Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease, which is usually genetic and happens to more women than men, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. In autoimmune diseases, the … [Read more...] about What is rheumatoid arthritis and why does it impact more women
Developing clinical detachment isn’t easy. Doctors experience pain and grief in equal measure when a patient is long gone. A few months ago, I had operated on an elderly lady for a behemoth tumour arising from her pituitary gland. We take down these tumours through the nose … [Read more...] about Taking it personally
Sugar is not harmful to the body if taken in a limited amount, but added sugar is just empty calories, and it can increase our risk of central obesity, fatty liver, and other harmful conditions, says nutritionist Akanksha Mishra. She recommends replacing white sugar with … [Read more...] about Is sugar bad for us?
If a gynaecologist is asking a patient to get pregnant in order to treat endometriosis, it is a red flag, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist at the Indian Centre for Endometriosis. He says it is one of the biggest myths about … [Read more...] about How does endometriosis impact fertility?
It is normal to feel some amount of sadness, stress, exhaustion, or anxiety during childbearing and after childbirth as a woman’s body and her life undergo big changes, but if these feelings intensify and last longer than 2-3 weeks, it may be postpartum depression, says clinical … [Read more...] about What is postpartum depression?
There is a misconception amongst doctors and patients that endometriosis is caused by retrograde menstruation, but that isn't necessarily true, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist with the Indian Centre for Endometriosis. The … [Read more...] about What causes endometriosis?
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain. As many as 90% of women with endometriosis experience pain, either during their period, before it, during ovulation, or throughout the month, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist with … [Read more...] about What is endometriosis and why is it often misdiagnosed?
India is home to some of the most polluted cities in the world. The quality of air in some of the biggest cities in the country is rarely ever at permissible limits, and poses a serious threat to people’s health and well being. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), … [Read more...] about Air pollution: How it affects our health
Arthritis starts with discomfort or pain in the joints, followed by stiffness, and gradually the range of motion starts getting restricted, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. It is also not … [Read more...] about Arthritis: How is it diagnosed and is it reversible?
Hair loss is a particularly stressful subject, especially for women. Research says that almost one-third of women experience hair loss at some point in their lives. The problem can intensify in some post-menopausal women, who may experience hair thinning as well as develop bald … [Read more...] about Choosing the right hair fall solution