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
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.
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?
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders can be associated with conditions such as hypertension, anxiety, diabetes, obesity, depression, and even heart disease. Setting up a sleep schedule, managing stress, a regular exercise regimen and eating healthy can help you sleep better and … [Read more...] about How to sleep better to boost your immunity
PCOS is a very common disorder amongst reproductive age women in India, with as many as one in five women suffering from it. Doctors say that lifestyle changes, healthy eating habits, exercising, and regular gynae visits can help you manage and prevent it. What is PCOS?What … [Read more...] about Stress, lifestyle and obesity: Why do you have PCOS?
A lot of people avoid going to the doctor because they don’t want to hear the same spiel about their weight every time. Getting periodic check ups even if you don’t need them immediately can help you build a relationship with the doctor and overcome your embarrassment, especially … [Read more...] about Waiting to lose weight before you see a doctor? Don’t
Doctors recommend self-examination and regular checkups for early detection of breast cancer. A full body exam once a year and checking your breasts everyday while bathing can help in early detection. Lifestyle changes like exercising regularly, managing stress, and eating … [Read more...] about How to prevent breast cancer? Self-examination can help
For normal Indian skin, SPF of about 15-30 is enough for sun protection. Doctors say eating green leafy vegetables and drinking plenty of water can help prevent photodamage as well. Antioxidant supplements are also helpful, especially those containing beta carotene. Tell us … [Read more...] about SPF is not the only thing that will protect your skin from the sun
UTIs can recur in a large percentage of women, in fact as many as 80% of UTIs are reinfections. Doctors recommend drinking a lot of water, not holding your pee for too long, cleaning your genital areas before and after sex, changing hygiene habits and a change in … [Read more...] about UTIs: Why do they come back and what can you do about it?
Maintaining a healthy BMI, cutting down the intake of salt, sodium, and eating more fruits, vegetables, and grains are all helpful in lowering blood pressure. High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is one of the biggest health risks for Indians, both men and women. According … [Read more...] about Five ways to lower your blood pressure
Women may experience different symptoms of heart disease compared to men; some of these are -- burning in the chest, nausea, unusual fatigue, exhaustion, dizziness, or even stomach ache. Estrogen and Women's Heart HealthSymptoms of heart disease in womenWomen with a higher … [Read more...] about Heart disease: Women are equally at risk as men