Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause

Feeling depressed during the transition to menopause?New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to depression: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There’s also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly […]

Going through menopause? You might be at the risk of having Alzheimer’s

Cognitive decline is known to be associated with menopause, and researchers suggest that the estrogen deficiency that characterises menopause may also be responsible for the neurodegeneration that occurs in Alzheimer's

Going through menopause? You might be at the risk of having Alzheimer’sThe study was carried out by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine – the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University – in New York City, NY, in collaboration with scientists at the University of Arizona Health Sciences in Tucson. Dr Lisa Mosconi, from Weill Cornell Medicine, is the lead author of the study, […]

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 months

India is riddled with a severe problem of osteoporosis. According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. Doctors say that if people implement all the preventive measures then osteoporosis can be prevented and if neglected it can land a person in major trouble

76-year-old back on feet after being bedridden for 3 monthsOsteoporosis is a condition of fragile bone with an increased susceptibility to fracture. It weakens bone and increases risk of bones breaking.  According to estimates, as many as 25 million Indians are likely to be affected by osteoporosis in the coming years in India. A 76-year-old woman was bedridden for three months because of severe back pain. […]

5 best foods for women post menopause

As women age their nutritional needs also do. Women face a certain risk of disease post menopause. Here is a list of five healthy foods that women should opt for as they age

5 best foods for women post menopauseDo you remember the healthy things your mom did for you when you were a kid? Maybe she nagged you to eat breakfast, packed you a hearty school lunch or made sure your dinner was hot no matter what time you got home. Now it’s time for you to do something healthy for your mom […]

6 common causes of painful sex

Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) is pain or discomfort in a woman's labial, vaginal, or pelvic areas during or immediately following sexual intercourse

6 common causes of painful sexIf sex hurts, you won’t want to do it. For most of us, pain stops desire cold. It’s estimated that about 20% of women suffer vaginal pain with foreplay or intercourse. Pain can be intermittent or chronic and can stem from a wide variety of causes, like infections, yeast, STDs, allergies, drug reactions, nerve damage, […]

Study links being underweight to early menopause

In the study, women with a body mass index (BMI) below 18.5 kilograms per square meter — at any age — were 30 per cent more likely to experience early menopause compared with women whose BMI was between 18.5 and 22.4 kilograms per square metre

Study links being underweight to early menopauseA large study of almost 80,000 women concludes that being underweight poses a risk of experiencing early menopause The researchers were led by Dr Kathleen Szegda — who, at the time of the study, was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst — and the findings were published in the journal […]

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veins

A lot of people suffer from varicose veins and the number is continuously increasing. But there is a lack of awareness regarding the same. Owing to which, on September 23, Wockhardt hospital organised a free camp and a workshop to educate people about this neglected condition. More than 100 people from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai participated in this camp

Do you stand for longer period? You may suffer from varicose veinsVaricose veins are caused by standing for longer period or by standing and working continuously. To create awareness amongst the masses, Sterling Wockhardt hospital of Vashi organised a workshop. According to doctors, if one stands and works continuously on one place, then they suffer from varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged, swollen, and twisting veins, […]

Night time frequent urination cases are on a rise, say doctors

If your bladder is waking you up, at various times at the night to urinate. Here are some suggestions to help you get enough sleep

Night time frequent urination cases are on a rise, say doctorsIt’s important to talk to your doctor because frequent urination can be more than just a nuisance, it can also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. “Many patients come to me complaining about night time frequent urination. “There are many factors – low bladder capacity, urinary infection, lot of water consumption  in the night, sleep disorder […]

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopause

The study highlighted that laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs. This is important because menopause comes when a woman has no eggs left

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopauseAccording to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women can reduce their risk of an early menopause by increasing their intake of vitamin D. Laboratory evidence showed that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs; […]

All you need to know about menopause

October 18 is observed as World Menopause Day to throw light on the less relevant, yet important phase in a woman's life

All you need to know about menopauseOctober 18 is marked as World Menopause Day and the day is not observed to laud the fluctuating hormones or the phase. It is an attempt on part of the World Health Organisation, in collaboration with the International Menopause Society to throw light on the health of menopausal women. This day is a way to […]