Arthritis, especially osteoarthritis, is one of the most common causes of joint pain, but it can also be caused by infection, injury, and conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, or even cancer. Even though joint pain and arthritis is associated with older people, an increasing … [Read more...] about What causes joint pain and why it impacts more women
Menopause is an important marker for women’s future health, 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
Ask a doc: How is osteoarthritis treated?
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?
What is osteoarthritis and why it impacts more women
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
What should we do if we have a fall at home
The risk of falling increases with age. Every year millions of older people fall and experience fall-related injuries. It is important to know what to do if you have a fall so you can minimise the damage. Here are things you should know in case of a fall: The first thing to … [Read more...] about What should we do if we have a fall at home
Menopause and heart disease: What women should know
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: How is it diagnosed and is it reversible?
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?
Five things everyone should know about stroke
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
Five things everyone should know about osteoporosis
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
Ask a Doc: How can we prevent hair loss? Is it reversible?
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?