Effect of Thyroid Dysfunction on Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is a time when the woman needs to maintain perfect health condition, as staying disease free will help in the proper foetal growth and development. Hence, the need to screen for various diseases so that we can manage the health issues timely before any complications arise because of them. One of such problems is …

Sleepless in Pregnancy

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Sleeplessness or poor sleep is one of the many problems that expecting mothers have to deal with. That leads to increase in the fatigue that a woman already faces during these trying times. Why is good sleep important during pregnancy? The possibility of the woman having a low birth weight baby and pre-term labor increases …

Guide to a healthy Menopause

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There are three important hormonal milestones in any woman’s life cycle: Puberty Pregnancy Menopause. Puberty and pregnancy are instrumental in defining womanhood. These hormonal events are responsible for continuation of mankind and make women biologically distinct and superior to their male counterparts. This positive hormonal balance continues till age of 45 to 55 years and …

Bone Health in Ageing

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We all know that bone health is one of the most neglected factors in our daily routine life, especially in older individuals. As one grows out of childhood, bones acquire bone mass, which gives strength to the bone. This continues till 30 years of age, after which there is continuous decline in bone strength and …

OBESITY – The Rising Epidemic

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The irony is that in world so deprived, there are problems of excess. In the modern world, development has brought its share of problems and obesity is one such problem. Lifestyles have become indulgent and problems like obesity are adversely affecting the quality of life because we don’t know where to draw the line. According …

Understanding Obesity Paradox

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Individual can be said to have excess weight if his weight is more than ideal weight for his/her height and person can be classified according degree of excess weight. For this categorization, we use Body Mass Index that adjusts your weight for your height and is calculated as: BMI = Weight/Height2 ( kg/m2 ) Category BMI (kg/m2) Underweight …

How to develop hygienic habits among kids

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If you’re having trouble teaching your child benefits of a good hygiene, don’t fret. Children consider hygienic habits to be the least important on their to-do list. So how do we make them inculcate good habits? 1. Start with the basics: washing hands with soap and brushing their teeth twice daily are basic and therefore …

Headache – a frequent troublemaker – Its various causes

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Headache is one of the commonest disorders that can contribute to poor quality of life in women. Leading to irritability, depression and insomnia, headaches may get further aggravate and become chronic at times. In such a situation we should try and figure out the etiology of headache as it would help us decide the best …

Backache – a frequent nagging pain in women

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All of us have either suffered from backache at some point of the time or may know some one in our family who had. The good news is that most lower back pain usually gets better within a few days or weeks. What’s more, simple self-help strategies such as these can be surprisingly effective at preventing back …

Is Tea or Coffee bad for you?

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Tea and coffee are probably the oldest and most widely accepted beverages in the world. Although tea remains India’s most popular beverage over the last decade, consumption of coffee is on a steady rise. While most of us indulge in either of the two drinks it always brings up the question – Are they bad …