Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancy

Dr Veena Auranga Badwala, a Gynaecologist at Zen Multispecialty Hospital, Chembur, shares how essential is breastmilk for the newborn, and how women can take care of their breasts both pre and post-pregnancy

Know how your breasts change before and after pregnancyBreastfeeding is the most nutritious, natural, and least contaminated food that a new mother can provide to her newborn. It is a rich source of essential amino acids, fats, vitamins, minerals, and fluid, that is enough to sustain the newborn’s needs for the first six months of life. It provides the baby essential immunoglobulins which […]

Here’s how you can combat the sweltering October heat

Dr Paritosh Baghel, a Consultant Physician, S L Raheja Hospital, shares how the common man can tackle this scorching October heat

Here’s how you can combat the sweltering October heatMumbaikars are currently experiencing the wrath of ‘October heat’ as rising temperatures have turned the city into a furnace. According to weather forecast agencies, the temperature is expected to remain high during the week. With the rising temperatures and poor air quality, there is an increased risk of infections, reducing stamina, dehydration, and bevy of […]

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in women

A survey conducted in India by a team of cardiologists reported that there has been a steady increase in heart disease (close to 16-20%) among women since 2009, especially among those in the reproductive age group.

Why heart disease is not easily diagnosed in womenWomen, especially home-makers, quite often tend to ignore health issues. Moreover, traditionally, rates of diagnosis of health conditions among women have been reported to be lower than in men due to variety of factors. Talking about heart disease, a staggering number of deaths in women occur due to various cardiac conditions, more even than breast […]

Try these simple steps for a healthy back

This World Spine Day (October 16), Dr Garima Anandani, Senior Spine Specialist and Clinical Director, QI Spine Clinic, shares a few simple ways to improve your posture at work for a healthy back

Try these simple steps for a healthy backLong working hours with increasing pressure to meet the deadlines describe the day of working professionals these days. An unhealthy lifestyle, disturbed routine, and wrong postures can lead to spine-related issues. Good posture results when your body muscles and joints are balanced and supported properly, you will be able to do everyday activities efficiently. It […]

Effective ways to help you beat the October heat

Although there’s nothing much we can do to save ourselves from the scorching heat, here are a few ways you can try to cheat this sultry weather

Effective ways to help you beat the October heatSeems like monsoon has withdrawn from the country and October heat is here torment us. Mercury levels have taken an upward path since the past two days and it might get even hotter in the days to come. Few things to take care of while stepping out in the heat Extreme heat events can trigger […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Dr Sharad Sharma, a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares the various risks of being overweight and how to identify the signs of obesity

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIn observance of World Obesity Day on October 11, it is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight […]

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the condition

Arthritis is very common; however it is often not understood well. Actually, Arthritis isn’t one disease; it's a casual means of bearing on a joint pain or joint disease

World Arthritis Day: Debunking the myths associated with the conditionThere are over one hundred differing kinds of inflammatory diseases and conditions connected to it. Individuals of all ages, sexes and races will and do suffer from inflammatory disease. It’s most distinctive amongst women, and happens more often depending on the age of the individual. On the occasion of World Arthritis Day which is observed […]

Importance of emergency care and medical checkup post-accident

Dr Sanjith Saseedharan, Head of Intensive Care Unit, S L Raheja Hospital, and Dr Sandeep Patil, Chief Intensivist and Physician, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how important is the emergency care after an accident and how does it make a difference.

Importance of emergency care and medical checkup post-accidentMumbai has witnessed its fair share of casualties and in recent news, the unfortunate demise of 90’s remix singer Nitin Bali. Bali was injured after his car rammed a divider, he was taken to a hospital where he received emergency aid for facial injuries and was later discharged. However, his condition took a drastic turn, […]

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothers

Dr Avinash Deo, a medical oncologist, SL Raheja Hospital and Dr Manjiri Mehta, a consultant gynaecologist, an obstetrician, and a laparoscopic surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. He shares how little signs can detect the possibilities of breast cancer, and what should a new mother do in these cases

What you need to know about breast cancer among lactating mothersIn India, breast cancer is rapidly increasing and is becoming more common among younger women. The survival rate for breast cancer in Indian is as low as 60%. While a mother is breastfeeding her baby, she should also be concerned about the health of her breast. Breastfeeding women are usually aware of how their breasts […]

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancy

Dental care has greatly progressed in India. The visit to the dentist gone from being pain-oriented to become prevention-oriented. However, there are certain areas in dental care which are as yet not considered as important as medical care by the population at large

Here’s why dental care should not be ignored during pregnancyThis article will discuss and focus on aspects of antenatal dental care for the mother. Compulsory dental check-up of women after confirmation of pregnancy Dental check-up of a woman should be done in the first trimester of her pregnancy. Hormonal changes may lead to swelling of gums called pregnancy gingivitis. They should brush their teeth […]
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