Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in children

Eating disorders are growing in numbers, especially in early adolescence and yes, there are obvious reasons to worry and stay concerned. Let’s stay practical and discuss what we can do maximum at a very primary level, yet deal with them most effectively in a preventive manner before your child’s dietary practice turns into a health issue

Here’s how to encourage healthy dietary habits in childrenHere we are in 2018, mostly with nuclear families, where both parents are busy with their job and career, rarely meeting their child during the day, who is even busier with his/her school, play, tuitions, swimming, music class and few more. You worry about your child, and worry maximum about his/health and diet off course, […]

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the condition

Chief Clinical Nutritionist, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, Dr Swati Bhushan shares tips and foods which can help you to tackle anxiety and anxiety-related problems

Nutrition and anxiety: Foods that help ease the conditionAnxiety disorders may affect our eating patterns adversely. For those suffering from anxiety, there could be a co-occurring eating problem. An individual develops a habit of binge eating which could, at times, spike the primary condition. Maintaining a suitable diet help boost mental health, instil confidence and reduce overwhelming stress. There are several nutrients which […]

Recent advancements in cochlear implants

Dr Dillon D’souza, a Consultant ENT and Head and Neck surgeon attached to Jaslok hospital, Breach Candy Hospital and Desa’s Hospital, shares how the cochlear implants work and what recent technical advancements it has made in the recent times

Recent advancements in cochlear implantsWhat is a cochlear implant? A cochlear implant is an electronic device that takes over the work of the human ear and converts sounds to electrical signals that the brain understands as sounds. It delivers them to the brain via hearing nerve after fine-tuning the sound much like a graphic equaliser on a music system, […]

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid box

Dr Md. Shakeel Ahmed, Head of Emergency and Trauma Department, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how a small, handy, first-aid kit can work wonders in this monsoon

Putting together a monsoon-ready first aid boxRains bring relief from the scorching heat and bring a sense of happiness amongst children and youngsters who love the showers. This, however, is the busiest season for doctors across the country, as rains bring along viral, fungal and bacterial infections, and other diseases as well. Keeping a first-aid kit handy for monsoon is an […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgery

A patient’s ability to regain motion and return to their daily routine, depends on the physical therapy. The body will not return to normal motions without specific training. The therapist can also provide specific guidelines to allow favourable healing

Stages of rehab and recovery after an orthopaedic surgeryIn the evolving era of orthopaedics, the major surgeries are turning into day care surgeries. With the advent of Minimally Invasive Surgeries, the hospital stay of the patients of joint replacement and spine surgery has gone down from the traditional 7 days, to 2-3 days. The patient walks immediately on the next day of procedure; […]

Five things you need to know about stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter of organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply

Five things you need to know about stem cell therapyQ. What is the stem cell therapy and how is it used? A. Cell based therapy is the beginning of a new era in the world of regenerative medicine. The main goal of this form of therapy is to harness the potential of endogenous repair mechanisms to promote tissue regeneration. Autologous cell based therapy is […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

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

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 […]
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