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?
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.
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
Stroke, a major non-communicable disease, occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain stops, or a blood vessel in the brain bursts. It can cause brain damage, disability, or even death. According to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016, stroke is the second leading … [Read more...] about Five things everyone should know about stroke
In the low-risk group, getting a pap smear and HPV test every five years is recommended for cervical cancer screening, but the frequency should be every three years for those at higher risk, says Dr. Rama Joshi, gynae oncologist and director-gynaecology oncology, Fortis Memorial … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer: Gynae-oncologist talks about screening, diagnosis, and treatment
Osteoporosis, a condition characterised by fragile bones, low bone mass, deterioration of bone tissue, and an increased risk of fracture, impacts millions of people around the world. It is also more likely to impact women; according to some studies it affects almost four times … [Read more...] about Five things everyone should know about osteoporosis
Question from: Khushbu Datta, 32 Answer by: Dr. Sangay Bhutia, a hair transplant specialist at Hair & Senses. She is also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery When people start to see more hair fall than usual, extra hair on their comb, … [Read more...] about Ask a Doc: How can we prevent hair loss? Is it reversible?
High impact sports, which include running and jumping, can increase your risk of arthritis if you are genetically predisposed to it, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. However, not losing … [Read more...] about What causes arthritis?
It is safe for girls above nine-years old to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for protection against cervical cancer. Girls between the age of 9-13 years get the maximum benefit from the vaccine and it doesn't impact their fertility as many parents fear, says Dr. Rama … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer prevention: Gynae oncologist talks about HPV vaccination for teens