We should be fair to our mind like we are to our body; we should acknowledge mental illness just like physical aches and pains, and visit a therapist or a psychiatrist even if we have a small feeling that we aren’t mentally fine, says Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. The … [Read more...] about Depression: When should we seek help?
Can endometriosis be asymptomatic?
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 expert talks about major signs and symptoms of the disease
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
Cervical cancer prevention: Gynae oncologist talks about HPV vaccination for teens
It is safe for girls above nine-years old to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for protection against cervical cancer. Girls between the age of 9-13 years get the maximum benefit from the vaccine and it doesn't impact their fertility as many parents fear, says Dr. Rama … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer prevention: Gynae oncologist talks about HPV vaccination for teens
Covid-19: A case for expanding our vocabulary
Guest contributor Mugdha Singh makes a case for adding new words to our vocabulary as we live through a pandemic, and encounter experiences and emotions that we don't necessarily have the means to express. I wake up late, like all other days, with … [Read more...] about Covid-19: A case for expanding our vocabulary
Fair and Lovely rebranding: What people think?
Amid the global outrage on colourism and racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, India’s largest consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) last week said it will remove the word ‘Fair’ from its popular but controversial product ‘Fair & Lovely’. … [Read more...] about Fair and Lovely rebranding: What people think?
Here’s what teens should know about PCOS
About 5-10% of teens have PCOS, which is linked with excess androgen production, insulin resistance, and obesity. It can be managed with a healthy lifestyle, a good diet, and losing weight in overweight or obese teens. What are polycystic ovaries?Here’s how you know that you … [Read more...] about Here’s what teens should know about PCOS
The art of having a conversation with adolescent girls
Young girls face a serious amount of pressure on their mental health due to factors like social media, and academic performance, as they go through physical, psychological and emotional changes associated with puberty During these crucial years, parents need to find the right way … [Read more...] about The art of having a conversation with adolescent girls
Stress, lifestyle and obesity: Why do you have PCOS?
PCOS is a very common disorder amongst reproductive age women in India, with as many as one in five women suffering from it. Doctors say that lifestyle changes, healthy eating habits, exercising, and regular gynae visits can help you manage and prevent it. What is PCOS?What … [Read more...] about Stress, lifestyle and obesity: Why do you have PCOS?
Do gynaecologists make you uncomfortable?
A gynaecologist’s appointment can be difficult for some women. Indian women often complain that gynaecologists make them uncomfortable and sometimes ask questions which they don't believe are necessary. Some even complain of being shamed for making choices about their own … [Read more...] about Do gynaecologists make you uncomfortable?