The complete reversal of osteoporosis is not possible, but treatment can curb it, and help people go back as close to normal as possible, says Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra, an orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon at the Apollo Spectra Hospital in New Delhi. Osteoporosis, a … [Read more...] about Is osteoporosis reversible?
Cervical cancer may have no symptoms in its early stage. To diagnose cervical cancer early and in it’s precancerous condition, women should visit their gynaecologists regularly and get periodic health tests, says Dr. Rama Joshi, gynae oncologist and director- gynaecology … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer may be asymptomatic in early stages; regular screenings essential
Staying physically active, getting an adequate amount of calcium and vitamin D, and getting a dexa scan post menopause, can help women in the prevention of osteoporosis, says orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon Dr. Abhishek Kumar Mishra. Osteoporosis, a condition that … [Read more...] about Preventing osteoporosis: Exercise and nutrition are key
Hair loss is mainly caused by genetic reasons. But lately lifestyle factors like nutritional deficiencies, stress and disturbed sleep patterns, and environmental factors like pollution are contributing to people losing their hair much earlier in life, says hair transplant expert … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about hair loss
The likelihood of postmenopausal bleeding being cancer may not be very high, but it is a cause of concern and needs medical attention immediately, says gynaecologist Dr. Anuradha Sharma. According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) … [Read more...] about What causes postmenopausal bleeding?
Do we need eight glasses of water a day or does dark chocolate help us lose weight? Nutritionist and dietician Vasundhara Agrawal (consultant with Practo) busts six everyday health and nutrition myths There are numerous misconceptions about health and nutrition that … [Read more...] about Six health and nutrition myths debunked
Do you ever wonder why we start forgetting things, will solving puzzles keep us sharp, is the food we eat making us dull, or is our brain ageing like our body? Neurosurgeon Dr. Mazda Turel takes us deep inside the human brain, and talks to us about the intricacies of brain … [Read more...] about Know your brain: How to keep it healthy as you age
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?
Delhi-based nutritionist Dr. Akanksha Mishra talks about the importance of well-balanced diets to boost our immunity, and how we can make regular Indian meals more nutritious. Indian food contains various nutrients necessary for the healthy functioning of the body as … [Read more...] about Diet and immunity: How to make Indian food healthier