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Weight gain during Pregnancy

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma
Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Within a span of few weeks to months a young charming girl transforms into a pregnant lady with all those extra fat layers which she least wanted especially on her belly. Is it correct to inflate ourselves like a balloon during pregnancy; absolutely not! Pregnancy is a state of change in metabolic homoeostasis. The extra … Continue reading Weight gain during Pregnancy

Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Even if you know everything about the right eating habits, exercise and other nuances of pregnancy, there are still chances that you might fall prey to some of the most common mistakes that every expectant mother makes, albeit unknowingly. Here are some of the most common mistakes that women make during pregnancy. Eating for two: … Continue reading Diet mistakes during Pregnancy and how to avoid them

Reasons Why Yoga is Beneficial for PCOS

Jun 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss New Delhi
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a problem in which a woman’s hormones are out of balance. It can cause problems with your periods and make it difficult to get pregnant. In PCOS, small cysts form in the ovaries which affect the hormones and disrupt the normal menstrual cycle. PCOS also may cause unwanted changes in the way you look. … Continue reading Reasons Why Yoga is Beneficial for PCOS

The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Jun 10, 2017
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by: Dr. Shelly Singh
Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology
As we gear ourselves for the International Yoga Day on June 21st, here are a few inputs about Yoga in pregnancy. A new life growing inside you produces hormonal changes and changes in your mind and body. Yoga is the best option for you at that stage. Why Yoga? Woman battle fatigue, sickness, emotional blues, … Continue reading The benefits of Yoga in Pregnancy

Milestone Medical Tests for Women in Their 50’s

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz
Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Undergoing medical tests on an annual basis is a very good and easy way to prevent a number of diseases and detect ailment at the right time, facilitating timely medical interventions. Entering the 50’s means the menopause for most women, and it is one of life’s milestones where it is worth taking stock of your health. Don’t … Continue reading Milestone Medical Tests for Women in Their 50’s

Weight Loss – Do’s and Don’ts

Jun 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Weight loss is a very trendy and hot topic in today’s world and it is not so without reason. Our lifestyle, food, drinks and physical activity have undergone a drastic change due to which weight issues have cropped up all over the globe. In our quest to make life easy and quick, we have paid … Continue reading Weight Loss – Do’s and Don’ts

Simple Ways to Stay Healthy After 60

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Reena Khandelwal
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss New Delhi
Staying fit does not mean being better than someone else, in fact it highlights being better than the earlier you. One has to be extra cautious when you are about to reach 60 or has already reached 60. Fitness is defined as the quality or state of being fit. However, modern definitions of fitness describe … Continue reading Simple Ways to Stay Healthy After 60

5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

Jun 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Skin care is an essential part in a woman’s life. Every woman aspires to have a clear and clean skin. One usually opts for facials, skin peels and natural remedies to ensure that their skin is supple. However on numerous occasions due to the weather, diet and stress issues your skin health can suffer. Aging … Continue reading 5 Common Skin Problems Women Deal With

Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Sunburns during pregnancy can make the expecting mother uncomfortable. So you are best advised to take some preventative measures to protect yourself from the sun during pregnancy and avoid any sunburnt misery.  It is also important as sunburns can make you feel uncomfortable, can alter and affect your sleep and eating patterns. Moreover over exposure … Continue reading Sun Burn Symptoms and Treatment during Pregnancy

Do I have PCOS? Opt for Preventive Health Checks

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome can be defined as a disease that affects approximately 4-18% of the women of reproductive age group. PCOS can cause multi-organ signs symptoms and can affect your body in numerous ways. You may have PCOS if you suffer from any of the following symptoms- Menstrual problems- irregular periods, absence of periods, … Continue reading Do I have PCOS? Opt for Preventive Health Checks

Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
A woman is surrounded with responsibilities – her office, career, family, children, cooking, cleaning and other social obligations. She hardly gets time for herself or her body. She is usually pushing herself against the clock and working tirelessly to meet timelines. In her busy schedule, she ends up neglecting her health. Recent studies highlight that … Continue reading Lifestyle Tips and Advice for Women

Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Jun 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz
Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Smoking in pregnancy causes additional health problems other than heart disease and cancer. It become sthe root cause of a number of ailments and can adversely affect a woman, her pregnancy and the baby in her womb. It is a habit that can affect the smoker and the people that are around the smoker, inhaling … Continue reading Is It Bad to Smoke When You are Pregnant?

Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Pre-conceptional counseling is an integral part of prenatal care because the health of women during pregnancy depends upon her health before pregnancy. The main goal is to ensure that a woman is healthy before conception and to diagnose and treat any medical problems if present. During pre-conceptional visit: Detailed reproductive history – is taken including … Continue reading Trying to Conceive: Your Pre-Pregnancy Check-up

Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja
Consultant - Gynecologist
Pregnancy induced hypertension is a complication characterized by high blood pressure (more than 140/90), swelling due to fluid retention and presence of protein in the urine (Proteinuria). Pregnancy induced hypertension affects 5-10% of pregnant women. It is more commonly seen during first pregnancies. What are the risk factors leading to hypertension during pregnancy?  A woman … Continue reading Is Hypertension common in Pregnancy?

Harmful Effects of Smoking On Women Health

Jun 03, 2017
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by: Dr. Poonam Bazaz
Sr. Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology
Smoking has serious adverse effects on a woman’s health but the good news is that it is never too late to reap the benefits of quitting. The younger you are when you stop smoking, greater are the chances of living a longer and healthy life! Smoking is said to affect the fertility rates and cause … Continue reading Harmful Effects of Smoking On Women Health

Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Pregnancy is a phase in life when a woman’s body can go through numerous hormonal changes in the body. These hormonal changes can cause various skin and hair changes. One needs to be aware about the changes that your body may be going through. Each woman may respond differently to pregnancy. Some may complain of … Continue reading Is Laser Treatment Harmful During Pregnancy

Short and Long Term Effects of Chewing Tobacco for Women

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
Tobacco use in any form negatively affects the health of the women.  The most common types of smokeless tobacco are chewing tobacco, plug, twist, snuff, snus, and dissolvable tobacco products. Hookahs, or tobacco water pipes, have become popular among young women. Inhalation when using a hookah is deeper and smoking sessions are longer than with … Continue reading Short and Long Term Effects of Chewing Tobacco for Women

Assessment and Management of PCOS

May 31, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
PCOS is a multi organ disorder which affects the reproductive, metabolic, hormonal, general well being and psychological aspects of a female. Common features are infrequent or prolonged periods, excessive hair growth on body (hirsutism), acne, obesity. Ultrasound examination shows enlarged ovaries with multiple follicles seen as a ‘string of pearls’ along the ovaries. Health risks … Continue reading Assessment and Management of PCOS

What is the Procedure for a Pap Smear?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
Having a pap smear test for the first time can bring a lot of questions than answers. It is a simple and reliable test and takes only a few minutes. It not just tells women about the risk of cervical cancer but also warns them about a number of gynecological issues. All women after commencing … Continue reading What is the Procedure for a Pap Smear?

What is a Pap Smear Test for?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
Pap smear is an important part of a women’s preventive health care. It is a quick and simple test used to screen women for cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is a disease where normal cells in the cervix (mouth of the uterus or womb) change and multiply to form a growth or tumor. Most cases of cervical … Continue reading What is a Pap Smear Test for?

Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma
Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is the cherished dream of every couple to parent a child. But in about 15-25% of cases they may not be able to do so due to tobacco. Their habit may be responsible for them opting for infertility treatment. Tobacco use today is one of the biggest causes of infertility. It affects both males … Continue reading Tobacco a Barrier to Parenthood

Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

May 29, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma
Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your diet plays an important role in maintaining good health. There are many foods that are associated with developing cancer and there are many foods that reduce the risk of cancer. For eg, processed meat if taken daily can increase risk of cancer of the rectum, whereas soy-based foods such as soya milk, bean curd … Continue reading Can my Diet Prevent Cancer?

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Smoking per se is very dangerous for health as it causes serious diseases like heart disease, lung problems, cancers, vascular disease etc. It is even more dangerous during pregnancy as it causes problems for the unborn baby. Smoke contains many chemicals like lead, cyanide, carbon monoxide, nicotine and many other carcinogenic elements which are like … Continue reading What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy?

How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Infertility can be described as the inability of a woman to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse after marriage. First of all make an appointment with your infertility specialist. Doctor will take the history of your medical health and habits, chronic illness or surgeries. Your use of any medication Use of caffeine, alcohols, … Continue reading How to Get Pregnant – Fertility Tests for Women Trying to Get Pregnant

Get Tested: Medical Tests for Women in Their 40’s

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
You should visit your doctor from time to time. After 40 years even if you feel fine you should see your doctor for regular check-ups. This visit can help you avoid problems in the future. The purpose of these visits is to screen for medical issues and update vaccinations, so prepare your body for many … Continue reading Get Tested: Medical Tests for Women in Their 40’s

Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Before getting pregnant you should consult you  doctors and undergo checkups and screenings for immunity which is very important to make sure you and your baby will be as healthy as possible. This is also important to know your present health status as your lifestyle and pregnancy can lead to a number of pregnancy induced diseases … Continue reading Tests to Do Before Pregnancy

Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: Importance

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
A pap smear is a test to detect cervical cancer in women. Having a Pap smear every three years offers the best chance of preventing cervical cancer. Pap smear screening is recommended starting around 21 years of age if you are sexually active and  then every 3 years.  For women 30 years and older, the recommended screening … Continue reading Routine Pap Pelvic Exam: Importance

Premarital Checklist

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Apoorva Gupta
Consultant- Gynecology
If you are scheduled to exchange the marital vows, then before a lifetime commitment it is recommended to have a pre marital screening. As we prepare for a wedding in various ways, medical screening actually plays a vital role. Due to the growing awareness about the health issues and its adverse effects on your life, … Continue reading Premarital Checklist

Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

May 27, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Smoking (active/passive) is bad because it releases many ingredients which can harm your body. It is said that a cigarette smoke releases as many as 7000 toxic substances. Smoking causes osteoporosis, heart disease, 90% of deaths from lung cancer, 80% of deaths from COPD (severe lung disease) and 17% of deaths from stroke. So it … Continue reading Can Smoking Affect Fertility & Pregnancy?

Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

May 26, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gestational Hypertension is the most common hypertensive disorder in pregnancy. It affects about 6% – 15% of pregnant woman. Gestational hypertension is defined as finding of blood pressure more than 140/90 mmHg on at least two occasions at least 6 hours apart after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Hypertension differs from preeclampsia by absence of protein … Continue reading Gestational Hypertension: Symptoms and Management

How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

May 20, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss New Delhi
Dengue is an infection which is passed on by mosquitoes. It causes a flu-like illness. In rare cases, it can develop into severe dengue, also called as dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be deadly. The dengue virus is carried by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes and spread through their bites. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and tend to bite during … Continue reading How does Dengue affect Women during Pregnancy?

Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

May 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
The word cancer is scary but breast cancer for a lady may be more so because it is associated with her sexuality and body image. Breast cancer occurs when cancer cells begins to grow uncontrollably in any part of the breast. Over the last few decades cervical cancer has emerged as the number one killer … Continue reading Importance of Breast Cancer Screening

Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

May 18, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Heart murmur is an extra and unusual sound heard during heart beat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud sometimes. They sound like whooshing or swishing noise. Normal heart beats make a lup-dup or lub-dub sound. This is the sound of the heart valves closing as blood moves through the heart. Doctor can hear … Continue reading Heart Murmurs and Pregnancy

Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

May 16, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dengue is an infection which is passed on by mosquitoes. If you catch dengue when you are pregnant, you may be more likely to develop a severe form of the disease. This usually happens as the immune system during pregnancy is suppressed and you require hospital treatment. There are different levels of severity for dengue, … Continue reading Dengue during Pregnancy – Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Hypertension is the most common medical problem in pregnancy, in about 2 to 3 % of pregnancies. It is classified into 4 types, transient or gestational hypertension is one of them. It is important for pregnant women to consult specialists and get their hypertension under control.  The 4 types of hypertension are – Chronic hypertension … Continue reading What is Transient Hypertension of Pregnancy?

What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
Heart failure is not common after delivery but can occur due to different conditions like valvular heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension etc. Postpartum cardiomyopathy, that can occur during the last month of pregnancy or up to five months after giving birth is one of the most important causes. . About one in every 2,000 to 3,000 … Continue reading What Causes Heart Failure after Giving Birth?

What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Nupur Sharma
Sr.Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blood pressure (BP) is read as a fraction of systolic blood pressure over the diastolic. High blood pressure (BP 140/90) is the most common medical complication of pregnancy. To determine what is normal for a lady we generally record the blood pressure at the first visit and carefully follow it through out the  pregnancy. Knowing … Continue reading What Causes High Blood Pressure in Pregnant Women

Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Anuradha Khurana
Attending Consultant – Obstetrics & Gynecology, Paras Bliss New Delhi
Juggling work with family life wrecks a couples’ relationship and may harm your children’s education prospects as well. Women frequently feel under stress trying to balance a career with raising a family. As a result many suffer from with headaches, exhaustion, backache, anxiety, etc It has been found that 1 in 4 working moms cry … Continue reading Parenting: Being a Supermom Stressing You Out?

Healthy Habits for a Working Mother

May 15, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal
Sr. Consultant - Gynecology
It’s often said that to be a mother is a 24/7 job , then wonder what is it to be a working mother ??? Women have been multitaskers ever since they came into being , so it’s not difficult at all to be a working mother . It just requires one to well organized and … Continue reading Healthy Habits for a Working Mother

Stress Management for Mothers

May 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Ruby Ahuja
Consultant - Clinical Psychologists
Stress is a term used for behaviour reaction to any situation and its bilogival impact on endocrine system. Hence stress impacts both psychologically and physically. It’s impact on the multiple systems affects the metabolism and memory. Every individual has two responses to any situation “Flight or fight”. We either fight the situation for take a … Continue reading Stress Management for Mothers

The Medical Tests Every Woman Must Have

May 11, 2017
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by: Dr. Preeti Raheja
Consultant - Gynecologist
Medical tests for women are important as they highlight the early diagnosis of an illness. All men and women are vulnerable to certain diseases with age but women need some additional screening in various stages of life. It is essential that the women opt for some tests to detect any abnormality in their body early. … Continue reading The Medical Tests Every Woman Must Have

Benefits of Laughter Yoga

May 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Neha Khandelwal
Sr. Consultant - Gynecology
Laughter yoga or hasya yoga , is a practice involving prolonged laughter based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter . Laughter is already  highlighted as an exercise that can benefit the body in a number of ways, help relieve stress and boost your energy. Laughter … Continue reading Benefits of Laughter Yoga

All You Need to Know about Your Gynaecologist Visit

May 09, 2017
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by: Dr. Monica Agarwal
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Your gynaecologist visit will be very fruitful if you know certain things beforehand. The most important aspect to be taken into consideration is that you should not be shy. Speak your mind and address all your apprehensions. Ask as much as you can from your doctor. Don’t shy! Remember she can help you only if … Continue reading All You Need to Know about Your Gynaecologist Visit

What are the symptoms of Menopause and at What age?

May 08, 2017
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by: Dr. Surinder Kaur Gambhir
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Menopause is causation of menstrual cycle due to age. Most of the symptoms associated with menopause actually happen during the perimenopause stage. Some women go through without any difficulty, but some women have symptoms lasting for years. Symptoms are due to lowered production of female sex hormones – oestrogen and progesterone. Oestrogen regulates the menstrual … Continue reading What are the symptoms of Menopause and at What age?

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Shilva
Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology
Laughter is a powerful antidote to stress, pain, and conflict. Good humor always lightens up your burdens, inspires hopes, connects you to others and keeps you grounded, focused and alert. It also helps you to release your anger and be more forgiving. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back … Continue reading 5 Powerful Health Benefits of Laughter

How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss

May 06, 2017
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by: Dr. Heena Chawla
Consultant- Gynec-Oncology & Endoscopic Surgeon
Hair loss can be very depressing  during menopause, as a woman’s hair is associated with her femininity, sexuality and individual sense of style. The emotional and psychological effects of hair loss are can be poor self-esteem, social anxiety and even lower job performance. During menopause, there is a decrease in level of female hormones oestrogen and … Continue reading How to Treat Post-Menopausal Hair Loss
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