One of the most important things to know about cervical cancer is that women may not realise they have it until a later stage when the symptoms are more pronounced. Cervical cancer is usually asymptomatic in early stages. “If cervical cancer is in its early stage, it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer: Signs you may have it
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.
Five cervical cancer facts all women should know
The fourth most common cancer in women, cervical cancer develops in the cells lining the cervix, the lower end of the uterus that forms a canal between the uterus and vagina. Cervical cancer is mainly caused by the high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), a common virus … [Read more...] about Five cervical cancer facts all women should know
What causes joint pain and why it impacts more women
Arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, is one of the most common causes of joint pain, but it can also be caused by infection, injury, and conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, or even cancer. Even though joint pain and arthritis is associated with older people, an increasing … [Read more...] about What causes joint pain and why it impacts more women
Ask a doc: How is osteoarthritis treated?
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?
What is osteoarthritis and why it impacts more women
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
Seven summer skincare questions, answered by a dermatologist
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
Pregnancy complications increase women’s risk of heart disease: AHA
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
Expert answers six important questions about rheumatoid arthritis
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
Writing his own fairy tale
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
What should we do if we have a fall at home
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