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
Menopause & Ageing
Menopause is biological and happens to all women, it is not an illness. More often than not, women are expected to deal with the psychological and physical impact of menopause, quietly. While the average time for menopause is about four years, some women deal with symptoms for as long as ten years. They are also unable to find the right professional or familial support during this time as their body goes through major changes.
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?
Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual period, and their reproductive years. When a woman hasn’t had a period for a year, it is called menopause. In the years leading up to menopause, the production of the female hormone - estrogen - drops, causing symptoms like hot … [Read more...] about Six important things women should know about menopause
The complete reversal of osteoporosis is not possible, but treatment can curb it, and help people go back as close to normal as possible, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. Osteoporosis, a … [Read more...] about Is osteoporosis reversible?
Ageing has various physiological, psychological, biological, as well as sociological implications for women. There isn’t enough conversation about issues like menopause and other biological changes that women go through as they grow older. Oftentimes, women’s health issues remain … [Read more...] about Everything we loved from Michelle Obama’s podcast on women’s health
Staying physically active, getting an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D, and getting a dexa scan post menopause, can help women in the prevention of osteoporosis, says orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra. Osteoporosis, a condition that … [Read more...] about Preventing osteoporosis: Exercise and nutrition are key
If you are under 45 and experiencing night sweats, hot flushes, and irregular periods, you might be entering early menopause. But, you are not alone. Symptoms of Early MenopausePeriod changesHot flushesVaginal drynessNight sweatsPalpitations and headachesWhat can you … [Read more...] about Are you entering early menopause? Here’s how to know
Only about 1-2% of Indian women go through early menopause, but it can put them at a higher risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, or cognitive impairment. Why does early menopause happen?What are the causes behind it?How common is it in Indian women?What are … [Read more...] about Early menopause: Why it happens and the risk factors
Only 9% of women with postmenopausal bleeding are at the risk of endometrial cancer; but you must see a doctor if you bleed a year or more after experiencing menopause. Common causes of postmenopausal bleedingPostmenopausal bleeding and endometrial cancerWhat can you … [Read more...] about Postmenopausal bleeding: Should you be concerned?
Women who experience early or premature menopause are at a greater risk of long-term health risks like heart disease. Experts say that eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly are especially important for women with a history of early and premature menopause. What … [Read more...] about Health risks from early and premature menopause