Recovering after an Inguinal Hernia Repair

inguinal hernia repair

Any surgical procedure requires careful after-care to prevent further damage to the organ under repair. A hernia occurs due to an organ pushing through the opening of the muscle or tissue, which holds it in place. For instance, the intestines can break through the abdominal wall. Hernias are not life threatening, however, require a surgical procedure …


Don’t Squeeze that Pimple! | Teenage Acne

teenage acne

Aargh! She yelled and sped to the bathroom, rummaging for make up to cover up the big pimple that had popped up on her forehead. As she didn’t want her friends to make fun of her for that. She was fourteen and every pimple was a big deal. As puberty starts to kick in, many teenagers find that they …


The Impact of Cosmetics on your Skin


Many women use cosmetics. Most of these products are used on their face. As a matter of fact, it is known to directly influence their level of confidence. Women of different age groups use different cosmetic products in order to highlight and conceal different facial features. Well definitely, makeup helps enhance your appearance, but do you know about …


Post-Menopause: Things You Should Know!


Menopause is the stage in a woman’s life, when she stops menstruating permanently. This typically occurs in women that are 45 to 50 years of age. The age of menopause varies from one woman to another. Even though, menopause is a common phrase known by many, this article helps you learn the three stages of this natural process and …


How to Tackle Menopause?


Menopause is a phase in a woman’s life when her period stops. It is not a disease, it’s a natural process and occurs most often after the age of 45. Average age of menopause is 48 years in India, if it occurs before the age of 40, then it is termed as pre-menopause or commonly …


How to Fight against PCOS?


Today, PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is one of the most common hormonal disorders faced by women. This disorder causes the growth of multiple cysts in the uterus. Androgen, a male hormone also present in women in small quantities is produced in excess and this results in the failure of ovulation. Till today a particular reason …


Iron Deficiency may cause Thyroid Problems

iron deficiency

As far as elements go, iron has always played a crucial role during the course of pregnancy. With increased amount of fluid in circulation, pregnant women have a higher risk of developing anemia. This becomes further complicated as pregnant women require more iron that those that are not pregnant. Recently, European Journal of Endocrinology has uncovered a link …


Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mom

breastfeeding mom

So, in the last post we saw the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby. However, breastfeeding can have several advantages for the mother as well. It has both short-term and long-term benefits, learn about a few of them. Protection against Cancer Women that choose to breastfeed can reduce their chance of breast cancer by approximately …


Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby


Deciding to breastfeed your child is a personal decision, however, medical professionals and authorities recommend breastfeeding, according to WebMD. This is because breast milk is the best form of nutrition for your child. It offers several health advantages to both the mother and the baby. In order to gain the maximum benefit, start breastfeeding as …


Exercise and Nutritional Supplements for PMS


Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is a little-understood medical condition that women of childbearing age all over endure. While its triggers and causes are still unknown, it often attributes to fluctuating hormone levels, intolerable symptoms that can affect work, social relations and one’s peace of mind. Here are a few pointers on how to tackle the monthly …