If someone is experiencing symptoms like joint stiffness in the morning, pain in joints accompanied by swelling, loss of joint function, or symmetrical joint swelling, they should be investigated for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and … [Read more...] about Expert answers six important questions about rheumatoid arthritis
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 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
Some endometriosis patients are truly asymptomatic, but in a significant number of such cases a deeper analysis of whether they have experienced symptoms like pain or bloating, can reveal the disease, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, an endometriosis excisional specialist at the … [Read more...] about Can endometriosis be asymptomatic?
Endometriosis patients experience a variety of symptoms like pain during their period, ovulation and intercourse, fatigue, anxiety, stomach problems, and an inability to empty their bladder on their own, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional … [Read more...] about Endometriosis expert talks about major signs and symptoms of the disease
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune, inflammatory disease, which is usually genetic and happens to more women than men, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. In autoimmune diseases, the … [Read more...] about What is rheumatoid arthritis and why does it impact more women
Sugar is not harmful to the body if taken in a limited amount, but added sugar is just empty calories, and it can increase our risk of central obesity, fatty liver, and other harmful conditions, says nutritionist Akanksha Mishra. She recommends replacing white sugar with … [Read more...] about Is sugar bad for us?
If a gynaecologist is asking a patient to get pregnant in order to treat endometriosis, it is a red flag, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist at the Indian Centre for Endometriosis. He says it is one of the biggest myths about … [Read more...] about How does endometriosis impact fertility?
There is a misconception amongst doctors and patients that endometriosis is caused by retrograde menstruation, but that isn't necessarily true, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist with the Indian Centre for Endometriosis. The … [Read more...] about What causes endometriosis?
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain. As many as 90% of women with endometriosis experience pain, either during their period, before it, during ovulation, or throughout the month, says Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar, a Mumbai-based endometriosis excisional specialist with … [Read more...] about What is endometriosis and why is it often misdiagnosed?