What to eat when you’re expecting

Eat When Expecting
Dr. Archana TiwariB.Sc. Food Science and Quality control, P.G. Dip. In Dietetics, M.Sc.Dietetics and Food Service Management Why additional diet is required during pregnancy and lactation? What are the nutrients that require special attention? Pregnancy is physiologically and nutritionally a highly demanding period. Extra food is required to meet the requirements of the fetus. Undernutrition starts as early as during conception. Because of extensive maternal undernutrition (underwe...
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Endometriosis: Importance of early detection & timely intervention – A Case Study by Dr Vishakha Munjal

Endometriosis: Importance of early detection & timely intervention A case study by Dr Vishakha Munjal MBBS, MD (AIIMS) Gynecology Laparoscopic Surgeon and Obstetrician Endometriosis is a prevalent condition & affects women during their prime years. 1 in 10 women has Endometriosis during their reproductive years. According to World Endometriosis Research Foundation's prospective Global Study of Women's Health, 64% of women when diagnosed, are less than 30 years of age.
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Low Grade Endometrial Carcinoma – A Case Study by Dr Seema Sharma

Low Grade Endometrial Carcinoma Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy A case study by Dr Seema Sharma MBBS, MD Endometrial cancer is a cancer that arises from endometrium and is a result of abnormal growth of cells that have ability to invade or spread to other parts/organs of the body. The most common symptom is post-menopausal bleeding per vaginum. High risk factors, associated with almost 40% cases, are obesity, excessive estrogen exposure, high B.P and ...
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Minimally Invasive Surgery ( Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery )

According to Dr. Usha B.R, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology-Apollo Cradle Koramangala, Laparoscopy is a procedure where the abdominal cavity is visualised through small incisions (5mm) made over abdomen. Almost all the Gynaec surgeries can be done through these small incisions. Laparoscopy could be done for diagnostic purposes for unexplained Infertility, to check for tubal patency, for chronic pelvic pain, to take biopsies, to rule out mild endometriosis, and to look for other intra-abdom...
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Gynaecological problems you should be aware of

Every woman must have been advised at least once that ‘you should know everything that is going on with your body.’ This usually happens when you start your menstrual cycle. That doesn’t mean that you go deep into learning all about gynaecology, but knowing about some common gynaecological problems that every woman could face is not a bad idea. Below are listed some common gynaecological problems that you should know about: Dysmenorrhea  It is a symptom of painful menstruation, and ...
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Easy ways to stay cool and enjoy your summer pregnancy by Dr. Asmita Potdar

A gynaecologist by profession, Dr. Asmita Potdar, Apollo Cradle, Pune, shares a few tips for pregnant women on how to stay hydrated and relax in this summer heat with Life 365, Pune’s leading English daily. One can avoid the spell of heat exhaustion with appropriate precautions and care. As the doctor describes the ill effects of the summer heat, she explains how the body of a pregnant woman, takes twice the normal time to cool down. However, the body also needs minimum exposure to sunlight f...
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Preparing for natural childbirth

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First pregnancy? Want to choose natural birth but fear keeps getting in the way? How about giving fear some reasons to stay away. After all, natural birth is the healthier delivery option. What you need is an understanding of the natural birth process, emotional & physical preparation, and most importantly the support of your family, friends & your doctor. If you have all this then you are very much prepared for a normal delivery! Why & what to understand about the birth process? ...
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5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Natural Childbirth

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When you see a woman giving birth to a baby naturally, but does not show as much pain as the usual childbirth stories suggest; it doesn’t mean she is good at giving birth. It means she was well prepared for delivery. Pregnancy is not just the time where you see your baby bump grow. Your womb is not just an organ where your baby grows ; It is much more than that and if you understand what all it means then you are well prepared for natural childbirth! Here are a few tips which can help you ...
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Diet of kids with cystic fibrosis

What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease which affects epithelial cells which are found in the lungs and the digestive system. If a problem occurs in these cells, the balance of salt and water in the body gets disturbed. This leads to the formation of abnormally thick mucus, and this mucus can clog up the lungs which cause breathing problem in kids with CF. Similar mucus can impact the digestive system and block the body from getting the essential nutrients like fats and vit...
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Pros and cons of endometrial ablation therapy

What is endometrial ablation? Endometrial (the inner lining of the uterus) ablation is a medical procedure which is used for the removal of the endometrial lining of an uterus to minimize abnormal uterine bleeding. Abnormal uterine bleeding is referred to the major change in the menstrual flow like bleeding after menopause and prolonged or excessive bleeding at regular or irregular intervals. Abnormal uterine bleeding is normally observed at any age however it affects the women in their late ...
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