Posts Tagged ‘Menopause’

Yoga enhances gynecological health: Dr. Sharma

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Dr_02_240x240Dr. Himani Sharma has completed her Diplomate National Board (New Delhi) Obstetrics & Gynecology in 2007. For further training and experience she joined as Senior Registrar in Public Hospital at Mumbai and later also worked at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

She has over 6 years of successful clinical experience after post­graduation. Her clinical specialities include maternity antenatal care, painless delivery, hysterectomy, myomectomy, infertility counsellings, treatment of polycystic ovarian disease, menstrual disorders and menopausal disorders.

Dr. Himani Sharma answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Dear Doctor, I am trying for 2 child since last 1 year, but not been able to conceive. My age is 40 and have regular periods. Kindly advice
Considering the age and as you have already tried for one year, you and your husband both need to get infertility work up done.


Weight training for women

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Ladies, contrary to popular belief, lifting weights will not turn women into a female Schwarzenegger! On the contrary, weight or strength training can be extremely beneficial for women in a variety of ways.

Most women steer clear of weight training, fearing they will end up looking like female hulks. Just so you know, weight training, also called resistance or strength training, is a boon for a woman, as it will only help her gain a strong, firm and well-sculpted body.

Benefits of weight training for women

Builds physical strength, sans a bulky physique:


Late marriages causes infertility: Dr. Sahetya

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Dr Raju Sahetya is the director of Pushpaa hospital, a practicing Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He is a specialist in infertility, endoscopy and prenatal diagnosis.He is also the Vice President of Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis & Fetal Therapy.

He did his PG from Seth G. S. Medical College and was trained at The King Edward Hospital and The Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr Raju Sahetya answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

Sir, Does IVF Produces baby girls only? often noticed baby girls from IVF pregnancies.

It not true!!

Hello doctor, I m 35 married female. my periods are regular but last 2 -3 they last upto 7 days. I feel low bp after periods. Bleeding is ok. Feels bodyache alot fater periods. I want to conceive for my second child. pls advice me……….


Diet and exercise go hand in hand: Sheela Tanna

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

An experienced clinical dietician, nutrition specialist and a Reebok Certified Fitness Consultant, Sheela Tanna has counselled at various health camps.

She deals with lifestyle disease management like diabetes, blood pressure, cardio vascular diseases, obesity, PCOD etc. Her special interests include child nutrition, menopause management, arthitis, hair and skin care.

Sheela answered Sify readers’ queries related to diet and nutrition in an exlusive chat. Read the transcript below

Why is Protien a vital element is our diet and from where do we get it ?
proten is building block of our body.. We need it on regular basis for wear and tear of tissues.. Natural diet like dals, pulses,lean meat has enough protein..No need to buy supplements.


Maintaining weight as important as losing it for post-menopausal women

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Gaining weight back after intentional weight loss is associated with negative long-term effects on some cardiometabolic (CM) risk factors in post-menopausal women, researchers say.

In the new study, lead authors Daniel Beavers and Kristen Beavers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center wanted to look at how weight regain affects health risk in these women.

The researchers looked specifically at CM risk factors – a cluster of risk factors that are indicators of a person’s overall risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

They include blood pressure, HDL and LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose and insulin.

“In this group of women, weight loss and maintaining that loss offers the most health benefit, but therein lies the problem,” Daniel Beavers said.


Steroid injection leads to bone loss in post-menopausal women

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A Henry Ford Hospital study has found that post-menopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief.

Bone density loss after six months was six times greater when compared to the typical bone density loss seen in a year in a post-menopausal woman who doesn’t receive steroid injection, researchers said.

Shlomo Mandel, M.D., a Henry Ford orthopaedic physician and the study’s lead author, said physicians should exercise caution prescribing an epidural steroid for select patients, suggesting that multiple injections may compromise bone strength.

“The findings of our study suggest that epidural steroid injections for back pain relief should be approached cautiously in patients at risk for bone fragility,” Dr. Mandel said.


Exercise brings range of health benefits for women

Monday, November 12th, 2012

While physical activity is necessary for both men and women, there are gender-specific benefits that women need to be active, researchers say.

Scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have reported a list of benefits that should help push people, especially women, out the door and into the gym.

Men are more likely than women to meet the federal guidelines for adults of at least 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Inactive adults have a higher risk for early death, heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. For women, increasing research is showing exercise may help reduce breast cancer risk, says Marcas Bamman, Ph.D., director of the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine.


The positive effects of exercise on the menopause

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The menopause is clearly a defining moment in the biology of any woman and can lead to unwanted side-effects, including weight gain. However, the menopause doesn’t have to spell an end to your hard-earned fitness. Instead, here’s our guide to exercising through the menopause and beyond.

Despite the huge emotive significance that menopause has in our society – the turning of the corner, the slippery slope towards old age, the passing of femininity – put simply, the menopause is the signal of the end of reproductive potential. There is no longer enough of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone to facilitate or sustain pregnancy.

The average woman reaches menopause at 52-years-old, but the changes associated with the menopause can begin as much as a decade earlier. During this ‘peri-menopause’ stage, levels of the female hormones are depleting, influencing everything from mood to fat distribution, and causing unwelcome affects such as hot flushes.


Diabetes may up breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Experts say post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes may be at greater risk of developing breast cancer.

An international team examined 40 separate studies looking at the potential link between breast cancer and diabetes. These studies involved more than 56,000 women with breast cancer.

Being obese or overweight has been linked to both conditions. But cancer experts say there may be a direct connection between the two.

The researchers found that post-menopausal women with Type 2 diabetes had a 27 percent increased risk of breast cancer. But there was no link for pre-menopausal women or those with Type 1 diabetes.

Writing in the British Journal of Cancer, the researchers have suggested that a high body mass index (BMI), which is often associated with diabetes, may be an underlying contributing factor.


Secret to keep breasts beautiful, ageless revealed

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Breast feeding, daily moisturizing and hormone replacement therapy can make a woman’s breasts appear more beautiful, but smoking, drinking alcohol and having multiple pregnancies can take an aesthetic toll, researchers say.

A study of identical twins shows that environmental factors play a key role in how a woman’s breasts age.

According to the study, other factors like higher body mass index (BMI) and larger bra and cup sizes also contribute to accelerated breast aging.

Now, women can identify lifestyle behaviours that can slow the aging process to avoid surgical intervention, according to the study, which was funded by a grant from the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation.

For the last three years, plastic surgeon Hooman T. Soltanian of University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, studied 161 pairs of twins.


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