In recent times, the conversation around vegan diets and their influence on women’s reproductive health has skyrocketed. Questions like, “Is a vegan diet safe for my unborn baby?” or “Am I depriving my child of essential vitamins and minerals?” have surged in popularity. Can conceiving while being vegan be a struggle? Or does reducing animal protein aid in conception? Let’s separate fact from fiction and delve into the details.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to shed light on the prevalence of breast cancer, particularly among women. Shockingly, statistics reveal that one in eight women will face a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime. However, it’s vital to understand that a breast cancer diagnosis is not necessarily a dire verdict, especially if detected early. Thanks to remarkable progress in both diagnosis and treatment, the number of breast cancer survivors is on the rise.
The growing awareness surrounding breast cancer has played a pivotal role in ensuring that more women receive timely treatment and care. It’s essential for all of us to recognize that we can contribute to this cause by staying informed and taking steps to protect our health.
Pregnancy is an exciting journey filled with anticipation and joy. However, it’s also a time when your body undergoes significant changes, including the functioning of your thyroid gland. Thyroid problems can have a significant impact on pregnancy, and it’s essential to be aware of the potential effects and take steps to manage them.
Vaginal discharge is any fluid that comes from the vagina. It plays a protective role in keeping the vagina moist, clean, and infection-free. It is a usual chief complaint among women of reproductive age. A thorough history, examination, and testing can help distinguish between physiological and pathological discharge and its causes.
Is your child not eating well? Do they give you a hard time dealing with meal time every day? Don’t worry, as you are not alone; approximately 60% of children go through selective eating phases at some point in their childhood. This mainly occurs during the preschool years. The prevalence of picky eating during the preschool years, especially between the ages of 2 and 5, has led experts to believe that being particular about foods is normal developmental behaviour for many children. Increased selectiveness about food choices occurs around the same time as other independence-seeking behaviors and usually reduces as children move into the school years.
Yellow baby (Jaundice) is a prevalent condition that occurs in almost 50% of term infants (born at 37 – 42 weeks gestation) and 80% of preterm infants (born before 37 weeks gestation). Suppose you notice that your baby has started to have yellow skin and eyes. In that case, that is because of increased levels of a substance called bilirubin which is generally made in the body, leading to what is termed as hyperbilirubinemia. Still, we don’t want you to worry as it is a normal transitional phenomenon.
Hives (urticaria) are little bumps that you may find on your baby’s skin. They tend to be found on the torso and appear out of nowhere. They often leave no scars but can cause some discomfort. As a parent, it can be very concerning for you – especially if it’s the first time you have seen hives.
An infection of the urinary tract in the body is called UTI. It may involve the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. It is a common infection in children, especially girls. They can be effectively treated with antibiotics. If not treated adequately it can lead to long-term problems. It can be divided into upper UTIs and lower UTIs.