Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake right

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium in women, and how to maintain calcium required for daily life

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake rightOsteoporosis is a bone disease in which there is a reduction in bone density, which make the bones easily breakable. Low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones leading to repeated fractures. 1-2 women and 1-4 men over the age of 50 will experience Osteoporosis-related fracture […]

Not all that bleeds is piles

Patients have to be evaluated by a clinician, specifically a surgeon, who can ascertain the exact cause of bleeding, investigate and then treat it. One must also refrain from using alternate medicine remedies without consulting a clinician so as not to miss lurking malignancies, assuming “It’s only piles.”

Not all that bleeds is pilesAs a surgeon, one of the commonest problems that I treat regularly is bleeding in stools. Largely, my patients are females who have been self-medicating themselves due to ignorance of their own health issues and awkwardness of being examined by a male doctor. When questioned about their problems most of them would reply, “Doctor I […]

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heart

Heart disease in this country remains "understudied, underdiagnosed and undertreated in women" according to the American Heart Association's latest scientific statement. Women of colour are particularly vulnerable. The good news is, there is a lot you can do to avoid becoming a sad statistic

Five simple things women can do to take better care of their heartHeart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. It’s especially of concern for women, because their symptoms can be different from men’s, according to the American Heart Association. For the first time, the American Heart Association released on Monday a statement specifically looking at the known science of women’s heart attacks. Get some […]

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bay

Chances of women getting a urinary tract infection are fairly high. Some experts rank a woman’s lifetime risk of suffering from this as high as 1 in 2, with number of women having repeat infections that last longer

6 easy ways to keep urinary tract infection at bayA urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that affects part of the urinary tract. Most UTIs are ascending infections of bacteria that colonise the vaginal wall and eventually, the urethra. From the urethra, the bacteria can travel upwards and infect the bladder (lower tract infection) or continue from the bladder up the ureters and […]

Cancer affects men and women differently

Read about five of the most dangerous types of cancer for both genders

Cancer affects men and women differentlyAlong with heart disease, cancer is still one of the leading causes of death in American adults — surpassing the number of lives claimed by chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, or diabetes by thousands. And among the nearly 600,000 people who die from cancer every year in the United States, there are a few types […]

30 is the new 40

30 is the new 40With our fast paced and stressful life, our body is ageing faster than it should. The wear and tear is causing our bodies to breakdown quicker than what is expected. The result – 30 is the new 40. If you have turned 30 or likely to turn 30 years of age soon, keep an eye […]

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 […]

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemia

Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has revealed she has been diagnosed with leukaemia. The 18-year-old broke the news on Tuesday on her Twitter account. The announcement from one of Japan’s strongest contenders for medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has shocked the country

Star Japanese Olympic swimmer diagnosed with leukaemiaRikako Ikee holds multiple national records, including the 100-meter butterfly. She won six gold medals at last year’s Asian Games and was named the meet’s best swimmer. She had been expected to do well at her home Olympics next year. Ikee returned home early from training in Australia. Around 2PM local time on Tuesday, she […]

Women’s brains are 3 years biologically ‘younger’ than men’s, reveals study

The researchers hypothesize that having a metabolically ‘younger’ brain might provide women with ‘some degree of resilience to aging-related changes’ in the brain

Women’s brains are 3 years biologically ‘younger’ than men’s, reveals studyYou’ve heard of being ‘young at heart,’ but what about young in the brain? A new study suggests that, by at least one measure, women’s brains are biologically younger than men’s of the same age. The researchers analysed brain scans of more than 200 adults, specifically looking at a measure of the brain’s metabolism that’s […]

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know about

New research reveals women who dismiss the symptom as minor and opt to self-treat are risking their lives. Worldwide ovarian cancer claims more than 4,000 lives a year

#WorldCancerDay: The ovarian cancer symptom most women don’t know aboutOnly a third of women would see a doctor when they experience a major symptom of ovarian cancer, according to the charity Target Ovarian Cancer. When faced with persistent bloating, 34% of 1,142 women questioned by YouGov said they would visit their general physician. Half said they would change their diet by doing things like […]
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