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Home remedies for swollen feet during pregnancy

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Home remedies for swollen feet during pregnancy

We all know that body changes rapidly during the pregnancy and one may face little difficulties during the journey. One such thing is swollen feet! And for sure, many pregnant women experience this. It is good to know that the common causes of feet swelling are physiological, decrease protein levels, hypertension in pregnancy. In this, piece, we will let you know the simple home remedies to come out of this discomfort. Give a quick read.

Tips for swollen feet during pregnancy:

1. Drink more water because it actually works. If your body thinks you’re dehydrated, it will hold on to even more fluid to try to compensate.
2. Reduce caffeine intake because it is a diuretic, which causes you to pee more, which then makes your body think it needs to hold on to fluid.
3. Elevate your feet and rest whenever possible
4. Go on a walk for couple of times a day as it can help improve your circulation, which helps reduce swelling.
5. Get a massage because it helps circulate the fluids that tend to accumulate in your feet, which will in turn reduce swelling.
6. Prefer loose clothing instead of tight fittings as these clothes help the blood circulation better.
7. Reduce sodium (salt) intake
8. Increase potassium intake like bananas, spinach, salmon, lentils etc
9. Try to stay in cool environments
10. Wear comfortable shoes

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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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