Menopause marks the end of a woman’s menstrual period, and their reproductive years. When a woman hasn’t had a period for a year, it is called menopause. In the years leading up to menopause, the production of the female hormone - estrogen - drops, causing symptoms like hot … [Read more...] about Six important things women should know about menopause
Ageing has various physiological, psychological, biological, as well as sociological implications for women. There isn’t enough conversation about issues like menopause and other biological changes that women go through as they grow older. Oftentimes, women’s health issues remain … [Read more...] about Everything we loved from Michelle Obama’s podcast on women’s health
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
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?
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
If you are under 45 and experiencing night sweats, hot flushes, and irregular periods, you might be entering early menopause. But, you are not alone. Symptoms of Early MenopausePeriod changesHot flushesVaginal drynessNight sweatsPalpitations and headachesWhat can you … [Read more...] about Are you entering early menopause? Here’s how to know
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
Only 9% of women with postmenopausal bleeding are at the risk of endometrial cancer; but you must see a doctor if you bleed a year or more after experiencing menopause. Common causes of postmenopausal bleedingPostmenopausal bleeding and endometrial cancerWhat can you … [Read more...] about Postmenopausal bleeding: Should you be concerned?
Women who experience early or premature menopause are at a greater risk of long-term health risks like heart disease. Experts say that eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly are especially important for women with a history of early and premature menopause. What … [Read more...] about Health risks from early and premature menopause