Hot flashes making you miserable? A low-fat plant-based diet with a dash of soybeans can help. A new study has found that it reduces moderate-to-severe hot flashes by 84% to fewer than one per day, down from about five, in postmenopausal women. During the 12-week study, … [Read more...] about Plant-based diet including soy eases menopause symptoms: Study
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.
Eating healthy, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight and body mass index (BMI), can impact menopausal symptoms, as well as women’s future health, says Dr. Gita Mishra, professor, life course epidemiology and deputy head, School of Public Health, The University of … [Read more...] about Lifestyle factors like obesity and diet impact menopausal symptoms, says epidemiologist
The decline in estrogen during menopause leads to poor health outcomes, and it acts as an important marker for a woman’s future health, says Dr. Gita Mishra, professor, life course epidemiology and deputy head, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland. The risk of … [Read more...] about Menopause is an important marker for women’s future health, says epidemiologist
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?
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
Menopause in itself doesn’t cause heart disease, but women may become more vulnerable to it post menopause as they undergo complex hormonal changes, say doctors. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), a decline in estrogen production may be a reason for an increase in … [Read more...] about Menopause and heart disease: What women should know
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?
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
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 cycle 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 flushes, … [Read more...] about Six important things women should know about menopause