, you need to take adequate care of your skin. Here are some tips for summer skin care

Effective ways to protect your skin this summerSun protection: Remember sunscreen is not just the one you apply. You can even eat your sunscreen! Surprised aren’t you? Well there are oral sunscreens (heliocare/hydralife) which contain polypodium leucotomos.  Additionally, use a sunscreen SPF at least 30+.  Apply 20 minutes before you go into the sun to allow your skin time to absorb it. Hydration: Keep […]

How baldness affects men emotionally and mentally

Dr Viral Desai, a celebrity cosmetic surgeon, DHI India, and CPLSS, shares how baldness affects men emotionally as well as mentally

How baldness affects men emotionally and mentallyA statement by Hillary Clinton, “Hair is important for everyone, whether rich or poor…” Not everyone, given a choice, would want to lose hair. The emotional aspects of living with hair loss can be challenging. Certainly, hair loss affects people’s look. A receding hairline results in the person looking older than they really are. It […]

LGBT mental health: It’s just a matter of orientation

The recent judgment by the Supreme Court of India, decriminalising consensual same-sex intercourse, enables the process of acknowledgment and de-stigmatisation of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community, furthering their assimilation into the society

LGBT mental health: It’s just a matter of orientationDr Kedar Tilwe, Psychiatrist, Sexologist and Geriatric Psychiatrist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares how to deal with the patients with most personal and private concern – ‘sexuality’ And also, how seeking mental health professional’s help will aid them in dealing with different turmoil and distress. Sexuality, for a long time, has been one of our most […]

Raising an OCD child and its challenges

Dr Manjiri Deshpande, a Child Psychiatrist, Doctorz, shares how to identify the OCD symptoms in children, and how to tackle them

Raising an OCD child and its challengesAs a parent or a guardian, have you ever witnessed a series of repetitive behavior patterns or some sort of strong obsessions and unwanted anxiety in your child? Does your child happen to be extremely slow while dressing up or completing homework? Does he or she indulge in constantly erasing written sentences, and then rewrite […]

Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC exams

Exams are a testing time for many students. As the exam date approaches closer fear and anxiety begin to increase. One exam does not determine your outcome in life. Dr Harish Shetty lists useful tips for students to put themselves at ease and continue studying without worrying unnecessarily

Last minute tips for children studying for their SSC examsIt is again that time of the year when students who are appearing for their board exams are under immense stress. Not just them, but even their parents and family members are under pressure. Most of the times, the expectations set by parents and family members prove to be an impediment in exam preparations for […]