One of the most important things to know about cervical cancer is that women may not realise they have it until a later stage when the symptoms are more pronounced. Cervical cancer is usually asymptomatic in early stages. “If cervical cancer is in its early stage, it doesn’t … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer: Signs you may have it
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What to do if we experience depressive symptoms during Covid
It is important to keep our rational thinking alive and not be driven by irrational thoughts in order to keep our mental health in check in the time of Covid-19, says psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni. He says people may not be able to control the biological or social causes of … [Read more...] about What to do if we experience depressive symptoms during Covid
Helping others can reduce anxiety during Covid, says psychiatrist
Helping people can bring us joy, especially in the time of a pandemic. Psychiatrist Dr. Gaurav Kulkarni says doing selfless things for others, however small they may be, has great benefit for our mind. It gives us a sense of purpose and promotes mental well being. It also helps … [Read more...] about Helping others can reduce anxiety during Covid, says psychiatrist
Covid and pregnancy: What women should know
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
Seven summer skincare questions, answered by a dermatologist
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
Depression: When should we seek help?
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?
Psychiatrist talks about causes of depression and what is it like to live with it
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
What is depression?
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?
Expert answers six important questions about rheumatoid arthritis
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
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?