Turning 40 is a big milestone. Our bodies start changing dramatically once we hit 40. We may start noticing more grey hair, lower metabolism, more wrinkling of skin, vaginal dryness, or menstrual irregularities. Turning 40 calls for more attention to our health and well being so … [Read more...] about Essential health tests for women in their 40s and 50s
The immune system defends the body from foreign organisms and pathogens which can make us sick. Different kinds of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D, iron, zinc, protein, and selenium are essential for our immune system to function properly and fight infection and disease. … [Read more...] about Food and immunity: What should we eat in a day?
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
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
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
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
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 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