Urinary tract infections and the adverse impact of antibiotics

Dr Sumit Mehta, a Consultant Urologist, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, shares how with proper medications and simple steps one can tackle UTI, and busting the myths of the people

Urinary tract infections and the adverse impact of antibioticsUrinary Tract Infections (UTI) are particularly common, and multiple women experience this at least a few times in their lifetime. Over 10 million cases are reported yearly in India alone! These infections are usually easy to treat, without complications. It can be diagnosed by disclosing symptoms to the doctor. One starts to feel better in […]

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 […]

Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs, suggest study

Between 50 and 60% of women will get a urinary tract infection at some point in their lives. About one in five women get the painful infections recurrently. But now a University of Miami study has shown that being hydrated really does help reduce the frequency of the common infection 

Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs, suggest studyWomen who drink extra water to avoid urinary tract infections (UTIs) may be on to something. A new experiment offers fresh evidence that drinking more water each day can make UTIs less frequent. For the study, researchers focused on 140 women with recurrent UTIs who typically drank fewer than 1.5 litres of fluid (about six […]

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for women

The infamous October heat is already making Mumbaikars hot under their collars. People are carrying umbrellas and covering their heads to avoid the sun. In this haunting heat, women find it difficult to maintain their personal hygiene. Doctors offer some useful tips for better personal care. As, a good personal hygiene is the first step to good health

October heat: Personal hygiene tips for womenThe October heat is here, with maximum temperatures in Mumbai on the rise. Personal hygiene goes for a toss owing to heat and humidity. Keeping your body clean is an important. As it helps you feel good and keep you free from viruses, bacteria, allergies, infections and diseases. Dr Uday Rane, a Mumbai-based Gynaecologist said, “Urinary […]

Here’s how diabetic patients can prevent UTI infections

A urinary tract infection is a bacterial infection that grows within the urinary tract anywhere from the kidneys, the ureters, the bladder and through to the urethra

Here’s how diabetic patients can prevent UTI infectionsWomen are 10 times more likely to get a UTI than men because of their anatomy. Signs and symptoms of urinary tract infection include – pain or burning when you urinate, strong-smelling urine, itching. There are other several causes to urinary tract infections improper hygiene can be the leading cause of urinary tract infections. Another […]

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western way

Dry toilet paper can leave behind faeces or cause someone to excessively wipe. Over wiping can create anal fissures or irritate haemorrhoids in the rectum. Celebrities abroad such as  will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have spoken about using baby wipes instead. Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy and Greece but aren't found as often in the United States or other developing countries in the world

Here’s why the Indian method of cleaning ourselves is better than the western wayExperts believe we would be better off ditching toilet paper completely. While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way to clean their behinds, countries such as Britain, the US and Australia mainly rely on a bit of trusty loo roll to do the job. But, doctors say wiping could be […]