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
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Covid-19 has been a cause of special concern for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have just delivered a baby. And, understandably so. There are new studies to show that pregnant women may be at a higher risk from Covid. A study by the Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...] about Covid and pregnancy: What women should know
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
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
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?
A history of mental health issues, unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, prenatal depression, difficulty breastfeeding, and relationship or financial troubles can put new mothers at risk of postpartum depression, says clinical psychologist Dr. Poojashivam Jaitly. New fathers, with a … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Clinical psychologist talks about symptoms and risk factors
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