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 […]

5 health benefits of coriander seed you must know

You may have frequently consumed coriander by eating guacamole, but what you are likely not aware of is that the plant produces nutrient-rich seeds

5 health benefits of coriander seed you must knowUnless you’re a fan of Indian cuisine, then you might not have frequently enjoyed coriander and its unique citrusy, sweet and curry-like taste. Interestingly, you might want to include coriander into your spice rack from now on. The dried seeds, which are sold whole or ground, apparently offer a lot of benefits to the body […]

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Dr Mohita Goyal, a Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi, shares that the incidence of cervical cancer has increased in the women in their 20s, which was earlier noticed in the women above the age of 30. She adds that being more sexually active can make you more prone to this cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancerGlobally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

It is normally said that women tend to ignore their health. Juggling between the ever increasing demands of professional life and being a homemaker remains one of the major reasons why women tend to consider their own health issues are trivial

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleedingWith changing lifestyle and other environmental factors, hormonal imbalances are not unheard of. In women especially, who are more prone to hormonal variations throughout the monthly menstrual cycle, it is important to pay attention to the subtle changes in the body, which may sometimes denote an underlying disease condition. This is true especially for certain […]

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?

At times, many women use certain pills to delay their menstrual cycle. There can be many reasons to delay their periods, but mostly women do this so that they can participate in festivals, weddings or religious event. But, it is advisable for women to consult a doctor before considering taking these pills as they can have a negative effect

Is it safe to use pills to delay periods during festivals?Women rely on menstrual cycle extended pills to delay the onset of their periods. They may use it to delay periods so that there can attend social gatherings. Even teenage girls resort to take this pill if they have to attend a picnic. But is it safe to manipulate the natural course of menstruation according […]

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to know

Childbirth changes a woman’s life completely, importantly, the way her body functions. Most times, gynaecological changes are riddled with their own set of adverse effects

Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to knowUnderstanding an important factor and after-effect of childbirth – ‘irregular periods’, is something every woman should be aware of. Irregular periods after delivery, are a normal phenomenon that is expected after childbirth. The causes are multiple, some interlinked, but all of them play their part in irregular periods. The commonest causes are: Breastfeeding This is […]

Two women, one mission – raising awareness on menstrual hygiene

Going onward with our series which aims to highlight various campaigns and causes undertaken by women, we bring to you the story of two crusaders who work not only provide sanitary napkins, but also disposal mechanism for it. Although, their journeys are separate their goal is the same – to ensure that each girl can access sanitary pads

Two women, one mission – raising awareness on menstrual hygieneBharti Lavekar is a well-known name in social circles and organisations which work toward improving the lives and health of women. MLA Bharti Lavekar’s ‘Tee Foundation’ had adopted 52 BMC schools in Mumbai with an aim to promote menstrual hygiene and sanitation. And apart from distributing sanitary pads, a disposal pouch was also given to […]

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit Bill

Ninong Ering, a Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, had earlier moved private members’ Bill, ‘the Menstruation Benefit Bill, 2017’, which had proposed that women working in the public and private sectors get two days of paid menstrual leave every month. The Bill also seeks to provide better facilities for rest at the workplace during menstruation

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit BillToday, the Congress MP called on a roundtable discussion of Members of Parliament (MPs) across all party lines to talk about the bill. NCP MP Supriya Sule, BJP MP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and Congress MP Sushmita Dev were present at the meeting. Menstruation Benefits bill is aimed at providing 2 days menstrual […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]