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
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
Helping people can benefit our mental health, especially in the time of a pandemic. Psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni says that altruism and doing selfless things for people, however small they may be, has great benefits for our mind; it gives us a sense of purpose, well being, … [Read more...] about Helping others can reduce anxiety during Covid, says psychiatrist
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?
Keeping your skin clean, using cleansers and moisturisers that are meant for your skin type, and eating plenty of fruits with a high water content are key to healthy skin in summer, says Delhi-based dermatologist Dr. Shazia Zaidi. Apart from an increase in sun exposure, summer … [Read more...] about Seven summer skincare questions, answered by a dermatologist
Women who experience pregnancy-related complications like gestational diabetes are at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, says the American Heart Association (AHA). The organisation called for vigorous prevention of these risk factors and continued … [Read more...] about Pregnancy complications increase women’s risk of heart disease: AHA
People, who enter a depressive state after experiencing trauma, usually have acute symptoms of depression, but there are others with a chronic condition or dysthymia that they may have learnt to live with. The second kind makes it difficult for people to experience pleasure or … [Read more...] about Psychiatrist talks about causes of depression and what is it like to live with it
Depression is a serious medical illness characterised by a constant feeling of sadness, a lack of interest, difficulty in expressing and experiencing positivity, and a sustained low mood, says Mumbai-based psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. For the condition to be medically termed … [Read more...] about What is depression?
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