Here’s how fathers can recognise and avoid postpartum depression

Recognising ‘postpartum depression’ in fathers

There is a high chance of this increasing if the mother is also experiencing perinatal/postpartum depression. The postpartum period is coupled with several adjustments which fathers have to adhere to, that often lead to Paternal Postpartum Depression (PPD) candidly referred to as ‘Sad Dads’. Dr Fabian Almeida, Consultant Psychiatrist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, said, “Postpartum depression […]

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Testosterone supplements double the chances of blood clots in men, finds study

Men had twice the risk for a deep vein blood clot if they’d been receiving testosterone during the previous six months, researchers reported in the Nov. 11 online edition of JAMA Internal Medicine. The increased risk occurred whether or not a man had the low-testosterone condition known as hypogonadism, but appeared to be more pronounced […]

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4 health problems which can be treated by light therapy

4 health problems which can be treated by light therapy

Rats in a new study out of Arizona State University were given the green light, or rather, they got a dose from green LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, in research that tested whether the light treatment could alleviate chronic pain. Results showed the rodents were able to withstand more heat and touch after the treatment, though […]

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Men, are you stressed out? You may be suffering from andropause

Andropause is a condition that is associated with the decrease in the male hormone testosterone said doctors. Dr Prakash Kothari, Padma Shri and consultant sexologist, said, “Andropause in men, is similar to menopause, in women. In menopause, there is abrupt stoppage of hormones, while, during andropause, the decrease in testosterone and the development of symptoms is more […]

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Smoking during pregnancy may damage daughters’ future fertility, reveals study

The findings of this study suggest that cigarette is an endocrine disruptor that can masculinise girls in the womb and that daughters of women that smoked during pregnancy may suffer from hormonal and reproductive health problems in the long-term. Smoking during pregnancy is widely known to be bad for the health of both mother and […]

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5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Do you know the natural ways to balance your hormones ? Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre […]

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Five reasons for reduced sex drive in men and women

Thyroid disease Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is linked to a variety of symptoms which might include sexual dysfunction. Due to the disruption in hormone production, some women may find their vaginal lubrication decreases which can result in painful intercourse. Though the condition is less likely to affect men than women, it could still cause equivalent […]

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Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause, reveals study

This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomised controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had lasted for at least 12 weeks. In total, the research team analysed 46 reports of 36 trials that had collectively included 8,480 participants. The authors of the review found that the sexual health of postmenopausal women […]

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Stressed pregnant moms may mean lower sperm counts for offspring, finds study

Among Australian 20-year-olds born of women who experienced at least three such events during the first 18 weeks of foetal growth, sperm count was a third lower and mobility down by 12 per cent compared to other men their age, they reported in the journal Human Reproduction. Testosterone levels were also lower, by about ten […]

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