Women’s Health Check-Ups – Why are they important?

Women’s Health Check-Ups – Why are they important?

  Women’s Health Check-Ups – Why are they important?   Women experience unique health issues such as  menstrual irregularities, pregnancy – related complications, infertility, endometriosis, poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), osteoporosis, menopause and various cancers such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, vaginal and uterine cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to most of these […]

Self Breast Examination

Self Breast Examination

  Self Breast Examination   A self-breast examination helps you identify changes in your breast. Make sure you talk to your doctor if you notice anything unusual. Adult women are encouraged to perform breast self-examination at least once a month. Most of the diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump. Establishing […]

Osteoporosis in Women

Osteoporosis in Women

    Osteoporosis in Women Osteoporosis is one of the major chronic illnesses targeting women over the age of 45 years in India.   Various studies conducted suggest that: – 20% of Women over the age of 50 years in India suffer from Osteoporosis – The peak incidence for Osteoporosis in India is 50-60 years […]

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) in Women

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) in Women

  Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) in Women   1. Polycystic ovaries is seen in about 20% women – however, not everybody will manifest with features of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or Disease (PCOS/PCOD) and need intervention 2. PCOS is a complex endocrine disorder characterised by – irregular menses, hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries 3. Insulin resistance affects […]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

The Benefits of Breastfeeding

  Happy Motherhood – The Benefits of Breastfeeding   #ActivTips Exclusive breastfeeding for atleast 6 months is recommended by World Health Organization Complimentary foods along with breastfeeding is recommended till 2 years of age or beyond Initiating breastfeeding within the first hour of life is highly recommended Breastfeeding promotes sensory and cognitive development and offers […]

Simple Exercises for Pregnant Women

Simple Exercises for Pregnant Women

___Simple Exercises for Pregnant Women___ #ActivHealthTips 1. Studies show that pregnant women, who participate in regular exercise are less likely to develop gestational diabetes, have unplanned cesarean sections and reduce the risk of complications related to pregnancy 2. Regular exercise helps women to get through daily chores and better cope with the stresses of pregnancy […]