Abnormal uterine bleeding – causes & treatment

Menstruation is a cyclical physiological phenomenon starting from menarche till menopause. A menstrual cycle begins from the first day of one period to the first day of the next period.  It ranges between ranges between 21-35 days and the bleeding may last for 3 to 7 days. The number of pads/tampons changed, and the presence…

Menstruation and menstrual hygiene

Menstrual cycle gives information about the overall health state of an adolescent and adult female. Menstrual issues are the largest component of health disorders faced by women. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining.  It starts at the onset of puberty (around 12 – 13 years of age) and ends at menopause (47 –…

Women’s health in the modern age!

The health challenges which today’s modern women face are very different from those in the yester years. Thanks to the off shoot effects of modernisation & westernisation. To start with, the age of menarche, i.e. the age at which a girl becomes a woman (gets her first periods) has come down considerably. This puts the…

Break the taboos: facts you must know about women’s health

Surrounded in the clutches of the taboos, she withers. Negligence and hesitation pull her back. On several occasions, she is shunned and her health suffers. She cannot do the heavy lifting. She is supposed to be frail and weak. And no matter what happens, she should strictly keep menstruation under wraps. However, this is not…

Pregnancy workout – everything you need to know!

At the time of pregnancy it is important that you take lots of rest. However, doctors often advise moderate exercises as they help improve your overall health as well as that of your baby. Benefits of physical activities during pregnancy: Your body undergoes a number of changes when you’re pregnant – the levels of estrogen…

Why are women more susceptible to contract uti?

Urinary Tract Infection is a disease caused by a bacterial infection in any part of your urinary system. Most commonly, this infection occurs in the urethra and bladder. However in some cases, it may even spread to kidneys. Women are at a higher risk of contracting UTI as compared to men. In fact, experts believe…

Laparoscopic or robotic removal of fibroids    

Fibroids are non-cancerous swellings arising from the womb. They occur in about one in four women of reproductive age group. Fibroids are classified depending on their location into Subserous (arising from the outer wall of the womb), Intramural (arising from the wall of the womb) and submucous (arising from the inner lining of the womb)….

Pediatric liver transplant – things you should know

Pediatric Liver transplant operation is as old as the Liver transplant itself. The first successful liver transplant operation was done in 1967 by Dr. Thomas Starzl on a child and the patient went on to live for 300 days after the surgery. It is indeed interesting to say that even after five decades, pediatric transplant…