The body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. These changes may cause numerous diseases if not dealt with properly. Anaemia is one such disease common during pregnancy.
Chikungunya is a viral illness that is typically transmitted through the bite of certain mosquitoes. The symptoms from this illness are usually dissipate within a few days but can be extremely severe. Chikungunya is a very big deal if you are pregnant, because if Continue reading
Yes, Genital warts are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) and about 40 out of a 100 types cause genital tract and anus infections, sometimes causing abnormal cell changes and the virus to multiply, taking on the form of cancer. Certain HPV types are categorised as ‘high-risk’ that are 99% responsible for causing cervical cancer, especially Continue reading
Once a girl starts having her periods, theoretically her biological body is ready to bear a progeny. There is a subtle phase when the physical body transits gradually from being a girl to a woman through the pubertal years. This preparatory phase lasts for three-four years and the growth of the inner organs is complete within two-three years of initiation of periods Continue reading
Most women follow some kind of routine to keep their private parts healthy. Often, some habits have a bearing on sex life and possible future risk of diseases like cancer
1) Avoid Douching the vagina: Douching and deep cleaning the vagina by pushing in cleansing liquids or using tissues to wipe the vagina from deep within is no longer considered healthy. It may be harmful and cause internal injuries and burns. Many decades back women used to douche using natural ingredients like yogurt for yeast infection but better treatment is now available and one should seek proper medical advice in case of any trouble.
All women have two ovaries in their bodies, one present on either side of the uterus. These are the egg producing factories in women and also produce the female hormones.
Ovarian cancer can catch you unawares because it is notorious for not producing troublesome symptoms till very late. The best chances of cure are when ovarian cancer is detected in the early stages.
High uric acid levels in blood (hyper-uricemia) and gout do not mean the same thing. Some people with high blood uric acid may not have any symptoms at all while some may develop gout even at normal uric acid levels.
1) Gout is a form of arthritis and may be caused due to high blood uric acid levels. It most commonly affects the under surface of big toe joint (in around 50% people) and also fingers and elbow. Uric acid crystals get deposited in the joint fluid causing swelling, redness, stiffness and pain. Gout is only a part of high uric acid levels in the blood and Uric acid crystals may also get deposited in other places like kidney, nerves and other parts of the body causing kidney stones and organ damage but joints are most commonly affected.
Menopause means less hormones being secreted by the ovary. In particular, less oestrogen is available for the skin leading to its thinning, wrinkling and sagging. After menopause our bodies also make less collagen causing less elasticity and less fat deposition under the skin. This can give an appearance of sagging especially around the jaw line, crow’s feet near eyes and neck.
While all of it cannot be stopped but we can certainly slow down the whole process by keeping the following in mind:
Do men really have a higher sexual drive as compared to women? Medically, well yes, not only is their sex drive stronger but is also more straightforward.
Women are much more dependent on their surroundings and the environment for boosting their sexual signals. The room should smell just right, their partner should have brushed, and the fore play has to be good and so on. The source of a women’s libido is interdependent on many external factors and not only her internal body signals.
Difficulty in conceiving babies is a common problem affecting women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or PCOD (polycystic ovary disease). PCOS is common among young urban women and is found to affect 6-7% of female population. If your doctor has diagnosed you with PCOS, it may increase your chances for having difficulty in having babies. However if you are aware and follow a healthy lifestyle, these problems may be minimized.