Following your ex on social media can break your marriage

Do you follow your ex on social media? Or often like or comment on his posts on Social media? Well! Your behaviour can wreck your relationship. A week ago, an Australian psychiatrist, Dr Martin Graff, introduced a psychiatric term known as ‘micro-cheating’ which includes seemingly trivial actions by an individual which may lead to serious consequences in relationships. My Medical Mantra tries to decode its presence in Indian marriages

Following your ex on social media can break your marriageMicro-cheating has been getting some serious buzz across the usual suspects. When Sapna Sharma’s husband, Sudhir (both names have been changed) got her to Human Touch clinic in Mulund, it was basically for her regression-like behaviour. Every time they argued, she would begin to behave abnormally or child-like. On repeated counselling, Dr Karia came across a […]

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart disease

The findings showed that compared to married patients, being unmarried was associated with 24 per cent higher risk of death from any cause and 45 per cent higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. And specifically, the risk of heart attack was 40 percent higher for those who were never married, the study said

Unmarried adults are at a higher risk of dying from heart diseaseIn a new paper published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, he and his team remark that while there is good evidence to suggest that divorced people are more likely to die prematurely, it is not clear whether marital status makes a difference to cardiovascular outcomes in people with heart disease. They also […]

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couples

On Monday, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot in a private ceremony in Milan, Italy. Virat and Anushka have redefined their relationship and are giving us some major relationship goals. So, maybe you're pursuing premarital counseling right now, or maybe it's the last thing on your mind. Either way, you already know there are a few touchy issues engaged couples are ‘supposed’ to talk about before making it official. We asked the experts about the do-list for marriage

Planning to get married? Here’s a do-list for couplesMarriage is as big as a milestone. However, most people enter into this lifelong union without adequate knowledge of their partner’s health status. And become disappointed and frustrated with marriage because of medical conditions that could have been identified and tackled before this lifelong commitment. Here are the must dos which every bride and groom […]

Being married can protect you against dementia

Research has shown that people with spouses tend to be healthier than those without them. This may explain part of the findings, say the researchers: Married couples may motivate each other to exercise, eat healthfully, maintain social ties and smoke and drink less - all things that are associated with a lower risk for dementia

Being married can protect you against dementiaBeing married could help stave off dementia, a new study has suggested. Levels of social interaction could explain the finding, experts have said, after the research showed that people who are single or widowed are more likely to develop the disease. Experts conducted an analysis of 15 studies which held data on dementia and marital […]

World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV test is still a taboo

While the government is still doing its best to spread awareness on HIV/AIDS, it is also our responsibility to be vigilant about the disease. But, neither do matrimonial sites nor does the family set-up encourages young people to bring up this issue in front of their partner before they get marriage

World AIDS Day: Why premarital HIV test is still a tabooA woman life can shatter in a moment when they realised that they have tested positive for HIV post marriage. They are even more devastated, when they realise that they have contracted the life-threatening virus from their husband, but there is little they can do. While these cases are not unusual, youngsters from Pune who […]

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage

With age, one of the most undeniable complications that come to the forefront is that of illness. Like in the popular film ‘Piku’, hypochondriasis is a real problem and can, in every sense, be quiet frustrating for the one who deals with the person. A Mumbai couple almost got divorced because of the same

Rare: Treatment saves hypochondriasis patient’s marriage  Divakar Kapoor (name changed), a 50-year-old senior banker, walked into a city clinic with his wife, almost on the verge of divorce. As he sat across the table to talk about himself, he started explaining about excruciating pain in his left eye. “The way Kapoor was talking, it was way too disturbing. In great […]

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriage

You have heard a groom rejecting a bride due to her financial status, caste and so on. But, have you heard a groom rejecting a bride due to diabetes. Yes! Diabetes has played a villain in some women’s life. Owning to which, they are unable to find a suitable groom for them

Diabetes: A hurdle in women’s marriageEvery parents wish that their daughter get a prince charming. But, 23-year-old Neeta Kadam’s * parents were stressful due to an unexpected reason. Few years ago, Neeta was had type 2 diabetes. Now, her family is finding it difficult to find a suitable match for her. Similarly, 27-year-old Komal Thakur*, a Madhya Pradesh resident had […]

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?

Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 years old and again when their child was 9. The study team also assessed risk factors for heart disease like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 […]

Four mantra’s to keep your marriage alive 

Dr Harish Shetty believes that any relationship will work only after necessary efforts are made. He explains that memory is affected by feelings and people should never get bored in marriages

Four mantra’s to keep your marriage alive The monotonous lifestyle of long working hours and meeting tons of new people may lead to a disturbed relationship, believe city-based psychiatrists. In a session, Pati, Patni aur woh, Dr Harish Shetty, consultant psychiatrist at LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai spoke at length about extra marital relationships. “Nowadays, we have long working hours and we tend […]

Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sex

A 35-year-old from Mumbai suffers from unusual problem of getting fits or seizures, right after a sexual intercourse, commonly known as reflex seizures. Doctors are surprised as orgasm induced seizure is more common in women, unlike in this patient’s case. Furthermore, My Medical Mantra tries to explore the prevalence of the problem

Rare: Mumbai man suffers seizures after sexOn a showery Monday morning, a couple rushed to Sion Hospital for an unusual problem. Sameer Goyal, (name changed) a 35-year-old Sion resident and his wife Payal (name changed), seem worried as they wait for their turn outside the out-patient department (OPD) 21 at the hospital. Dr Sagar Karia, secretary of Bombay Psychiatric Association as well as consulting […]