Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

Dr Sushma Tomar, an obstetrician, and gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares her insights about the menstrual cycle and shares what is normal, and what is not

Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s notFor a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!

Dr Haresh Dodeja, a Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician Fortis Hospital Mulund & Kalyan, shares the hard impacts of eating disorders on the kidneys

Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!Eating disorders are often conceptualised as a result of lifestyle-related facts; however, they are serious, fatal, illnesses that cause distress and impact the overall health of an individual. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are classified as a severe psychological eating disorders, which can rapidly turn life-threatening. Today we are going to discuss about eating disorder […]

Eating disorders in teenage boys may focus on muscles, not weight loss

Boys with eating disorders may also use steroids or supplements to bulk up or may compulsively exercise

Eating disorders in teenage boys may focus on muscles, not weight lossMany people may mistakenly assume teen boys are not prone to eating disorders because their symptoms are different from what’s typically seen in girls and their focus is on building muscle rather than becoming impossibly thin, doctors warn. What many parents and paediatricians consider classic symptoms of adolescent eating disorders, like calorie restriction and purging, […]

Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

The more infections or hospitalisations a girl had, the more likely she was to develop anorexia, bulimia or another eating disorder

Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disordersGirls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Exercise addiction usually starts with a desire for physical fitness. An eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, may lead to an unhealthy obsession with exercise. A body dysmorphic disorder, or body image disorder, may also cause exercise addiction

Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addictionAddiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]