Neurosurgeon Dr. Mazda Turel, Wockhardt Hospitals, talks to Femoai's Arnika Thakur about how neurological disorders, like Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, and Migraines, impact women differently. In many neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s … [Read more...] about Neurological disorders through a gender lens
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.
Cardiologist Dr. Sunil Maheshwari recommends about 200 minutes of physical activity like brisk walking every week for women; adding grains, vegetables, fruits, low fat dairy, nuts, seeds, and fish to their diet. Maintaining a healthy BMI, and keeping your cholesterol, blood … [Read more...] about How can women keep their heart healthy: Tips from a cardiologist
The spread of the coronavirus has caused massive disruptions in how people live. There is also a lot of uncertainty about whether we can go back to the way we lived in pre-covid times, at all. People are anxious about not being able to do the simplest of things, like getting a … [Read more...] about How we are coping with the pandemic: People share their stories
India has the highest incidence of anaemia in the world which equates to fatigue and undernourishment in daily life and a handicapped country in the long-term. With the pandemic overburdening the health system, existing health programs have been halted inducing severe … [Read more...] about Anaemia Crisis: Exhausted women, sluggish economy
Cardiologist Dr. Sunil Kumar Maheshwari talks about the causes of heart disease, why the risk increases post-menopause, and how the symptoms can be different in women. Non-communicable diseases like cardiovascular disease are a leading cause of death among women around the … [Read more...] about Heart disease: Women shouldn’t overlook their symptoms
There has been a special focus on doctors and healthcare professionals this year as they battle an unprecedented health crisis in the form of Covid-19, in the most resource-strained circumstances. There have also been incidents of doctors as well as nurses, who have faced stigma … [Read more...] about Doctor’s Day: Women talk about doctors helping them through difficult times
Amid the global outrage on colourism and racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, India’s largest consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) last week said it will remove the word ‘Fair’ from its popular but controversial product ‘Fair & Lovely’. … [Read more...] about Fair and Lovely rebranding: What people think?
About 5-10% of teens have PCOS, which is linked with excess androgen production, insulin resistance, and obesity. It can be managed with a healthy lifestyle, a good diet, and losing weight in overweight or obese teens. What are polycystic ovaries?Here’s how you know that you … [Read more...] about Here’s what teens should know about PCOS
Vitamin C helps fight skin aging, sun damage, and helps in collagen formation. These benefits can be achieved by eating Vitamin C rich foods like oranges, kiwis, lemons, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, yellow and green peppers, and sweet potatoes, and from topical application. Have … [Read more...] about Three ways that Vitamin C helps your skin
Breast pain can happen anytime during a woman’s reproductive age. Usually it is cyclical mastalgia which appears a few days before the period and goes away when your cycle is done. Doctors recommend a good diet, avoiding obesity, eating fresh fruits and vegetables, and regular … [Read more...] about Why do your breasts hurt?