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
Health & Wellness
Do you know that heart disease impacts as many women as men? Almost one in five women in India possibly have PCOS? You could experience menopause even before you are 40?
Not all women are aware of these and other facts related to their bodies and wellbeing. Moreover, women’s health is very often reduced to statistics. Our aim is to go beyond cold numbers and highlight some of the biggest health issues that impact Indian women. These include, breast cancer, heart disease, PCOS, menopause, among others. Femoai aims to empower you with information on all these issues from the best doctors and healthcare professionals.
How a brave, worldly-wise teenager, who overcame every health failure with fortitude, taught a resident doctor to believe in the impossible. Once upon a time there was a boy name Arkojjwal. He was a 13-year-old with a brain tumour, and unlike any boy I had met. In 2008, when I … [Read more...] about Writing his own fairy tale
The risk of falling increases with age. Every year millions of older people fall and experience fall-related injuries. It is important to know what to do if you have a fall so you can minimise the damage. Here are things you should know in case of a fall: The first thing to … [Read more...] about What should we do if we have a fall at home
Menopause in itself doesn’t cause heart disease, but women may become more vulnerable to it post menopause as they undergo complex hormonal changes, say doctors. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a decline in estrogen production may be a reason for an increase in … [Read more...] about Menopause and heart disease: What women should know
Some endometriosis patients are truly asymptomatic, but in a significant number of such cases a deeper analysis of whether they have experienced symptoms like pain or bloating, can reveal the disease, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, an endometriosis excisional specialist at the … [Read more...] about Can endometriosis be asymptomatic?
Endometriosis patients experience a variety of symptoms like pain during their period, ovulation and intercourse, fatigue, anxiety, stomach problems, and an inability to empty their bladder on their own, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional … [Read more...] about Endometriosis expert talks about major signs and symptoms of the disease
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
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?
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?