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Everything you need to know about Endometriosis

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Everything you need to know about Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma (lining of uterus) outside the uterus. it is a benign condition but has several similarities to malignancy like disease progression ,local invasion  and widespread.

Types of endometriosis (based on appearence):

  1. Superficial endometriosis
  2. Ovarian endometriosis
  3. Deep endometriosis

Clinical symptoms:

  1. Chronic pelvic pain
  2. Abnormal menstrual cycles
  3. Infertility
  4. Cyclical bowel and bladder problems

What causes Endometriosis?

Several theories explain development of endometriosis.

  1. Implantation theory(retrograde mensturation)
  2. Metaplasia theory
  3. Genetic factors
  4. Molecular factors

Risk Factors:

  1. Menstrual cycle(early cycles,heavy flow)
  2. Delayed childbearing
  3. Higher socio economic status
  4. Family history(first degree relatives)
  5. Utrine anamolies

Investigations:

  1. Ultrasound
  2. Magnetic resonance imaging
  3. MOST EFFECTIVE IS LAPROSCOPIC VISUALISATION

Based on laproscopic finding its classified into four stages

  1. Stage 1 –minimal
  2. Stage 2 –mild
  3. Stage 3 – moderate
  4. Stage 4 – severe

Bottom line:

It is always advisable to get it treated under the supervision of a doctor.

For further information and consultation:

Name: Dr. N. Divya Swetha

MBBS., DGO., DNB

For any queries , kindly email to drtidybiz@gmail.com

 

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Breast cancer awareness: Transgenders, women avoid screening, say doctors

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Breast cancer awareness: Transgenders, women avoid screening, say doctors

Not just women, transgenders too avoid breast cancer screening due to the lack of awareness, as per a report in Indian Express.

Speaking about the same, Chandani, who’s a transgender activist who is working for the cause of Transgenders, said, “Our community has no awareness of any kind of screenings. Despite the fact that we use extra hormones and also under breast implant surgeries, even I have not gone to doctor for any cancer screenings.”

Dr Krithika Murugan, Consultant Surgical Oncologist, HCG Cancer Hospital says, many women on the routine follow up examinations, when advised for a sonomammogram the common response she gets from women is “can’t I skip the mammogram, doctor? And go for an ultrasound instead,” this according to Krithika is more to do with how uncomfortable even the means to diagnosis is for women.

According to the data provided by Kidwai Cancer Hospital in Bengaluru, in Karnataka, it is estimated that annually over 9,800 new cases of breast cancers are diagnosed and 26,000 to 30,000 prevalent cases are there.

“Over the years Bengaluru is showing second highest increase in the country only to next to incidence rates in CHennai Based on this data it is estimated that around 1688 new cases of breast cancers are diagnosed every year and prevalent cases in city alone are around 4558 cases,” added a release from Kidwai.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Lifestyle changes that can help in the prevention

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Lifestyle changes that can help in the prevention

Every year, October marks the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and it is very important to raise the awareness as much as possible because 1 in every 28 women is at risk of developing breast cancer in the lifetime.

Prevention is always better than cure. So, make the below mentioned lifestyle changes and prevent the possibility of the breast cancer.

  1. Eat a balanced diet
  2. Maintain healthy weight
  3. Breastfeed the baby
  4. Reduce the alcohol intake
  5. Limit the use of oral contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy
  6. Go for regular check ups
  7. Exercise regularly
  8. Quit smoking
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Menopause? Here are the tips!

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Menopause? Here are the tips!

Are you reaching the stage of menopause? And confused about the changes in your body? Doesn’t know how to deal with it? Fret not! Here are some amazing tips for you from the nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar.

In her latest Instagram video, she highlighted what exactly happens during menopause and what a woman needs to do. She captioned the post, “Menopause – Facts not fear.”

Rujuta says diet plays an important role at this time and women must try to have all the nutrients and micro-nutrients, and not be completely dependent on menopause supplements available in the market.

She suggested doing strength training two days a week and added that women to exercise for about three hours every week.

The nutritionist says that women must make sure they take a nap for at least 20 minutes in the afternoon and prepone their bedtime.

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