#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cyst

Over 17% to 44% women afflicted with endometriosis suffer from ovarian endometrioma (chocolate cyst) and it occurs more commonly in fertile age period of 18 and 40 years

#WorldHealthDay- Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer from chocolate cystEndometriosis is largely prevalent in women in reproductive age group with 1 in 10 women suffering from it. Worldwide, 10% women have endometriosis – that’s an estimate 176 million. Prevalence of endometriosis in women with infertility can be as high as 30% to 50%. Nearly 26 million Indian women between 18 and 40 years suffer […]

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-board

Air Vistara is set to become the first airline in the country to provide sanitary pads to its female passengers. This is part of a special initiative which will be started from March 8

#WomensDaySpecial: Air Vistara to offer sanitary pads on-boardThese sanitary pads will be provided to the women on request. It aims to help ease any problems a woman might face if they do not have a sanitary pad with them. Women who face awkward situations need not worry about these problems any longer. The ‘PadsOnBoard’ initiative will offer bio-degradable sanitary pads to women […]

#Oscar2019: ‘Period, End of Sentence’ documentary on #menstruation awareness wins Oscar

'Period, End of Sentence' a documentary set in India, based on the taboo around menstruation has created history. The short film has won the prestigious Oscar Award in the short documentary category

#Oscar2019: ‘Period, End of Sentence’ documentary on #menstruation awareness wins Oscar‘Period, End of Sentence’ a documentary which revolves around the issue of menstruation, has won the best documentary award at the Oscar’s  The 91st Acadamy Awards were presented on February 24, in a grand ceremony  The documentary has been produced by Gurmeet Monga and has been directed by Award-winning Iranian-Ameria Director Rayka Zehtabchi In India, especially […]

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 […]

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygiene

Menstruation gingivitis is a common oral problem women go through. It occurs due to hormonal fluctuations during the course of menstruation or before. Further gingivitis can also make you fall prey to periodontitis (tooth mobility)

Know how menstruation affects your oral hygieneThe surge in the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that occurs during menstruation increases the blood flow to the gums. In this process the gum tissues become red, soft, swollen and tender, further leading to conditions like bad breath, bleeding gums, bleeding while tooth brushing, gingival pain and discomfort while chewing hard foods. This condition is experienced one […]

Period. End of Sentence, documentary on menstrual awareness gets Oscar nod

Period. End of Sentence, a film set in India about the taboos around menstruation and featuring the real 'Pad Man' Arunachalam Muruganathan, has made it to the list of Oscar nominations 2019

Period. End of Sentence, documentary on menstrual awareness gets Oscar nodThe 26-minute documentary follows girls and women in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh and their experience with the installation of a sanitary pad machine in their village. The film is among the five nominees in the Documentary Short Subject category. Other nominees include Black Sheep, End Game, Lifeboat and A Night at the Garden. Periods, which […]

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 […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

On May 18, 2017, the baby’s mother, Meenakshi Walan, got a uterus transplant. Meenakshi’s mother had donated her uterus to her, because her daughter's uterus was damaged and she couldn’t conceive a baby. And now, 17 months after getting her mother’s womb, Meenakshi has delivered a baby girl at the Galaxy Care Hospital, in Pune, on October 18

Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternity

For the very first time in both India and Asia, a woman has given birth to a baby girl after successfully undergoing a uterus transplant

Doctors hails successful uterus transplant as a proud moment for medical fraternityThe woman who hails from Vadodara, Gujarat, who underwent a uterus transplant surgery, has delivered a baby girl. She was the second person in India to undergo a uterus transplant. On the occasion of Dusshera, it is a matter of great pride for Indians and the entire medical fraternity in India. As a doctor in […]
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