Helping people can benefit our mental health, especially in the time of a pandemic. Psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni says that altruism and doing selfless things for people, however small they may be, has great benefits for our mind; it gives us a sense of purpose, well being, … [Read more...] about Helping others can reduce anxiety during Covid, says psychiatrist
Osteoarthritis cannot be reversed but there are treatments that can help alleviate symptoms like pain, swelling, and discomfort. In mild to moderate cases, patients are usually put on medication, are advised to exercise, or they can try PRP or platelet-rich plasma therapy. In … [Read more...] about Ask a doc: How is osteoarthritis treated?
Covid-19 has been a cause of special concern for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have just delivered a baby. And, understandably so. There are new studies to show that pregnant women may be at a higher risk from Covid. A study by the Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...] about Covid and pregnancy: What women should know
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a degenerative joint disease that occurs mostly in the hands, hips, and knees. It usually impacts older people, especially women, but factors such as injury or pre-existing conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can make young … [Read more...] about What is osteoarthritis and why it impacts more women
Keeping your skin clean, using cleansers and moisturisers that are meant for your skin type, and eating plenty of fruits with a high water content are key to healthy skin in summer, says Delhi-based dermatologist Dr. Shazia Zaidi. Apart from an increase in sun exposure, summer … [Read more...] about Seven summer skincare questions, answered by a dermatologist
Women who experience pregnancy-related complications like gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, says the American Heart Association (AHA). The organisation called for vigorous prevention of these risk factors and continued … [Read more...] about Pregnancy complications increase women’s risk of heart disease: AHA
We should be fair to our mind like we are to our body; we should acknowledge mental illness just like physical aches and pains, and visit a therapist or a psychiatrist even if we have a small feeling that we aren’t mentally fine, says Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. The … [Read more...] about Depression: When should we seek help?
People, who enter a depressive state after experiencing trauma, usually have acute symptoms of depression, but there are others with a chronic condition or dysthymia that they may have learnt to live with. The second kind makes it difficult for people to experience pleasure or … [Read more...] about Psychiatrist talks about causes of depression and what is it like to live with it
Depression is a serious medical illness characterised by a constant feeling of sadness, a lack of interest, difficulty in expressing and experiencing positivity, and a sustained low mood, says Mumbai-based psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. For the condition to be medically termed … [Read more...] about What is depression?
If someone is experiencing symptoms like joint stiffness in the morning, pain in joints accompanied by swelling, loss of joint function, or symmetrical joint swelling, they should be investigated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and … [Read more...] about Expert answers six important questions about rheumatoid arthritis