A lot of people avoid going to the doctor because they don’t want to hear the same spiel about their weight every time. Getting periodic check ups even if you don’t need them immediately can help you build a relationship with the doctor and overcome your embarrassment, especially … [Read more...] about Waiting to lose weight before you see a doctor? Don’t
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If you feel anxious, nervous, or worried more than usual, or have bouts of uncontrollable highs or feel overwhelmingly sad accompanied with signs like restlessness, irritability, panic, it can be a sign of mental health problems. A significant change in sleeping and eating … [Read more...] about Signs that you may be suffering from mental health issues
Guest contributor Divya Puri Mahendra shares her experience with pregnancy As every parent knows there’s no greater joy than looking into the eyes of a newborn baby. The day I found out I was pregnant, I was also all smiles. That feeling of a tiny baby growing inside me, and … [Read more...] about Pregnancy Diaries: Stay active, eat well, read and ask questions
Women in India stay for less than 48 hours in the hospital post giving birth, making it harder for healthcare professionals to talk to them about the symptoms of postpartum depression. If women show symptoms like sleep disturbances, loss of appetite, feelings of guilt and … [Read more...] about Postpartum depression: Why does it happen and what can you do?
For normal Indian skin, SPF of about 15-30 is enough for sun protection. Doctors say eating green leafy vegetables and drinking plenty of water can help prevent photodamage as well. Antioxidant supplements are also helpful, especially those containing beta carotene. Tell us … [Read more...] about SPF is not the only thing that will protect your skin from the sun
UTIs can recur in a large percentage of women, in fact as many as 80% of UTIs are reinfections. Doctors recommend drinking a lot of water, not holding your pee for too long, cleaning your genital areas before and after sex, changing hygiene habits and a change in … [Read more...] about UTIs: Why do they come back and what can you do about it?
Only about 1-2% of Indian women go through early menopause, but it can put them at a higher risk of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, or cognitive impairment. Why does early menopause happen?What are the causes behind it?How common is it in Indian women?What are … [Read more...] about Early menopause: Why it happens and the risk factors
A study led by the University of East Anglia says that eating 150 grams of blueberries daily could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15%. Eating a cup of blueberries everyday may be good for the heart and can reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular … [Read more...] about A cup of blueberries a day may be good for your heart
Maintaining a healthy BMI, cutting down the intake of salt, sodium, and eating more fruits, vegetables, and grains are all helpful in lowering blood pressure. High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is one of the biggest health risks for Indians, both men and women. According … [Read more...] about Five ways to lower your blood pressure